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Protest against Violence

August 7, 2017 - 1:21 pm in Governance

More than hundred military veterans wrote to the prime minister last week dissenting growing violence against people in the country.  Earlier, last month, thousands of people in several cities protested against the widespread incidence of mob violence against…

Amarnath Yatra, Kashmir Turmoil and Communal Cauldron

August 1, 2017 - 2:51 pm in Faiths, Governance

The turmoil in Kashmir has worsened since the encounter of Burhan Wani last year (2016). The ceaseless protests, the handling of protests leading to deaths…

Analysis of MASUKA, Protection from Lynching Act, 2017

July 14, 2017 - 3:39 pm in Governance, Reforms

Protection from Lynching Act, 2017 [1] Niranjan Milind Deshpande[2] So as to bring an approach of rule of law not by rule by law majors like this draft…

Survival vs Development: Analysis of Maharashtra Farmer’s Agitation

July 9, 2017 - 6:41 pm in Economics, Governance

The state of Maharashtra is located in the western part of India, with it being the third largest state in the country. The state covers over an area of 118,809 square miles, shares its borders with the state of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana,…

Kovind, Dalit Politics and Hindu Nationalism

June 26, 2017 - 8:08 pm in Governance

By nominating Ramanth Kovind as the Presidential candidate, BJP has tried to play the politics of tokenism to the hilt. Mr. Kovind is a dalit from UP. While many names were doing round from BJP parivar, finally they settled down for a person who is dalit in…

BLEEDING KASHMIR: THE LAND OF KHAKHI, STONE PELTING AND HOPE

June 13, 2017 - 6:08 pm in Governance, Politics

Speaking at a lecture organized by the Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, G.D Parikh Centre for Educational Studies, and Vicharvedh, Mr. Bashir Manzar, the editor of a leading Kashmiri newspaper Kashmir Images, said “If the BJP were to go by the…

“Free Media” in India – A Myth

June 11, 2017 - 6:59 pm in Governance, Rights, Society

Press Club of India is normally an empty space unless a few of those, who don’t have enough resources to pay at the India International Center or India Habitat Center or some Five Star hotels, do organize some events of public concern, but this week, it…

Are Adivasis children of a lesser god? | Stan Swamy

May 16, 2017 - 12:16 pm in Culture, Governance, Society

A life considered indispensable . . . According to PTI reports, Lt.Ummer Fayaz had come home on vacation where he was attending the marriage of his cousin in Kashmir when he was abducted from the venue of the wedding itself. His body was later found near a…

Kashmir today needs a healing touch

April 16, 2017 - 2:26 pm in Governance, Society

What is the meaning of victory of Farooq Abdullah from the Srinagar constituency where not even 7% votes polled. In many of the booths merely 2% votes were polled. I know there are past precedences of such a situation in at least three Indian states when people…

The truth about Aadhaar’s biometrics

March 28, 2017 - 9:20 am in Governance, Rights

The opposition to Aadhaar mostly centres on the issues of surveillance and privacy. While these are very important issues, the lofty platform on which Aadhaar stands is supported on the myth that biometric-based identity is infallible, robust and safe. None…