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Mumbaikar’s protests the Coastal Road Project

August 16, 2015 - 8:05 pm in Governance

Ghar Bachao Ghar BanaoAndolan protests the Coastal Road Project in Mumbai   Mumbai | 15th August, 2015: The Coastal Road is a futile project and a faulty plan. While it is a widely known fact that this Rs.12,000 crore costly mega project will only serve…

State Must Not Organise Religious Festivals

August 12, 2015 - 1:11 am in Governance

After staging the Yoga spectacle on 21st June 2015 on Rajpath, Delhi, the Modi government now plans to celebrate Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan on a grand scale…

Indira Gandhi’s and Narendra Modi’s common pursuit: A pliant judiciary

August 11, 2015 - 12:35 pm in Governance

Indira Gandhi considered an Independent judiciary a thorn in her flesh, and its independence as its fang. She wanted to defame it so that she could rule…

Manual Scavenging a ‘Career Option’ and a part of ‘Skill India’

August 7, 2015 - 6:10 pm in Governance

What was conceived by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government as bringing employers and job seekers on a single platform seems to now promote and allow the hiring of the prohibited act of manual scavenging at the click of a button. Cleaning of sewers, descending…

Capital Punishment (LAPM): ‘Justice’ or ‘Revenge’

August 7, 2015 - 5:42 pm in Governance

Capital Punishment is an act of ‘Revenge’ and not ‘Justice’. If `to Kill’ is ‘Murder’ then ‘Capital Punishment’ too is ‘Murder by State’. It is important to debate what ‘Justice means’. It is also equally important to discuss what ‘Punishment…

Update on the Hearing of the Zakia Jafri Criminal Revision Application 205/2014

August 6, 2015 - 10:55 am in Governance

Gujarat High Court August 4, 2015 The hearing of Smt Zakia Ahsan Jafri’s Criminal Revision Application (Nos 205/2014) began amidst a packed courtroom at the Gujarat High Court today. Present were her legal team, advocates Mihir Desai and MM Tirmizi as also…

Persecution of Teesta Condemned

August 4, 2015 - 3:44 pm in Governance

A gathering of intellectuals, literary personalities, educationists, politicians, social activists and journalists held at Bhopal with one voice condemned the deliberate harassment and persecution of social activists Teesta Sitalvad and Javed Anand. The participants…

Kerala Muslims as the Nava Panchamas ?

July 20, 2015 - 7:10 pm in Governance

The past one week has vividly displayed the growing anti-Muslim worldview of a large section of the media and the entrenched communal elements in the state, proving Swami Vivekananda right once again in his alluding of Kerala as a lunatic asylum. This has…

CBI is unfortunately mis reporting on the search – Teesta

July 15, 2015 - 11:10 am in Governance

As I write this, the search is still not concluded. It is shocking that while over a dozen members of the CBI are still in our premises conducting the search, Delhi spokesperson is misleading the public and our vast supporters by a series of misinformation…

Sardar Sarovar Project Affected Commits Suicide

July 11, 2015 - 12:21 am in Governance

Frustrated for not getting Rehabilitation Government responsible for the suicide of Tembhrya Kutarya. It’s illegal to complete the Dam that takes life of Adivasis. Chimalkhedi | 10th July: Yesterday, on 9th July 2015, in the village Chimalkhedy, barely 10…