Monday, 17 January, 2022

Topic: Freedom

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.

Why India has slipped to ‘partly free’ category on freedom index & how countries are scored

In episode 696 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta analyses Freedom House's report card on democracy, political rights and civil liberties in India.

India is now only ‘partly free’ — Freedom in the World report downgrades status

‘Discrimination’ against Muslims, wide use of sedition law, Supreme Court rulings ‘favourable to BJP’ were cited by the report as some of the factors for the downgrade.

India to Hungary, Covid-19 will make frightened people trade freedom for life

Democracies are in danger during the Covid-19 crisis as leaders like Victor Orban and Ilham Aliyev are going to execute power grabs.

Freedom of thought is under attack. Here’s how to save your mind

To lose freedom of thought would be to lose something uniquely human.

Caste no bar, class no bar, art no bar: Justice Chandrachud on why freedom and art are soulmates

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud at a recent event spoke about Dalit Panthers, Toni Morrison, Banksy and how art has provided liberation to the oppressed.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.


A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.