Category: August 2016

70th Independence Day

The Modi Government has announced that India’s 70th Independence Day – 15 August 2016 –will be marked by celebrations on the theme of ‘Yaad Karo Kurbani’ (Remember the Sacrifices). Celebrations will include the Indian tricolor...

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Brexit and After

After a viciously xenophobic and violent campaign that even saw the unprecedented killing of a popular Labour MP, Jo Cox, the Brexit (Britain plus exit) camp secured a surprise victory in the UK referendum on leaving the...

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Creating An Anti-People Rulers’ ‘Consensus’

(See Liberation September 2015 for an earlier piece, ‘Notes on GST Bill: An Integral Part of the Neo-liberal Reform Agenda’. Some of the points covered in that piece have not been repeated for the sake of brevity.) With the...

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Stop The War On Democracy In Kashmir

Kashmir has been plunged into yet another cycle of massive civilian protests met with brutal state repression that claimed 46 lives (and still counting) and severely injured many more. The crisis has been precipitated this time...

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Opening Up The Conversation on Kashmir

What is notable about this juncture is that there is a greater willingness among common Indian citizens to question the official narrative on Kashmir; a greater openness to discuss democratic rather than military ways of...

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Supreme Court Questions Indefinite Reign of AFSPA

On 8 July, Burhan Wani was killed in what the security forces claimed was an ‘encounter’ in Kashmir. On the same day, the Supreme Court passed a significant order considerably restricting the scope of the AFSPA and countering...

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Gumudumaha Massacre in Odisha

A joint fact-finding team visited Gumudumaha village in Paranpanga panchayat in Kandhamal district of Odisha to investigate the killing of five civilians in firing by security forces. The security forces claimed that the...

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