Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: minority

SC directs Centre to consult states on issue of identifying minorities within 3 months

Centre in March said it was for the states and UTs to take a call on whether or not to grant minority status to Hindus & other communities, where they are less in number.

Constant threat from fundamentalists, give me security: BJP minority chief writes to Amit Shah

Jamal Siddiqui wrote to Shah on 18 April, months after home ministry wrote to Maharashtra govt & Delhi Police to 'suitably address concerns based on local threat perception'.

Field ‘at least 20’ Muslim candidates in UP, BJP’s Minority Morcha urges central leadership

In 2017 UP polls, BJP didn't field a single Muslim candidate. Minority Morcha chief Jamal Siddiqui says this time, 'we want more representation from community'.

Kalicharan’s Gandhi ‘hate’, raid on Kanpur perfumer, 2022 polls — what made Pg 1 of Urdu press

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

‘Majority’, ‘minority’ terms not needed as all have equal rights in India: Kerala Governor

During a conclave in Delhi Saturday, the Kerala Governor also asserted that India's civilisation and 'cultural heritage' have 'no concept of discrimination' on the basis of religion.

Why Ambedkar changed on separate electorate. His shift was strategic not voluntary

Ambedkar favoured communal representation but had serious objections to a separate communal electorate being the best way to achieve it.

Indian nationalism works in practice, but not in theory: Shashi Tharoor

In ‘The Battle of Belonging’, Shashi Tharoor writes that Indian nationalism is a rare animal — you can be many things and one thing

Here’s why Kashmiri Pandits living in Hindu-majority areas remain a minority

In The Minority Conundrum, Ankur Datta writes how Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu were seen as a privileged group of victims, living off the largesse of the state.

Ahmadi mosque destroyed in Pakistan even as Imran Khan lectures India on minorities

The incident took place in Punjab’s Bahawalpur, where terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is headquartered.

Pakistan arrests 7 for the alleged conversion of two Hindu girls in Sindh

The incident sparked a diplomatic row between India and Pakistan when ministers from both countries accused each other of violating their minorities' rights.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


A Sikorsky S-76D chopper | Credit: Twitter/@PawanHansLtd

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly, doesn’t bode well for govt-owned firm’s disinvestment

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.