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Ajit Doval was my batchmate, but his understanding of Constitution, civil society is flawed

Doval's statements reflect that he thinks India is still a colonial monarchy, where people are subjects, and not a democracy, where they are citizens.

Muhammad Iqbal wasn’t against democracy or a casteist. Don’t misinterpret his work

Celebrating his birthday as Urdu Day in India can be a topic of debate but Muhammad Iqbal is certainly a hero.
File photo of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi | ANI photo

‘Democracy being weakened, protecting it real tribute to Sardar Patel’, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also paid tribute to Patel on his birth anniversary by remembering his contribution to the cause of farmers.
US President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on 24 September 2021 | Photographer: Al Drago | Bloomberg

Democracies need to focus on foreign policy too. Only solving domestic issues won’t save them

While the urge to put one’s own house in order is commendable, it is important to ensure that such exercises do not deteriorate into navel-gazing.
PM Modi at the UN headquarters | ANI

Modi’s ‘mother of democracy’ comment sparks debate, but he’s not the first Indian PM to say so

PM Modi made the comment at the UN, but Morarji Desai, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and P.V. Narasimha Rao have all expressed similar thoughts in the past.

UN must work on effectiveness & reliability to stay relevant, PM Modi says at UNGA

To push his view, the PM quoted Chanakya: “when the right action is not taken at the right time, then it is time itself that causes the action to fail”.
PM Narendra Modi and US Vice-President Kamala Harris in Washington Friday | Twitter | @PMOIndia

US, India need to ‘protect democracies’ — Kamala Harris says at 1st meeting with Modi

Addressing the media with US Vice-President Kamala Harris, PM Modi described the two countries as 'natural partners', noting that they are the world's largest and oldest democracies.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah (file photo) | Twitter/@AmitShah

Freedom of expression crucial in democracy & directly linked to good policing, Amit Shah says

The home minister said a person's independence is importance in a demoracy and emphasised the system cannot be successful if law and order is not good. ​
A protest against the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan in New Delhi | Representational image: ANI

Not just under Taliban, data shows Sharia law hardly ever lets freedom flourish

ThePrint uses studies by reputed international researchers to see whether Sharia and personal freedoms are as mutually exclusive as critics make them out to be.
Supreme Court Justice D.Y. Chandrachud | Wikimedia Commons

Citizens’ right & duty to ensure free press, expose lies of state, says Justice Chandrachud

Justice Chandrachud, next in line to be Chief Justice of India, says it's time we strengthened public institutions to ensure a well-functioning, transparent democracy.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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