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Story Posted on 13-07-2018


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Narendra Modi, Muslims, Sharia court, Hamid Ansari

The BJP doesn't mind khap panchayats, but is politicising Hamid Ansari's Sharia court remarks

No, these courts are not a 'parallel legal system', and the SC had earlier rejected a plea to ban them.


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Personal laws, Sharia court, Hindu pakistan, Shashi Tharoor

'Hindu Pakistan', Forsooth — Why Shashi Tharoor, despite his perfect accent, is perfectly wrong

The Congress leader is apparently very worried about religious equality, if the BJP returns in 2019. Thus, it's time to push for a Uniform Civil Code.


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Republic day parade, Theresa May, Britain visit, Donald Trump

US President could be India’s R Day guest: Will our welcome trump the Britons’?

Donald Trump’s visit to Britain has so far been a ballooning up of embarrassments.


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Mbappe, Football, France, Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism scores: Why inclusion is the biggest winner at the FIFA World Cup

Even when nationalities, colour and religion divides, Football finds a way to bring people together.


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Delhi, Public Spaces, Tughlaq sultanate, History

Of sarais and Sultanates: What the remains of two centuries-old inns in Delhi tell us

Spaces of public use have changed a lot since the medieval times, but some things remain the same.


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Pervez Musharraf, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan election

The politics of the upcoming Pakistan polls

With a queered pitch and biased umpires, Pakistan’s struggle for democracy is far from over.


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Homosexuality, LGBTQI, Gay rights, Section 377

Fight against Section 377 is about dignity, reducing it to ‘gay sex’ is unfortunate

More than anything else, this is a struggle against discrimination, exclusion, and 'otherisation'.


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ISI, Pakistan general elections, Maryam nawaz, Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam to be arrested: Before polls, a coup creeps up in Pakistan

Developments ahead of the election suggest Pakistan's new government will be little more than a puppet.


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Pakistan people's party, ISI, Terrorism, Nawaz Sharif

Why Pakistan faces turbulent times ahead of upcoming elections

The blast in Pakhtunkhwa province has given a deadly jolt to the Pakistani counter-terror forces who have been claiming an incident-free election campaigning.


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Alagiri, MK Stalin, 2019 Lok Sabha elections, DMK

Will Alagiri play spoilsport for DMK in 2019 Lok Sabha polls?

Madurai is still a stronghold of the expelled DMK leader.