BJP CMs have declared their intention to enact laws against this practice but the fear of physical harm has failed to deter young women from marrying out of choice
Indian upper caste outrage against racism in the West is in jarring contrast to apathy towards marginalised at home
While 'Black Lives Matter' needs and deserves all the attention coming its way, the sudden outrage by India's upper caste on this issue seems rather hypocritical, considering their long history of brutality against Dalits and Adivasis.
Capping a sombre Ramzan, this Eid was unlike any other in recent memory. But in homes across India, families managed to keep the ethos of the festival alive.
Mustafabad youth, awaiting surgery for wounds sustained in police action during Delhi riots , summoned by cops for questioning; alleges mistreatment
On Wednesday, Mohammad Shamsuddin, a resident of Mustafabad, one of the many localities affected in the Delhi riots in February this year, got an unexpected call from the police. According to Shamsuddin, the police told his son to go to Dayalpur police station for inquiry and investigation into the Delhi riots.
Harish Salve's arguments expose fault lines in 'unconstitutionality' of CAA; narrative against Act built on a mythical NRC
If we accept one positive discrimination conferred by the Indian Constitution on minorities based on religious classification, it is spurious to claim that allowing for a similar positive discrimination in favour of another identifiable group is unconstitutional
Back from adult prison, Bihar minors arrested in police raids on Muslim homes post CAA protests tell of maltreatment
Bihar Police passed minors off as adults in the First Information Report (FIR). Which meant they spent a month in an Aurangabad prison with hardened criminals before they were moved to a juvenile home on 23 January.
Bihar Police arrests 13 minors from Aurangabad during CAA protests, passes them off as 'adults' in FIR
Bihar police have arrested 13 minors and identified them as 'adults' over anti-Citizenship Amenment Act protests on 21 December 2019 in town of Aurangabad turned violent. All arrested are Muslim youths. Firstpost had earlier reported that Bihar Police had altered the age of two minor boys and identified them as adults in the FIR.
SC lawyer writes to Patna HC about minors booked as adults in Bihar's Aurangabad after Firstpost report exposes state police action
A Supreme Court lawyer in Patna has written to the Chief Justice of Patna High Court, to take cognisance of what's happening in Aurangabad, Bihar after a Firstpost article pointed out that the Bihar Police had arrested 13 minors during anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests
Watch: In aftermath of police action during anti-CAA protests in Bihar's Aurangabad, video proof emerges of cops wrecking vehicles, barging into homes
Several videos emerging from Bihar's Aurangabad show the extent of police high-handedness in Muslim dominated areas in the town. The videos were shot on 21 December, 2019, when Bihar Police arrested 46 people after anti-Citizenship Amendment Act and anti-National Register of Citizen protests turned violent in the town of Aurangabad.
Opportunities, not religious persecution, make Bangladeshis flock to India; border residents fear more immigration on pretext of atrocities
For people living along the northern Dhubri sector of India-Bangladesh border in western Assam, their friends from Bangladesh have more than a single perspective to share on the Citizenship Amendment Act
Constitutional resistance and resilience: To argue that constitutionality of Citizenship Act can't be settled 'on the roads' is shallow and dismissive
Citizenship Act: While legal argument in courts, as Pandey says, "requires certain legal and constitutional scholarship", it is his disdain for the enactment of a politics of resistance which deploys a distinctly constitutional idiom (can't be settled at the pedestrian level, on the roads) which should be a larger cause for concern.
Applicability of CAA on nationwide NRC: Notion that citizenship law automatically applies en masse to all non-Muslims left out of NRC in Assam not legally correct
Even in terms of the nationwide NRC that the BJP is proposing, it is too premature to determine how the CAA will be extended to religious groups left out of the NRC. Would there be separate authority set up such as the Foreigners Tribunal? Who would have the last say in declaring individuals as illegal foreigners?
Narendra Modi, Amit Shah are migrants from Gujarat, says Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury while opposing CAB
Earlier, Amit Shah had said in the Rajya Sabha that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is needed so that Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, Christian and Parsi refugees, who are being discriminated on the basis of their religion in Pakistan, Bangladesh or Afghanistan, can obtain Indian citizenship
Mamata-Owaisi row: In her desperation to prevent split in Muslim vote bank, West Bengal CM has ended up giving a boost to AIMIM
Politics of identity has come home to roost in West Bengal. The war of words between Mamata Banerjee and Asaduddin Owaisi is indicative of the squeezing space for so-called 'secular parties' that have long carried out identity politics under the garb of 'secularism'.
The burden of peace and harmony in New India, a Hindu Rashtra, is now on Muslims. The burden of peace demands conformity of the Muslim community.
Project two-nation theory, Indian atrocities against Muslims on 15 August, says Pakistan media regulator; Imran Khan govt minister calls move 'unnecessary'
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (PEMRA)'s advisories are for Eid-al-Adha, 14 August (Pakistan's independence day) and 15 August.
Maharashtra: Muslim youths threatened, forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' in Aurangabad; heavy security deployed
Two Muslim youths alleged that they were forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' in Maharashtra's Aurangabad on Sunday night, Asian News International reported. Shaikh Aamer, one the victims, told reporters that the incident took place at Azad Chowk when he with his friend was out for work. He claimed that the duo was waylaid by a few miscreants who came in a car.
Foreign minister Jaishankar's rebuttal to US report on religious freedom is hypocritical; rule of law is weakly articulated in India
Theoretically, the Constitution does protect the religious freedom of citizens and the rule of law protects fundamental rights. But anybody who follows public affairs even in the most cursory manner knows how weakly the rule of law is articulated in India and how easily constitutional guarantees can be violated
Being Muslim in New India is an inherently existential struggle, subsumed as community is under an emergent Hindu nation
With Narendra Modi's phenomenal victory in the 2019 elections, theories, everyday conversations, stories and celebrations speak of a significant notion: the 'Hinduisation' of society.
Modi government 2.0: PM urges BJP leaders, allies to win faith of minorities as part of endeavour for 'sabka vishwas'
At the NDA meeting at the Parliament Central Hall, Narendra Modi urged BJP leaders and allies to work on getting rid of fear and distrust among minorities and make no distinction among castes and communities.