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Muslim neighbours carry Rajendra Bagari's body to the cremation ground in Jaipur. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

‘It was the least we could do’: When Muslims shouldered a Hindu neighbour’s bier in Jaipur

Rajendra Bagari’s relatives couldn’t come to carry his bier in Jaipur due to the lockdown. So his Muslim neighbours stepped in.
People suspected of coronavirus being transported to various hospitals after Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Covid an excuse to push Indian Muslims out of informal sector jobs. Apartheid the next step

What Muslims are effectively facing now is a new form of concerted, deliberate economic marginalisation through blatant lies linking the community to the virus.
A representational image of a Delhi street. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

‘First quiet Shab-e-Barat, but for right reasons’: Delhi Muslims mark prayer night indoors

The 'night of forgiveness' is marked by Muslims visiting graveyards and mosques to pray for the deceased. But Delhi streets wore a deserted look Wednesday.
Delhi Police officers speaking to Muslim community leaders ahead of Shab-e-Barat | Photo: ANI

Heavy police deployment for Shab-e-Barat, Muslim leaders say arrest those who violate orders

The police and Muslim community leaders have joined hands to issue appeals to people to pray at home and not come out for the celebration of Shab-e-Barat.
Notices pasted on the gate of a mosque in Lucknow, asking devotees to offer namaaz from home | Photo: ANI

Muslim IAS-IPS officers’ Covid-19 appeal to community: Don’t give anyone reason to blame you

About 80 serving & retired officers have urged Muslims to practice social distancing, and cited the Quran to say courting disease through negligence is a 'sin'.
People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.
People suspected of Covid-19 being transported to various hospitals after Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Coronavirus was a test of secular nationalism. Then Tablighi Jamaat became the scapegoat

The Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin would concern any country. But PM Modi must immediately rein in his media and social media supporters communalising it.
People suspected of coronavirus being transported to various hospitals after Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Tablighi Jamaat tells its followers not to pursue political dominance in this world

Tablighi Jamaat is an Islamic religious reform movement. It has emerged as one of the most dominant forms of religiosity in postcolonial India, writes Hilal Ahmed in his book Siyasi Muslims.
A house marked in Delhi during coronavirus pandemic | Twitter

Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.
Representational image of Indian Muslims

From Babri to CAA, Javed Akhtar to Owaisi, Muslims are tested on the right adjectives

Modi-Shah first stripped Muslims of their dignity, then of their certainty in India.

On Camera

File photo | PM Narendra Modi being presented with a memento by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath during the Ayodhya Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan | PTI

Not Modi, not Yogi, it is Ram versus the rest for the BJP in UP 2022 election

Modi-Shah’s BJP knows the politics of George Bush-esque's binaries is clever and pushes opponents into a corner. That’s exactly what happened with the Ayodhya bhoomi pujan.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Record stimulus to fight Covid crisis is slowing credit downgrades of Indian companies

There have been around 5 downgrades for one upgrade of rupee debt of Indian firms since 1 July, compared to ratio of almost 11 to one in first quarter.

Defence

File image of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.