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Modi Government’s Triple Talaq Law Is Deeply Flawed

Modi Government’s Triple Talaq Law Is Deeply Flawed

“White men saving brown women from brown men” wrote feminist scholar Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in her seminal work “Can The Subaltern Speak?” What Spivak wrote in context of the larger colonial narrative, can be tweaked to reflect what’s going on with the issue of Triple Talaq in India. It’s a case of “Hindu men are […]

Now India Should Clear Me Of False Charges, Says Zakir Naik After Interpol Rejects NIA’s Request For Red Corner Notice Against Him

Now India Should Clear Me Of False Charges, Says Zakir Naik After Interpol Rejects NIA’s Request For Red Corner Notice Against Him

“Interpol has cancelled red corner notice on Naik and instructed its worldwide offices to delete all data from files on him, have cited political and religious bias among other reasons.” The Interpol has cancelled the red corner notice on Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) president and preacher Zakir Naik, who is being probed under terror and […]

Are Hindu rightwingers ‘discouraging’ tourists from visiting Kashmir?

Are Hindu rightwingers ‘discouraging’ tourists from visiting Kashmir?

Despite snowfall, last year’s separatist agitation continues to keep tourists away from Kashmir. What has worsened the situation, according to the Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation(KHAROF), is the vicious campaign launched by Hindu rightwingers to discourage potential tourists in Maharashtra and Gujarat from visiting Kashmir. ”The tour operators in these two states have clearly […]

Hindu Groups Unfurl Saffron Flag On Udaipur Court Premises, Attack Police to support a man who killed a Muslim

Hindu Groups Unfurl Saffron Flag On Udaipur Court Premises, Attack Police to support a man who killed a Muslim

More than 30 policemen were injured in a clash with hundreds of activists of right-wing groups protesting in support of Shambu Lal Regar, who killed West Bengal labourer Mohammed Afrazul raising the bogey of “love-jihad”, in Rajasthan’s Udaipur on Thursday. The clash between protesters and the police took place near Court Circle in Udaipur around […]

BSP corporator takes oath in Urdu, is charged with ‘intent to hurt religious sentiments’

BSP corporator takes oath in Urdu, is charged with ‘intent to hurt religious sentiments’

The Uttar Prdaesh police on Thursday booked a newly-elected municipal corporator in Aligarh Musharraf Husain for “malicious intent of outraging religious sentiment” after he took oath in Urdu on Monday. Husain was beaten and assaulted allegedly by BJP councilors after he took oath in Urdu. A complaint against Husain, a corporator from the BSP, was […]

Manmohan Singh didn’t speak much, but did as much to fight terror: former NSA Narayanan

Manmohan Singh didn’t speak much, but did as much to fight terror: former NSA Narayanan

All governments are concerned about fighting terror. But international collaboration on countering terrorism has improved tremendously in the last 10 years, Narayanan tells ThePrint. New Delhi: The fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks more about countering terrorism does not mean that the UPA was not doing much on the ground to prevent terror attacks, says […]

Exclusive: Smriti Irani, Javadekar tried cornering 35,000 Kendriya Vidyalaya seats in 3 years, 25 times their quota

Exclusive: Smriti Irani, Javadekar tried cornering 35,000 Kendriya Vidyalaya seats in 3 years, 25 times their quota

HRD minister has yearly quota of 450 seats in KVs. Smriti Irani and Prakash Javadekar sent 35,685 in 3 years. New Delhi: Over the last three years, human resource development ministers Smriti Irani and Prakash Javadekar have sought to give away a humongous 35,685 seats in the Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) schools under a special HRD minister’s […]

Populism reduces democracy to being about who can tell biggest lie

Populism reduces democracy to being about who can tell biggest lie

Populism is the greatest threat to democracy, they all agreed, without an iota of difference of opinion. And they were applauded for this by an audience that comprised authors and writers, academicians and people from many strands of high society. And without naming Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the Bharatiya Janata Party, panelists comprising parliamentarian […]