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Fact-checking the Gorakhpur massacre coverup

UP government evades investigation into cause of death in Gorakhpur tragedy

Before I get into deconstructing the coverup, let us get one thing straight. If the government were innocent, taking straightforward action would have been a simple issue. There would be no need for organized trolls, massive fake news deployment on right wing blogs, smear campaigns against a doctor recognized to have saved lives in a …

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 …

Error in farmer suicide data in Business Standard piece

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Business Standard has written a piece challenging the data on farmer suicides from Uttar Pradesh titled “As farmers commit suicide, Uttar Pradesh hides their deaths”. It is a pretty good piece and necessary. In the interests of accuracy of information, I am pointing out a correction in the statistics attributed to P. Sainath in the …