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Refugees are the entrepreneurs society must support during Covid-19

Refugee businesses tend to operate in the informal market and cannot benefit from local government funding, nor afford to tap into online start-up culture.
Representational Photo | A woman is holding a placard during protest | ANI

Here’s why Kashmiri Pandits living in Hindu-majority areas remain a minority

In The Minority Conundrum, Ankur Datta writes how Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu were seen as a privileged group of victims, living off the largesse of the state.
A European Union (EU) border sign on a road on Germany's border with Austria | Photo: Michaela Handrek-Rehle | Bloomberg

From Portugal to Sweden, Covid-19 border controls hit economic migration

Several countries have put restrictions on travel while also imposing border shutdowns. This has created an unprecedented impact on mobility.
Imran Khan

Imran Khan slamming Modi govt’s CAB exposes his memory loss

If Pakistan wants India’s Citizenship Bill to fail, it should start changing the way it treats its own religious minorities.
A protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi, Tuesday | PTI

CAB protests a battle for India – either we are a secular state or we aren’t India at all

With the Citizenship Bill we cross the Rubicon, from a secular state to a ‘secular’ state. Everyone who believed in the idea of India must stand up.
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Congress wore 1971 war trophy, but left an unfinished business. CAB came out of that

The Congress and the Left decided not to give citizenship rights to then-East Pakistan refugees. The issue was left in limbo, until BJP saw it.

United Nations must give ‘blue passports’ to Syrian refugees

Having a basic form of ID would allow many refugees to travel to havens and escape human traffickers, to open bank accounts, apply for visas and find employment.
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Why the number of internally displaced people is at a record high

A new report reveals that the number of people displaced within their own countries by conflict and violence stands at 41.3 million in 2018.
College students protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Dibrugarh| PTI

How BJP is trying to sweeten bitter pill of Citizenship Bill with Autonomous Councils in NE

BJP has been at the receiving end of a lot of flak for its decision to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Amit Shah

Amit Shah’s ‘ghuspethiye’ word not covered under UN definitions of refugees or migrants

Lawyer Sanjay Hedge says those excluded from Assam NRC list had issues with their documents and this does not necessarily makes them ‘illegals’.

On Camera

A Bhartiya Kisan Union member protests against three ordinances passed by the Centre, in Sri Muktsar Sahib | PTI

The disappearance of ‘samanvaye’ from Indian politics 

Farmers today are facing what students, Muslims and Kashmiris have just faced: unilateral policymaking that does not believe in creating consensus. 
A man holds a Rs 2000 banknote | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Are people holding on to cash after lockdown? New RBI data seems to suggest so

Data shows a sharp increase in cash holding after the lockdown was imposed in March. The demand for Rs 2,000 notes has surged, say bankers.

Defence

Indian Navy warships | Representational image | Twitter | @indiannavy

China, India signal each other on might in Indian Ocean Region, amid tensions on land

A PLA Navy task force is understood to have entered Indian Ocean Region as China seeks to project its dominance. India is keeping a close watch on waters around the country.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why India’s triple crisis needs Modi to de-escalate & disengage from divisive politics at home

Covid, China and economy are intense, intertwined crises that need political space and confidence. Responsibility to create them doesn’t lie with opposition.