Editorial

Justice For Zafar: Freedom From Bullying

Justice For Zafar: Freedom From Bullying

Editorial: Mohammad Akhlaque, Majlum Ansari, Imteyaz Khan, Pehlu Khan, Sheikh Naim, Mohammad Halim, Mohammad Sajjad, Uttam Verma, Ganesh Gupta and now Zafar Hussein. Yet another horrific case of mob lynching, the second successive incident in Vasundhara Raje’s Rajasthan in last three months. The previous cases of lynching in UP, Jharkhand or Rajasthan were typically all...

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Commentary

Provocative and Highhanded Mamata Government

Provocative and Highhanded Mamata Government

Triggers Renewed Unrest in the Hills of Darjeeling Abhijit Mazumdar The hills of Darjeeling are on the boil once again. The current face-off between Gorkha Janamukti Morcha and Mamata’s West Bengal Government began with the official announcement by the latter to impose Bengali language as a compulsory subject in all schools in the state. Severely...

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Intermediate Exam Result:  Consequence of Government-Sponsored Plight of Education

Intermediate Exam Result: Consequence of Government-Sponsored Plight of Education

The sorry state of Bihar’s schools is in the news again, with the declaration of the results of the Intermediate examination conducted by the Bihar School Examination Committee (run by the Bihar government). A total of about 12 lakh students had appeared in all three faculties of Intermediate – Arts, Science and Commerce – of...

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Fact Finding

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Reports

Fake Encounter in Jharkhand

Fake Encounter in Jharkhand

‘They have murdered an innocent poor man’ – villagers of Dholkatta CPI(ML) has rejected the state police department’s decision of CID inquiry into Motilal Baske’s murder in fake police encounter labeling it an eye-wash. The party is of the view that no impartiality can be expected from any investigation conducted under the police department which...

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Lucknow Mahadharna Against Yogi Government

The Uttar Pradesh unit of the CPI (ML) organized a Mahadharna on 15 June at the Laxman Mela Maidan on the banks of the Gomati in Lucknow against the increasing atrocities against dalits in Saharanpur and other parts of the State, violence against women, deteriorating law and order situation, communal polarization and attacks on democratic...

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Indefinite Hunger Strike Against Victimization of PRICOL Workers

PRICOL workers are being penalized for the ‘crime’ of showing solidarity with Tamil Nadu’s crisis-ridden farmers! Workers of PRICOL Limited went on a one day strike on 25.04.2017 as a part of the call given by all Central Trade Unions in solidarity with the fighting farmers of Tamil Nadu in the background of the acute...

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Release GN Sai Baba !

Activist and Delhi University lecturer G N Saibaba, in a wheelchair with a 90% physical disability, is incarcerated in solitary confinement in the notorious Anda Cell of Nagpur Central Jail. Apart from his disabilities, he also suffers from a serious heart condition, acute pancreatitis and gall bladder stones. Before his imprisonment, he was undergoing pre-operative...

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International

“For the Many, Not the Few” – The UK Elections And the Collapse of the Neoliberal Consensus

– Kalpana The UK snap elections held on 8 June ended dramatically in a hung parliament. The ruling Conservative Party lost its majority and the far-right UK Independence Party was effectively wiped out as the Labour Party led by veteran left-winger Jeremy Corbyn surged ahead with a vote share of 40% (an increase of nearly...

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Caste discrimination and the Votebanks of Britain’s Hindu Right

Amrit Wilson Just days before the UK general election, the National Council of Hindu Temples (UK) (NCHTUK) published an article on their website eulogising Theresa May and describing in glowing terms how she had visited the Swaminarayan temple and met representatives of the Hindu Forum of Great Britain, the Vishva Hindu Parishad, the Hindu Swayamsevak...

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