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Religious Faith, Secularism and Gandhi

Monday 27 January 2020, by Gargi Chakravartty The following paper was presented at an International Winter School on “Globalistion and Religious Diversity: Issues, Perspectives and the Relevance of Gandhian Philosophy”, organised by the Ambedkar University, Delhi and Aarhus University, on January 8-14,… Continue Reading →

Pulping stereotypes, hijab firmly in place

Mohammed.Wajihuddin At first glance, nothing seems out of place in the air-conditioned, state-of-the-art gym in Jogeshwari (West). But a closer look reveals that among the fitness freaks sweating it out on treadmills or pumping iron is a girl in black… Continue Reading →

Anti-CAA stir: Munawwar Rana’s daughters booked, poet slams BJP

Noted Urdu poet Munawwar Rana has sharply criticised the Yogi Adityanath government and Lucknow Police after his daughters were booked during an anti-CAA protest. Women protesting against CAA at Clock Tower in Lucknow. (PTI File) HIGHLIGHTS Munawwar Rana has criticised… Continue Reading →

Watch Testimonies of UP People’s Tribunal on State Action : Citizenship, Democracy and Protest

16th January 2020 | Indian Society of International Law, Delhi | 10:30 am – 6:30 pm Introduction As peaceful protests were organized around the country against the CAA, NRIC and the NPR, the state of Uttar Pradesh stands out for… Continue Reading →

Dangerous little things- An account of turning political

by Annie Zaidi MY GRANDFATHER WAS once in jail. As a kid, I’d pronounce this with a little flush of pride. My grandpa! Way back in 1941. As a young man, my maternal grandfather became involved with student politics and wrote rousing poems,… Continue Reading →

BJP Minister Sarangi – Leave Country If You Can’t Accept Vande Mataram,

Twiiter Calls Him ‘Communal Cow’ Union Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi attacked the Congress for spreading misinformation about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying  that those who do not accept India’s freedom, unity, and Vande Mataram, have… Continue Reading →

Delhi Police Chief Granted Powers To Detain Under National Security Act

The draconian National Security Act will be operational in Delhi from 19th January to 18th April. There is nothing ‘routine’ about it. Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has granted power of detaining authority to the Delhi Police Commissioner under the National… Continue Reading →

Morphed poster falsely claims ‘burqa, hijab’ dress code for CAA protest in Mumbai

Pooja Chaudhuri17th January 2020 BJP media panellist Yashveer Raghav shared a poster of a protest rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (2019) which allegedly mentions that the dress code for women attendees is ‘Hijab or Burqa’. He wrote, “If you want to take… Continue Reading →

After Kerala, Punjab Assembly passes resolution against CAA

Punjab Assembly has passed a resolution moved by the ruling Congress demanding scrapping of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act. ChandigarhJanuary 17, 2020 State Minister Brahm Mohindra moved the resolution against the CAA on the second day of the two-day special Assembly session…. Continue Reading →

Meerut, Muzaffarnagar: Bullets, lathis ‘hit’ Muslims, houses looted, Hindus also angry

By Vimal Bhai* “Bring my son back”. In a small room, Aalim’s mother was crying. Next to her, Aalim’s brother Salauddin said, “We want justice for everyone with whom something like this has happened.” Municipal councilor Haji Noor Alam added,… Continue Reading →

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