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Journalist Recounts Assault, Harassment By Kashmir Cyber Police, Says He Fears For His Life

“I was awake most of that night, haunted by the physical assault and their abuse,” Javeed wrote of his experience. Kashmiri journalist Auqib Javeed said he feared for his life after he recounted being assaulted and harassed by the region’s… Continue Reading →

Sudarshan TV case: You are maligning a whole community; this is where it goes from free speech to hatred, says SC; refuses to vacate stay

The Supreme Court Friday refused to vacate its stay order even as it took strong exception to Sudarshan TV’s show which suggests that the Muslim community was part of a larger conspiracy to infiltrate the civil services. The tarring of… Continue Reading →

Wake Up – Slogans Jai Shree Ram, Allah-o-Akbar ‘war cries’ defeating the whole purpose of religion

By Sandeep Pandey, Shivi Saba* What purpose does a religion serve? It serves you the meaning of living a life in the right way. Lately, the sentiment around the religion in our country is undergoing transformation, religion has become a… Continue Reading →

OFBJP now listed as foreign agent under US Law, ties with ruling BJP laid bare

September 16, 2020 By Pieter Friedrich The Overseas Friends of the BJP (OFBJP), after 29 years in operation in the United States, formally registered as a “foreign agent” on 27 August 2020. Asked what prompted this sudden change in status, OFBJP Vice-President… Continue Reading →

Jail Diary of Dr Kafeel Khan

By Dr Kafeel Khan Their Stick, My Behind When Uttar Pradesh Police’s Special Task Force (STF) arrested me at Mumbai airport on January 29, I had no clue why. I didn’t know that an FIR was lodged against me in… Continue Reading →

Death Of Democracy – Delhi Police Spreads Riots ‘Conspiracy’ Net names Yechury, Yogendra Yadav, economist Jayati Ghosh in supplementary chargesheet

“BJP’s illegal intimidation won’t stop people from opposing discriminatory laws like CAA,” CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said while Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav responded by saying, “Delhi Police is trying very hard to drag all any CAA protesters in the… Continue Reading →

A Swami who fought for Haryana bonded workers, Dalit entry in Nathadwara temple

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat*The death of Swami Agnivesh is a great loss to the civil society movement in India, of which he was an active member all through his life. Those of us who have been frequenting various protests at… Continue Reading →

NCRB data: Higher share of Dalits, tribals, Muslims in prison than numbers outside

POSTED ON AUGUST 30, 2020 The latest data on prisons released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) show that Dalits, tribals and Muslims continue to be jailed in numbers disproportionate to their share in the population, unlike OBCs and… Continue Reading →

Undoing ‘past wrong’ at Ayodhya: Will Modi govt hand over Puri temple to Buddhists?

By Shamsul Islam*While laying the foundation of Ram Janmabhoomi Temple at Ayodhya on August 5, 2020, with the get-up of a prosperous Hindu sage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that wait of Hindus of the world for centuries was over,… Continue Reading →

Women And Armed Revolution: The Telangana Peoples’ Struggle (1946-51)

Posted On August 12, 2020 By Sajneet MangatFrom popular imagination to legal discourse, women’s bodies are characterized as victims of violence more often than perpetrators. There is good reason why this narrative exists; it informs protections of women and children in… Continue Reading →

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