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A scathing indictment of the once respected, now suspected Election Commission of India

This post has been based on the tweets of @kanwal33 To the once respected but now suspected Chief Electioner Commissioner of India Sunil Arora, India’s electorate as well as opposition political parties were apprehensive of foul play at your end. They’ve caught you red handed and found clear evidence that, in 373 constituencies, there is a …

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3 crore Muslims and 4 crore Dalits missing from voter lists

Khalid Saifullah, the founder of the Missing Voter App and CEO of the Hyderabad based RayLabs undertook a study and found that 15 per cent of all voters and 25 per cent Muslims are not present on the electoral list. Therefore approximately 12.7 crores of all voters and three crore Muslims will not be able …

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India at 70: democratic accountability is an endangered species

Democracies are expected to empower citizens to take genuine control of instruments of the state for their development. At the core of this concept is the idea that citizens will participate in governance at the local level, making decisions for themselves, and vote in representatives to legislatures for higher-level decisions. India is an implausible democracy, …

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Scented Handwash: BJP supporters struggle for Freedom of Speech

I have lampooned our government often over censorship and it is a Congress Government [each word is one among dozens of links on this blog criticizing our government on regimenting free speech]. This is because it is the UPA government in power. The BJP aint smelling sweet on this though I made the mistake of ignoring them. …

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Mourning our freedoms

Thought fragments There was a time when our people fought ferociously for their rights. And there is now when a hunger strike against censorship can’t rustle up a dozen people. When the Arab Spring showed signs of Islamic parties coming to power, many thought it was a failure of the Arab Spring. To me, it …

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