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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…

The State of Working India

The State of Working India

This article is based on excerpts from the State of Working India (SWI) 2018 brought out by the Centre for Sustainable Employment​ at Azim Premji University. The full report can be downloaded here​.  

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…