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India’s Partition and Kashmir Imbroglio – Who is responsible?

February 28, 2018 - 11:59 am in Governance

Political tendencies not only distort and ‘present the past’ to suit their political agenda; they can go to any extent to even lie about the events and their interpretation. ‘Facts are sacred; opinions are free’ should have been the dictum for all…

PESA Act replaced by an oral announcement of ‘Gram Vikas Samiti’

February 8, 2018 - 1:58 pm in Governance

PESA (empowering Gram Sabha) an Act of Parliament REPLACED by an oral announcement of ‘Gram Vikas Samiti’ by CM of Jharkhand! Here is the latest manipulation…

Hindu Rashtra versus Ambedkarite State | Irfan Engineer

February 6, 2018 - 10:31 am in Governance

The Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA Government in the Centre will soon be completing four years in a couple of months. After independence, for the first…

The blood of martyrs will not go in vain | Stan Swamy

February 3, 2018 - 5:58 pm in Governance

The Adivasi people of KOEL-KARO JAN SANGATAN paid their homage yesterday [2nd Feb] to the eight martyrs of 2nd Feb.2001  and renewed their resolve to assert their rights over their ancestral land. More than a thousand people from surrounding villages first…

Understanding ‘Republic’ – from Subaltern perspective | Samjhabji Bhagat

January 25, 2018 - 10:21 pm in Governance

Indian proudly celebrate "Republic' Day, without much understanding of the deeper meaning of the word and the idea behind it. A conversation with Sambhaji Bagat to understand the interpretation of Republic through Subaltern perspective. Republic as defined…

Adivasi Community has right of ownership over natural resources’

January 22, 2018 - 5:16 pm in Governance

‘Adivasi Community has right of ownership over natural resources’ Supreme Court says: YES . . . Government says: NO Some facts: (1) The Central Indian States of M.P, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bengal are blessed with enormous amount of minerals,…

A fatal blow to be judiciary | Rajindar Sachar

January 18, 2018 - 11:28 pm in Governance

There is a colloquial (this house got burnt with its own (House Stove). I was reminded of this on the day when 4 judges held a press conference and mentioned serious charges against the Chief Justice. To add to the mystery, one of judge signatory now said…

Open letter to Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

January 16, 2018 - 6:17 pm in Governance

16 January 2018 Copy: President of India 200 ANNIVERSAY OF THE BATTLE OF BHIMA- KOREGAON AND CONTINUING ATROCITIES AGAINST DALITS AND MINORITIES IN INDIA This open letter by UK organisations listed at the end call on you, the Prime minster of India, to take…

Expedite the criminal proceedings of undertrials – Jharkhand | Stan Swamy

January 9, 2018 - 11:14 am in Governance

Persecuted Prisoners’ Solidarity Committee (PPSC), a platform of Lawyers, Activists and socially committed persons moves the High Court to expedite the criminal proceedings long pending before various criminal courts in the state against the hundreds of…

Ayodhya Dispute: Need for Upholding Law

December 14, 2017 - 10:56 am in Governance

The dispute around Babri Mosque seems to be unending. Just weeks ago we saw Sri Sri Ravishankar, the well known founder of ‘Art of Living’ stepping in to settle it ‘out of Court’. Now RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat (24th November 2017) has made a statement…