Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicUntouchability

Topic: Untouchability

How little green men can save Bollywood from boycotts & Bihar creates 31 new jobs

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Uttarakhand SCs boycott Brahmin cook’s food. It’s more effective than untouchability laws

Many school students protested Sunita Devi being removed for being a Dalit cook in Uttarakhand by not eating food made by her Brahmin replacement.

Practice disease distancing — how India can use corona crisis to kill its caste virus

The coronavirus does not care whether one is a Dalit or Brahmin, Muslim or Christian. Modi govt and media must stop recommending ‘social distancing’ as a measure.

India’s caste & untouchability had a role in Pakistan’s creation, writes Islamabad columnist

The castes could neither inter-dine nor intermarry – two aspects that were often brought up by proponents of the two-nation theory.

Having limited Mahatma Gandhi to sanitation, Modi is ignoring his central message

On Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, what India should be talking about is non-violence.

Ambedkar was wrong, Gandhi wrote against untouchability in Gujarati journals too

Ambedkar said it at a time when not many authentic compilations of Gandhi's writings were available.

Lawyers argued women are untouchables at Sabarimala, because Constitution left term vague

Constituent Assembly did not restrict scope of Article 17 to caste-based untouchability. Lawyers in Sabarimala cas e invoked it to argue ‘gender untouchability’.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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