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Gauri Lankesh’s silence should unite all Democrats

September 19, 2017 - 5:35 pm in Reforms

Gauri Lankesh’s pen has been silenced by bullets of a coward. Those who killed her do not even have the courage to claim their action. They know they cannot justify their act to anybody and have no support, except a few driven by extreme right wing Hindu…

Visions of Secularism: Triple Talaq Judgment

September 8, 2017 - 5:54 pm in Faiths, Reforms

Secularism is once again being debated after the 5 member Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court of India set aside by majority of 3:2 Judgment in…

How to Revive the spirit of Quit India Movement ?

August 21, 2017 - 12:37 pm in Faiths, Reforms

The ‘Quit India’ movement 1942, whose 75th anniversary is currently being celebrated, was the major landmark in the struggle for India’s Independence.…

In London Secular Indians marched to protect democracy

August 16, 2017 - 5:38 pm in Reforms

In a massive show of strength hundreds of Indians living in United Kingdom gathered at Tavistock Square to express their disapproval of the politics of hatred and growing incidents of mob lynching against minorities, Dalits and other marginalised sections…

Dalits should give up reservations voluntarily, let upper caste enjoy it now. #India@70

August 15, 2017 - 2:08 pm in Education, Reforms

The Scheduled Caste & Tribes in India have enjoyed the so called “reservation” benefits. Some of the members of the community have progressed economically to a very well of status. Most are yet to upgrade their economic situations. Even the ones who…

Time to look beyond caste for marriage. #India@70

August 15, 2017 - 8:07 am in Reforms, Society

There may be a way to break the hold of the caste system in India! The breaking down of caste system occurs only when people marry or have sexual relationships and have children with, those who are outside their caste. Otherwise people would continue to carry…

Prof. Sukhdeo Thorat delivered 9th Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer Memorial Lecture

August 7, 2017 - 12:09 pm in Reforms

“Incidences of untouchability not only persist, they are increasing”, argued Padma Shri Prof Sukhadeo Thorat, former chair of ICSSR, while delivering the ninth Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer Memorial Lecture at the Asiatic Library in Mumbai on Saturday. The Lecture…

Dalit’s struggle for social justice

August 4, 2017 - 2:11 pm in Reforms

This July (2017) a large procession of dalits was arrested while they were taking out the Azadi Kooch under the banner of Rashtriya dalit Adhikar Manch (National Forum for Dalit Rights). The march was to commemorate one year of Una flogging on the issue…

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 presentation followed by a nationwide, non-political dissent[3] is necessary for democracy and diversity…

Dangers of Vigilante Politics

July 14, 2017 - 11:11 am in Reforms, Society

The country is experiencing a spate of violence with cases of lynching in different parts of India. The citizen is hapless and government is unresponsive betraying its authoritarian tendencies rooted in its ideology. Over a couple of decades , BJP has grown…