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File image of students protesting in front of the gate of AMU | PTI

Joblessness or Jinnah — in Aligarh, it’s Aligarh Muslim University that has polarised polls

Recent controversies involving AMU have split Aligarh, with Hindu youth blaming the university for myriad problems and students & Muslim youth defending it.
Representational image | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Fake news: Sonia Gandhi in bikini, Rohingyas eating Hindus & Nehru calling Bose a criminal

The authors, who are the people behind Alt News website, bust fake news that did the rounds in India.
File photo of security personnel patrolling a street in Srinagar | S Irfan/PTI

RSS calls for extending Army operations in Jammu & Kashmir after leader killed in attack

The  Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh said the attack was an effort by terrorists to instill fear and trigger Hindu migration from the Valley similar to the one in 1990.
File photo of Sabarimala temple | PTI

Indian govt won’t be any different from British if Hindus can’t manage their own temples

A tradition that started with the British wanting to control Indian temples’ riches continues even today.
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Pakistan approves plan to open ancient Hindu temple corridor in PoK to pilgrims

Sharada Peeth is an abandoned temple & ancient centre of learning dedicated to the Hindu goddess of learning.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.
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How directive principles fuel BJP and Congress politics on cow and Hindutva

The Narendra Modi-led BJP govt reinvented the directive principles as an important source for its brand of majoritarianism.
Suman Kumari with her father

Suman Kumari becomes first Hindu woman judge to be appointed in Pakistan

Pakistan appointed Suman Kumari as a civil judge serving in the Qambar-Shahdadkot district.
Supreme Court of India | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Marriage of Muslim man & Hindu woman irregular, but child is legitimate: SC

A two-judge bench ruled that the ‘marriage of a Hindu female with a Muslim male’ is ‘neither valid nor void, but is merely an irregular (fasid) marriage’.
Activists of Bajrang Dal during a bike rally

Can India be a Hindu Rashtra—and Hindus a minority—at the same time?

There is a conscious attempt to envisage the powerlessness of Hindus.

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CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.