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The word Muslim has become highly toxic in India
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The word Muslim has become highly toxic in India

'Will this communal pendulum, which is swinging towards the extreme of division and violence, ever swing back to its position of the '60s and '70s within my lifetime?''Or will my children, and their children, have to continue to suffer the consequences of the country, that we all love, torn apart along communal lines,' asks Najid Hussain in anguish. Reading recent articles by Harsh Mander (Sonia Sadly, external link) and Ramachandra Guha (Liberal Sadly, external link), and the generous ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago

Elephanta festival to resume 9 years after 26/11

After a gap of nine years, Maharashtra government will start hosting its much famous Elephanta festival, which was stopped due to security concerns following the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai. The 29th edition of the Elephanta Festival would be held on 27-28 ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago
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Malegaon blast: SC asks Purohit to challenge prosecution sanction in trial court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit to agitate his contention against the sanction given to prosecute him under an anti-terror law before the trial court hearing the case. In a relief ...
 Sify1 day ago Malegaon blast: Lt Col Purohit can raise UAPA sanction issue before trial, says SC  DNA1 day ago
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What has Nitish Kumar done to stop communal violence?

'Nitish is now a helpless junior ally of Hindutva.''He just cannot think of reining in the hoodlums raging, marauding and killing in the mohallas,' argues Mohammad Sajjad. IMAGE: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, flanked by Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and assembly Speaker Vijay Chaudhary, leads a human chain against child marriage and dowry in Patna, January 21, 2017. Photograph: PTI Photo Bihar, and many parts of West Bengal, close to Bihar, has been engulfed in communal tension and violence.
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'Dalit vote will divide in 2019'

'Modi is the first BJP leader to try to include Dalits in its fold.''But the rank and file of his party is backward and want to bash up Muslims and Dalits whenever they have a chance.' In Raisina Model: Indian Democracy at 70, his new book, the British economist and peer Meghnad Desai discusses the journey the country he was born in has taken so far. Like many former British colonies, Lord Desai notes, India adopted the Westminster Model, but it 'Indianised it into the Raisina Model'.
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Relief for 'wink' girl Priya Varrier as SC stays cases against her

The Supreme Court on Wednesday came to the rescue of actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who shot into limelight after her 'wink' video went viral, by staying criminal proceedings against her in some states on the grounds that a song from her film allegedly hurt religious sentiments of the Muslim community. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud also extended similar relief to the director of the Malayalam movie Oru Adaar Love.   Besides ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago SC to hear Priya Varrier's plea seeking quashing of FIRs over song on Feb 21  Rediff.com1 month ago SC to hear tomorrow actress Priya Varrier's plea  Deccan Herald1 month ago Actress Priya Varrier moves SC for quashing of FIR against her  Rediff.com2 months ago
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Why this man worries Modi and Shah

'Jignesh Mevani has many strengths: Youth, articulation, fearlessness, proficiency with social media, political and ideological flexibility.''Also focus, as in targeting the BJP as the one and only enemy for now and using that justification to align with the rest,' says Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: Jigneesh Mevani, the firebrand Dalit leader from Gujarat. Photograph: PTI Photo Is there a new Dalit factor unfolding in national politics? Can what has lately been described as Dalit assertion disrupt ...
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Voices of dissent are only heard at lit fests these days

'Many of the biggest events at such lit fests have nothing to do with books or authors, but about current events and the changing nature of society,' points out Aakar Patel. IMAGE: A performer at the Jaipur Lit Fest. Photograph: Chandra Mohan Aloria I am writing this from Kolkata, where I am speaking at the literature festival. In the last 10 years, many such events have sprung up across India and we have more lit fests (as they are called) than any other country. I find this remarkable because ...
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Open Letter regarding violence and discrimination against minorities in India

There is something about the Narendra Modi government that its minority-welfare record keeps attracting scrutiny. After multiple round of protests from various quarters since 2015, a large group of former senior bureaucrats has flagged the incessant violence ...
 catchnews.com2 months ago
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