Weekly News Roundup – February 11, 2019

Pressure mounts on MIT to disinvite Subramanian Swamy from the India Conference 2019

 


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With online petitions, phone calls to MIT’s President’s Office, and now a letter signed by the faculty members, pressure is mounting on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to disinvite Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy from the MIT India Conference 2019 scheduled to be held here on Sunday, February 16, 2019. Swamy was barred in 2011 from teaching at another Cambridge-based institution, Harvard University, for his Islamophobic views. He has always been in the news for his controversial views on various topics including Muslims, homosexuality, and recently alleging that Priyanka Gandhi has bipolar disorder.…

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Congress’ Competitive Hindutva? Now NSA Against 2 Men in MP For ‘Illegally’ Transporting Cows

Two men from Agar Malwa district of Madhya Pradesh have been booked under the National Security Act (NSA) for alleged illegal transportation of cattle and disruption of public peace, a police official said on Friday..… Application of the draconian law, which provides for sweeping powers of arrest and preventive detention, signals political posturing by the Congress government in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.…

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A Race Against Time to Save the Missing 3 Crore Indian Muslim Voters

Election after election, the Muslim representation in Indian Parliament and Assemblies has been receding. Given the fact that the Muslims represent 14.2 percent chunk of the country’s population, according to official census, simple arithmetic would suggest that the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament, should have at least 80 Muslim MPs. Yet the existing minuscule number of 24 doesn’t even come anywhere close to this figure..…

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News Headlines

“Enough Is Enough”: Top Court’s Stiff Warning To Bihar Over Shelter Rapes

Opinions & Editorials

Where Are The Jobs? There Is A Real And Growing Unemployment Crisis In India – By Lola Nayar, Sandeep Sahu, Others