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On Cover : Dalit Youth Killed By the Politics Against Inter-Caste Marriage

“I now can really understand the horrendous nature of caste and the heinous things it is capable of after falling in love.” This is what Ilavarasan told a journalist after he was separated from his wife Divya. Divya returned to

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Mashrakh MDM Massacre: Nitish Government Has Blood of Children on Its Hands

(A report by CPI(ML)’s Bihar State Secretary Kunal) The massacre of 23 school children through the mid-day meal on 16th July in Dharmasati Gandaman village of Mashrakh block in Saran district has not only completely exposed the Nitish Government’

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Bagaha Firing: The Facts

A CPI(ML) fact-finding team visited Bagaha immediately after the firing and ascertained the facts. The team comprosed State Standing Committee member Viendra Prasad Gupta, State Standing Committee member and former MLA Amarnath Yadav, RYA National President Amarjit Kushwaha, and

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Repression and Callousness Claim Lives in Bihar: Nitish Kumar’s ‘Sushasan’ Exposed

Less than a week after Nitish Kumar had secured the trust vote for his government with the help of the Congress, CPI and four independent MLAs, Bihar experienced yet another shocking case of police brutality. On 24 June as many as

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Cover Feature : Indictment of AFSPA and Army’s ‘Licence to Kill

(The Supreme Court recently appointed a Committee headed by former Justice Santosh Hegde to examine allegations of fake encounters in Manipur. In January 2013, the Justice Verma Committee report on sexual violence had recommended that “sexual violence against women by members

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Cover Feature : The Battle For Justice Against State Sponsored Violence

(Mukul Sinha, an advocate and activist based in Gujarat, has been active in the efforts to expose fake encounters in Gujarat. He also represented Manipur fake encounter victims before the Commission appointed by the Supreme Court. In a response to

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Cover Feature # The Ruling Class Political Discourse :

Seeking to Silence Burning Questions of People’s Movements The recent years have been years of sustained democratic struggles, intense people’s movements and people’s assertion. There were massive waves of protest against corruption, corporate plunder and the policies

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Convention Held To Commemorate the Centenary of the Ghadar Movement

With Independence Day approaching, a National Convention was held in Delhi to commemorate the Centenary of a unique chapter in India’s freedom struggle – the Ghadar Movement. The Convention, organised by the All India Left Coordination (AILC) at Mavalankar Hall,

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Delhi University’s Common Students Make Their Presence Felt

The results of Delhi University Students’ Elections held on 13th September 2013 surprised everybody. The ABVP’s victory on the posts of President, Vice President and Joint Secretary were not a big surprise since ABVP had won all posts but the

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JNUSU 2013: Decisive Mandate for the Revolutionary Student Movement

AISA has swept the JNUSU elections 2013, winning all the four office-bearer posts and a clear majority of councilors in the JNUSU council. Comrade Akbar Chawdhary was elected as the JNUSU president with 1977 votes, defeating the DSF candidate Ishan Anand who

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Message of Student Elections in Delhi Campuses: Rebuff for Myths of ‘Modi Magic’ and ‘Rahul Role-Model’

On September 13, student elections were held simultaneously in JNU and DU – two premier centres of higher education in the national capital. JNU has once again voted in a big way for AISA, and equally significantly, students of Delhi University also

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Cover Feature : Justice Not Vengeance:

(Excerpts from the special article by Bela Bhatia in EPW, September 21, 2013 Vol XlVIII No. 38, Economic & Political Weekly) ...Wails and cries now rented the air, heavy with the acrid smell from the burnt houses. In the evening light, bodies lay strewn

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