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Uniform Civil Code or Gender Justice?

Caught between the Sangh Parivar which has communalised an essentially secular concern for a uniform civil code and the orthodox Muslim leadership resistent to any change, the women’s movement and other secular-democratic forces seem to have been gripped by – an intellectual paralysis. Unless these organisations de-communalise the demand and shift the focus of the…

The Christian Community in India 2015

by John Dayal It does not happen to “other people.” It happens to “us,” though this may not be apparent at first sight. This is the sort of saying that social-psychologists, cultural anthropologists and even environmental scientists have been stressing on a range of issues as diverse as the impact of climate change to that…

Interview with Mushirul Hasan

Interview  Quotes: “Out of the 135 signatures in my support, there were many Muslims who signed; some of them were devout Muslims. And those were difficult times, when even those members of the faculty who supported me received intimidating threats.” .”In an exclusive interview to Combat, he spoke on the failure of the central government…

Freedom To Dissent

  JUNE, 1994 FREEDOM TO DISSENT COVER STORY In any secular democracy, the right to equality, the freedom to practice one’s faith and the right to life with dignity go hand in hand with the freedom of expression which includes the right to dissent. If minority rights are inconceivable except in a democracy, democracy itself…

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