EDITORIAL

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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Modi’s Foreign Policy and the Kashmir-Balochistan Conundrum

The cat is now out of the bag. Towards the end of his long and tiring Independence Day address, Modi let the Balochistan cat jump out of the bag of diplomatic silence. He said he had been getting many messages

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August 15, 2016: Modi’s Deceptive Rhetoric versus the Inspiring Una Resolve

When the people of India fought for freedom from British colonial rule, there was one ideological-political stream which not only stayed away from that great struggle but tried its best to disrupt and derail it with its thoroughly communal and

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August 15, 2016: Modi’s Deceptive Rhetoric versus the Inspiring Una Resolve

When the people of India fought for freedom from British colonial rule, there was one ideological-political stream which not only stayed away from that great struggle but tried its best to disrupt and derail it with its thoroughly communal and

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Why Does the Prime Minister Stop Short of Banning Cow-Vigilante Goons?

A month after Dalit youth were stripped and flogged in Gujarat by ‘cow-protection’ vigilantes, the Prime Minister finally spoke. At a town-hall in Delhi he distinguished between genuine ‘Cow Servants’ and fake ‘Cow Protectors’, saiying that 70-80% of Cow Protectors

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Anandiben Resignation Is Not Enough: The BJP Government in Gujarat Must Go

Countrywide condemnation of the recent incident of RSS-led state-sponsored cow-vigilantism against dalit youths in Una and the dalit upsurge that erupted in its wake as much within Gujarat as across the country has pushed the BJP on the back-foot and

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Beheading of a CPI(ML) Activist in Tami Nadu: Resist Atrocities by Casteist-Communal Outfits

Even as the whole country protested the stripping and thrashing of Dalit youth in Gujarat by a ‘cow protection’ gang, the casteist-communal forces perpetrated yet another shocking caste atrocity, this time in Tamil Nadu. A young comrade of the CPI(

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70th Independence Day

The Modi Government has announced that India’s 70th Independence Day – 15 August 2016 –will be marked by celebrations on the theme of ‘Yaad Karo Kurbani’ (Remember the Sacrifices). Celebrations will include the Indian tricolor borne on 8-foot masts; tricolour ‘yatras’ in

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No More Una Or Dadri Style Atrocities ## Ban Casteist And Communal ‘Cow Protection’ Mobs

For the past several years, ‘cow-protection’ vigilantism has been the pretext for casteist and communal violence. Akhlaque was killed in Dadri by such a mob; two Muslim cattle herders were lynched and hung from trees in Jharkhand by such mobs.

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