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Arvind Kejriwal

There is no such thing as ‘soft Hindutva’

Indian liberals who equate Hindu and Hindutva are only helping the BJP-RSS Hindutva project.
A demonstration at Jamia Millia Islamia after a gunman opened fire at anti-CAA protesters near the campus Thursday

Beyond secularism & fascism: CAA gives opportunity to re-imagine clichés about idea of India

No one knows the fate of anti-CAA movement. But the ideological struggle between New India and Just India will continue to survive.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

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.
Jagannath Temple in Puri | Commons

Odisha’s Jagannath temple was at the centre of British govt decision to go secular in India

It was not the 1857 Mutiny that set British India on a course towards secularism, but an 1833 letter of instructions from Court of Directors.
Student protests

Indian intellectuals using secularism to shoot down CAA is only helping Hindutva camp

I decided to sign a petition in favour of the Modi government’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act, and was quickly labelled as an ‘Urban Nazi’.
General Qasem Soleimani

Secularists must self critique says Ramesh Venkataram, Talmiz Ahmad on Suleimani killing

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Indira Gandhi

For the first time, India is seeing secularism go from a top-down decree to a street slogan

When Gandhi talked about secularism, he was shown black flags. When Indira Gandhi amended the Constitution to add it, she was asked to clarify what she meant.

‘Eclipsed’ economic crisis, protesters’ CCTV conundrum & India’s ‘endangered’ secularism

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Police personnel baton charge on the students of Jamila Millia Islamia University as they started pelting stones

Pratap B Mehta calls out ‘insolent tyranny’, Milan Vaishnav on India’s ‘unusual’ secularism

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Assam protests

Yamini Aiyar on CAA’s ‘deathly blow’ and Vivek Katju on Kashmir’s way forward

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

On Camera

A house marked in Delhi during coronavirus pandemic | Twitter

Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.