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Jan 14, 2019
'Double-edged' Citizenship Amendment Bill will turn Bangladesh into Pakistan, say country's prominent HindusProminent Bangladeshi Hindus have criticised the NDA government’s determined bid to push through Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, stating that the move may pave the way for Bangladesh to become an Islamic theocratic state like Pakistan
Oct 30, 2018
Centre's order to grant citizenship to illegal migrants sparks mixed reactions in Assam; Bengali groups welcome moveThe Centre's recent notification to register Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian infiltrators from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh as Indians in 16 districts across seven states in India has evoked clashing reactions in Assam.
Oct 12, 2018
The Supreme Court and religion in India: A blinkered perspective?The Supreme Court made the right sounds, announcing that temples could not be taken over by governments in perpetuity, but there have been missteps as well
Sep 30, 2018
Despite concerns, a Hindu rashtra not possible under BJP; a theocratic State will also erode rights of the majorityOne could officially deny Christians and Muslims some political rights under a Hindu rashtra, however, because a Hindu rashtra also erodes the power and the rights of the majority of Hindus, one can be assured that this is not something that the BJP, or any other force can do
Jul 06, 2018
Mental healthcare in India: Accessibility still a challenge, as minority issues remain unaccounted forThe representation of non-Dalit/Adivasi communities dominates healthcare services in India both on the giving as well on the receiving end
Apr 01, 2018
Bangladesh minority rights activist Ratish Chandra Bhowmik goes missing; search operation onA prominent Hindu lawyer in Bangladesh who fought the state's case in high-profile murder trials against Islamist extremists has disappeared, prompting authorities to launch a massive search operation to trace him.
Dec 27, 2017
Empowering minorities educationally will be high on govt's agenda in 2018: Mukhtar Abbas NaqviA triple talaq legislation, Haj-related reforms and attacks were some of the issues related to minorities that dominated headlines this year with the government stressing that empowering the community educationally will be high on its agenda in 2018.
Oct 01, 2017
Milind Deora column: India, US must focus on 'policy' to counter China's rising influence; end traditional fixationsWhile America is fixated with Russia and North Korea, India is fixated with Pakistan, but in the process, both democracies are not addressing the elephant in the room, ie, China
Aug 23, 2017
SC decides on triple talaq: Despite political backlash, Narendra Modi govt must start debate on Uniform Civil Code debateWith its historic verdict on triple talaq, Supreme Court has delivered a ruling that sits at the crossroads of civil rights and gender justice.
Jul 29, 2017
Nitish Kumar quits Mahagathbandhan: Sacrificing secularism for clean governance is just myopicBihar CM Nitish Kumar’s decision to switch from Grand Alliance to NDA has come to signify to many the primacy of anti-corruption over secularism.