Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
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Topic: secular

My secular critics’ reaction to Arab outrage chooses short-term relief over long-term damage

If there is even a slim possibility of democratic resistance to the Modi govt's brazen majoritarian politics of hate, then we must not do anything to jeopardise it further.

Defence PRO’s action is a dark omen. Army’s secular ethos must be protected from Right-wing

Inaction on Jammu Defence PRO's actions not only amounts to cowardice but reinforces that the armed forces are being increasingly politicised.

Anti-BJPism didn’t work for Muslims. Now it’s making the Opposition lazy

The question isn't anymore about which non-BJP party can get Muslim votes. The more relevant question is which secular party can get enough Hindu votes.

How a Mujahid group in Kerala is treating the terminally ill with Islamic dawa and activism

The book ‘Religion and Secularities Reconfiguring Islam In Contemporary India’ explores the relationship between Islam, civil society & the state.

Iran becoming more secular, less religious, new study reveals

Our results revealed dramatic changes in Iranian religiosity. Compared with Iran’s 99.5% census figure, we found that only 40% identified as Muslim.

With amended Citizenship Act, BJP will do Jinnah proud

Its essence may be summed up as: No Muslims please, this is India.

Joining the Indian Army won’t make you a bad Muslim

Indian Army is one of the most secular institutions in the country and Muslims must sign up.

Sushma Swaraj isn’t alone. In Modi’s cabinet, appearing secular is risky business  

PM and his BJP colleagues maintain silence whenever union ministers come under attack from right-wing Twitter trolls. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to enjoy...

Want to be a successful Indian politician? Leave your secularism at the door

The principle of the performance of secular identity has now been replaced by the performance of Hinduness as the necessary condition for political leadership.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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