The politics of procession is an oft-repeated diatribe that becomes a convenient excuse to tarnish a certain community. However, what often gets buried under the reams of such atrocious literature is the fact that communalism does not express itself via politics
Tablighi Jamaat case: Delhi court acquits 36 foreigners of all charges, including flouting COVID-19 rules
The foreigners were charged for attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation in New Delhi at Nizamuddin area in March this year allegedly in violation of visa norms and COVID-19 guidelines
BJP coined 'Love jihad' to disturb communal harmony, state laws will curb personal liberty, says Ashok Gehlot
The Rajasthan chief minister's remarks followed announcements by BJP-led governments in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh that they are considering to enact a law against inter-faith marriages
Delhi HC declines to stay 8 pm telecast of Sudarshan TV programme claiming 'infiltration of Muslims' in UPSC
The court, however, has issued a notice to Centre and Sudarshan News, on a petition filed by Jamia students and alumni challenging the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting's nod to the channel to air the show
Charting history of Indian Muslims and the police: From British era to AMU violence, a story of injustice
The recent death of 22-year-old Rizwan Ahmad in the Ambedkarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, allegedly due to police beating, merits a deeper exploration of the relationship between the police and Muslims of India
Nipah virus, Kerala floods, and now COVID-19: Malayalam media's coverage of crises offers a model worth replicating for constructive journalism
The Malayalam news media has focused on solution-based journalism thus guiding people in Kerala towards measures or a preventive cure to overcome a crisis like COVID-19 as opposed to peddling sensationalist or communal dribble which are characteristic of a lot of Indian language media
Coronavirus Outbreak: Sudhir Mishra assures despite lockdown, Hostages season 2 will release by May end
Sudhir Mishra says that the coronavirus pandemic can be fought only if people stand united.
Delhi violence: Threatened, confronted and attacked, women journalists face ugly side of riots as mobs turn against those documenting chaos
Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ), which has been documenting the attacks on women journalists documenting the Delhi violence has come across some unpleasant cases that have put scribes at severe risk
The Islamic State's subcontinental branch has called on Indian Muslims angered by the Citizenship Amendment Act to abandon political protest, and instead turn to jihadist violence
Babul Supriyo gets into spat with Muslim student over CAA on Facebook, tells him 'pack off to your country'
BJP minister Babul Supriyo recently threatened a Muslim youth on Facebook to 'pack off to your country' for his social media post seeking to know the Union minister's 'education level'
Kashmir migrant worker executions are symptom of Valley’s anti-Hindu paranoia, misplaced fear of Indian State
Like so many ethnic-religious chauvinisms, claims that outsiders were threatening Kashmir’s social fabric are ill-founded
Rakesh Sharma explains how his critically lauded film, Final Solution, bore witness to the aftermath of the Gujarat riots and became among the most widely circulated documentaries in India
Muslim man in MP abused, beaten, paraded for asking for box of mobile phone, claims religion-based hate; police term it 'scuffle'
A 20-year-old Muslim youth was beaten up, verbally abused and paraded by the owner of a mobile shop in Madhya Pradesh's Kurawar for asking for the original box of a mobile phone
Mamata Banerjee should learn from Naveen Patnaik on how to fulfil constitutional duties, avoid pettiness in political rivalry
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's work and gesture are a reminder to Mamata Banerjee that one doesn’t need to be petty and irresponsible in executing one’s duties as the CM and meeting the challenge posed by a rival political party
Muslim voters in Amethi's Jais rue lack of development, but baulk at idea of voting for BJP; blame party's polarised campaign
The BJP offers development to Muslim voters in Amethi, but the saffron party's Hindutva politics is likely to force them to vote for Congress as for them survival and honour trump development
Lok Sabha polls: BJP's choice of Sadhvi Pragya to contest from Bhopal indicates party's polarising strategy in crucial seat
The BJP's decision to field Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blast case, from the Bhopal parliamentary seat against Digvijaya Singh, a senior Congress leader in the state and two-time chief minister can be read as an explicit attempt to polarise the electorate.
Talk of 'porn jihad' on Twitter shows how fear of the 'sexy other' is still being used to polarise the country
While Twitter user Poornima Nayak Deb started her thread by acknowledging the truth of the 'sexy other', she and those who agree with the premise of 'porn jihad' mostly wallow in the fear of the 'sexy other'.
Forced to choose between communalists and criminals as their netas, Bihar voters get played by cunning secularists
The choice of Bihar Mahagathbandhan candidates for Darbhanga, Madhubani and Siwan Lok Sabha seats raises questions about the ‘secularism’ practised by non-BJP parties and the responses to it by Muslim voters
Catholic body to gauge community's view on issues faced by Christians, growing communalism ahead of LS polls
A Delhi-based Christian organisation has asked Catholic bodies across the country to organise seminars and discussions in order to gauge the community's views on growing communalism, minority rights, etc, ahead of the Lok Sabha Election
Congress betrays political heritage by invoking NSA for cow slaughter, risks compromising opposition to BJP
The politics of majoritarian mobilisation is central to the BJP’s political philosophy, the Congress, on the other hand, has historically been a broad church. It will never be able to compete on this terrain with conviction