Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Sabarimala

Karnataka HC must determine if hijab is an essential practice in Islamic law, says state govt

Advocate General says it will enable institutions to determine restrictions in dress code. State’s stand is ‘element of introducing religious dress shouldn’t be there in uniform’.

Sabarimala shadow on Kerala polls — murmurs of ‘BJP only party for Hindus’ in Pathanamthitta

The BJP, which has made electoral inroads in Pathanamthitta district where the Sabarimala shrine is located, is now being seen as a ‘protector of Hindus’.

Even agnostic Nehru protected traditions, Sabarimala promise not anti-women: Kerala Congress

In an interview to ThePrint, Kerala Congress president Mullappally Ramachandran said UDF promise to bring in law to protect Sabarimala traditions isn’t violative of gender equality.

Farmers’ chakka jam & the optics game, Congress moves ‘backwards’ to Sabarimala

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

39 Covid cases in Sabarimala since pilgrim season began last week, temple to ramp up testing

Among the 39 positive cases, 27 are temple employees, while rest are police personnel and pilgrims. The pilgrimage season will continue till 20 January 2021.

Why Kerala govt’s decision to allow Pongala is more political than religious

The festival for women comes amid the coronavirus threat but the backlash after the Sabarimala issue may have forced Kerala's Left-front govt to allow the festivities.

Supreme Court to hear pleas challenging CAA after Sabarimala matter

Attorney General K K Venugopal told the top court bench, headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, that the Centre would file a reply to the CAA pleas in a few days.

Delhi election & Sabarimala: Why Article 25 is now caught between Constitution and religion

Indian secularism and the effectiveness of its constitutional values are under test – both in the Sabarimala temple case and the Delhi assembly election.

Before Sabarimala, there were only 15 nine-judge bench rulings. Here are 5 landmark cases

The setting up of a nine-judge bench is rare, and the Sabarimala bench is only the 16th in Supreme Court’s 70-year history.

BJP could be shrinking politically but is winning big time ideologically

BJP is ruling fewer large, important states now but its big Hindutva ideas have won and face little opposition across the country.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.