Vidyut

Vidyut has a keen interest in mass psychology and using it as a lens to understand contemporary politics, social inequality and other dynamics of power within the country. She is also into Linux and internet applications and servers and has sees technology as an important area India lacks security in.

Statement by students of IIT Roorkee regarding circumstances of their protest

The students of IIT-Roorkee organized a protest against the violent actions of police in DU, Jamia Millia and AMU in front of the Students Club, IIT-Roorkee at 6:30 pm on 17-12-2019. However, the protest was organized under a lot of threats and intimidating atmosphere. We were not opposed by a great majority of students here. …

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Solidarity statement against police brutality at Jamia and AMU

This letter has been signed by students and faculty around the world: We, the undersigned, condemn in the strongest possible terms the police brutality in Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, and the ongoing illegal siege and curfew imposed on Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. On 15th December 2019 Delhi police in riot-gear illegally entered the …

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Anti-communal posters to download print and disseminate. Added: Kanhaiya Kumar Azadi audio for ringtone

This page aims to curate a collection of posters that can be printed out and used at protests or put up on walls and notice boards locally. If you would like to add to this collection, please email your posters to vidyut@aamjanata.com On public “ringtone” demand, here’s an audio file of Kanhaiya Kumar’s Azadi sloganeering …

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Colleges protesting after attacks on college campuses #CABProtests

Here is a quick map with colleges that have organized student protests against Citizenship Amendment Act and the attacks on the university campuses by police at Jamia Millia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University and Delhi University. Additionally, several student organizations have called for widespread protests in multiple locations. Names: All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), Asom Jatiyatabadi …

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Opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Bill across India

This map aims to give a sense of various news and social media reports that show the extent of opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Bill across India. Sources are multiple and varied and not mentioned here, as they are many and constantly updating and growing. This is more of a bird’s eye view and you …

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Human Rights Day observed on the streets of Jaipur protesting CAB and NRC

More than a 100 people gathered at the Gandhi Circle in Jaipur and rejected the discriminatory, violative of Article 14, anti Constitutional, challenging the foundation of the Constitution, called the CITIZENS Amendment Bill and NRC. People vowed to oppose both, till CAB would be withdrawn and NRC process dropped. The participants were clear that this …

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More than 1000 Citizens write to CM Devendra Fadnavis opposing proposed Aadhaar-Voter ID linking

The Times of India reported on July 22 that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had written to India’s Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora regarding linking voter IDs with the Aadhaar number. The report quoted Fadnavis as saying “that this linkage will help prevent bogus and ensure that there is proper identification of voters”. A subsequent …

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Checking the latest provisional data from the Election Commission of India (with map)

After we published the previous analysis, the Election Commission of India took down their Final turnout data by state and replaced it with provisional nationwide turnout data by state. Apart from the absurdity of replacing non-detailed final turnout data with even less detailed provisional data after an elected government is sworn in on the basis …

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Comparison of Constituency-level “votes polled” & “votes counted” data #GeneralElections2019 #InteractiveMap

Update: The “final turnout” data has also been deleted by the ECI and replaced with provisional data. The investigative posts will be updated accordingly soon. The map below displays the comparison between votes polled and votes counted data for each Constituency in which elections were held during the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. To understand the …

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