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Brecht’s words misinterpreted to cast Cloak of Criminality over arrested Activists Pune Police's Machiavellian conspiracy exposed?

The Good Person of Szechuan is a play by famous playwright Bertolt Brecht. Brecht started writing it in 1938 but couldn’t complete it till 1941. The play was first performed in 1943 in Switzerland and was accompanied by a musical score and songs by the Swiss composer Huldreich Georg Fruh. This is a story of an inherently…

Sedition Law: Crushing Dissent in India since 1833 Colonial era law to keep freedom fighters in check, now used in free India to silence dissenters

There is no doubt that the founding philosophy of administration in India is based upon the pre-independence British rule, and our Indian Constitution does hold true many laws that then existed. However, the British Law in India and the Indian Constitution are widely divergent in letter and in spirit. The Government of India Act, and subsequent acts…

activists call for charges against Anand Teltumbde

It was as if I was a dreaded terrorist or a criminal: Dr Anand Teltumbde Dr Teltumbde's Statement on Nationwide Raids on Social Activists

I had just woken up somewhat late, tired of late night arrival of the flight. Just saw missed calls from Prof Ajit Parulekar, who is a colleague and director of Goa Institute of Management where I work a Senior Professor and Chair, Big Data Analytics. He shocked me by informing that the Pune Police reached…

Reading Kafka and Agamben through the NRC of Assam Blog by Prasenjit Biswas

Can State render its own citizens stateless post facto after they have long lived in a country? Can the state deny the ‘right to have rights’ to those who were born or are descendants of those who were born in its undivided territory? Ought courts of law, by decrees, deny fundamental rights to persons by…

Bengali Hindu labeled Bangladeshi

In through the out door A blog by Abheek Burman

On Tuesday, August 7, the entire BJP opposition in the Delhi assembly — all of three MLAs in a house of 70 — rose to a man and demanded that the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government implement a controversial measure — the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that the BJP-ruled government of Assam…

An Open Letter to Indians on NRC in Assam Eminent intellectual Dr. Hiren Gohain explains the need for NRC and lays bare the politics

We in Assam feel acutely that some stakeholders in the dispute are getting looked at from the wrong end of the telescope. They are being reviled as brutal chauvinists and what not. Some might fit that description, not everybody. Does anybody care that people here who are indigenes also have a serious problem with the…

India: The new Lynchdom How the fear of the 'other' drives mob violence in India

Law may not be able to make a man love him but it can keep the man from lynching him.” Martin Luther King Jr.   These words were said by Martin Luther King Jr. in the era where the racial segregation was at its peak and the African Americans targeted in the form of lynching.…

Shekhar Gupta omits role of Hindutva forces in Bombay violence while criticising Sanju The Print

His hypocrisy has not just crept into the Indian political marketplace, but has been legitimised by policy makers and journalists. Many things went seriously wrong with India’s polity and governance during that dark winter of December 1992-January 1993, and the March 12 serial blasts, which killed close to 250 people, were the final diabolical culmination. Evil, sinister…

Fear Grips Assam as names of lakhs of Indians could be dropped from NRC Exclusive blog by Advocate Aman Wadud

Update from CJP Desk on June 21, 2018: This is apropos the story “Fear Grips Assam as Names of Lakhs of Indians could be Dropped from NRC”, a story authored by High Court Lawyer from Guwahati, Aman Wadud and published as part of our campaign on the imminent humanitarian crisis brewing in the state of…

US school children bite the bullet as government dithers on Gun Control Students take to the streets in the March for Our Lives

Students across the United States are participating in the March for Our Lives demanding Common Sense Gun Control Laws. However, given the financial might and political influence of the gun lobby, it remains to be seen if the government would actually enact any laws that would reduce people’s access to firearms.   Occurring a little over…

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