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When will violence and discrimination against Dalits and Adivasis end? 2021 was a year oftargeted social boycott, discrimination, and bruteviolence

A just society is that society in which ascending sense of reverence and descending sense of contempt is dissolved into the creation of a compassionate society”- Dr BR Ambedkar, Annihilation of Caste. We certainly have miles to go before we can even get close to the compassionate society the Babasaheb envisioned. It is shocking to…

Lockdown impact: Religion-based discrimination rampant in Varanasi? Part-8 of our on-going series based on CJP's Purvanchal fact-finding mission examining the decline of the traditional weaving industry

CJP’s fact finding mission analysing the plight of workers from the weaving industry and allied activities, in face of the Covid induced lockdown, has also come across several allegations of religion-based discrimination, even amidst a deadly pandemic. On November 29, 2020, our team came across Imtiaz*, an Aari worker who was forced to run a coffee stand…

36 Years on, Survivors of Nellie Massacre suffer in perpetuity, 40% out of NRC CJP’s Assam State Co-ordinator, Zamser Ali reports from Nellie

CJP’s Team Assam received information that a large chunk of people in the village of Borbari—where the Nellie Massacre took place in 1983—have been excluded from the final NRC list; about 150 persons have been declared Indian in this village, but most of them (about 90%) of their names have not been included in the…

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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