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Hindutva and History

October 31, 2017 - 6:59 pm in Culture

The controversial statement of the BJP legislator of UP State Sangeet Som denigrating Taj Mahal should not surprise us. ‘History’ propounded by the Hindu supremacists is stranger than fiction. It is a tool in the hands Hindutva to justify their ideology…

How to Revive the spirit of Quit India Movement ?

August 21, 2017 - 12:37 pm in Faiths, Reforms

The ‘Quit India’ movement 1942, whose 75th anniversary is currently being celebrated, was the major landmark in the struggle for India’s Independence.…

Possible deepening of communal polarization post UP assembly results, 2017

March 20, 2017 - 4:30 pm in Faiths, Society

The Assembly election results of 2017 have come as a bolt too many and are a matter of deep celebration for the communal forces. While there is a slight…

The ‘Divide and Rule’ clause of Indian ‘Democracy’

March 13, 2017 - 12:33 pm in Elections, Governance

  The much-awaited results of the state elections are out. The ‘Éxit Pollsters’ who went wrong in Bihar are thumping their chests and claiming ‘victory’ claiming invention of a new ‘PK’. The SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab was voted out of power…

Will Uniform Civil Code increase national integration?

October 27, 2016 - 11:08 am in Faiths

The current atmosphere (October 2016) is charged with the intense and passionate debates around Uniform Civil Code (UCC). There are a couple of petitions from Muslim women which are pending in the Supreme Court. To this, the Central Government filed an affidavit,…

Muzaffarnagar riot victims in Kairana being labelled CRIMINALS ?

September 30, 2016 - 8:24 pm in Governance

PRESS STATEMENT September 29, 2016 Delhi NHRC Report on Kairana – Prejudiced and Partisan MUZAFFARNAGAR RIOT VICTIMS IN KAIRANA PAINED AT BEING LABELLED CRIMINALS BY NHRC DEMAND APOLOGYBY NHRC AND WITHDRAWAL OF THIS REPORT The findings of NHRC’s investigation…

Population Policy Bhagwat Style

August 30, 2016 - 1:16 pm in Politics

Thomas Malthus was the 1st economist to propose the systematic theory of population.  His essay on the principle of population, Malthus proposed the principle that the human population expands in the geometrical progression while the food production grows…

Uniform Civil Code- a Political Ruse

August 17, 2016 - 6:36 pm in Reforms

The government (Law ministry) recently referred the matter of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) to the Law Commission to seek its opinion. The UCC debate has been raging on since independence but has seen many ups and downs depending upon the political ideology at…

The Why and How of Uniform Civil Code

August 4, 2016 - 10:07 am in Faiths

What is called as Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is as such dealing with the personal laws (marriage, divorce, maintenance, custody and inheritance). Our criminal and civil laws are same for all the religious communities but our personal laws have been related and…

Did Ashoka’s embracing Buddhism, promoting Ahimsa Weaken India?

July 8, 2016 - 7:20 pm in Faiths

The Past is used by communal politics for their present political agenda. In India, on one hand, we have the use of medieval history where the Muslim Kings are presented as ‘aggressors due to whom Hindu society had to suffer’, on the other now we are witnessing…