EDITORIAL

Gulberg Society Massacre Verdict:Blaming Victims of Communal Violence

The recent verdict of a special SIT Court in the Gulberg society massacre case of Gujarat 2002 is a massive travesty of justice. It has not only acquitted several key masterminds of the massacre, it has shamefully blamed the massacre on

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Nitish versus Nitish and Toppersgate: Time for Students to Rise and Reassert in Bihar

The suicide attempt by Nitish Kumar, a young bright student of the reputed Patna College of Arts and Crafts, has rekindled memories of the Rohith Vemula episode. There is much that is similar between what happened in Hyderabad and what

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Gulberg Society Massacre: Justice Compromised

The Gulberg Society verdict of an Ahmedabad special court, that has convicted 24 and acquitted 36, and dismissed the conspiracy charges “for lack of evidence”, cannot satisfy the quest for justice. The Gulberg Society massacre was one of the worst incidents in

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Two Years of Modi Government: Mirage of ‘Development’, ‘Change’ in the Direction of Communal Fascism

Narendra Modi was propelled to power after an elaborate media-crafted image-building exercise that claimed a larger-than-life image for Modi and his magic wand of ‘development’. After two years in power, the Modi Government is having to resort to the same

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The May 2016 Verdict and Lessons for the Left

After suffering a series of electoral debacles all through 2015, the BJP has again made big gains in the recent round of Assembly elections. The party has come to power for the first time in Assam, thereby greatly bolstering its political

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The May 2016 Verdict and Lessons for the Left

After suffering a series of electoral debacles all through 2015, the BJP has again made big gains in the recent round of Assembly elections. The party has come to power for the first time in Assam, thereby greatly bolstering its political

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Acche Din for Sanghi Terror-Accused?

Ever since the Modi Government came to power, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is working systematically to protect terror-accused who are ideologically affiliated to the Sangh Parivar. Last year, Rohini Salian, Public Prosecutor in the Malegaon 2006 and 2008 blasts cases, went

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159th Anniversary of the 1857 Uprising: Reclaiming India from Corporate-Communal Clutches

Corruption is back as the big talking point in Indian politics. But interestingly enough, the charges this time around are not being levelled by the opposition against the powers that be. On the contrary, it is the government of the

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Stand by the Fighting Students of JNU

Unable to stop the ongoing assertion of students in JNU by slapping sedition charges and student leaders to jail, the Modi government has now gone back to invoking the Hyderabad model of punitive action against JNU students. In an unprecedented

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A Manifesto for May Day 2016 : Resist India, Resist!

It has been two years since Narendra Modi became India's Prime Minister unleashing a trajectory of governance that is proving to be nothing short of a political calamity for our society and polity. Never before has India seen a government

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Stop Massacre of Civilians in Kashmir

Less than ten days after the PDP-BJP Government assumed power in Kashmir, Kashmir has witnessed a fresh bout of killings of civilian protesters by Army bullets. Five civilians have been killed, and several have suffered injuries that may cripple them

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Defend Dr Ambedkar’s Legacy From RSS Attack and Appropriation

On the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, the country is witness to fresh movements inspired by his egalitarian and emancipator vision. The country is also witness to a two-pronged offensive by the communal fascist forces –

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