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Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals 1

Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals

We, the undersigned, are shocked by the serial raids across the country on the homes of activists and public intellectuals who are critical of the government and the ruling party at the Centre. The arrests of prominent activists and intellectuals Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Kranthi Tekula and others, are …

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Victory rally as Rajasthan government accepts farmer demands

Massive victory for farmers of Rajasthan gets ignored by National Media #Sikar

On the 1st of September 2017, farmers of the Akhil Bharatiya Kisab Sabha called for an indefinite mahapadav or gherao of the various District Collectorates in Rajasthan. Like the farmer protests in Maharashtra, these too were sustained bouts of anger over neglect by the government. The farmers had very basic demands related to the very …

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Soni Sori poster

A History of, and Response to, Disproportionate Violence

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 …

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RNA Exotica by RNA builders

Is RNA Corp using a Cheat-Code, or is the company bankrupt?

Mumbai, 8th February, 2016, Mumbai: So what is going on with RNA Builders? Back in December 2013, those who had purchased flats in RNA Grande, Kandivali West, must have been quite impressed by this notice issued by RNA¬†Universal, signed by Anil Aggarwal himself, proclaiming that flat buyers would be given possession for interior decoration and …

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Yakub Memon

Yakub Memon death warrant – what else is going on in India’s underworld?

When the state takes extreme steps that make no sense, I get curious. #Yakub Memon‘s hanging being scheduled for the 30th of this month, while the key accused of the #Mumbai blasts are still at large is one such bizarre move. So I went around hunting for information on what else was going on. Here …

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Audio of phone call made to phone number provided to volunteers to go to NC meeting

AAP Wazirpur MLA office sent buses to ferry volunteers to National Council meeting

Aam Aadmi Party ferried volunteers by buses to the National Council meeting. These would be the volunteers used for heckling Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Prof. Anand Kumar and others. [tweetthis]audio: AAP volunteer calls up helpline to ask about buses to ferry volunteers to NC meet[/tweetthis] Message from volunteer who conducted the sting. Yesterday I was …

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Victory celebrations begin in Aam Aadmi Party

Open letter to Arvind Kejriwal

Dear Meritorious Chief Minister, Congratulations on the sweeping win of Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly elections. As someone cheering the rise of the promise of more inclusive democracy in India, I have been following the story of Aam Aadmi Party since the beginning. Yesterday should have been a day of celebration. It was …

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AIMIM rally in Pune demanding 5 per cent reservations

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) rally in Pune

Hyderabad based AIMIM led by MP and leader Assaduddin Owaisi after the recent success in Maharashtra elections had announced a rally in Pune Maharashtra to demand implementation of 5% Reservations from the Maharashtra Government which had been struck down by the courts. The rally was already marred by controversy when Pune police denied Mr. Assaduddin …

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