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Identity as citizenship or citizenship as Identity

June 11, 2019 - 12:01 pm in Rights

Bangladeshi film star Anju Ghosh has recently joined BJP in Kolkata. Nobody raised any objection to her being part of the BJP family. When Anju Ghosh was being greeted for membership of the BJP, an army veteran who fought at the Kargil war was arrested on…

I stand with RamPuniyani, govt should ensure his safety.

June 8, 2019 - 10:37 am in Rights

Dr Ram Puniyani is one of the most prolific authors of our time writing on communalism particular that of the Sangh Parivar variety. At the time, when…

Was Dr Payal Tadvi victim of a hate crime ?

May 28, 2019 - 8:51 pm in Education, Rights

While in truly technical terms Dr Payal Tadvi committed suicide on May 22nd 2019 in her hostel room in Mumbai, but for all practical reasons, I would…

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…

Supreme Court in defence of democracy | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

August 30, 2018 - 10:35 am in Rights

Supreme court has protected it's image to come for the rescue of not merely those who have become victims of high-handedness of Maharashtra police but to all the freedom lover, dissenters who respect the constitution and rule of law. The highest court of the…

Jharkhand: Gang rape of 5 adivasi women in Khunti – Fact-Finding Report

July 4, 2018 - 3:10 pm in Governance, Rights

Following up on media reports of the gang rape of 5 Adivasi women in Kochang, Araki block, Khunti district while holding street plays on anti-trafficking, WSS constituted a fact-finding team comprising women’s groups from different states and local activists…

Silence enveloping Sexual Harassment at Workplace | Sunil Kumar

June 2, 2018 - 4:59 pm in Rights

Sexual harassment at workplace is often brushed under the carpet. As a society, we live in a state of denial. Either we choose not to see the elephant in the room or maybe we are blind. In either case, justice is a casualty. The passing of The Sexual Harassment…

Hamid Ansari, Jinnah’s Portrait and turmoil in AMU | Ram Puniyani

May 12, 2018 - 10:06 pm in Rights

Recently (May 2018) Hamid Ansari, the ex-Vice President of India, was invited to Aligarh Muslim University to honor him with life membership of AMU Students Union (AMUSU). He had due security with him, still the Hindu Yuva Vahini-ABVP activists could reach…

Rajinder Johar : A life of inspiration | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

February 5, 2018 - 11:42 pm in Rights

The life of Rajinder Johar is victory of human spirit despite all impossibilities that situation put on people. Those of us, who have known to him over twenty years became his admirer for his never die positive attitude which ultimately became his vision in…

The Black King & the Dalit Panther – Martin Luther King & Namdeo Dhasal

January 16, 2018 - 6:04 pm in Rights

15th January BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF Panther Namdeo Dhasal SIMILARITIES always GALORE in the stories of the Most Unheard, Unseen, Brutalized and marginalized ones. 15th January 1929 : Legendary Martin Luther…