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Taj Mahal controversy is an extension of RSS’s ideological war

Ideological schizophrenia and a perverse reading of history projects the Taj Mahal as a symbol of hate and barbarism.
BJP MLA Sangeet Som has criticised Taj Mahal as a symbol of invaders, but the monument has had many political narratives

From Lord Curzon to BJP’s Sangeet Som, Taj Mahal has many political narratives

Taj Mahal has always functioned as a political text, capable of producing a number of different and even conflicting meanings.
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Don’t see SC’s Diwali cracker ban through a communal lens: Union minister M.A. Naqvi

Minority Affairs Minister and BJP’s Muslim face says if there is pollution because of any religion’s festival, action should be taken.

Triple talaq: Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Aandolan unveil draft law to protect Muslim women

One of the petitioners in the triple talaq case said the top court does not clearly state what the status of the victims of instant divorce would be.

Lessons from triple talaq: Women in minorities need more from courts in India & Pakistan

Courts in India and Pakistan seem reluctant to grant women their rights. That needs to change.

Today’s judgment puts India on par with other Islamic countries in a good way: Najma Heptulla

In an exclusive interview with ThePrint, the former minority affairs minister Heptulla discussed triple talaq, as well as Islam’s interpretation of marriage.

In this Muslim neighbourhood, triple talaq verdict spells gloom

While images of burqa-clad women erupting in joy flood TV channels and social media, scepticism abounds in the community.
The Supreme Court has struck down the practice of instant triple talaq

Supreme Court says triple talaq is unconstitutional: A timeline of the case

A timeline of how the triple talaq case has progressed over the years.
scales of justice

Put The Dog Down

When real judges won’t trust a 24-year-old with knowing what’s good for her, you decide what’s more curious, real life or reality TV? Shekhar Gupta

Talk Point: How did some pockets of West Bengal become so communally polarised?

A controversial Facebook post about Islam recently prompted angry Muslim mobs to go on a rampage setting buildings on fire and clash with the police in West Bengal, killing a 65-year-old Hindu man. Retaliatory Hindu mobs burnt down the dargah and shops owned by Muslims. Who is responsible for this communal tinderbox? We ask experts.

On Camera

Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
File photo of Mark Zuckerberg | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.