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How justified is the violence of Hindutva and the state ?

How justified is the violence of Hindutva and the state ?

There was major police action against Sudha Bhardwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Varvara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira on 28 August, 2018. Before this police arrested Professor Shoma Sen, Adocate Sudhir Gadling, Sudhir Dhawle, Mahesh Raut and Rona Wilson on 6…

What is the way out of the NRC crisis?

What is the way out of the NRC crisis?

More than 40 lakh residents of Assam who applied did not find a place in the draft list of the NRC (National Register of Citizens) released on 30 July, 2018. The actual number of excluded people would be more, since not everyone…

An open letter to Hiren Gohain

An open letter to Hiren Gohain

[source: Sabrang] Dear Dr Gohain, When a friend forwarded the link to your ‘Open Letter to Indians on NRC in Assam’ published on the Sabrang website on 6 August 2018, I followed it immediately and started reading it with great…

Solution to Assam’s foreigners problem

Solution to Assam’s foreigners problem

Through the National Register of Citizens update and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party government is trying to communally polarise a state which doesn't have a history of any major communal incidents except for the 1983 Nellie…

The logic of NRC, and what next?

The logic of NRC, and what next?

The national president of Bharatiya Janata Party, Mr. Amit Shah mentioned in a speech in the Rajya Sabha that National Register of Citizens (NRC) is the soul of the Assam Accord. Mr. Shah went on to declare, “The Assam Accord…

Why has there been so little uproar in Assam?

Why has there been so little uproar in Assam?

[This article was written before 30th July when the second NRC draft was released. 4 million people risk losing their citizenship as per the second draft. Silence from progressive quarters has only got louder. - Author] The lack of outrage…

Why are our farmers distressed?

Why are our farmers distressed?

A brief note on the agricultural crisis in India The recent farmers’ agitations in different parts of the country, including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and some other states are a grim reminder of the distress that India’s agrarian…

Indian agriculture in the age of liberalization

Indian agriculture in the age of liberalization

Several discussions are going on centering around Indian agriculture and its on-going crisis. Near about 180 farmer organizations across the country are marching and demonstrating on different demands of the peasants. Activists are debating to find out the primary demand…