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Expecting BJP to fix Sabarimala is like hoping an arsonist will develop a better fire-extinguisher.
Don't blame Pakistan's judges for relying more on Quran than rule of law to acquit Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges.
Not too long ago, Imran Khan had actively supported the violent protests against the Nawaz Sharif government.
Sinead O’Connor's journey into Islam was preceded by her controversial encounters with Christianity, which she had been very vocal about.
For women, fight for independence is much more important than entry to temples like Sabarimala.
The story of women’s freedom is not being written in temples, but through markets, schools and colleges and at workplaces.
Sabarimala verdict is judicial overreach. If legislating from bench is bad enough, pontificating from it is worse.
The new Muslim middle class in India is neither a victim nor a threat. The term ‘Muslim middle class’ in India goes against the present day ‘political correctness’, which relies heavily on an imagined and convenient Muslim homogeneity. Although the good Muslims versus bad Muslims kind of division is often evoked by the political parties to legitimise their favourable Muslim icons, any public discussion on the internal socio-economic configuration of the Muslim communities is intentionally discouraged. https://youtu.be/fZYPJ_blMqs So, we are forced to construct images of Indian Muslims either as victim or as part of a global threat to the nation. The narrative of Muslim victimhood, which emerged as an official explanation after the publication of the Sachar report, is often used by the so-called secular elite. It has only deepened after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, and with reported mob lynchings and targeting by cow vigilantes. On the other hand, the BJP and RSS’ Hindutva politics relies on the spectre of global...
If Imran Khan’s government implements the Bill on mandatory Quran recitation in schools, it will create new social anxieties.
Sikhs and Christians appear more confident than Muslims in asserting their religiosity.