Saturday, 29 January, 2022
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Topic: Talk Point

Painting the Bhima-Koregaon incident as a pan-India Dalit assertion is a mistake

Dalit assertion is not making the upper castes anxious since it comes in the light of deepening of our democracy, which has been a gradual process.

Bhima-Koregaon fight isn’t against the upper-castes, it is against Brahmins and Brahminism

Media and academicians portray Dalits as victims in the incident at Bhima-Koregaon. The battle that happened there was a fight against the Brahmins.

Economic and digital revolution have strengthened Dalits. This shook the upper caste world

Whether it is Rohith Vemula, Una, or Saharanpur, upper caste mainstream media has beem taken aback by the pro-active resistance by dalits

Criminalising triple talaq is a demonisation of diversity

The NDA government’s self-appointed posture of legislating to criminalise triple talaq clearly shows less-than-honourable motives. It doesn’t behove a government to act in such a manner.

Government has unrealistic expectations from the triple talaq bill

The primary purpose of criminal law is ‘prevention’ of an act; if non-criminal means can succeed in preventing this act, criminal law need not be used.

Triple talaq others the ‘bad muslim’ and consolidates the nationalist Hindu vote

There are three aspects of the triple talaq debate that directly contribute to its unequivocal politicisation.

Dowry, bigamy and domestic violence are punishable by law, then why not triple talaq?

ThePrint asks: Is criminalising triple talaq a legal necessity or a political gambit? An abolition of the practice of triple talaq was first called for in...

Be calm, our Constitution has already been amended 101 times

The need for an overhaul of the Constitution has also been evidenced by the setting up of the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution (NCRWC) in 2000. Our Constitution has already been amended 101 times.

The Constitution is not the sum of its words, not reducible to any one or two of them

Our Constitution is not defined by individual words such as “socialism” or “secularism.” It is constituted by the text as a whole, by its structure, by the historical processes, movements, and debates that led to its framing. , writes Gautam Bhatia

A Hegde here and there cannot alter the essence of our Constitution

The Constitution of India is dedicated to the ideas of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Any identification, beyond that of being ‘Indian' is not secular.

On Camera

YourTurn

Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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