Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Muslim

The debate on caste census has forgotten Pasmanda Muslims again

The political class, it appears, has eventually accepted Hindu-centric imagination of social stratification.

After Afghanistan, the US has to say goodbye to its adventures abroad

China may want to maintain positive relations with the Taliban because they could become another node in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Muslim man beaten, ‘forced to chant Jai Shri Ram’ in Kanpur

The victim, an e-rickshaw driver, said few people also threatened to kill his family. In a video that has gone viral, the man is seen being assaulted while in police custody.

Pew report tells why Indians don’t assert on pandemics, unemployment, economic exploitation

Religious frameworks do not allow an individual to question the faith. And there is no room for any discussion on the rational aspects of religious philosophies.

Start with PM Modi, remove BJP leaders who harassed Muslims — Digvijaya Singh to Bhagwat

The Congress leader was responding to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's speech Sunday in which he said those asking Muslims to leave the country cannot call themselves Hindus.

8 in 10 Hindu Indian Americans who identify with caste say they are upper caste: Survey

A new Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Johns Hopkins-SAIS and University of Pennsylvania survey notes caste and political attitudes of Indian Americans.

India is now only ‘partly free’ — Freedom in the World report downgrades status

‘Discrimination’ against Muslims, wide use of sedition law, Supreme Court rulings ‘favourable to BJP’ were cited by the report as some of the factors for the downgrade.

Saudi Arabia redefines its role as world’s defender of Muslims

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is prioritising more secular national interests at a critical juncture for the kingdom. And that may serve him well as the US administration changes.

What made Hindu and Muslim women take up prostitution? The British really wanted to know

In ‘Indian Sex Life’, Durba Mitra traces the colonial origins of modern thought and how women’s sexuality was seen as a space for state intervention.

Sodomy-accused UP man arrested 4 months after his arm was ‘chopped off for being a Muslim’

Ikhlaq Salmani was arrested this week, while his family members were detained in UP. His lawyers say police are yet to take action against those who attacked him.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.