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Zakia Jafri’s Case is a Reminder of How the Guilty of Gujarat Subverted the Law The Wire

On Monday, the Supreme Court will consider her appeal against the closure report of the SIT – which ignored all evidence to the contrary and decided the large-scale violence in the state was not the product of a criminal conspiracy. “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the…

Release Chandrasekhar Azad

नीला रंग चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद से एक मुलाक़ात, विमल जी के शब्दों में

विमल जी, जो जन आंदोलनों का राष्ट्रीय समन्वय के राष्ट्रीय समन्वयक हैं, ने हाल ही में रिहा हुए चंद्रशेखर से मुलाक़ात की. यहाँ पढ़िए उनका दिल को छू लेने वाला ब्यौरा| अचानक 13 -14 सितंबर की रात को 2:30 बजे सहारनपुर जेल से चंद्रशेखर को रिहा कर दिया गया। भीम आर्मी का युवा कोई बहुत लंबी-चौड़ी…

When The Dissenting Voice Speaks For Democracy News Central 24x7

Today, we have to accept that the wise words in Justice Chandruchud’s dissenting judgement were a minority verdict. The battle is still on. An interesting study into the way the political wind blows, especially with relation to fundamental freedoms in a democracy where we speak of elections for the people, by the people and of the…

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.…

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