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Being a Muslim in India today is a disadvantage, says Umar Khalid

Says he’s more than just a Muslim, accuses those in power and even opposition to ‘some extent’ of having normalised violence. 
A man carries home a goat after Eid al-Adha prayers at Jama Masjid, New Delhi | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Bloodless Bakrid or crackerless Diwali – religious whataboutery has marred festivals

Climate of polarisation has ensured questions about charity, environment and animal rights are given a religious or political tilt.

Finally, Bollywood has courage to look at Muslims as regular Indians & not terrorists

Anubhav Sinha's Mulk breaks Bollywood’s Sunny Deol-ised mould of the Muslim as a terrorist. It makes you feel an ordinary Muslim family’s fears, dilemmas and anger.
China builds Gulag-like prisons for Muslims, calls them ‘political re-education centres’

China has built Gulags for Uyghur Muslims, but Pakistan PM Imran Khan ‘doesn’t know much’

Nur Bekri is one of the most senior politicians from China's largely-Muslim Uyghur community, which has faced a gruelling crackdown from the state.
Pakistan People’s Party's convoy for an election rally | Facebook

Pakistan elections on 25 July: Here’s a ready reckoner on how our neighbour votes

Elections to the 342-member National Assembly and 4 provincial assemblies will take place simultaneously Wednesday.
Sushma Swaraj

Pakistani refugees will have to wait some more to get citizenship as bill is stuck in Rajya Sabha

The bill aims to provide citizenship to minority refugees, barring Muslims, from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Swami Agnivesh was allegedly assaulted by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha

Swami Agnivesh: First they came for Muslims. Now, they’re going after Hindu Arya Samajis

The 80-year-old Arya Samaji was assaulted because another group of Hindu men believed his version of Hinduism was too soft, too forgiving.
A guest greets Congress President Rahul Gandhi during his Iftar party in New Delhi | Sanjeev Chopra/PTI

Rahul Gandhi’s Muslim outreach wants to win over liberals but alienates conservatives

The Congress guest list had Muslim liberals, left-of-centre intellectuals and professionals. But there were no Muslim conservatives with contrarian views.
Eid al-Adha morning prayers in the Taj Mahal premises | STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Politics over namaz inside historic Taj mosque likely to survive beyond 2019

It is possible for the Hindutva elites to make use of the favourable passages of the judgment for its anti-Muslim politics.
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee denies Muslim appeasement, says love all communities

Banerjee's statement comes after she made Niti Aayog postpone its meeting due to Eid.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.


After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?