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Anti Sikh Pogrom 1984: Righting the Wrongs | Ram Puniyani

January 9, 2019 - 10:35 am in Governance

Sajjan Kumar, a Congress leader finally surrendered on 31 December 2018 the deadline set by the Delhi Court, which gave the verdict about his involvement in the 1984 anti Sikh massacre. This anti Sikh pogrom had taken place in the aftermath of the assassination…

Communal Violence in India during 2018 — A Brief Report

January 7, 2019 - 5:38 pm in Governance

  Communal Violence has been the bane of this country, gratitude to our politicians and their selfish interests. Ironically most of the riots are engineered…

Babri Masjid: What should Muslims do? | Irfan Engineer

December 22, 2018 - 7:40 am in Governance

A section of Hindu supremacist organizations are once again mobilizing to demand the construction of Ramjanmabhoomi temple (RJT) in Ayodhya on the spot…

Indian Constitutional Courts and Secularism | Irfan Engineer

November 12, 2018 - 6:14 pm in Culture, Governance

Traditions and customs are being used to redefine and redraw the contours of secularism in India in last couple of years. The Constitutional parents, with near unanimity, if not unanimously, embraced the principle of secularism and the principle was followed…

State apparatus as perpetrator of crime against minorities

November 8, 2018 - 4:14 pm in Governance, Rights

Nearly 31 years after the ghastly massacre of 42 Muslims by the goons of the Provincial Arms Constabulary, notoriously known as PAC in the Hashimpura locality of Meerut on May 22nd, 1987, Delhi High Court overturned a lower court verdict which exonerated 16…

Combatting rape as a weapon of war | Rene Wadlow

October 29, 2018 - 3:51 am in Governance

The co-laureate of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, Denis Mukwege, has become an eloquent spokesperson for the effort to outlaw the use of rape as a weapon of war.  Rape has often been considered as a nearly normal part of war.  When an army took a city or…

Adityanath Yogi as Commissar From Allahabad to Prayagraj: What’s in the name?

October 27, 2018 - 6:28 pm in Governance, Politics

Adityanath Yogi, Chief Minister of UP seems to be on the name changing spree. In his latest move he has changed the name of famous city of UP, Allahabad to Prayagraj. Prayag is the meeting point of rivers and since this city is the meeting point of Ganga,…

Why Arrest of Dalit activists-‘Urban Naxals’?

September 24, 2018 - 6:54 pm in Governance

The violence in Bheema Koregon is still reverberating. We recall that on January 1st, thousands of dalits returning from Bheema Koregaon were beaten up. In that context the names of Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide cropped up as the instigators of violence.…

A mature response from Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan

September 15, 2018 - 10:52 am in Governance

Chandra Shekhar Azad ' Ravan' has been released from the jail by the Uttar Pradesh government. The police says that the cases were not pursued because his mother has requested. Some says that the state government would have faced criticism in the Supreme Court…

Open letter to the Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi

September 13, 2018 - 7:31 pm in Governance

To: Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modiji, Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110011. Respected Prime Minister, We have been given to understand that your good self would be present during an event in Indore organized…