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The Modi years: A war on many fronts

The Modi years: A war on many fronts

The five years of Modi Sarkar have drawn to a close. Five years ago, when it came to power after a spectacular victory, we commented, The new government can be relied upon to take the neoliberal model to an elevated…

Mazdoor Adhikar Sangharsh Abhiyan

Mazdoor Adhikar Sangharsh Abhiyan

Workers Charter of Demands 1. Implement minimum wage of Rs. 25,000 for all workers. 2. Strongly implement the policy of ‘equal pay for equal work’ for all workers including permanent, contract and temporary workers and male and female workers of…

‘Historic Injustice’ to Adivasis made permanent

‘Historic Injustice’ to Adivasis made permanent

[This article was written previous to the latest stay order. - Ed] Whereas previously SC affirmed indigenous people’s inalienable rights to their land, it now orders their eviction from their land unilaterally There are three significant SC judgments on the…

An appeal to the conscience of the nation: on Bhima-Koregaon case

An appeal to the conscience of the nation: on Bhima-Koregaon case

[Foreword: India has vowed to be a socialist, secular, democratic republic. Sadly, all these values are steadily being eroded in the present political developments. About 20 intellectuals, professionals, activists who are working for the fundamental rights of the poor and…

UAPA: A frontal attack on democratic rights

UAPA: A frontal attack on democratic rights

We are going through one of the most repressive times in post-Independent India where the fundamental rights of expression and the right to form any organization or association that can question government policies or fight for rights of the people…

Assam’s Citizenship Turmoil: A collection of readings

Assam’s Citizenship Turmoil: A collection of readings

Assam has been in turmoil for some time. In recent months the intensity of it has deepened. Lives are being lost through killings and suicides. There has been a two-pronged attack on the people of the state. The first is…

Book Review – Lalgarh and the Legend of Kishanji

Book Review – Lalgarh and the Legend of Kishanji

In search of the Maoists, security forces raided Sonamukhi village of Lalgarh, on 30th June, 2010. The male villagers fled to the nearest jungle to avoid police arrest in the guise of search operation. Security forces came, searched and ransacked…

The Pathalgadi Movement: An overview

The Pathalgadi Movement: An overview

In the heartland of India – the abode of the adivasis and moolvasis – a fire, called the Pathalgadi movement, is spreading rapidly. Started in 2016 with few villagers in Khunti district in the state of Jharkhand, it has now…

BJP Government’s performance on employment generation

BJP Government’s performance on employment generation

The BJP electoral manifesto of 2014 had put employment generation as one of its top priority (just below price rise)– ‘The country has been dragged through 10 years of Jobless Growth by the Congress-led UPA Government. Under the broader economic…