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Aligarh Muslim University

Why AMU’s middle name has never been more in focus than in the last five years

In the last five years, the Aligarh Muslim University has faced a series of rhetorical questions from India’s Hindu Right-wing groups.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah | PTI

With amended Citizenship Act, BJP will do Jinnah proud

Its essence may be summed up as: No Muslims please, this is India.
Jinnah Park in Winnipeg | Twitter

Now, Jinnah has triggered a controversy in distant Canada

Maxime Brenier had lashed out because a park was renamed after Jinnah, while in another city, inaugural PM John Macdonald’s bust was pulled down.
Allama Raghib Ahsan was elected to the Indian Constituent Assembly (above) in 1946 | Popperfoto/Getty Images

The man who played a role in the politics of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Allama Raghib Ahsan, an adviser and confidant to Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was a member of the Indian Constituent Assembly.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The week hasn’t been kind to Jinnah’s legacy – neither in India nor in Pakistan

Ironically, in both India and Pakistan, Jinnah’s name and legacy was dragged into controversies at premier educational institutions
Students protest in front of the gate of AMU | PTI

Jinnah row is an RSS ploy to leave its stamp on India’s oldest Muslim university: Students

Part of a larger game plan to ‘mainstream’ Aligarh Muslim University, say students; former VC Hamid Ansari calls it stupid antics of local politicians.

On Camera

Covid-19: Dr WHO gets prescription wrong

China informed WHO on 31 December, but there is evidence that the coronavirus had spread among humans as far back as mid-October. Yet, WHO showed no urgency.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Coronavirus racism against NE Indians: How can govt prevent Sino-phobia from hurting our own?

While US President Donald Trump is constantly calling coronavirus the ‘Chinese virus’, people from northeast India are being targeted, abused and attacked.

Defence

Indian Army Personnel (Representational image) | ANI Photo

Army may recall retd personnel with medical expertise if fight against Covid-19 intensifies 

The Army has made a composite list of all those who retired in the last two years, especially focussing on those with medical expertise and trained technicians. 

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.