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Institutional Riot System and Culpability in Communal Violence

December 17, 2015 - 9:33 pm in Society

Whenever confronted by increasing intolerance and increase in incidences of communal violence in the country, the standard response of the BJP leaders and spokespersons is that incidences of communal violence took place even during UPA regime in particular…

Ram Janambhoomi 2.0, Fascism on rise again.

December 5, 2015 - 4:46 pm in Society

On the evening of 2nd December, RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) and Bajrang Dal goons brutally attacked student and youth activists from PDSF (Progressive…

Returning honors is an attempt to save democracy

November 18, 2015 - 1:57 pm in Society

Last few weeks have seen a flood of ‘returning’ honors by writers, scientists and artists. These awardees in way have stood up to make themselves…

Glimpses into a nationalist Muslim – Maulana Azad

November 3, 2015 - 4:13 pm in Society

The cultural minister of India Mahesh Sharma recently called the late APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India, as a “nationalist and humanist despite of being a Muslim”. The offensive statement reflected the cultural minister’s attitudes towards…

The communal war for secular space

November 2, 2015 - 10:52 pm in Society

There is a spurt in the ‘events’ of ‘blackening’ of faces of ‘dissenters’ of Hindutva thoughts in India. While the Hindutva protagonists are thumping their chest and becoming louder each passing day the Hindu ‘liberals’ have a difficult job…

Romila Thapar on INDIAN SOCIETY AND THE SECULAR, Mumbai 26th Oct 2015

October 15, 2015 - 7:40 pm in Society

Centre for Study of Society & Secularism  cordially invite you to a Public Lecture in Memory of Dr.Asghar Ali Engineer on “INDIAN SOCIETY AND THE SECULAR” to be delivered by  Prof. Romila Thapar (Historian and Academician) Chair: Prof. Jairus Banaji…

Protest lynching of people based on rumour Dadar E, Oct 6, 5 p.m

October 5, 2015 - 4:57 pm in Society

Protest lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq! Protest attacks on rights of citizens ! Uphold Constitutional values of justice, equality, liberty and fraternity! Hum Aazaadiyon ke Haq Mein condemns the horrendous planned lynching of 50 year old Mohammed Akhlaq and…

Killing a Rationalist: Silencing Reason

September 9, 2015 - 4:08 pm in Society

The killing of Professor Maleeshappa Madhivallapa Kalburgi on 30th August 2015 came as a severe jolt to all those who are for an open, liberal society, who uphold the values of reason and are against blind faith. Prof. Kalburgi was a renowned scholar with…

Emperor Aurangzeb: A Victim of false propaganda

August 31, 2015 - 1:30 pm in Society

Aurangzeb is victim of false propaganda against him. Fact is that he was a pious person, despite being the mighty emperor of wealthiest empire in the world, he did not lead luxurious life.   As per instructions of Islam, he led a frugal life.  He ate very…

International Memorial of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar in London

August 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm in Society

A dream finally coming true After tense months of delays, on 26 August 2015 the Government of Maharashtra exchanged contracts on 10 King Henry’s Road, NW3. This house, located near Primrose Hill in north London, was where Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar lodged…