Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: minority

‘Bollywood is anti-Hindu’: Top body of Hindu religious leaders wants a ‘Sanatan Censor Board’

Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti raises objections over film 'Adipurush'. It also demands abolition of minority affairs ministry & removal of word 'minority' from descriptions of religious groups.

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.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.