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Punjab & Haryana High Court in Chandigarh

What colour is God’s skin, asks Punjab & Haryana HC, calls for ending racial discrimination

The judge called for sensitisation workshops for police & directed all officers to stop using racial slurs in official documents.
A mural in honour of George Floyd in Minneapolis, USA | @iamJustinBailey | Twitter

We need to build new statues, not just tear down old ones

If the goal is to promote hope and to inspire change, it would be far better to build. The cause of justice would not be much helped by tearing down old statues.
File photo of Chinatown in New York

Americans are rallying behind their Chinese restaurants after early Covid backlash

Awareness campaigns have encouraged Americans to support their local Asian restaurants. But many owners say the decision to close was due to in-house safety concerns.
The murder of George Floyd by the police has led to angry protests in the US (representational image) | Photo: Fibonacci Blue | Wikimedia Commons

Four ways to be an ally in the fight against racism

The Black Lives Matter protests in the US have led to a conversation about structural and systemic racism that exist in most countries today.
The Simpsons | Flickr

‘Simpsons’ to stop having white actors voice non-white characters

Hollywood has been reevaluating its practices after nationwide protests forced a racial-justice reckoning for the entertainment industry.
Calcutta High Court

Harassing wife for her ‘black complexion’ amounts to cruelty under Section 498A: Calcutta HC

The court was hearing an appeal, challenging the conviction of a man and his parents for subjecting his 20-year-old wife to cruelty and murdering her subsequently.

Dropping ‘Fair’ from Fair & Lovely won’t erase Indian racism

Johnsons & Johnsons, Hindustan Unilever, and even Shaadi.com, are introspecting their contribution to racism. But re-branding products is not enough.
A Black Lives Matter protest in Hyde Park, London

UK firms apologise for slavery links, Bank of England to remove images of former directors

The Black Lives Matter movement has particular resonance in UK, with its record of colonising swaths of Africa and the Caribbean, and its central role in slave trade.
An Aunt Jemima brand box |

PepsiCo’s Aunt Jemima pancake brand to get a new name, lose logo of Black woman

The company said it acknowledged that the 131-year-old branding of the pancake mix and syrup was rooted in racially problematic tropes.
The statue of Winston Churchill near Houses of Parliament in London | Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

By destroying statues and equating Black lives with Indian Muslims, Leftists scoring self-goal

Whether in Britain or India, Leftists are caught in their own bubble. Their attempts to bring down statues or manipulate history will not help anti-racism movement.

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An iPhone XR

Apple-maker Taiwanese company Foxconn to invest $1 bn in Tamil Nadu plant over next 3 years

Move comes as part of efforts of global companies to diversify their supply chains and reduce dependence on China. India has been trying to woo these firms.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.