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The ‘Divide and Rule’ clause of Indian ‘Democracy’

March 13, 2017 - 12:33 pm in Elections, Governance

  The much-awaited results of the state elections are out. The ‘Éxit Pollsters’ who went wrong in Bihar are thumping their chests and claiming ‘victory’ claiming invention of a new ‘PK’. The SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab was voted out of power…

What is our Nationality: Indian or Hindu?

February 21, 2017 - 9:07 am in Faiths, Governance

Debate around the words Hindu, Hinduism, Hindutva is not new. Recently the assertion by Mohan Bhagwat, the Sarsanghchalk (Supreme Dictator) of RSS that…

Indian Republic 2017: Times are a Changing

February 1, 2017 - 8:48 am in Governance

As we are the approach the republic day (2017) many questions start to haunt our mind. What has been the direction of our politics in last few decades,…

Variety of Nationalism available

December 27, 2016 - 5:01 pm in Governance

Sir Winston Churchill had sarcastically thanked Germany for partially attacking England and diverting its whole resources and arsenal in assaulting Russia as it was to the advantage of England. He could visualise the collapse of Germany under Hitler as the…

The Case Against Aadhaar

December 14, 2016 - 1:51 pm in Governance

If there is one document that has proliferated in India more than anything else, it is the Aadhaar card. Touted initially as a technological solution to the menace of corruption in welfare programmes, it has slowly emerged, quite unannounced, as an identification…

Is there an undeclared Emergency Today?

November 18, 2016 - 1:21 pm in Governance

The decision to put a one day ban on Hindi NDTV, since withheld, came as a big jolt to the country. A major channel was asked to stop the broadcast. The charge was that its broadcast on Pathankot revealed sensitive information regarding national security.…

Supremacy of bullet over Rule of Law in Bhopal Encounter

November 14, 2016 - 12:05 pm in Governance

It is the legal procedure to see that the accused in primarily remanded to the police custody who is subsequently produced before the magistrate who grants MCR or magistrate’s custody to the accused.  The first straight question to the accused by the magistrate…

Nandini Sundar, Archana Prasad case: Stop witch hunt, Drop false implication

November 10, 2016 - 7:40 pm in Governance

The People’s Union of Civil Liberties strongly condemns the action of the Chhattisgarh police in registering an FIR (Cr. No. 27/2016 PS Tongpal dated 5.11.2016) against DU Professor Nandini Sundar, JNU Professor Archana Prasad (also of AIDWA),  Vineet Tiwari…

MODIfied surgical strikes: Parrikar praises Parivar

October 31, 2016 - 5:12 pm in Governance

It was 1984 where Mumbai was worst hit by the eruption of communal violence. Govandi, a north-eastern suburb of Mumbai was also witness to vastly communally hostile climate straying into worst law and order situation creating an enormous risk to the minorities.…

SC directs Chhattisgarh police to initiate peace talk after expose by CBI

October 21, 2016 - 10:30 pm in Governance

Between March 11 and March 16, 2011, a police party consisting of police, SPOs and CRPF, led by DS Marawi, then Additional SP, Sukma, carried out combing operations in Morpalli, Tadmetla and Timpuram villages, “as per the orders of the then SSP Dantewada”’…