Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicSecularism

Topic: secularism

Uddhav Thackeray’s failing trapeze act on secularism-Hindutva has lessons for other parties

The crisis in Shiv Sena shows the dilemma in Indian politics today — go the Hindutva way to compete with BJP or keep it Hindutva Lite like AAP or Hindutva Zero like TMC.

‘Zyada secular ho gaye ho’—Indians’ idea of secularism keeps pot boiling for Hindus, Muslims

In 'Unmasking Indian Secularism', Irfanullah Farooqi, assistant professor at South Asian University, mentions how skewed 'secularism' is in India.

Communal harmony needs ‘sabka prayas’. Indian Muslims also have a part to play

The best way forward from a crossroads such as the Ram Navami riots isn't victimhood or retaliation. It's reform, rationality and progress.

Secular Islamophobia: How Modi’s BJP bulldozed rivals’ imagination, left them scared to speak for Muslims

BJP’s dominance has crushed political skills and imagination of its rivals into rubble. It’s made them Islamophobic in that they’d rather not identify with Muslims in any visible way.

Defenders of Jinnah’s Pakistan must know — being irreligious isn’t same as being secular

There's no correlation between religiosity and commitment to secularism. Gandhi was deeply religious and secular; Jinnah was irreligious and communal.

Karnataka hijab row shows why Opposition has not been able to mount a defence against BJP

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For Yogi Adityanath’s views on secularism, read his essay on Nepal

In ‘Yogi Adityanath’, Sharat Pradhan and Atul Chandra write about the UP chief minister’s essay where he called 18 May 2006 — the day Nepal became a secular state — a ‘Black Day’.

Is hijab a choice? India can’t defend secularism on knife’s edge, like France

The biggest difference between the French and Karnataka versions of 'laicite' is that in France, the public display of all religious symbols is not allowed.

The real issue in Karnataka hijab row is how secularism is defined wrongly – Nehru to Modi

The Hijab controversy in Karnataka is one of the manifestations of a breakdown of an unwritten contract between minorities and the Indian State.

‘Yes to Hinduism, no to Hindutva’ is lazy liberal response, and 3 decades late

Author-politicians Shashi Tharoor, Pavan K Varma and now Salman Khurshid are taking refuge in this Hinduism-Hindutva debate. But Modi used ‘Hindutva’ just once since 2014.

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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