The BJP-led Assam government plans a census that will identify the native Muslims—called the Goriya, Moriya, Julha and Deshi. Indigenous Muslims say the census is needed to protect their native identity.
A Special Investigation Team has concluded that none of the 199 riot cases post-Indira Gandhi's assassination can be probed afresh. A callous judiciary and an incompetent Delhi Police played the spoilsport
As the Indian Republic draws to 70, the hopes and dreams lie in vibrant debate. The challenge will lie in addressing the yearning for identity in a way consistent with the practices of democracy, writes Mahesh Rangarajan
Over the past couple of years, activists say, a series of high-profile cases—running the gamut from suspected electoral fraud and false FIRs to unlawful detention, torture and alleged extrajudicial killings—point to a nexus between political leaders of all ideological hues and the police.