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India’s culture ministry pays respects to previously disavowed Nazi admirer M. S. Golwalkar

As India regresses on democratic markers, previously disavowed Hindutva leaders are finding new legitimacy. M. S. Golwalkar, the second Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is one such person. Madhavrao Sadashivrao Golwalkar, a Hindu nationalist, believed that India should be a Hindu country and minorities should have the rights of second class citizens as …

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Farmers Protest: Is the opposition favoring middlemen?

In September 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that the opposition favored middlemen and hence opposed the farm laws that would benefit the farmers. This claim, as with anything Modi says has been accepted as gospel by his supporters, who in spite of all evidence to the contrary continue to claim that the farmers protests …

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The internal matter of the unstoppable #FarmersProtest

The government insists everything on which the citizens are in protest is an internal matter. The bigger the protest, the louder the claim. The scrapping of Article 370 with Kashmir having no say in its own status, no representation in the Rajya Sabha was an internal matter. The highly controversial Citizenship Amendment Act that ostensibly …

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The la ilaha illallah controversy and secular dissent in India

It is important to recognize that as dissent, as people insisting on secularism and democracy, we have consistently failed in India. Many people are speaking of these protests as “secular” protests, and in appropriating them as such, seeking to dictate their voice. The reality is that the people who are protesting in any massive numbers, …

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I knew about Modi & Shah’s hatred for Muslims. Throughout yesterday I saw Delhi Police’s hatred for Muslims.

The brutality with which Delhi Police handled the protest at Delhi Gate, is highly vindictive and clearly fueled by hate. At the Delhi Gate Protest yesterday, we were present from 2:30pm. The protestors were rattling the barricades, pushing, defying a line of people who were calming the protestors and telling the police “Sir lathi mat …

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Solidarity statement against police brutality at Jamia and AMU

This letter has been signed by students and faculty around the world: We, the undersigned, condemn in the strongest possible terms the police brutality in Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, and the ongoing illegal siege and curfew imposed on Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. On 15th December 2019 Delhi police in riot-gear illegally entered the …

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Human Rights Day observed on the streets of Jaipur protesting CAB and NRC

More than a 100 people gathered at the Gandhi Circle in Jaipur and rejected the discriminatory, violative of Article 14, anti Constitutional, challenging the foundation of the Constitution, called the CITIZENS Amendment Bill and NRC. People vowed to oppose both, till CAB would be withdrawn and NRC process dropped. The participants were clear that this …

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