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COVER STORY

17-01-2020

Protests over CAA-NRC

Countrywide student protests over CAA, NRC and NRP

Briefing

People’s march against CAA & NRC: Spontaneous protests in Karnataka

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens have snowballed into a mass movement across India. Significantly, students are spearheading it in many places.

People’s march against CAA & NRC: Rallying forces in Tamil Nadu

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens have snowballed into a mass movement across India. Significantly, students are spearheading it in many places.

People’s march against CAA & NRC: Show of solidarity in Maharashtra

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens have snowballed into a mass movement across India. Significantly, students are spearheading it in many places.

People’s march against CAA & NRC: A different tune in West Bengal

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens have snowballed into a mass movement across India. Significantly, students are spearheading it in many places.
Jharkhand Assembly elections

BJP's losing spree

Jharkhand passes out of the BJP’s control, confirming the trend hinted at in the Haryana election and more clearly felt in the Maharashtra election.

Gandhi’s assassination

A.G. Noorani Politics
THE main witness against V.D. Savarkar in the Gandhi assassination case was the approver Digamber Badge. Two other witnesses corroborated his version ...
Madagascar

Tree of life

The baobab is revered in Africa and Madagascar as a sacred and mystical tree. Baobabs can live for more than a thousand years and are perhaps among the oldest living things on the planet.
Madagascar

Baobab, the sacred tree of Africa and Madagascar

The baobab is revered in Africa and Madagascar as a sacred and mystical tree. Baobabs can live for more than a thousand years and are perhaps among the oldest living things on the planet.
Institutions

Kolkata's Persian connection

At a time when divisive tendencies threaten to tear asunder the secular fabric of Indian society, Kolkata’s Iran Society stands like an oasis of cultural harmony and knowledge-seeking.
St Thomas' Cathedral

St Thomas' Cathedral: A chapter in Mumbai’s history

ANUPAMA KATAKAM Heritage
St Thomas’ Cathedral, which celebrated its 300th Christmas this year, has a shared history with Mumbai from its colonial days and stands as a symbol of its heritage.
Pakistan

Special Court in Pakistan finds Musharraf guilty of high treason

John Cherian World Affairs
By sentencing former President Musharraf to death for subverting the Constitution, the country’s higher judiciary sends out a strong message on civilian supremacy.
U.S. & India

U.S. & India: Strengthening ties

John Cherian World Affairs
The second ministerial-level meeting between the U.S. and India underlines the growing strategic closeness of the two countries.
Diary from Trumpland

Trump plays victim

Vijay Prashad World Affairs
The sum total of U.S. President Donald Trump’s feverish defence against the impeachment inquiry is that the elites and the socialists are out to get him. It is also a part of his manifesto for re-election, which the House Democrats inexplicably seem to be aiding by supporting his military spending, and trade and social policies.
Industrial safety

Deadly violation of safety norms in Delhi

T.K. Rajalakshmi The Nation
Three fire tragedies in Delhi highlight the lack of respect for safety norms and bring into focus the proposed Code on occupational safety and health, which dilutes worker protection.
Essay

Savarkar & the BJP

A.G.Noorani Politics
What was Savarkar’s record in his 83 years to hail him as a hero? Six abject apologies to the British rulers, an unprecedented record in the entire history of any country’s freedom movement. Add to them four murders which he conspired in from 1909 to 1948, the last being Gandhi’s.
The Judiciary

Questions of justice: The judgments in Nirbhaya and Unnao rape cases

T.K. Rajalakshmi The Nation
Two judgments, one by the Supreme Court in the Nirbhaya case and the other by a Delhi court in the Unnao rape case involving the former BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, raise important questions about the unequal delivery of justice in the country.

People’s march against CAA & NRC: Spontaneous protests in Karnataka

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens have snowballed into a mass movement across India. Significantly, students are spearheading it in many places.

People’s march against CAA & NRC: Rallying forces in Tamil Nadu

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens have snowballed into a mass movement across India. Significantly, students are spearheading it in many places.

People’s march against CAA & NRC: Show of solidarity in Maharashtra

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens have snowballed into a mass movement across India. Significantly, students are spearheading it in many places.

People’s march against CAA & NRC: A different tune in West Bengal

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens have snowballed into a mass movement across India. Significantly, students are spearheading it in many places.

Reign of terror in Uttar Pradesh

Anando Bhakto Cover Story
The pro-majoritarian bias in the police action across Uttar Pradesh indicates an agenda to fan tension rather than diffuse it.

CAA: The north-eastern quagmire

Sushanta Talukdar Cover Story
The CAA has added to the complexities of settling the question of who is an “illegal migrant” in the north-eastern region. Defining who is indigenous in each State there is expected to be a new political puzzle.

What is the BJP up to?

The Centre’s brutal crackdown on the protests against the CAA is a naked assertion of the dispensation’s larger aim to fulfil the Sangh Parivar’s Hindutva objective by subverting all institutions founded on the Constitution and nurtured through its ideals and values.

CAA protest: Talking power to Muslims

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
The policemen who assaulted students at Jamia Millia Islamia University were not out to disperse the protesters. They were showing Muslims that they were second-class citizens.

Historic Friday for Indian Muslims

Ziya Us Salam Cover Story
Muslims ignore the advice of their religious leaders on the CAA.

Countrywide CAA & NRC protests: Secular unity

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
The widespread and continuing public support for the protests against the CAA, the NRC and the NPR has ensured that the issue does not remain a concern of just the minority communities.
NPR & NRC

NRC & NPR: Policy disaster

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
With the BJP leaders speaking in multiple voices on the NPR and the proposed NRC and distrust mounting within its own ranks, the party’s strategy seems to be coming apart.
Socio-economic factors

Social diversity & economic growth

Abusaleh Shariff Cover Story
Social and economic differences along communal and caste lines have led to a lopsided growth in India which favours the higher castes and fails to unlock the tremendous potential of labouring classes from communities that are discriminated against.
Cover Story

A nation awakened

Prabhat Patnaik Cover Story
The most determined attempt by divisive forces to overthrow the Constitution was met with the strongest resistance by those who believe in it, and their commitment to the secular and democratic character of our polity reinforces our faith in the future of the nation.
Syncretism

On the composite culture of India

Rakesh Batabyal Cover Story
One of the most significant frames of India’s cultural aggregation has been the idea of a joint Hindu-Muslim syncretic culture. Indians learn new forms and new aesthetic sensibilities as they inhabit new cultural and political landscapes.
Protest against CAA

‘CAA is a threat to marginalised communities’

Lyla Bavadam Cover Story
ON December 26, the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi lent its voice to those against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). It was party leader Prakash ...

People’s march against CAA & NRC

Cover Story
Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens have snowballed into a mass movement across India. Significantly, students are spearheading it in many places.

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