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Of Hindutva and Less Undisciplined and Less Argumentative Indians | Irfan Engineer

May 17, 2018 - 4:52 pm in Society

General Secretary of the BJP, Ram Madhav (2017) in his article in Indian Express (27th May 2017) titled “India’s Most Trusted” opined that under the Modi Sarkar, “[t]he country is less corrupt, less indisciplined, less violent and, importantly,…

Bridging the communal divides

May 8, 2018 - 12:21 pm in Society

Ankit Saxena, a twenty three year old young man, was killed by the family of his fiancée, whom he intended to marry. The only son of his parents Ankit…

Justice Rajinder Sachar : A life dedicated to people’s movement, socialist vision and human rights

April 22, 2018 - 5:20 am in Society

One does not remember Justice Rajinder Sachar when he was the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in 1985 but it is a fact that a forthright person like…

Humanity Ashamed | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

April 14, 2018 - 12:24 pm in Society

Chilling details have emerged of the abduction, rape and murder of the tribal girl in Jammu by the goons affiliated to the right wing Hindu organisations. More chilling is the fact that Jammu remained closed in support of those who were accused of the heinous…

Anti-Muslim Riots in Sri Lanka | Irfan Engineer

March 21, 2018 - 1:23 pm in Society

The recent anti-Muslim riots in Kandy, Sri Lanka, once again demonstrate that religion is becoming more salient in public domain, including politics, in South Asia. My recent visit to Sri Lanka and talking to a cross section of people from different religions,…

Ambedkar’s mission towards elimination of caste discrimination | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

January 27, 2018 - 1:21 pm in Society

Let me at the outset profoundly thank Sir Ganga Ram Heritage Foundation, Lahore for giving me opportunity to participate and speak on this very relevant issue, ‘Dr Ambedkar’s mission of annihilation of castes and present situation’.  Sir Ganga Ram’s…

Assert our secular values, fearlessly | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

January 20, 2018 - 12:31 pm in Society

At the time when cinema people are busy having selfie with political 'celebrities', the candidness and clarity shown by Kannada film star Prakash Raj is remarkable. He need to be complimented for his forthright views even when he spoke at a big conference…

London Dalit’s and Supporters to march for Bhima Koregoan

January 19, 2018 - 9:03 pm in Society

Friends, this is Jignesh Mevani. As we all know the risk of fascism is looming large over our heads. The destruction of democracy in India is at work, the kind of forces, the feudal, medieval, casteist, communal, fascist forces, have taken over the state and…

Desperations of the defaulters and clash of civilisations | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

January 3, 2018 - 1:12 pm in Society

Ambedkarites are agitated all over the country as the despicable attempts of the Hindutva affiliated organisations in Pune attacked the massive assembly of people who had come to pay their respect to 800  brave Mahar soldiers who with the help of British…

Undermining Nehru to Glorify Patel

December 14, 2017 - 10:27 am in Society

From last few years, around 31st October lot of statements from BJP stable have started coming which eulogize Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This year (October 2017) was no exception as Mr. Modi said, “I am from the BJP and Sardar Patel was from Congress, but…