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Dissenting Voices being crushed Again as people protesting activists’ arrests detained in Hyderabad

A group of people protesting the nationwide crackdown on human rights activists were picked up and arrested at Liberty chowrasta near the Ambedkar statue in Hyderabad around 11am on August 29. The protesters were not even allowed to stand near the Ambedkar statue and were arrested and detained by Hyderabad police. Some bystanders were also …

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Yet another rationalist murdered. Yet another step closer to losing fear  #GauriLankesh #RationalistMurders 1

Yet another rationalist murdered. Yet another step closer to losing fear #GauriLankesh #RationalistMurders

Senior journalist and rationalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at home today. Her killers knocked on her door and when she opened it, they gunned her down. Yet another vocal critic of fundamentalist Hindutva is shot down by masked gunmen as they go about their routine. Yet another season of shock, protest and promises of …

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Atheism, rationalism, free speech and communalism #NotInMyName 2

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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A prominent builder filed a civil suit against my activist colleague Krish for publishing articles against the builder

A prominent builder filed a civil suit against my activist colleague Krish for publishing articles against the builder. Here’s what Krish says about the suit: Last weekend, I was served notice of a Civil Suit filed against myself and one more person (Mr Vineet Malik) by Ekta Parksville Homes Pvt. Ltd, (“Plaintiff”). In this present …

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Bus burned at Bhosari by Shiv Sena activists

Does the argumentative Indian really exist?

The Indian socio-political space is polarized as never before. The religious¬†and economic right wings came together in an unprecedented show of solidarity and gave India its first Prime Minister who refuses to answer any questioning. The writing was on the wall. Subramanian Swamy had detailed the RSS “plan” as far back as 1999 with remarkable …

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Journalist Ashish Vishwakarma in Jabalpur hospital

BJP leader assaulted journalist Ashish Vishwakarma with a sword and baseball bat

BJP leader and husband of a BJP corporator Hridayesh Rajput and his brother Neeraj attacked journalist Ashish Vishwakarma with a sword and baseball bat in their home in Shastri Nagar, Jabalpur. The journalist managed to escape and contact his family before collapsing and they took him to a local hospital. He was later moved to …

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