Communalism

Communal conflict and polarization is on the rise in India and it helps no one. AamJanata endorses unity, tolerance and strict resistance to any attempts to marginalize and polarize Indians on the basis of identity. Indian citizens must be equal under law and their freedoms protected equally. Communal vigilantism perverts the harmonious existence of society and adds stress and paranoia in general to the social atmosphere as well as does untold harm to the opportunistic targets of crimes by vigilante political and religious organizations. Most mob violence and intimidation in India is organized to achieve political ends.

Radicalization
Religion and Phiosophy

Atheism, rationalism, free speech and communalism #NotInMyName

It is rare that one needs to speak up as an atheist and disown the speech or behavior of other atheists as communal hatred. Atheists are usually the smallest minority anywhere and where there is communal violence, they are usually on the receiving end, so the question of atheists being perpetrators of communal hatred rarely […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

Some thoughts on rising intolerance, paranoia and plain irrationality

I tend to have very strong opinions, so my contempt for the increasing “stupidification” of India is hardly a secret. This is a cause for alarm, because it is indeed contagious. Political views, gender, caste, class, religion are not barriers to this epidemic. The reason for it is the natural human tendency to reply in […]

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Evening prayers at Har-Ki-Pairi Ghat in Haridwar
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national integration
Radicalization
Religion and Phiosophy

Hindus Are Not Victims And They Had Better Know It

Why is it becoming more and more uncomfortable to live within one’s own country, among people that we took for granted shared our view of the world? 2014 marked the year in which family and friends turned into aliens and opponents. Conversations invariably broke down at the point where Narendra Modi was seen as the […]

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Hindutva
Radicalization

Whether to wade in or to be aloof

Where is the secular and liberal voice of India being lost? Why is India increasingly being toward paranoid insecurity over coexistence?

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General
Hindutva

Poisonous propaganda of the online right-wing machinery

If you’ve spent enough time on Twitter, you would’ve found out it’s dominated by the right-wing. BJP IT Cell members were originally on Twitter to promote Modi as a PM candidate. A BJP IT Cell in Nagpur apparently consists of around 6200 members. You didn’t have to read this report to know that the RW […]

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