Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: riots

Express says Muslims target of mob violence in Delhi, Telegraph calls it ‘Gujarat model’

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.

How did RSS become Hindu messiah in India? Disaster relief since 1947

The 'dedication' of RSS during riots in 1940s enabled it to 'establish its image as the saviour of Hindus’ and expand its influence in Punjab, J&K, Delhi.

What the last imam of Babri Masjid told me a few months before the demolition

Ayodhya now remains trapped in the Mandir-Masjid conflict. Its residents have been forced to live with broken roads, choked sewers and lack of doctors.

Why many Muslims in Gujarat publicly supported Modi’s BJP after 2002

One of the characteristics author Raheel Dhattiwala found common among many Muslim testimonies in Gujarat was self-blame.

Shashi Kapoor’s New Delhi Times gives a true picture of journalism, warts and all

New Delhi Times conveys the fundamental duality that plagues all journalists — the thrill of chasing a ‘good story’ that is also a human tragedy.

An IAS officer writes about how he rebuilt Ayodhya after Babri Masjid demolition

Within a month or so of Babri demolition, all the damaged mosques in Ayodhya were restored to their original state.

Communalism in India is now several shades darker than what it was in the 1970s

In Everyday Communalism: Riots in Contemporary Uttar Pradesh, authors Sudha Pai and Sajjan Kumar make a serious attempt to understand the contemporary form of communal politics in India.

Between ‘good Hindu’ and ‘dangerous Muslim’, caste politics in Karnataka rears its ugly head

In the era of fake news – including by reputed mainstream media organizations -- Mesta’s death blazed over Uttara Kannada district like wildfire, writes Naveen Soorinje.

Talk Point: Will the reopening of 1984 riot cases help victims or is it too late?

In a bid to render ‘speedy’ justice to the victims of the 1984 riots, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) closed 199 out of a...

The violent aftermath

The pattern of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots was defined by arson and destruction taken over by hoodlums who killed Sikhs, burnt their homes while the police twiddled their thumbs.

On Camera


J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.