- We are in the fourth serious crisis in the history of the Indian Republic, writes Ramachandra Guha in the Hindustan Times.
- In the Indian Express, Suhas Palshikar writes the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act have inspired a new vocabulary of citizenship but only if they swell into a movement will there be a “recoupling of the Indian state and democracy”.
- In the Hindu, Rahul Jayaram writes it might be time to democratically start discussing the division of Uttar Pradesh.
- In the Telegraph, Bhaswati Chakravorty on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s uses of myth: that of the “tukde, tukde gang”, for instance.
- In the Economic Times, CP Geevan writes on the National Population Register and the risks of digitalisation.
- In Livemint Lounge, Naman Ahuja on the historic art of the Indian Constitution.
- The persecuted Rohingya may have got legal protection from the International Court of Justice but will it amount to anything, asks Francis Wade in the Guardian.
- In the New Yorker, Ben Taub writes on the fight to save an innocent Iraqi refugee in the United States.
- Writing in the Deccan Herald, Sankalp Gurjar explains Delhi’s invitation to Brazil’s Far Right president, Jair Bolsonaro, for the Republic Day parade.
- Also in the Telegraph, Mukul Kesavan writes on the song, Hum Dekhenge, which has emerged as an anthem for the citizenship protests, and the linguistic plurality that it represents.
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