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Rahul Gandhi’s conviction for defamation and disqualification from Parliament shows that no one is above the law

(Guru Prakash) One of the core principles of the Indian Constitution is rule of law, which means that everyone must be treated equally in the eyes of law. Contrary to this principle, there was a deep sense of feudal entitlement in the ruling establishment decades after we won independence and became a republic. Officially, authority […]

Padma Vibhushan to Mulayam Singh Yadav, a lifelong opposer of BJP, must start a national conversation on ending political polarisation

Civilian honours like the Padma awards were long used as tools to please and perpetuate an establishment-supporting coterie from the media and intelligentsia. Over the last few years, we have witnessed a transformative democratisation of these awards. The rising number of awardees from the Dalit and tribal communities from the remotest parts of the country […]

No danger to minorities, the concept of ‘Hindu Rashtra’ being taken seriously: RSS Chief

New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said India needs a policy for population control “equally applicable to all”, and cited “religion-based imbalance” and “forced conversions” to raise the specter of the country breaking apart. Mohan Bhagwat cited East Timor, Kosovo, and South Sudan as examples of “new countries that emerged because of religious community-based imbalances.” […]