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The usually crowded Jama Masjid in Delhi during the coronavirus lockdown | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Distrust between Hindus and Muslims won’t help Covid fight, last thing Modi govt would want

Those trying to vitiate the atmosphere must pay heed to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat who emphasised that national interest must override petty political concerns.
A statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji | Commons

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who championed a ‘Hindavi Swarajya’, wasn’t against Islam

On his 340th death anniversary, a look at Shivaji's relationship with Islam & Muslims while he built a Maratha empire that extended from Pakistan to Tamil Nadu.
Smoke rises from buildings in Gokulpuri, one of the Northeast Delhi areas worst affected by communal riots

Majority of 44 killed in Delhi riots aged 34 or younger, 2 were minors, GTB data shows

Among the 298 injured brought to GTB Hospital, 202 were aged below 39 years. Twenty-eight of these were minors.
Fatima Khan reports on the violence in Northeast Delhi. | Photo: Manisha Mondal |ThePrint

‘Shakal se Hindu nahin dikhti’ — but a quick-thinking colleague saved me from a mob

iWitness — the story behind the story of ThePrint journalists’ experiences on assignment.

‘Stripped’ Air India Maharaja, ‘Hindu-Muslim’ hypnosis & the origin of ‘that’ slogan

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Haider to Shikara: Why Kashmiri Pandits are done being homeless and voiceless

A new generation in Kashmir has grown up in the long shadow of Pandits' exodus in 1990. And both Muslims and Hindus have gained memories from a generation that is slowly losing them.
Ram Madhav

With Art 370, BJP hoped to win Kashmir but is now losing Jammu: ‘Are we also anti-national?’

Hindu majority Jammu has always resented Kashmiri dominance. But it's now questioning the rationale behind Modi government’s August 2019 move.

Historians’ silence on Bhima Koregaon allowed BJP to brand it as ‘urban Naxalism’

For Dalits, Bhima Koregaon wasn't just a battle between British and Peshwas but a reclamation of their prestige following centuries of caste discrimination.
Army personnel stand guard during restrictions in Jammu, on 5 August, 2019 | PTI

Authoritarian streak among Indians on the rise and it’s helping BJP’s hard Right turn

Even globally, Indians demonstrate a lower commitment to democratic principles than people in other major countries, as per opinion polls.

Frustration over Ayodhya verdict is not coming from Muslims but Left-illiberals

Already a diminishing ideology, Leftist ideologues are attacking not merely the Ayodhya judgment but the Supreme Court itself.

On Camera

Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Narendra Modi

Few things tie Modi’s India and Imran’s Pakistan like their love-hate for foreign invasion

Be it Hindutva ideologues condemning the wicked foreign invader or Imran Khan hailing Turkish imperial rule, both want to reinforce that going forward means going backward.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘April status quo’ discussed as India, China generals hold 7-hour meeting over Ladakh

The formal meeting between the top military officers of India and China started around 11.30 am and is believed to have lasted until the evening.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.