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Politics & Political Commentary

NBSA fines Zee News and directs them to broadcast apology for “Afzal Guru gang ka mushaira”

Mr. Gauhar Raza, an eminent scientist and poet, was maligned, defamed and hate engineered against him by the malicious, concocted and motivated news telecast carried by Zee News in March, 2016. Mr. Raza was branded as a part of an “Afzal Premi Gang” for reciting his poems in the ‘Shankar – Shaad Mushaira’. A complaint […]

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Democracy

Keeping count of dissenting voices

Writers Speak Up against the Unmaking of India “A distinguished Kannada writer and Sahitya Akademi Award winner, M.M. Kalburgi, and two Maharashtrians, Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare, both anti-superstition activists, have all been killed by gun-toting motor-cyclists. Other dissenters have been warned they are next in line. Most recently, a village blacksmith, Mohammed Akhlaq, was […]

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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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Democracy

Open letter to Aamir Khan || attn: @aamir_khan

Dear Aamir Khan, This is about a video of you on the subject of All India Bakchod’s Knockout Roast. I agree with many views you expressed. I think it was juvenile, offensive, irresponsible. I agree that being profane for the sake of being profane is not funny. I agree that jokes about identity, color of […]

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Democracy

The politics of human rights

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. ~ Anatole France Rights, like laws are determined by the powerful to address problems they face or allow actions they prefer and apply “equally” to all. These also happen […]

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