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    RSS-BJP split?

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on March 01, 2020

    THERE is no way the BJP will (or, indeed, can) split from the RSS. Splits are between equals. The BJP is a creature of the...

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    Right to assemble

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2020

    THE agitations which have swept India against the Citizenship Amendment Act have created precedents none imagined earlier. Women predominate, some with babies in arms. So,...

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    Police excesses

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on January 26, 2020

    NO UNITED civil liberties movement exists as such in India today. But police excesses have mounted. The movement against the Citizenship Amendment Act has spread...

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    Bonded labour

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on January 12, 2020

    PILOO Mody and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto were close buddies since their days at Berkeley. Piloo famously coined an expression for which prime minister Indira Gandhi...

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    Shimla and AJK

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on December 22, 2019

    VERY many in India have nursed reservations about the ‘Agreement on Bilateral Relations Between the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan’ signed at...

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    Democracy in dark

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on December 01, 2019

    THE recent elections to the legislative assembly of Maharashtra sprang no surprise in yielding a hung assembly in which no party had a majority. In...

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    Jailed legislators

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2019

    WHEN the Indian parliament reassembled for its winter session on November 18, its upper house resounded with the cry of ‘where is Farooq?’, a reference...

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    Babri verdict

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2019

    THE Supreme Court of India’s judgement in the Babri Masjid case does no credit to the court’s reputation. It comes in the wake of its...

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    Uncle Toms

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on October 28, 2019

    THE issue of the silence of the Muslims of India on the travails of Kashmiri Muslims has been simmering ever since the Instrument of Accession...

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    Politics and history

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on October 06, 2019

    ‘HISTORY is the most dangerous product evolved from the chemistry of the intellect. Its properties are well known. It causes dreams, it intoxicates whole people,...

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