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Jama Masjid, New Delhi | Photo by Suraj Singh Bhisht | ThePrint

If India has to develop, public policy must make space for minorities

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of a university named after Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh (seen here) on 14 September in Aligarh. | Photo: ANI

As PM Modi visits Aligarh to lay foundation of a university, BJP has a message for Jats

PM Modi is visiting Aligarh on 14 September for the foundation-laying ceremony of a state university named after Jat Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.

Muslims can’t use liberal arguments to justify communalism on the cow slaughter issue

Cows have always been a sensitive subject. And their slaughter was banned during Mughal rule too.
Representational image. | Illustration: ThePrint

Hinduphobia or battle against bigotry? ‘Dismantling global Hindutva’ seminar sparks controversy

Online conference is being organised by a group of academics who wish to stay anonymous. The event will feature Indian academics, journalists and activists.
Activists of Bajrang Dal during a bike rally

Muslim minds, not bodies, are targets of Hindutva vigilantes. Their crimes resemble terrorism

The spectacle of complete subjugation of Muslims by a Hindu mob in a viral video is not just symbolic but necessary for the cause of 'Hindu Rashtra'.
A dosa stall in Mathura's Vikas Market, which changed its name to 'American Dosa Corner' from 'Shrinath Dosa' after an incident of vandalism on 18 August 2021. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Muslim man’s dosa stall vandalised in Mathura over Hindu name, forced to change it to ‘American corner’

Multiple ‘Hindutva groups’ vandalised a dosa stall in Mathura on 18 August, objecting to a Muslim family running the eatery named after Hindu gods. An FIR has now been lodged in the case.
File photo | A caravan of refugees pass during Partition | Saktishree DM/Flickr

There’s Indian amnesia about those behind Partition. It’s time to call out the Ashrāfs

Those killed and uprooted had not asked for Partition. And yet there is an amnesia in India about who asked for it.
Representational image | A sadhu holds a Rudraksh, a string of beads considered auspicious among Hindus, in Ayodhya | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Non-BJP Hindu writers are correcting Nehruvian history. With little space for modern Muslims

Recent books by authors like Shashi Tharoor and Pavan Varma invoke Hindu subjugation by Muslims to construct a ‘real’ history of India.

Will decide to recognise Taliban regime in Afghanistan only after govt formation, says China

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said that China's position on Afghan issue is consistent & it hopes for an open, inclusive & broadly representative Afghan regime.
Women protesting against CAA-NRC on Morland Road in Nagpada

Constitution, Indian nationalism can defeat Hindutva. We can’t be silent on anti-Muslim hate

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

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A boy selling Taliban flags brings his ware towards a military vehicle in Kabul on 20 August 2021 | Marcus Yam | Bloomberg via Getty Images

Pakistan has a new divide-and-rule strategy for Taliban. It’s called ISIS-K

The Taliban leaders seem to be stuck between their hardliners and their moderates. Any decision will have to come at the cost of the other.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 45th GST Council meeting in Lucknow, on 17 September 2021

GST Council levies 5% tax on food delivery apps, extends concessional rates on Covid drugs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said the Council decided that it was not the right time to include petroleum products within the GST ambit.

Defence

A Dassault Mirage 2000 aircraft

IAF signs deal with France to purchase phased out Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft

None of these aircraft would be used for flying and they are being acquired to help improve the serviceability of around 50 Mirage-2000s in the Indian fleet, sources said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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