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Women workers in a factory

Phones seized, abused, hit: What women in Karnataka & Tamil Nadu’s garment factories endure

Kavita Krishnan writes in her book 'Fearless Freedom' about how 'culture’, ‘safety' & 'love jihad' are cited to justify women's harassment in these factories.

Syro-Malabar Church says ‘love jihad’ a threat in Kerala, govt says it doesn’t exist

The church expressed concern over the rising number of 'love jihad' cases and called it an agenda of the Islamic State to threaten religious harmony of Kerala.
Hindu Raksha Dal chief Pinky Chaudhary | ANI

Who is Pinky Chaudhary? Hindu Raksha Dal leader owning up to JNU attack was Bajrang Dal man

In a two-minute video posted on social media, Bhupendra Tomar alias Pinky Chaudhary claimed responsibility for the attack on JNU students & teachers.
The picture is connected to a prostitution racket busted by the Raipur police

Women in this photo are not ‘victims of love jihad’. They were caught running ‘sex racket’

Photo shared on Twitter shows 11 women with faces masked. Post says 46 "victims of love jihad", who had been missing, were rescued by Chhattisgarh police.

Forget love jihad, top BJP leaders line up to bless Hindu-Muslim couple

The wedding was between BJP national general secretary Ram Lal's niece and the son of Uttar Pradesh Congress leader Surheeta Kareem.
Representational image | ThePrint.in

Supreme Court reiterates woman’s right to live with partner of her choice

The first time the court upheld this right was in April, when it restored Kerala woman Hadiya’s marriage to her Muslim husband. 

Coming up in UP: ‘Hindu courts’ to protect the faithful, hand out death penalties

The ‘court’ is Hindu Mahasabha’s answer to Sharia courts. ‘Judge’ is a 36-year-old sanyasin.
Candle march for Ankit Saxena

Why did Ankit Saxena and Shehzadi have to pay for falling in love in a free India?

Time and again, the intolerant is hurting the tolerant, cowards are hacking the brave to death. Be it Rizwanur in Kolkata, Afrazul in Rajasthan, or now Ankit.
A photo of Ankit Saxena, who was murdered in Delhi

Ankit Saxena murder shows it’s Muzaffarnagar everywhere now

We are living in the times of a 'hate epidemic' where the price of making the mistake of loving is paid by innocent lives such as that of Ankit Saxena.
A photo of Ankit Saxena, who was murdered in Delhi

The horrific Ankit Saxena murder is thanks to India’s unending faith in arranged marriages

The Rajasthan murder video, Hadiya, Rahul Gandhi’s religion have unleashed our collective anxieties about mixed-faith marriages.

On Camera

Representational image | Police personnel walk past a message that reads 'Please Protect Yourself And Others' at Marine Drive, during Covid pandemic | PTI

Covid is India’s big chance to fix police – from blunt force instrument to civilian service

Outdated policing techniques such as coercion and suppression won’t work in post-Covid India. Police-public relationship needs to change.

40 Covid apps across India: Lack of coordination or needed for micro-management?

India now has nearly 40 Covid-19 apps, including Aarogya Setu. The purpose of these apps range from contact tracing to providing health information and issuing e-passes.

Defence

Ladakh shows Modi is risking relations with China by getting too close to Trump

India-China border tensions must be seen in the backdrop of Beijing’s deteriorating international relations during the coronavirus outbreak, experts say.

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.