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First Arab world, now Canada saying enough is enough to Muslim-hating overseas Indians

A firm in Canada ended ties with an Indian over his Islamophobic tweet. But little has changed in India despite Arab world calling out rising hate against Muslims.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announces change in police uniform policy | City of Houston | Twitter

Houston Police change dress code policy for personnel in honour of Sikh cop killed on duty

Houston Police said it was allowing minority community personnel wear articles of faith while on duty in tribute to Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, who was allowed to wear his turban with his uniform.

Sikhs third most targeted religious group in US after Jews and Muslims: FBI report

In 2018, the FBI received 7,120 reports of hate crimes, of which around 835 were against Jews, 188 were against Muslims, and 60 were against Sikhs.
Protest for Pehlu Khan

Pehlu Khan died of a heart attack. Perhaps he had it coming with all that beef he ate

Pehlu Khan committed many faults in getting lynched by gau rakshaks. But his biggest sin was that he couldn’t make Indians sympathise with him.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Modi’s fear of narrative is our insurance against his excesses

If the letter by intellectuals didn’t affect Modi, it wouldn’t have received a counter-attack.

Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman now starring in ‘Silence of the Khans’ under Modi rule

Maybe it’s not the Khans’ job to speak up, maybe their job is to sit in vanity vans while hate consumes India.
Representational image of a prisoner

US court sentences white youth to learn about Sikhs for committing hate crime

The court also sentenced 25-year-old Ramsey, who brutally assaulted a Sikh store owner in Oregon, to three years in prison after he admitted to the crime.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi during in New Delhi, 2017 | Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

‘Shehzada’ Rahul & Ahmed ‘Mian’ aren’t routine jibes on Congress, they are Modi’s bigotry

This is not a diatribe on how Modi and BJP have lowered the level of political language in India; it is to point out how exactly they do it.
A protest against lynchings

Communal violence in the time of Modi has a distinct shade. Here’s why

With targeted hate crimes on the rise, an atmosphere of fear has become ubiquitous among India's minorities. 

On Camera

BJP workers in Kolkata

BJP’s undiluted power at the Centre has weakened the bargaining position of regional parties

Yamini Aiyar & Neelanjan Sircar write in Contemporary South Asia journal on how BJP's electoral performance and Modi's popularity have altered the dynamic of regional party politics in India.

How can you make a webinar exciting?

Businessman Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to denounce the word 'webinar' and asked for it to be 'banished' from the dictionary.

Defence

File image of a meeting between officers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army in Nathu La, Sikkim (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Senior Indian, Chinese military commanders set to meet to defuse Ladakh tensions

Divisional commander-level talks are set to be held ‘soon’, while diplomatic talks are also on between India & China to ensure the issue is settled peacefully.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.