Liberation Archive

Remembering Shujaat Bukhari

On 14 June, senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office. Shujaat Bukhari was the editor of Rising Kashmir, and a leading voice for peace, ... (read full text)

The military approach has failed if New Delhi cares to see it

— Shujaat Bukhari (Apr 03, 2018, Scroll.in) Three parallel encounters in South Kashmir on Sunday have left behind a trail of blood: 13 local militants, four civilians and three soldiers ... (read full text)

Recommendations of the UN OHCHR Report

To the Human Rights Council: Consider the findings of this report, including the possible establishment of a commission of inquiry to conduct a comprehensive independent international investigation into allegations of ... (read full text)

Why The Lazy, Knee-Jerk, Panicky Response To UN Report on Kashmir?

— Kavita Krishnan (This article appeared in Kafila on 22 June, 2018) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released its first-ever ‘Report on the ... (read full text)
Thoothukudi Massacre

Thoothukudi Massacre

(We briefly reported on the Thoothukudi massacre in the last issue of Liberation. The AIPF team was the first fact-finding team to visit Thoothukudi after the massacre, in this issue ... (read full text)

AIPF Fact Finding Report on Thoothukudi Police Firing

An AIPF Team consisting of R. Vidyasagar, social scientist, Clifton, Advocate Bangalore, G. Ramesh, Advocate, Tirunelveli, Abdul Nizam, Advocate Thirunelveli, and Sundarraj, social activist, Thirunelveli. has visited and Kumareddypuram, Veerapandipuram, ... (read full text)

The Administrative Impasse in Delhi And the Dictatorial Designs of the Modi Government

Something truly bizarre is happening in Delhi. The city has an elected government that commands the biggest majority currently enjoyed by any of India’s governments. But the AAP government which ... (read full text)

Criminalising Dissent: Modi Government’s Latest Assault On Democracy

The arrest of five leading activists on trumped up charges related to the Bhima Koregaon movement and a so-called assassination plot against the Prime Minister is the Modi Government’s latest ... (read full text)
Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016  A Covert Step Toward’s Golwalkar’s India

Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 A Covert Step Toward’s Golwalkar’s India

— Dipankar Bhattacharya (Originally published in the National Herald, Jun 16th 2018) It is well known that the Sangh-BJP establishment is ideologically inimical to the idea of a secular Indian ... (read full text)

Lessons From Kairana

The outcome of the by-poll in the Lok Sabha seat of Kairana in western Uttar Pradesh has come with a resounding message of hope, dealing a significant blow to the ... (read full text)

When Journalism Becomes Propaganda War on Truth and Democracy: Cobrapost Stings Unmask India’s Big Media Houses

The recent Cobrapost Sting operation codenamed 136 (this was India’s global rank in terms of press freedom index when perhaps the sting was shot, by the time the sting was ... (read full text)

Modi Raj – Scam Watch

When the UPA Government was in power, the media did its job of extensively reporting on scams that happened on the Government’s watch – especially those scams which highlighted crony ... (read full text)
Turning India Into Lynchistan?

Turning India Into Lynchistan?

A spate of lynchings of Muslim men by communal mobs has again taken place in Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. 45-year-old cattle trader, Qasim, was lynched to death and the 65-year-old ... (read full text)

Defend Democracy From RSS-BJP Assault In Tripura

— Purushuttam Roy Barman The prevailing situation in Tripura since the results of the last Assembly elections reminds one of the Emergency days. The last Assembly election was no ordinary ... (read full text)
Ministry of External Affairs :  Bring Our Abducted Workers Back

Ministry of External Affairs : Bring Our Abducted Workers Back

On June 10, the CPI(ML) held a protest demonstration outside the Ministry of External Affairs office in Delhi asking what measures had been initiated for the safe return of 7 ... (read full text)

Protests Against Lynchings In Assam and Karbi Anglong

— Sandipan Talukdar On 8th June Abhijeet and Neelotpal, two young musicians from Guwahati went roaming into the hills of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao to enjoy music and nature. ... (read full text)
Municipal Sanitation Workers Strike In Bengaluru

Municipal Sanitation Workers Strike In Bengaluru

Thousands of contract Sanitation workers of Bangalore Municipal Corporation led by the AICCTU-affiliated BBMP Guttike Powrakarmika Sanghatane and CPIML (Liberation) laid siege to the Corporation office on 05 May 2018 ... (read full text)
‘Jawab Do’ Rally Against Modi-Yogi Raj in Varanasi

‘Jawab Do’ Rally Against Modi-Yogi Raj in Varanasi

The CPI(ML) organized a ‘Jawab Do’ (We Demand Answers)rally in Varanasi on 20 June to demand answers from the Modi and Yogi governments on various people’s issues. The BJP-Modi government ... (read full text)
Countrywide Protests Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016)

Countrywide Protests Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016)

On 11 June 12, 2018, the CPI(ML) held protests all over the country against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016). A protest march and demonstration was held at Parliament Street in ... (read full text)
AIPWA Rally in Patna Against Assaults On Women’s Rights

AIPWA Rally in Patna Against Assaults On Women’s Rights

On June 22, AIPWA held a massive rally in Patna at the CM’s office where thousands of women from across the state protested against the sexual-exploitation rackets in a government-run ... (read full text)

LIBERATION, July 2018