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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.
A refugee train, Punjab, during Partition | Commons

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.
Narendra Modi with a statue of Mahatma Gandhi

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.
BR Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi

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.
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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

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.