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Discrimination against rural and lower class students in Allahabad University #DigitalIndia

Ravish Kumar's prophetic words

The latest rabbit from the same old hat. That of discriminatory policies by college managements against interests of socially or economically backwards students and then disproportionate and unjust action against students who protest against it. Press Release by Richa Singh, President, Allahabad University Students Union Attempt to dissolve Allahabad University Student Union, after student protest …

A History of, and Response to, Disproportionate Violence

Soni Sori poster

This post began life as an attempt to boost the response to the latest wave of targeted violence and/or State-sponsored suppression of civil liberties in Chhattisgarh. Even as I typed away, trying to summarize the ever-mounting brutality in that state, the news breaking from the University of Hyderabad took centre-stage. Every day this past week …

Does the argumentative Indian really exist?

Bus burned at Bhosari by Shiv Sena activists

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 …