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Few questions on Shashi Tharoor’s Oxford speech

August 5, 2015 - 3:15 pm in Society

Shashi Tahoor’s speech in Oxford or wherever was indeed very good as it was laced with excellent humor and rhetoric. But as an inveterate and incorrigible skeptic some concerns raise their ugly heads in my mind. Before the British came there was no monolithic…

Mob justice—a symptom of degenerating rule of law

July 20, 2015 - 7:23 pm in Society

The mob justice meted out to 13-year-old Samiul Alam Rajon, who was beaten to death in Bangladesh by an angry mob resolute on teaching the youngster…

Mumbai’s Urban Poor expose hypocrisy behind ‘Achhe Din’

July 17, 2015 - 6:31 pm in Society

Mumbai’s Urban Poor packed Azad Maidan Tens of Thousands of Slum Dwellers exposed hypocrisy behind ‘Achhe Din’ Delegation Met Maha. Chief Secretary…

PUCL CONDEMNS THE ABDUCTION AND KILLING OF AUXILIARY FORCE

July 17, 2015 - 5:16 pm in Society

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Chhattisgarh condemns in no uncertain terms the abduction and killing of four constables belonging to the Chhattisgarh Auxiliary Force (erstwhile SPOs) attached to Police Station Bedre, district Bijapur by the Maoists.…

Second class train passengers are also humans – Open Letter

July 2, 2015 - 7:32 pm in Society

Dear Prime Minister Modi, The people voted you to power trusting your words that they would see better days ( Acche din aayenge ) under your rule. I do not wish to express any opinion on your performance in general ,but would like to draw your attention…

Invitation – A Lecture on Indian Society and The Secular

June 29, 2015 - 11:24 am in Society

Jamia Millia Islamia & Centre for Study of Society & Secularism cordially invite you to the 5th Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer Memorial Lecture  “INDIAN SOCIETY AND THE SECULAR” by Prof. Romila Thapar (Historian and Academician)   Chair:  Dr. Talat…

RAPE OF NUN TRIGGERS SPARK ACROSS CHHATTISGARH

June 21, 2015 - 5:33 pm in Society

The gang-rape incident of nun in Raipur of Chhattisgarh has triggered sparks across the state of Chhattisgarh. Police is yet to arrest anyone involved in the incident. Today, the Raipur protest today went on peacefully. The protest began from St. Joseph Cathedral…

Manufacturing and Undermining National Icons: RSS Style

June 4, 2015 - 9:01 pm in Society

Many a social and political processes related to projection of some icons and undermining of the others have intensified during last few years. Even during the last regime of NDA led BJP rule from 1998, Savakar’s portrait was unveiled in the Parliament.…

Population by Religions in times to come

April 28, 2015 - 12:46 pm in Society

The PEW Research Center has released a report (2nd April 2015); which gives the projections of populations in times to come. It says that in India the population of Hindus will fall down from present 79.5 % to 76.7% and the Muslim population will rise up…

Statement of PUCL Chhattisgarh on the recent attacks on security forces by Maoists

April 16, 2015 - 9:31 am in Society

The PUCL Chhattisgarh condemns in no uncertain terms the recent series of attacks by Maoists on security forces in the Bastar region over the past 72 hours, in which tragically 7 STF jawans, one BSF jawan and 6 CAF jawans lost their lives and several others…