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Blue & Red: from Rohith Vemula to Kanhaiyya Kumar

March 17, 2016 - 2:21 pm in Reforms

JNU administration has not brought itself to glory when it expelled all the students charged with ‘sedition’ activities without giving them a chance to explain their position and when the matter is subjudice. What happens if the courts exonerate the students…

Rise of a New Radical Dalit Discourse: Rohith, Kanhaiya & more…

February 20, 2016 - 10:46 am in Education

Rohith Vemula To Kanhaiya Kumar – it’s not yet over Rohith Vemula’s death is not just an institutional murder; rather it is the systemic stratagem…

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…

Open letter to PM Modi by Ambedkarite

November 16, 2015 - 4:45 pm in Governance

London, 14 November 2015 An open letter to Mr Modi, Prime Minister of India: Ambedkar Museum, London Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar remains a paramount champion for social reform both in India and beyond. In his Constitution, he far-sightedly incorporated principles…

Bihar Elections – Insights and Perspectives

November 10, 2015 - 2:02 pm in Elections

The Grand Alliance led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav registered a landslide victory over the team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. As the Grand Alliance won with two-third majority, one cannot dismiss that BJP,…

Caste Annihilation Movement : 3rd National Conference – Invitation

October 15, 2015 - 7:29 pm in Reforms

Raipur, 12th October, 2015. Modern India has to be built on the plinth of equitable and scientific society. The annihilation of caste system is the necessary precondition for this. With this vision, All India Coordination Committee of Caste Annihilation…

Republic of revenge rapes and the Narcotics Act

September 3, 2015 - 1:07 am in Reforms

A khap panchayat (sub-caste council) in Baghpat District of Uttar Pradesh has allegedly ordered that two dalit sisters be raped and paraded naked as retribution for their brother having eloped with a married woman from another, so called, higher caste.…

Political Economy Of Beef Ban

June 16, 2015 - 7:30 pm in Culture

The ‘gautmata’ brigade had started its march to Parliament Street once the new government took over in May 2014. JantarMantar saw large number of Babas and Sadhus with their cows and carts until one fine day the NDMC officials had to act and forcibly evict…

Lucknow Declaration – ULPA

February 13, 2015 - 6:05 pm in Rights

Lucknow Declaration 13 February 2015  Landless agricultural labourers, Khet Mazdoors, Dalits, Adivasis, most backward communities, Pasmanda Muslims, women, activists working on land and livelihood issues from different parts of Uttar Pradesh gathered here…