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Democracy

Open letter to the Chief Justice of India

To:The Chief Justice of India,Supreme Court of India As a citizen of India, I write this letter to bring to your attention gross perversion of the laws of India, public institutions and Constitutional values. Five years of the BJP government have seen erosion of parliamentary procedures, citizens’ fundamental rights, including the independence of the press, […]

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Media

Violence at Aligarh Muslim University and the role of Republic TV

Shocking reports emerge of the role played by Republic TV in the events that unfolded at the Aligarh Muslim Universtity campus. Reports from students describe incitement, accusations of “terrorist college” and violence by BJP activists, including a gun fired. Not the first time that TV crews were present and ready to cover BJP affiliated violence.

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Environment
National

How Government of Maharashtra is helping destroy Mumbai’s forest

Aarey Milk Colony, spread over 1,259 hectares of land, is an extension of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. In 1949, the land we know as Aarey was given to the Dairy Development Board of Maharashtra to shift the cattle sheds from the city to Aarey. Since then this area has been known as Aarey Milk Colony. […]

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Environment
National

10 saplings do not a mature tree equate – Delhi’s horticultural suicide

The Forest Department has given permission to chop down nearly 17,000 trees in Delhi for the redevelopment of Central Government accommodations. While the government is talking euphemistically about the destruction, the numbers are staggering. 11,000 out of 13,128 trees in Sarojini Nagar will be felled. 1,465 out of 1,513 in Nauroji Nagar. 3033 out of 3906 in […]

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Democracy
Women's rights

The gender war: To take sides or not?

Rape apologist is a term I have become very familiar with it. Every time there is an outrage on social media with accusations of rape or harassment made against a man, my refusal to join in or my questioning of the e-lynchings is interpreted as supporting crimes against women. Thankfully, I’m not particularly dependent on […]

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