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.
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.
The state is proof that communal tension between Hindus and Muslims is not spontaneous. It thrives only because of politically engineered polarisation.
The official explanation of why India is determined not to continue to give refuge to Rohingyas has legal, constitutional and moral problems.
‘The role of the Samajwadi Party (SP) government and of other parties that claim to be “secular” require much closer investigations.’
The long shadow of death fell sombrely on the banks of the Brahmaputra, in Assam, in November. Five men, all Bengali Hindu settlers whose families fled the East Pakistan district of Sylhet in 1964, were picked up from their village by men dressed in battle fatigues on November 1, and shot dead.