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How the 'colonial imposition' of secularism on India prophesied its erosion with the end of British rule
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How the 'colonial imposition' of secularism on India prophesied its erosion with the end of British rule

In Republic of Religion: The Rise and Fall of Colonial Secularism in India, advocate and author Abhinav Chandrachud explores how India aspired to become a secular country and argues that this secular structure was an unnatural foreign imposition on a conquered people by a colonial power.

How Amazon Prime's The Family Man rises above cliched middle class issues of roti, kapda aur makaan
Entertainment

How Amazon Prime's The Family Man rises above cliched middle class issues of roti, kapda aur makaan

The Family Man extends to larger socio-political issues that indirectly impact the average Joe.

One dead, two injured in Jharkhand after mob attacks trio on suspicion of cow slaughter
India

One dead, two injured in Jharkhand after mob attacks trio on suspicion of cow slaughter

Local residents allegedly spotted Kalantus Barla, Fagu Kacchap and Phillip Horo with the carcass of a cow near a river at Jaltanga village in Jharkhand on Sunday and assaulted them

Bulandshahr violence accused get heroic welcome after release on bail; supporters raise slogans of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', 'Jai Shri Ram'
India

Bulandshahr violence accused get heroic welcome after release on bail; supporters raise slogans of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', 'Jai Shri Ram'

The violence had erupted in Bulandshahr after carcasses of around 25 cattle were found in the forests close to a police station.

Five arrested for cow slaughter from BSP leader Ruchi Veera's Bijnor farmhouse; police probing role of politician in case
India

Five arrested for cow slaughter from BSP leader Ruchi Veera's Bijnor farmhouse; police probing role of politician in case

Police on Friday arrested five people from a farmhouse owned by a BSP leader for allegedly slaughtering cows.

Mayawati says BJP in UP and Congress in MP examples of 'state terror' after AMU students are charged with sedition
Politics

Mayawati says BJP in UP and Congress in MP examples of 'state terror' after AMU students are charged with sedition

The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh and the Congress regime in Madhya Pradesh are examples of "state terror" and should be condemned, BSP chief Mayawati said on Thursday.

Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA demands transfer of Khandwa collector who invoked NSA for cow slaughter, calls move 'unjustified'
India

Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA demands transfer of Khandwa collector who invoked NSA for cow slaughter, calls move 'unjustified'

A Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA has demanded an SIT and the transfer of the Khandwa district collector for invoking the NSA on three accused of cow slaughter.

Congress betrays political heritage by invoking NSA for cow slaughter, risks compromising opposition to BJP
Politics

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

Taking the cash cow of smuggling by the horns
India

Taking the cash cow of smuggling by the horns

Since coming to power, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gave the BSF a clear mandate: end the smuggling of India’s ‘holy’ cows to Bangladesh

'Cow vigilantes' beat 24-year-old cattle trader for 2 hours in Rohtak, police chain victim instead of taking him to hospital
India

'Cow vigilantes' beat 24-year-old cattle trader for 2 hours in Rohtak, police chain victim instead of taking him to hospital

Naushad Muhammed, a dairy worker, was thrashed by alleged cow vigilantes on the suspicion that he was transporting cows for slaughter, but his employer said he was transporting buffaloes for trade.

Field report from 13 sites of hate crime in Uttar Pradesh: Lingering fear, distrust, justice delayed and denied
India

Field report from 13 sites of hate crime in Uttar Pradesh: Lingering fear, distrust, justice delayed and denied

With 92 attacks, 2018 recorded the most hate crime in India in a decade, according to Hate Crime Watch, a database of religious identity-based hate crimes across India from 2009 to 2018.

National Security Act invoked against seven arrested in Bulandshahr cow slaughter violence case
India

National Security Act invoked against seven arrested in Bulandshahr cow slaughter violence case

The Bulandshahr district administration on Monday invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against three people arrested in connection with the alleged cow slaughtering incident in Siyana tehsil in December, 2018

Hoardings with Bajrang Dal's Yogesh Raj, key accused in Bulandshahr violence, put up across district extending Makar Sankranti greetings
India

Hoardings with Bajrang Dal's Yogesh Raj, key accused in Bulandshahr violence, put up across district extending Makar Sankranti greetings

On 3 December, inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed in the Bulandshahr violence that broke out in Siyana area after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

Bulandshahr violence: Uttar Pradesh Police arrest main accused in cow slaughter case, seize licensed revolver
India

Bulandshahr violence: Uttar Pradesh Police arrest main accused in cow slaughter case, seize licensed revolver

The development comes a day after BJP legislator Devendra Singh Lodhi stirred controversy by claiming that cop Subodh Kumar killed in Bulandshahr violence had "shot himself after he became hopeless."

Situation tense in Shimla's Rohru after severed head of calf found; mob ransacks minority community's shops
India

Situation tense in Shimla's Rohru after severed head of calf found; mob ransacks minority community's shops

A mob ransacked shops in Rohru market in Shimla district after the discovery of a severed cattle head on Thursday, police said.

Prakash Javadekar dismisses Naseeruddin Shah's comment on Bulandshahr violence, says it reflects 'insecure mentality'
India

Prakash Javadekar dismisses Naseeruddin Shah's comment on Bulandshahr violence, says it reflects 'insecure mentality'

Naseeruddin Shah's comments on Bulandshahr incident surfaced in a video on social media. He said, "I feel anxious for my children because tomorrow if a mob surrounds them and asks, 'Are you a Hindu or a Muslim' they will have no answer."

Naseeruddin Shah should be heard, his remarks debated because Bulandshahr is a blot on India's conscience
India

Naseeruddin Shah should be heard, his remarks debated because Bulandshahr is a blot on India's conscience

What Naseeruddin has said in the context of the 3 December killing of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and local youth Sumit Kumar in Bulandshahr and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath's reaction to it, makes eminent sense. The killing of a police inspector in mob violence is nothing new. But the Bulandshahr case is entirely different.

'You can't see death of 21 cows': BJP MLA Sanjay Sharma tells ex-bureaucrats demanding Yogi Adityanath's resignation
India

'You can't see death of 21 cows': BJP MLA Sanjay Sharma tells ex-bureaucrats demanding Yogi Adityanath's resignation

BJP MLA Sanjay Sharma criticised former bureaucrats who have sought Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath's resignation over the Bulandshahr mob violence, saying they were concerned only with the death there of two men and not of "21 cows"

Bulandshahr violence: Governance takes backseat in UP as Yogi Adityanath govt makes mockery of law and order
India

Bulandshahr violence: Governance takes backseat in UP as Yogi Adityanath govt makes mockery of law and order

This open display of hostility towards one community and undermining of the process of justice are not only creating deep fissures in society but also demoralising honest police officers and jeopardising professionalism in the force.