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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.
A woman in New Delhi | Representational image | PTI

Where’s your hijab — the question I face the most as a Muslim woman online

Covering my head is a conversation I’ve never had with family or friends. The hijab debate only happens with strangers trying to counter me politically.
File photo: People wait to check their names on the final draft of Assam's NRC after it was released, at a NRC Seva Kendra in Nagaon in July 30, 2018. | PTI Photo

Children out, parents in: The real challenge begins now that final Assam NRC is here

The final NRC excludes 19 lakh people. The Constitution will now be put to test in each case before Foreigners Tribunal.

Three reasons why Ayodhya dispute should not be resolved as a Hindu-Muslim issue

Ayodhya conflict was a local issue in the 1949-1984 period, but strategic communalisation after that gave it the tinge it has today.
Paramilitary police in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China | Photo: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg News

Islamic nations shamelessly silent while others condemn China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims

If there was a first prize for collateral damage caused by terrorism, it would hands down go to Muslims.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC to hear plea seeking probe into ‘brutal’ torture of 2 Muslim men in Bihar police custody

The men died 4 months ago, and now, NGO Citizens Against Hate has filed the plea and alleged that Bihar police tried to cover it up to protect colleagues.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waters Parijaat sapling ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple. | PTI

After Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura will be easier. It’s PoK that poses big challenge for BJP

Ayodhya is the beginning of a new Hindu renaissance movement. India must channelise this energy to foster unity and work for economic resurgence.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

These are the 18 sectors that have been identified as ‘strategic’ for India by Modi govt

According to the plan, in strategic sectors, there will be a maximum of four public sector units and a minimum of one unit operating. The govt plans to exit the rest. 

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.