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Protest against Violence

August 7, 2017 - 1:21 pm in Governance

More than hundred military veterans wrote to the prime minister last week dissenting growing violence against people in the country.  Earlier, last month, thousands of people in several cities protested against the widespread incidence of mob violence against…

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…

Voting choices are based on needs, greed and security

February 21, 2017 - 5:47 pm in Elections

The next assembly elections in UP will begin from 11th February 2017 in several phases. The Samajwadi Party in alliance with Congress is hopeful of second…

Indian Republic 2017: Times are a Changing

February 1, 2017 - 8:48 am in Governance

As we are the approach the republic day (2017) many questions start to haunt our mind. What has been the direction of our politics in last few decades, does it conform to what was expected of our Republic as outlined in our Constitution? Are we living up to…

Unity with ideological clarity is the only way to defeat hegemonists

August 3, 2016 - 10:32 am in Politics

We know the violence against the Dalits, Muslims, Adivasis and Christians is on the rise and it needs to be resisted fully. That law and order agencies are not doing their duties as prescribed to them under the constitution of India. Now we have the 'Sawan…

Caste system in India: Response of the RSS

February 16, 2016 - 3:23 pm in Culture

The suicide of Rohith Vemula shocked the country and brought the focus on the debate of caste discrimination and freedom of expression. Rohith was a Dalit PhD scholar at the prestigious University of Hyderabad. He was part of Ambedkar Students Association…

UPDATE ON SC/ST (POA) AMENDMENTS BILL, 2014

August 7, 2015 - 10:59 pm in Rights

A Stepping Another Milestone Towards Strengthening Legislation   THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND THE SCHEDULED TRIBES (PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) AMENDMENT BILL, 2014   Earmarking the 125th Birth anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, it is a historical day that…

Kerala Muslims as the Nava Panchamas ?

July 20, 2015 - 7:10 pm in Governance

The past one week has vividly displayed the growing anti-Muslim worldview of a large section of the media and the entrenched communal elements in the state, proving Swami Vivekananda right once again in his alluding of Kerala as a lunatic asylum. This has…