Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: gurugram

Gurugram offered a dizzy new modernity. For its Muslim middle class, that idea is shrinking

Three decades of economic growth fuelled Gurugram’s cosmopolitanism. Now in this suburb, Muslims say they are hiding their identity.

Munawar Faruqui, love after Covid, Old Monk — the best of ThePrint Features in 2021

These are the top 10 most read and debated Feature articles from ThePrint in 2021.

How a Hindutva group raised the bogey of conversion to disrupt Xmas event in Pataudi school

Group called Dharam Jagriti Mission alleged children were being 'brainwashed' about Jesus Christ at a Christmas event in a Pataudi school. Event organisers as well as audience members have denied it.

‘Broken bones better’ — Gurugram woman says she jumped off moving auto to flee ‘abduction’ bid

In a series of tweets, Nishtha Paliwal says she had to take the step when the auto driver started going in a different direction, ignoring her objections. Police are yet to track him.

Disruption at Gurugram namaz ground was ‘well-planned’, Hindu activist arrested

A crowd of Hindu activists disrupted namaz at a ground in Sector 37 of Gurugram with loud chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’. Police dispersed them but only after Muslims were heckled.

Barred from namaz site, Muslims in Gurugram Sec 12 offer Friday prayers in school basement, shop

For the last few weeks, Hindu Right-wing groups have stopped Muslims from offering Friday prayers at public grounds, forcing them to look for alternatives.

In Gurugram namaz row, a dozen workers and two shops become collateral damage

Hindu Right-wing activists have left, so have the namazis who would offer prayers on this Sector 12 land in Gurugram. But those who lived in perfect harmony suffer now.

7 men, 7 FIRs, 7 stations — how 20-yr-old woman in Gurugram filed ‘rape’ cases now under scanner

The 20-year-old student in Haryana has filed multiple rape cases over claims of 'sex on pretext of marriage', as well as a domestic abuse case, which are now under scrutiny.

Namaz isn’t an anti-Hindu act. Time for every Indian to defend Islam

Hindutva politics has conjured up new claims to target the most sensitive aspects of the Muslim psyche. It wants to provoke a collective response.

The 2-men Hindu group that’s targeting sector after sector to bust namaz gatherings in Gurugram

Bharat Mata Vahini’s Dinesh Bharti has been to jail 3 times this year, but is out on bail. VHP is supporting him to prevent Gurugram ‘becoming Syria and Afghanistan’.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
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.