FEATURE

‘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

...Full Text

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

...Full Text

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

...Full Text

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

...Full Text

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

...Full Text

‘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

...Full Text

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

...Full Text

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

...Full Text

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

...Full Text

When Mr. Modi Went to London

(17/11/2015, TheWire.in) It’s admirable that Narendra Modi puts no premium on English, speaking instead in Hindi at his press conference in London, which no Indian Prime Minister before him has. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in every other way a far

...Full Text

#ModiNotWelcome ‘Reclaiming Diwali’ from Modi and the Hindutva fascists

One major event of the #ModiNotWelcome campaign was ‘Reclaim Diwali’, described by the organisers as ‘a secular celebration of shared cultures and blurred boundaries’ which would ‘burn the demons of fascism, religious hatred, patriarchy, caste, homophobia, corporate looting, racism, imperialism

...Full Text

Protests against Narendra Modi in Britain : Exploding the Myth of NRI Adulation

The #ModiNotWelcome campaign organized by the Awaaz Network, of which South Asia Solidarity Group is a constituent organisation, got going some weeks before Narendra Modi was due to arrive in the UK, with the setting up among other things of

...Full Text