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Will Indian Media speak up now!

February 15, 2016 - 10:49 pm in Society

What happened today at the Patiala House court where Kanhaiya Kumar was being produced is unprecedented. The lawyers who are supposed to uphold the constitutional values and people have right to defend them in the court, manhandled not just students of JNU…

Invitation: Hindutva Assault on Dalit Assertions

February 11, 2016 - 3:11 pm in Society

New socialist Initiative (NSI) invites you to a public meeting on Hindutva Assault on Dalit Assertions Chair Amrapali Basumatary (Kirori Mal College…

Students to promote communal harmony through Peace March

January 25, 2016 - 6:28 pm in Society

On the initiative of student interns and volunteers of CSSS, a Peace Walk has been organized on 30th January at 7.30 am sharp. The Peace Walk will begin…

Citizens aggrieved and mourn scholar’s suicide

January 20, 2016 - 9:00 pm in Society

We the concerned citizens of the country are deeply aggrieved by the suicide of the Dalit Scholar in the Hyderabad University Campus,  which we consider as institutional murder. In this context Chhattisgarh Nagrik Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti called the concerned…

Communal Violence 2015: Glimpse into Uttar Pradesh, Bihar & Haryana

January 15, 2016 - 8:32 pm in Society

North India has reported highest number of instances of communal violence in the year 2015.  Some news reports went as far as calling the cow belt of India a tinderbox of communal violence. Some characteristics were discerned to have beset the violence all…

The Mufti of Symbolism

January 7, 2016 - 6:52 pm in Society

Jammu and Kashmir’s chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayed sudden death in the morning has left a deep vacuum of political leadership that Kashmir has witnessed since the death of Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.  But it is also a fact that the Mufti…

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 Democratic Students Federation) and KNS (Krantikari Naujawan Sabha) peacefully protesting the presence…

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 to be counted. There are also various statements from academics, historians, artists and scientists showing…

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…