What to Read in The Hindu
16 March 2022

1. Wearing hijab is not essential part of religion: Karnataka HC

  • GS 2,3 Front Page

  • The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday upheld the ban on the wearing of hijab (head scarf) by students in schools and colleges in the State. It held that wearing the hijab is not an essential religious practice in Islam and is not, therefore, protected under by the right to freedom of religion guaranteed by Article 25 of the Constitution. The court said it was a reasonable restriction that was constitutionally permissible


2.  A misfiring and its trail of poor strategic stability

  • Gs 3, editorial Page

  • India’s missile incident has underlined the sorry state of bilateral mechanisms it has with Pakistan for crisis management.


3.  Pakistan’s neutrality, Taliban’s worry 

  • Gs 3, OpEd

  • The Afghan Taliban will be affected by Imran Khan’s diplomatic manoeuvres in the Ukraine minefield.


4.  SC averse to ‘sealed cover jurisprudence’

  • Page 8, Imp News

  • Two separate Benches of the Supreme Court on Tuesday tore into the “sealed cover jurisprudence” practised by the government in courts.


5.  UN resolution focuses only on one religion: India

  • As the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on Tuesday to proclaim March 15 as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia, India expressed concern over phobia against “one religion being elevated to the level of an international day”

  • Page 9, NEWS


6.  U.S. warns China against Russia support

  • Page 11 World

  • The United States on Monday warned China that it “will not stand by” should it provide military support to Russia, while Beijing pushed back against what it called “disinformation” that “smeared” its stand on the Ukraine issue, as senior officials from the two countries met in Rome.


7.  India’s solar capacity: Milestones and challenges

  • As on 28 February 2022, India has surpassed 50 GW of cumulative installed solar capacity. This ranks the country fifth in solar power deployment.

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