The spectre of terrorism and national security is being frequently raised to disenfranchise certain people.
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This Day 30 Years Ago, the Republic Was Besmirched
There was undisguised triumph among a few people that “those people” had been shown their place, but most celebrated quietly.
In a Young Muslim Man’s Courage, a Lesson for Us All
It is not surprising that the Manipal Institute of Technology student's classmates kept silent as he stood up to his bigoted teacher. That is the nature of our nation …
Shraddha Walkar and Beyond: How Media Coverage Is Shaping Perceptions
In most cases of sexual violence, big media highlights the accused’s name only when he happens to be Muslim.
Breaking Stereotypes Around the Muslims of India
In today's India, stereotypes about Muslims ignore their diversity.
New Report Sees Law Enforcement Agencies’ Role in Furthering Hate Crimes in India
"There is a clear pattern which suggests that incidents of hate crime against religious minorities have occurred largely in BJP-ruled states," the report by the US-based NGO CMRI adds.
Why the Bihar Government’s Recognition of Urdu Is Significant
The fact that Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav themselves handed out 183 appointment letters to newly-recruited Urdu translators and stenographers indicates their willingness to strike a contrast to communal …
Why is the Anniversary of the 1984 Massacre of Sikhs Not a Time of Remembrance For Us All?
There can be no justification for the mass killing of Sikhs in 1984. But the country's collective refusal to hold fast to that memory also has no justification.
‘He Was Sleeping During Riots’: Family of Boy Penalised Rs 2.9 Lakh Over Khargone Clashes
Alongside the boy in question, Madhya Pradesh authorities also issued a notice to his father to pay Rs 4.8 lakh for the damages to the properties he had allegedly …