Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicSecularism

Topic: secularism

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.

‘If you can’t beat them, join them’ can’t be our response to Hindu Rashtra: Salman Khurshid

In ‘Sunrise Over Ayodhya’, Congress’ Salman Khurshid writes that on Hindu Rashtra, the BJP must know what it intends, but its leaders skirt issue to secure world recognition.

Birthday wishes and ‘aartis’ have no place in our military. This needs fixing

There's been a steady erosion of secular and political ethos of the armed forces in recent times. It's a result of poor examples set by the hierarchy.

There is a role for Congress in the battle for minds and hearts of Indians: Salman Khurshid

Expectations of both majority and minority have been drawn by Indian Constitution. Those who pretend not to understand them are betrayers of constitutional morality.

Why have Modi’s rivals failed to challenge him? This survey of Indians’ religiosity has clues

Latest PEW survey on Indians and religion could be a handbook for the opposition as it struggles to understand why its message of secularism doesn’t have many takers.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.