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File photo of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

As Gulf calls for an ‘India without Islamophobia,’ Jaishankar works the phones

Reactions from UAE royal princess, Kuwait government and others have made Delhi sit up and take note of anti-Muslim hate speech by Indian nationals.
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

India heaven for Muslims: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Islamophobia concerns

Minority Affairs Minister Naqvi told reporters that one should look at the ground reality of India before saying anything with a prejudiced mindset.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain |ThePrint

Not all Muslim nations love Modi. This is why Iran, Malaysia, Turkey don’t

In many parts of the Muslim world, Modi now appears to be the most intensely disliked Indian prime minister ever. And there is a pattern to it.
42nd session of the Islamic Commission for Economic Cultural & Social Affairs

OIC asks Modi govt to ‘ensure safety of Muslim minority’, months after plenary invite

In February, OIC invited India to attend the plenary after five decades. Now it has expressed concern over developments like scrapping of Article 370, Ayodhya verdict & CAA.
Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict

Prabhash Ranjan explains Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict & Sudipto Mundle on ‘pedestrian’ Budget

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
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.
A file image of former foreign secretary S Jaishankar

India rejects OIC plan to appoint special envoy on Jammu and Kashmir

India says OIC has no locus standi in internal matters as bonhomie seen in March, when New Delhi was invited as ‘guest of honour’ to summit, seems to be over.

Old friend Turkey parrots Pakistan line on J&K, says very worried about human rights there

Turkish foreign minister refers to J&K as 'disputed' region at OIC meet, wants Indo-Pak talks to be based on UN Security Council resolutions.
42nd session of the Islamic Commission for Economic Cultural & Social Affairs

OIC meetings just prove that the concept of a ‘Muslim World’ is a myth

The OIC may want to paper over it, but the reality is that there is tremendous discord among states with Muslim majorities.

No ‘helping hand’ for AAP in the capital as BJP ‘capitalises’ on that moustache

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

Trump’s reelection campaign is in crisis

As of 26 June, President Trump was averaging 41.4% of the vote in head-to-head contests with Joe Biden, just 0.8% higher than his job approval.
An employee walks past gantry cranes loading shipping containers onto trucks from the Cosco New York container ship docked at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, operated by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), in Navi Mumbai. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Why India’s growing economic reliance on China will be tough to break

India buys everything from electronics to key drug ingredients to industrial machinery from China and reducing that reliance won’t be easy, experts say.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

India keeps tight watch on Pakistan as ceasefire violations rise at LoC amid China standoff

According to govt figures, April, May and June (as of 25th) have seen 387, 382 and 302 ceasefire violations, respectively — a three-fold rise since 2018.
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India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.