EDITORIAL

India Will Not Brook another Emergency

At the Ramnath Goenka journalism award function Narendra Modi tried to project himself as a champion of media freedom when he said no future leader in India would ever be allowed to impose another Emergency. Ironically enough, this grand proclamation

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Save India from the ‘Gujarat Model’ – Say a Firm and Loud NO to ‘Encounter Raj’

In Gujarat, Narendra Modi had consolidated his rule first by giving a free hand to the Sangh brigade to carry out the infamous Gujarat genocide and then by manipulating the state machinery to engineer a string of extra-judicial killings. And

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Sarkar at the Service of Raj

Fadnavis Government Turns Broker for MNS Mafia The 2005 Hindi film Sarkar inspired in equal parts by Bal Thackeray's life and Godfather, portrayed the parallel power wielded in Mumbai by the Shiv Sena. The film's title played on the pun 'Sarkar'

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Reject War-Mongering

With the claimed 'surgical strikes' on alleged terrorist bases across the LoC in Kashmir, the Modi government believes it has finally found a talking point. More than two years in power, the economy going downhill with jobs disappearing and prices

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Fight for Gender Justice and Equality Reject Communally-Defined ‘Uniformity’

The manner in which the Law Commission and the NDA Government frame the issue of Uniform Civil Code and reforms in personal laws suggests that they are concerned more with imposing a communally-defined uniformity on minorities in the country, rather

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Resist the Climate of War-Mongering and Hate

The escalating climate of war-mongering and hate in the wake of the Uri attack and the retaliatory strike announced by the Indian Government is a matter of great concern that is fuelling campaigns of communal hate and censorship in India.

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Raghubar Das Government’s War on Anti-Land-Grab Agitators

In the second such incident in two months, firing by police and paramilitary has killed at least 4 people and severely injured 72 who were agitating against land grab by the NTPC at Badkagaon in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand. The four killed include three

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Reject Jingoism and Communal Hate-Mongering

In his speech at Kozhikode, Modi dialed back some of the war-mongering rhetoric of his party colleagues on Uri, but nevertheless intensified the theme of crude anti-Pakistan jingoism. BJP leader Ram Madhav had recently demanded that India ‘avenge Uri’ by

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The Lives of Muslims, Dalits, Kashmiris and Even Soldiers Are Cheap in Modi Rule

‘Cow protection mobs’ continue to remain absolutely confident of impunity thanks to patronage from the ruling regime in India, even after the Una uprising and the outrage over the Dadri lynching. The latest atrocities in the name of ‘protecting cows’

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The Lives of Muslims, Dalits, Kashmiris and Even Soldiers Are Cheap in Modi Rule

'Cow protection mobs’ continue to remain absolutely confident of impunity thanks to patronage from the ruling regime in India, even after the Una uprising and the outrage over the Dadri lynching. The latest atrocities in the name of ‘protecting cows’

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Student Movement Victory : Left Sweeps JNUSU, AISA Emerges as Third Force in DUSU

The vicious campaign by the Sangh Parivar, Modi Government and sections of the media to brand JNU as ‘anti-national’ and ‘Shut Down JNU’ received a resounding rebuff in the 2016 JNUSU elections, with the Left Unity (AISA-SFI) panel sweeping all the

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Tarun Sagar in Haryana Assembly : Arranged Marriage of Religion and Politics

The BJP government of Haryana led by ML Khattar, already widely discredited for its poor record of governance, systematic promotion of the casteist-communal agenda of the RSS and the open display of a regressive patriarchal mindset, recently set yet another

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