Hindu festivals and dilemma among the Ambedkarites.

Hindu festivals and dilemma among the Ambedkarites. It’s a festival season. Time for celebrations, get-togethers, delicacies and wait, *rituals*. Here begins the confusion among some groups. What do they mean by rituals. When the word *rituals* gets attached to all the fun, another word must be added. Yes the rituals are indeed *Hindu rituals*. In Sanskrit, the same can be called *Karma kaand.* Here the confusion begins among the Non-Hindu groups viz: Muslims, Atheists and…

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A Narration of Police Brutality #UoH

The following is a first person account by Md Hasanujjaman, M Phil in English, University of Hyderabad of the brutality unleashed by the police against the students and faculty of University of Hyderabad. I am one of the arrested students in connection with the protest against the VC of UoH. I belong to a minority community of West Bengal. My family is financially backward. Here I would like to narrate the police brutality on me and my fellowvictims in police van…

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‘In Solidarity with the emerging Democratic, Progressive voices in Indian media’

Dear Friends, We are living in times where groups which win the battle of media often succeed in serving their purposes/propaganda. Our founders had expected that media shall stand as a fourth pillar of Democracy to make it vibrant. Media shall provide power to the people and make them believe in Democratic principles. Reality however did not encompass the expected. This fourth pillar of Democracy, instead of standing up with people as a fourth underpin, as a…

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Understanding Rohith Vemula

To those ranting “Anti-national” jibes on Social media about Phd Scholar, ‪#‎RohithVemula‬ from the University of Hyderabad who committed suicide last Sunday evening, let us try and understand what Rohith Vemula stood for: 1. We may disagree with Rohith’s protest against Yakub Memon’s hanging, but here’s the thing: Remember that whether a democratic nation can carry out “Capital Punishment” is already a Global debate. More than 100 countries have abolished the death penalty for all…

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Indian media un-noticed lakhs celebrating Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din

“I have no Motherland’ Ambedkar once said to Gandhi, in frustration following the treatment dalits received in 20th Century. However, even if today an educated chunk belonging to Scheduled caste group get similar feeling of whether this is really “My Motherland”, then the status quo of the Indian society and the treatment its people receive has to be intriguing. In 1935 at Nasik district, Maharashtra, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar had declared his firm resolve to change his religion. He famously said, “The…

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