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People try to salvage what they can from the destroyed property in Shiv Vihar | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Anger towards ‘other side’ echoes in Hindu-dominated areas of riot-hit Northeast Delhi

Mobs allegedly torched shops, used a school roof to hurl stones and petrol bombs. Gunshot survivor says relationships have been ‘forever damaged’.
A cow shelter in Madhya Pradesh | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Thank the printing press for making the cow into a Hindu gaumata

The growth of printing industry by 19th century allowed Hindu selfhood to get intimately tied to cow protection, writes Aparna Vaidik in 'My Son's Inheritance'. 
J&K Police DSP Davinder Singh, who was arrested for ferrying two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists | Photo: ThePrint Team

Davinder arrest threatens the fragile trust Kashmiri Sikhs enjoy with Indian state & Muslims

Kashmiri Sikhs describe their official position on the Valley’s freedom movement as one of ‘neutrality’.
UP anti-CAA protest and police

UP Police didn’t become anti-Muslim under Yogi. Look at secular Congress’ bloody past

It was 1972 and Indira Gandhi was the PM and HM. Muslims were protesting a law curtailing autonomy of AMU. And then secular Congress set a template for state action.

India’s new Muslim flaunts Tricolour, sings national anthem & isn’t afraid to look Muslim

At Jama Masjid, Muslims pronounced they are Indians first, rejecting the idea that someone can reimagine the basis of the Republic, just because he has majority.
Home Minister Amit Shah | File photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Citizenship Bill has only one aim: protect non-Muslims, harass Muslims

The next time Modi government conducts the NRC – in Assam and across India – it wants to make sure non-Muslims are protected and more Muslims are excluded.
Paramilitary soldiers check identity cards of voters before they enter a polling station during the 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Howrah district, West Bengal, on May 6, 2019 | Swapan Mahapatra | PTI Photo

Long queues, old papers, WhatsApp NRC scares: Hindus & Muslims in Bengal brace for the worst

As BJP faces the heat because of rising fears in Bengal over the NRC, detention centres are being planned and many are taking their lives. 
A man stands atop the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 1992.

There are 3 claims to Ayodhya — law, memory & faith. It’s not a simple Hindu-Muslim dispute

Each of the three parties – Sunni Wakf Board, Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla Virajman – has identified its own comfort zone in the grand claim for Ayodhya.
Gandhi and Madan Mohan Malaviya | Wikimedia Commons

Gandhi goal behind courting Hindu leaders & groups was to make them more malleable to Muslims

Gandhi was a great enthusiast for cow protection but refused to use it as a bargaining chip for his support to the Khilafat Movement.
Arif Mohammad Khan | File photo | PTI

How to be BJP’s version of a ‘good Muslim’ – A guide by Arif Mohammad Khan

Unlike the Congress’ version, the BJP's good Muslims have to demonstrate Muslimness as an intrinsic problem of India's national identity.

On Camera

Huawei is embroiled in controversy over security concerns in many countries | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Chinese private companies’ investment in India has grown since 2014 — with little scrutiny

From $1.6 billion in 2014, investment from China — mostly by state-controlled private firms now — has likely crossed $26 billion. What does it mean for India’s trade strategy and security?

Jails give Covid-19 parole: Can overstretched govt track prisoners’ movement and behaviour?

Prisons across India have begun to release inmates on parole after the Supreme Court directed to decongest jails to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Defence

A Pakistan Air Force F-86 Sabre in the Gunsight of an Indian Air Force MiG-21 in the 1965 war. | Photo: Author's collection

‘For just a bloody cannon’: How a MiG-21 nearly took down a PAF Sabre on debut for IAF in 1965

The story of the debut of IAF’s MiG-21 in the 1965 India-Pakistan war and its memorable encounter with Pakistan Air Force's Sabres on 4 September.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.