EDITORIAL

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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Stop Repression on Kashmir’s People

Kashmir has been plunged into yet another cycle of massive civilian protests met with brutal state repression that claimed 32 lives till now and severely injured many more. The crisis has been precipitated this time by the killing of a young

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Bangladesh Terror Attack: Bangladesh Government Must Take Responsibility For Its Refusal to Tackle Religious Extremism

The heinous massacre of diners at a Dhaka cafe by terrorists in the name of Islam has shocked people across the world. The terrorists stormed the café shouting Islamic slogans, and took the diners hostage. They brutally tortured and killed

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Implications of the Brexit Referendum in the UK

After a viciously xenophobic and violent campaign that even saw the unprecedented killing of a popular Labour MP, Jo Cox, the Brexit (Britain plus exit) camp has secured a surprise victory in the UK referendum on leaving the European Union. 52

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Resist Modi’s US-Centric Foreign Policy and FDI-Dependent Economic Design

Even as Americans are preoccupied with the race to choose the successor of President Obama, Narendra Modi made sure that he had one more round of meeting with the US President in this last leg of his Presidency. This was

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