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The Failed State of #NewNewIndia 1

The Failed State of #NewNewIndia

Tuesday, Cabinet approved a budget of Rs 8754 crore for Census & updating #NationalPopulationRegister Objective of NPR, create comprehensive identity database of every usual resident in country. As per official documents this will then be use to filter citizens and non-citizens, and is the first step in a nationwide NRC exercise. Once this nonsensical exercise …

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Issues with calculating VVPAT Sample Size

Auditing VVPATs has been a headline issue in this election season. A delegation of 22 political parties requested the Election Commission to tally the EVM votes with the VVPAT slips for 50% of the booths in each constituency. The Election Commission rejected the request, leaving the delegation to move the Supreme Court with the same …

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A scathing indictment of the once respected, now suspected Election Commission of India

This post has been based on the tweets of @kanwal33 To the once respected but now suspected Chief Electioner Commissioner of India Sunil Arora, India’s electorate as well as opposition political parties were apprehensive of foul play at your end. They’ve caught you red handed and found clear evidence that, in 373 constituencies, there is a …

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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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The Demands of the India Unites Agitation

To, The People of India We, the undersigned, as representatives of our respective political parties, undertake to fulfill the following demands raised by various organisations and individuals during the joint agitation being held at Jantar Mantar, Delhi, from January 30 to February 7, 2019. We understand that these are critical demands that have been at …

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The Cantonment roads and vested interests in defence lands

Background- Cantonments & Military Stations in India Cantonments derive their name from Swiss Cantons, or districts and were set up by the British in India for entirely different reasons. When the British troops arrived in India, they fell sick very often due to malaria, dysentery and other infectious and waterborne diseases. These diseases also took …

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A long march of the dispossessed to Delhi

Imagine a democratic protest where a million farmers, labourers and others march to the capital and compel discussion of the exploding crisis of the countryside in a special three-week session of Parliament   India’s agrarian crisis has gone beyond the agrarian. It’s a crisis of society. Maybe even a civilizational crisis, with perhaps the largest …

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Amit Shah and the mystery of vanishing news stories

It wouldn’t be the first time news stories reporting unfavorably on BJP President Amit Shah vanished from news websites without explanation. At other times, news organizations have been under tremendous pressure to redact stories, transfer editors and otherwise silence inconvenient news from reaching the masses. Here are some notable stories that vanished from several sites …

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