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Cow urine, Secularism, Narendra Modi, Indian democracy

India has become a subject of ridicule internationally, thanks to Modi and BJP

In the last couple of years, the country's global image on three accounts - being democratic, secular and scientific - has been seriously dented.

POLITICS

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Secularism, Kar Sevaks, Babri Masjid

That day in the '90s, when a karsevak visited my home after Babri Masjid fell

Breathing deeply behind the closed door, my mother said more to herself than to me, 'I didn’t want him to know we are Muslim.'

POLITICS

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Secularism, Uttar Pradesh, Hindutva, Yogi Adityanath

What Yogi Adityanath, Hindutva and porn industry have in common

If you are against humiliation and abuse in pornography, shouldn't it be boycotted in political speeches too?

POLITICS

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BJP, Secularism, Assembly elections 2017, Supreme Court

SC ban on using religion for votes is secular, liberal - those opposing it aren't

By using religion and caste in elections, political parties have divided Indians for years. That must stop.

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, Votes, Hindutva, Secularism

Supreme Court ruling will wipe elections of communalism

The apex court did well to acknowledge and factor in how fast hate speech travels in today’s world, and swings votes.

POLITICS

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Hindutva, Secularism, Identity Politics, Supreme Court

SC order to ‘enhance secularism’ may end up undermining democracy

Apex court saying that seeking votes on the basis of caste, community, religion and language is illegal may adversely impact pro-Dalit groups.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Congress, Sangh Parivar, Secularism, Indian Muslims

Hardly surprising minorities are scared for their lives in India

When compared to the Congress, the RSS-VHP-BJP are really dangerous.

POLITICS

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Fascism, Secularism, Prakash Karat, Hindutva

How India can avoid being ruled by a fascist state

The insertion of the Sangh parivar activists in key positions and the simultaneous ban on secular school textbooks has raised an alarm.