We expected this crisis to be a long interregnum of suffering, but one in which India’s demons of hate would be exiled. The ruling establishment had other plans.
An immense deal can be achieved by the administration to help victims of violence, if it musters political courage and morality and is driven by public compassion.
“Doing so will clear the moral pathways of the civil disobedience I intend to carry out against the graded hierarchy of citizenship.”
If Parliament passes the Citizenship Amendment Bill, India’s constitutional structure, as we know it, will lose its soul
The CAB-NRC poses the gravest threat to India’s secular democratic constitution since India became a republic, and must be fought with a nation-wide civil disobedience movement. The contours of this struggle need to be worked out by We the People.
The philosophy of caste validates the casual subjection of sanitation workers to the hazardous, humiliating task of cleaning sewers and septic tanks.
Rumours had swirled about a Durga idol being damaged by a stone hurled from a mosque. Zainul Ansari paid the price.
“When our house was completed, three storeys high, we decided to fly the national flag from the highest point on the terrace,” said Mohammed Sajid…
The Congress, after its political revival over the last year, in the crucial weeks since the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama, South Kashmir, was confused and defensive…
“When our house was completed, three storeys high, we decided to fly the national flag from the highest point on the terrace,” said Mohammed Sajid, his arm in a sling, his feet unsteady, head still giddy.
Hate has curdled the capacity for compassion in India. Will Indians take a leaf out of New Zealand’s book? “We are broken-hearted, but we are not broken,” declared Imam Gamal Fouda…