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Hafta 382: India-China tensions, Bihar caste census, Yasin Malik’s life sentence

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This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Jayashree Arunachalam, and Raman Kirpal are joined by author and professor Jabin Thomas Jacob.

They discuss Indo-China relations and tensions along the border between the two countries that have risen with the construction of a second bridge on the Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh. “One interpretation of all these clashes is essentially our infrastructure having improved and us being able to access the areas under Chinese occupation which were non-accessible before,” Jabin says. “We have been doing this, but we are just a couple of decades late.”

The discussion shifts to Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s announcement about a state-wise caste census. The panellists discuss the importance and drawbacks of compiling such data in the current political scenario.

The conversation also spans Abhinandan’s experience at a conference in London where Rahul Gandhi also spoke and Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik’s conviction and imprisonment for life.

This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.

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