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The wife of Alwar lynching victim Asmeena with their youngest daughter Sahila

In world of govt compensation, Akhlaq & Akbar aren’t same, nor are Pulwama & Sukma soldiers

One might argue that families of soldiers deserve better compensation than farmers because the latter don't die in the line of ‘duty’. But what about sanitation workers?
JNU protests in Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Satish Deshpande on ‘critical injuries’ to universities, Soli Sorabjee celebrates Palkhivala

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Cartoon by Surendra on lynching

‘Mobocracy’ versus democracy, a ‘sliding’ economy & Congress’ ‘Maratha sub-nationalism’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
File photo of Pehlu Khan | Graphic by Arindam Mukherjee

Cow smuggling case against Pehlu Khan, his sons & truck driver quashed

The Rajasthan High Court quashed the case on the grounds there was not enough evidence of cow smuggling. Pehlu Khan and his two sons were attacked by a mob in 2017.
Ramachandra Guha | Twitter/@Ram_Guha

FIR against Ramachandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen & others for their open letter to PM

In an open letter to PM Modi in July, nearly 50 celebrities, including Anurag Kashyap and Shyam Benegal, raised concern over incidents of mob lynching and the govt's response to dissent.
Women blocking the entry to Suari village in Jharkhand's Khunti district. Photo: Madhuparna Das/ThePrint

How a tribal custom, a rumour and a ‘video’ played a role in Jharkhand mob lynching

ThePrint travels to two villages in Jharkhand's Khunti district, and speaks to lynching 'witnesses' & villagers who recount the sequence of events.

Not Salman Khurshid, not Owaisi, Indian Muslims need a Shashi Tharoor

The space for Muslim leadership is vacant and wide-open. It’s only a matter of time that we will see a new crop of Muslim leaders come up.

Mob lynching in Jharkhand again: Beaten up for ‘selling beef’, tribal man dead, 2 critical

5 held so far. Police say mob came from neighbouring villages after news of alleged cow slaughter spread through text & WhatsApp messages.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Indian Muslims are silent over Tabrez Ansari because of Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Pakistan’s Quaid-e-Azam impacts the lives of Indian Muslims today more deeply than any other pre-Independence leader ever has.

The ‘gravity’ of India’s economic slowdown and Piyush Goyal does it again

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.