The Hindu-Muslimisation of India’s past and present falls well into the trap of Brahminical rhetoric of theocratic nationalism that wants the world, and Indians in particular, to believe in this dichotomy and not about the grand legacy of Buddhism and the internal violence of caste.
The astonishing thing is that the case has been brought by Gambia. Not by any neighbouring Asian nation. Not Malaysia nor Indonesia nor Pakistan.
Women ad hoc teachers facing loss of job over maternity is a regular phenomenon. More than losing life to illness, ad hoc teachers fear losing their jobs over illness.
May I urge the Prime Minister to examine the priorities of his government and set a new agenda. At the top of this has to be the economy.
In short, the amendment Bill has introduced a new route to acquire citizenship — citizenship by executive fiat.
The tragic fact is that the Uighur, as a small Muslim community in China, have responded to the stimulus of al Qaeda in the region and come to Pakistan in gangs to attack the country’s “deviation” from true Islam.
Politics after CAB: On the one hand, are principles emptied of meaning. On the other, a clear-headed majoritarian project.
The Etemaad of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslameen says, “We need to oppose this kind of hathdharmi — meaningless stubbornness.”
It is a moment of pride for all of us as this step will further strengthen India’s centuries-old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values.
The people still had great trust in Sonowal, who was once hailed as a jatiyo nayok (national hero). They believed that he would not let something like the CAB happen.
Many doubts have been cast on the legality of the Citizenship Amendment Bill. However, the Bill does conform to India’s constitutional spirit. Here’s how.
Who is a citizen? Constituent Assembly debates dealt with that question, and came up with the widest possible humanist answer.
Growing divergence between consumption expenditure estimates from NSO surveys, GDP data is too big to be pushed under the carpet.
Affiliation to political parties has been a poisonous pill for the unions. Their leaderships have often become family affairs, where affiliation is rewarded by plum positions when their political mentors are in power.
This joyous reception of an “encounter” and the police officers involved only proves that people have lost faith in India’s criminal justice system. It also shows that the malady runs deep and recovery is so distant that shortcuts have become the preferred mode of execution.
Among the three major specialty services provided by PM-JAY— oncology, cardiology and nephrology — a majority of the users of oncology services are women. However, there are large gender gaps in the use of cardiology and nephrology-related services.
There is also a need to support the newer kind of farmers’ organisations that are coming up. The need for initial financing for such arrangements, drawing in private rural savings and other financial sector savings, is tremendous.
The political challenge is to make sure that one party’s diabolical version of what is reasonable is not mistaken to be common sense. It will require using the BJP’s tactics.
Government must recognise that fear and enterprise don’t go together. Keep the ED and the CBI at bay and ensure that income tax authorities act within the law. Enterprise alone can help fuel our economy. Otherwise the Ides of March are not far away.
A nation-wide combination of the CAB and NRC will mark India as the natural habitat of Hindus while deriding some Muslims as “foreigners”. Indians will be called Indians not only on territorial grounds but also on ethno-racial and religious lines.