Radicalization

Radicalization is a growing problem worldwide. This is specially true in India, due to the relative lack of law and order. Leaky laws and political impunity for the political and economic elite offer no deterrent. Deradicalization efforts are non-existent and desperately necessary.

Over the years, radicalization has emerged as an efficient tool to harness the opinion of masses to achieve various unethical agendas. Political radicalization has created a rift between citizens to the point divergent political views are stigmatized. Religious radicalization serves to feed political radicalization as well as social unrest.

Inequality is at an all time high and it is increasingly urgent that Indians learn to recognize manipulation and disengage from serving those who would exploit the public at the cost of well being of both country as well as the individuals in it. This section aims to look at the various ways rifts between citizens and reckless imposition of extreme views is happening as well as attempts to explore ways to counter it.

Satish Acharya cartoon for Sify.com on the cow urine disinfectant for hospitals
Democracy
Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary
Radicalization

The Gobar economy. Finding economic value in barren cattle

When you begin with a conclusion and backfit “science” to prove it, absurd things happen.The Holy Cow seems to be one such absurdity plaguing India these days. Trumpeting the importance of the cow, the Hindutva right governments are all out to “protect” said cows by preventing all cattle slaughter. While cow slaughter is already banned in […]

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Undemocratic and unconstitutional advisory on section 124 of IPC
Democracy
Digital Rights
Hindutva
Radicalization

Anti-democracy guidelines on Section 124 IPC by Maharashtra government

The Maharashtra government advisory to the police on Section 124 of the Indian Penal Code make a mockery of democracy itself. Here is a translation of the five preconditions it has issued. Verbal or written, words, gestures or images or other content that expresses hate or contempt or dislike, insult or discontent or enmity or treachery […]

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Annexure 2
Democracy
Hindutva
Radicalization

Complaint filed against Bhuvith Shetty, co-convenor of Bajrang Dal’s Bantwal cell

To, Mr. S.K. Pattanayak IAS Additional Chief Secretary, Home #Government of Karnataka   Room No. 222, II Floor Vidhana Soudha Bangalore – 560001   Dear Mr. Pattanayak,   In view of the killing of Prof. M.M. Kalburgi this morning in Dharwad by unidentified miscreants using firearms, believed to be #Hindutva extremists, it would be pertinent […]

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Bajrangdal co-convenor assumes responsibility for murders and issues threat
Democracy
Hindutva
Radicalization

Bajrang Dal co-convenor hails anti-Hindu murder and threatens rationalist K S Bhagwan

As news of Dr. M M Kalburgi being shot dead by suspected #Hindutva activists hit Twitter, Bhuvith Shetty, co-convenor of #Bajrang Dal‘s Bantwal cell has claimed responsibility for anti-Hindu murders while issuing a threat to K S Bhagwan “you are next”. (Note: earlier version of this line made it appear as though *I* was saying U […]

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Illustration by Vidyut Kale uses image of oil painting in public domain
Economic inequality
Hindutva
National
Radicalization

The 22 vows of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar converted to Buddhism on 15 October 1956 at Deeksha Bhoomi, in Nagpur. Around 8 lakh followers converted in his steps. At this time he took 22 vows, more like open declarations. These are a rejection of Hinduism as unequal and something that the upper #caste dominant public “memory” rarely remembers. We’d like […]

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