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Branding Dissent As Anti-National

“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people

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Modi Government’s War on Students And on Democracy

The Modi Government has waged war on campuses and on the right to dissent. If one young life – that of Rohith Vemula – was snuffed out in this war, several other young students charged with ‘sedition’ are facing vilification, arrest, and

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Low Crude Prices Can’t Gloss Over the Real State of Economy for Long

Over last one year all commodities are in free fall and crude oil is no exception to this. While other commodity prices are down due largely to market forces, in case of crude oil geo-politics – the turmoil in Middle-East and

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‘We Argue, We Listen, We Debate’

Delhi has seen upsurges of the young and idealistic before – in the anti-corruption movement and in the anti-rape movement. Those skeptical of seeing hope of a political awakening of the young in those protests, have asked if the young were

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Violence and Intimidation by the Sangh and BJP

On 2nd Cover: Communal propaganda and violence by the Sangh Parivar continue unabated, as the Sangh outfits feel emboldened by the Modi Government at the Centre. Stirring the Communal Pot in Western UP Here, the RSS and BJP have an

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A PM’s Belated Tears Are No Substitute For Justice

“PM Modi tweets every minor and random thing — be it a Mayor election or wishing somebody on their birthday. But he has not said anything on issues of grave injustice, like the murders of Akhlaq, Dabolkar and Kalburgi…What delayed

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Mere Paas Mantri Hai

(I Have The Minister On My Side) Just like at HCU, the ABVP has been blatantly using its connections with the RSS-BJP and the Modi government in campuses across the country. It has been indulging in this arrogant Mere Paas

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Protests Against Institutional Murder of Rohith Vemula Continue

Bangalore: A massive all organisation Protest was held at Bangalore on 19 January demanding justice for Rohith Vemula. The protestors demanded immediate Resignation of HRD Minister Smriti Irani, MoS Labour Bandaru Dattatreya and the Vice Chancellor of HCU, Revoking of expulsion

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‘Jabab Chai’ Rally at Shahid Minar in Kolkata Against Mamata Misrule and CPIM’s Betrayal

Several processions of peasants, agricultural labourers, workers from jute, tea, construction and other non-formal sectors, students and youth, and others marched to join the ‘Jabab chai’ (Demand Answers) rally at Shahid Minar in Kolkata on 21 January. They came holding banners

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A Government-Made Disaster

“The rhetoric of governance in India has nowadays become pretty elaborate and sophisticated. Every government waxes eloquent about ‘good governance’ rooted in principles of accountability, sensitivity, empowerment, administrative efficiency, disaster management, transparency and so on and so forth. The current

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A Comrade Walks First Past the Post

(Excerpts from a piece in Wire.in on 10/11/2015 by journalist Javed Iqbal) Away from the clamour of the Grand Alliance’s victory and the BJP’s defeat, a communist candidate wins in Seemanchal by a massive margin with almost no

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No Excuses For Continued Injustice

The Grand Alliance Government Must Act With the CPI(ML) victories, the people of Bihar wanted to ensure that the agenda of justice and people’s rights in Bihar got a sincere representation in the Assembly. The new Grand Alliance

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