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Saturday, November 02, 2002
Minority educational rights
THE SUPREME COURT appears to have struck a delicate balance in the minority educational institutions case by adopting a position aimed at harmonising constitutionally-sanctioned special minority rights, on the one hand, with the constitutional ...
Mayawati should prove majority
THE DECISION BY the 12-member group from within the BJP legislature party in Uttar Pradesh to withdraw support to the Mayawati dispensation (in addition to the eight Independents) has called into question the claims to majority support for the ...
Leader Page Articles
Poverty and inequality
By Andre Beteille
The kind of poverty that makes children go hungry and women die of malnutrition cannot be supported by any moral argument... Salary differentials within the middle class are not matters of conscience.
Extremism in Indonesia
By Man Mohini Kaul & Vibhanshu Shekhar
Help from the West in putting down the Islamic radicals will be seen by most Indonesians as interference in their country's affairs and further jeopardise the present secular leadership.
Lift this veil of secrecy
By Inder Malhotra
Over the last fortnight, for entirely understandable reasons, the country ruminated and agonised over the limited, brief and yet traumatic border war with China 40 years ago. Most of the writings and discussions on the subject were in the genre ...
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