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supreme court satyameva jayate
Democracy

Open letter to the Chief Justice of India

To:The Chief Justice of India,Supreme Court of India As a citizen of India, I write this letter to bring to your attention gross perversion of the laws of India, public institutions and Constitutional values. Five years of the BJP government have seen erosion of parliamentary procedures, citizens’ fundamental rights, including the independence of the press, […]

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Corruption
Politics & Political Commentary

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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Modi and Adityanath interacting with people at Shahanshahpur varanasi
Democracy

Citizens or Subjects

Many of the problems and issues in India – witness the political debate and the controversies that are so rife on twitter and other social media – are to do with either the relationship between people and the state, or the fine balance between the competing rights of individuals and communities. It may be a […]

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Democracy
National
Politics & Political Commentary

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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godavar on Twitter   May you survive 2015 without being brainwashed, violated, forcibly converted or reconverted, victimized, etc
Democracy
General

Beginning a new year 2015

This blog has been mostly silent since the Lok Sabha Election defeat in May with a few occasional tweets. When I say defeat, I speak of the defeat of democracy. It may seem like an extreme opinion to many, but I did not see the methods of the party that won as respectful of either […]

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