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SC’s Verdict for Free Expression Upholds Bahujan Interpretation of Political Economy: Kancha Ilaiah’s Case

The Supreme Court on Friday, October 13, refused to entertain a PIL by an advocate of Delhi seeking to impose a ban on the book Komatlu Samajika Smugglerlu (Komatlu Social Smugglers) published by Prof. Kancha Ilaiah   http://cjp.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/June-7-17-letter-to-DIG-CISF.pdf A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud dismissed the…

‘Lower’ Castes Original Producers of Knowledge, ‘Upper’ Castes Simply Accumulated Wealth: Kancha Ilaiah

Author, political theorist and Dalit rights activist Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd was recently placed under house arrest in Hyderabad and prevented from attending a rally in Vijaywada. The scholar who is also Director for the Center for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University was receiving death threats…

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