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Opinion | Culture Of Intolerance Is Hurting India's Tradition Of Debate And Discussion

Opinion | Culture Of Intolerance Is Hurting India's Tradition Of Debate And Discussion

In democratic India, suppression and erasure of dissent has become the norm of the day and it's across political parties.

04 October 2021
Overhearing Chat About CAA Protest, Uber Driver Takes Passenger To Police

Overhearing Chat About CAA Protest, Uber Driver Takes Passenger To Police

The driver stopped the cab and told Sarkar he wanted to withdraw money from ATM. When he returned, he had two policemen with him.

07 February 2020

Better To Seek Answers Than Spreading One's Own Impression: Sitharaman On Shah-Bajaj Exchange

Rahul Bajaj raised questions ranging from the condition of the economy to the government's ability to accept criticism.

'Unpleasant Trends' Of Growing Intolerance, Disharmony Can Damage Our Polity: Manmohan Singh

'Unpleasant Trends' Of Growing Intolerance, Disharmony Can Damage Our Polity: Manmohan Singh

Remembering former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, Manmohan Singh said these trends are repugnant to promotion of peace, national...

20 August 2019

Actor, Who Signed Letter To PM, Claims Death Threat For Raising Voice Against Lynchings

'Yesterday I received a call from an unknown number, where I was threatened of dire consequences if I don't stop raising my voice against lynchings', Actor...

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24 July 2019
'No One Should Communalise Criminal Incidents': Naqvi Slams Letter To PM Modi Over Lynchings

'No One Should Communalise Criminal Incidents': Naqvi Slams Letter To PM Modi Over Lynchings

Union Minority Affairs Minister Naqvi said, 'No one should communalise criminal incidents. Dalits and minorities are safe in this country.'


13 July 2019
Rising Intolerance, Hate Crimes Can Seriously Damage Economic Growth: Adi Godrej

Rising Intolerance, Hate Crimes Can Seriously Damage Economic Growth: Adi Godrej

Adi Godrej was quick to add that all is not well in the country and pointed out a slew of concerns on the social front, warning of their impact on growth as...


12 July 2019
Billboards With Noble Laureate Amartya Sen's Remarks Over 'Jai Shri Ram' Appear On Kolkata Streets

Billboards With Noble Laureate Amartya Sen's Remarks Over 'Jai Shri Ram' Appear On Kolkata Streets

'I have never heard the 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan before. It is being used to thrash sections of people. I feel this slogan is alien to Bengal's culture,' reads...


08 July 2019
Stick To Your Subject: Meghalaya Governor To Amartya Sen Over 'Jai Shri Ram' Remark

Stick To Your Subject: Meghalaya Governor To Amartya Sen Over 'Jai Shri Ram' Remark

The Nobel laureate had on Friday said that 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan is nowadays used 'to beat up people' across the country and has no association with Bengali...


11 April 2019
There Is Growing Intolerance In Society: Supreme Court

There Is Growing Intolerance In Society: Supreme Court

The observation was made in a judgement in which the apex court imposed Rs 20 lakh fine on the Mamata Banerjee government over not allowing the screening of...


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24 March 2018
Nobody Should Be Shouted Down At Varsities By Saying 'You Are Anti-National', Says Raghuram Rajan

Nobody Should Be Shouted Down At Varsities By Saying 'You Are Anti-National', Says Raghuram Rajan

"We need to learn to respect universities as places where ideas are debated"


05 March 2018
Christians, Sikhs Being Persecuted In India, Believe British MPs; To Take It Up With Modi During Commonwealth Meet

Christians, Sikhs Being Persecuted In India, Believe British MPs; To Take It Up With Modi During Commonwealth Meet

The Ministry of External Affairs has, however, refused to comment on the issue


21 February 2018
Supreme Court Stays Criminal Proceedings Against Priya Prakash Varrier, <em>Oru Adaar Love</em> Makers

Supreme Court Stays Criminal Proceedings Against Priya Prakash Varrier, Oru Adaar Love Makers

On Monday, the actress had filed a plea in the apex court over the case registered against her film Oru Adaar Love in Telangana for allegedly hurting sentiments


04 February 2018
Problem Of Intolerance In India, Difference Of Opinion Is Seen As Dissent, Says Swara Bhaskar

Problem Of Intolerance In India, Difference Of Opinion Is Seen As Dissent, Says Swara Bhaskar

Swara had recently criticised Padmaavat director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for "glorifying" the now-banned archaic jauhar practise


22 January 2018
Protesting Against <em>Padmaavat</em> Release, Man Climbs Mobile Tower, Demands Nation-Wide Ban

Protesting Against Padmaavat Release, Man Climbs Mobile Tower, Demands Nation-Wide Ban

The movie will be released on January 25 in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil.


20 January 2018
CBFC Chief Faces Karni Sena's Ire For Clearing <em>Padmaavat</em>, Rajput Outfit To Protest His Lecture At JLF

CBFC Chief Faces Karni Sena's Ire For Clearing Padmaavat, Rajput Outfit To Protest His Lecture At JLF

"He has put the pride of Rajasthan at stake. How can he deliver a lecture here after humiliating us?"


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18 January 2018
Fearing Vigilante Attack, Muslim Corporator Hands Over Pet Cow To Police In Meerut

Fearing Vigilante Attack, Muslim Corporator Hands Over Pet Cow To Police In Meerut

Ghaffar called the decision a personal one and said it had nothing to do with his party.


08 January 2018
Angry Mob Thrashes Two Men For Allegedly Stealing Cows in UP's Mughalsarai

Angry Mob Thrashes Two Men For Allegedly Stealing Cows in UP's Mughalsarai

The SP said that action will also be taken against the people for thrashing the duo.


05 January 2018
Enraged Students Decide To Host Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid's Speech Online In Protest

Enraged Students Decide To Host Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid's Speech Online In Protest

The event was declined permission on Thursday by the Police without assigning any reason.


29 December 2017
Humans Of Hindutva Re-Activates To Prove A Point That Facebook Did Not Delete The Page

Humans Of Hindutva Re-Activates To Prove A Point That Facebook Did Not Delete The Page

He also said that he will leave the page open for some time before he deletes it again.


29 December 2017
Humans Of Hindutva Shut Facebook Page After Receiving Death Threats, Admin Says 'I Live In A BJP State'

Humans Of Hindutva Shut Facebook Page After Receiving Death Threats, Admin Says 'I Live In A BJP State'

"I have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan. Actually, more than myself I worry for the safety of my family."


26 December 2017
Actor Prakash Raj Slams Union Minister Hegde's 'Hate-Reaping' Comments Deriding Secularists

Actor Prakash Raj Slams Union Minister Hegde's 'Hate-Reaping' Comments Deriding Secularists

Hegde had also suggested changes in the Constitution to do away with the idea of "secularism”


01 December 2017
India Needs To Cherish And Nurture Its Muslim Population: Obama

India Needs To Cherish And Nurture Its Muslim Population: Obama

Obama said he had emphasised the need for religious tolerance and the right to practice one's own faith during closed door talks with Prime Minister Narendra...


21 November 2017
Trying To Come Up With A 'Balanced Decision' On <em>Padmavati</em>, CBFC Chief Says It Needs Time And Space To Function

Trying To Come Up With A 'Balanced Decision' On Padmavati, CBFC Chief Says It Needs Time And Space To Function

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film is the first major hurdle that Joshi faces as the head of the Central Board of Film Certification.



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