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In the , three parties—the AAP, the BJP and the Congress—have fielded 24 women candidates out of a total of 210. From April 2019, on political parties and their fickle commitment to women's representation:
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The Caravan 13h
Referring to the public acclaim that the women protestors have received, a man told Farah Farooqi, "We had imprisoned women because of our ego. History shows that Islam has survived because of women.”
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The Caravan 14h
On 6 April 2019, Lassana Cisse, a 42-year-old Ivorian resident of the Ħal Far open centre, was shot dead on the road to the seaside town of Birżebbuġa. Cisse’s killing is believed to be Malta’s first racially motivated murder.
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The Caravan 15h
Sanjiv Tyagi, the superintendent of police of Bijnor, admitted to in an interview, that non-uniformed men had worked with the police on the ground on 20 December 2019 in the Bijnor district. He stated they were the “police mitr”.
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The Caravan 15h
Both the former cops agreed that there was a provision for recruitment of SPOs under the UP police regulations but said the SPOs or police mitr can never be deployed for any police work, including controlling a mob or in a riot-like situation.
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Replug | In JNU, the appointment of Jagadesh Kumar to the post of vice chancellor indicates that new recruitments are being made with a clear vetting of ideological affiliations. on how the RSS is infiltrating India’s intellectual spaces:
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The Caravan 19h
"We are not Indian by chance; we are Indian by choice,” Saba said. “In 1947, we rejected the an Islamic state. Today, our Hindu brothers and sisters will reject the Hindu nation." reports:
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The Caravan 20h
Shah may not have been directly involved in running the government in the previous term, but like he did in Gujarat, he handled Modi’s electoral machinery. Modi, after due attention to his self-image, largely prefers to leave such details to Shah.
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The Caravan 21h
"Now there’s more sensitivity about trans issues and it is comparatively better now than before. There definitely has to be a bigger change. First the family has to recognise and accept trans people": Perumal Murugan interviews.
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The Caravan 21h
The CBI did not levy any criminal charges against these “officials” and instead recommended only departmental enquiries. The lawyer Fauzia Shakil said if the CBI's evidence "was enough to recommend disciplinary action why not a chargesheet?”
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The Caravan 22h
Begum Purwa residents said that until 20 December 2019, they had never seen SPOs being deployed for unleashing a crackdown on locals. in:
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The Caravan 23h
“There is a censor within me now that tells me what is safe to write and what is not safe to write”—Perumal Murugan speaks about the motivations for writing his new book 's interview with Murugan:
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The Caravan Jan 26
Replug | The popular response to issues of sexual violence tends to limit itself to ramping up security for women and punishing perpetrators, rather than probing deeper into the reasons for the violence.
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The Caravan Jan 26
After online backlash for statement, Tharoor provided an explanation via a thread of tweets stating he understands “primordial place” of the slogan in Islam and its usage as an assertion of faith. And yet, he revealed a basic flaw in his understanding.
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The Caravan Jan 26
It is a fact—clear as daylight even to Brahmin scholars—that the Vedic Brahmins did slaughter cows and eat beef, and to them no untouchability applied. From November, Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd in:
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The Caravan Jan 26
After Godse’s newspaper Agrani was penalised for its extremist rhetoric, he started another newspaper under the name Hindu Rashtra. Historical records expose the lie that Nathuram Godse left the RSS:
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The Caravan Jan 26
Replug | One cannot take refuge behind the argument that the Constitution—meant explicitly to shape all spheres of society—is blameless for the chasm between its good intentions and eventual societal outcomes. From May, Achin Vanaik in:
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The Caravan Jan 26
“What are they taking revenge for, tell me? Muslims are agreeing to everything that the BJP wants. They said, stop eating beef, so we said, alright, we will not eat beef. They gave the wrong decision [Babri Masjid], but the Muslims did not say anything."
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The Caravan Jan 26
Both the former cops agreed that there was a provision for recruitment of SPOs under the UP police regulations but said the SPOs or police mitr can never be deployed for any police work, including controlling a mob or in a riot-like situation.
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The Caravan Jan 26
“Twenty days before your death you finally/ wrote, this time from Lahore, that after the sack/ of Beirut you had no address": Agha Shahid Ali on Faiz. From the archives, in:
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