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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.
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.
Minister Anupriya Patel | AnupriyaSPatel/Facebook

Modi’s youngest minister Anupriya Patel has a dilemma ahead of elections

Being a minister in the BJP government has muted Anupriya Patel, a fiery leader.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event organised by Dawoodi Bohras | @BJP4India/Twitter

BJP is more interested in Sachar Report on Muslims than Congress now

Once a Congress project, Sachar Report is now a tool for BJP to beat it with.
Representational image of Indian Muslims

From Rajiv Gandhi to Modi, nobody defines ‘Muslim appeasement’ but all use it for votes

The idea of ‘Muslim appeasement’ has haunted Indian politics for nearly three decades.
Surendra Singh

Hindus should have at least 5 children, else will become minority: BJP MLA

Surendra Singh had earlier said that rape cannot be curbed even if Lord Ram lands on earth.
Ankit Saxena's father Yashpal Saxena (middle)

This Ramzan, let us learn from Ankit Saxena’s father

The time has come to actively try and write the next chapter of history in the tone of amity, and not strife.
Gagandeep Singh

Why a Sikh cop saving a Muslim man from a Hindu mob shouldn’t make us this happy

Police officer Gagandeep Singh is a man from a minority saving another from a majority mob. We’ve allowed the binaries to blunt our perceptions to an extent where we need images like these to jolt us.
Israeli policemen detain Palestinians in Israel

As it draws closer to Israel, India shouldn’t ignore the plight of minority Arabs there

Palestinian cause is not restricted to the occupied territories, but also concerns the life of Arab minorities and their shrinking status in a Jewish state.
Mohan Bhagwat

Mohan Bhagwat: RTE exemption to minority schools making them richer

RSS chief tells ABVP mouthpiece that law should be same for all educational institutions; says saffronisation can instill a sense of national pride among students.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.