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Members and supporters of the LGBT groups during Delhi's Queer Pride march (representational image) | Atul Yadav/PTI

Shock and outrage won’t stop Indian parents forcing queer children into ‘conversion therapy’

Many were outraged when a bisexual Kerala woman was found dead after her parents forced her into ‘conversion therapy’. But it’s naive to think only our anger can change reality.
Khasis

Cultural artillery, Christianity, education: How the British & missionaries Westernised Khasis

In 'White As Milk and Rice', Nidhi Dugar Kundalia writes about how 80% of Khasis today are Christian converts because of the British.
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Why can’t Shehla Rashid celebrate Sinead O’Connor’s embrace of Islam?

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor’s conversion to Islam did not perturb Indians till Shehla Rashid tweeted about it.
The NIA, which is probing 94 ‘love jihad’ cases handed over by Kerala Police, says four PFI-linked men who forced Hadiya’s conversion also encouraged Athira.

Kerala ‘love jihad’: NIA finds four common PFI links between Athira and Hadiya cases

The NIA, which is probing 94 ‘love jihad’ cases handed over by Kerala Police, says four PFI-linked men who forced Hadiya’s conversion also encouraged Athira.

Supreme Court goes after ‘love jihad’, sparks fears of overreach

Top court names former judge to oversee NIA probe into Kerala marriage, triggers worries about reasoning and ramifications. Apurva Vishwanath

On Camera

Where’s the sympathy for lonely young people hit by social distancing?

Younger people report higher rates of anxiety and depression when compared with the elderly, and the pandemic hasn’t changed that.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Allow us to restructure loans but no need for blanket recast, banks tell RBI

The Indian Banks’ Association has written to RBI, saying debt recast needs to be completed by September to prevent fresh bad loan creation.

Defence

Representational image of the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, which borders on China | Photo: Commons

Himachal’s plan to counter China — train personnel in Chinese, residents in guerrilla warfare

Plan with 12 ‘high points’, drawn up by Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu at the behest of Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, sent to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for action.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.