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E-IR interview Bernard D’Mello

E-IR interview Bernard D’Mello

Source: E-International Relations (E-IR) Bernard D’Mello is a senior journalist with the Economic & Political Weekly and a civil-liberties activist with the Committee for the Protection of Democratic Rights, Mumbai. His works include What is Maoism and Other Essays (Cornerstone…

The  Crisis  faced   by  Sameeksha  Trust

The Crisis faced by Sameeksha Trust

During all the past months, since the resignation of the EPW editor Paranjoy Guha Thakurta (brought about through an unceremonious way), I had reluctantly abstained from going public and joining the debate that is going on. Instead, I appealed in…

50 Years of Naxalbari: A Path for Alternative Development

50 Years of Naxalbari: A Path for Alternative Development

In November, 2008 just as the people’s movement against state repression began in Lalgarh, a Peoples' Committee against Police Atrocities was formed, comprising of five male and five female members representing each village, which soon spread from village to village.…

The Kashmir Question: Nation-state, War and Religion

The Kashmir Question: Nation-state, War and Religion

Why is it important to know about the war in Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the midst of so much else happening in the world? Well for one India matters. A fight between 8 million Kashmiri Muslims…

Weeping Salandi: Communal violence in Bhadrak — a report

Weeping Salandi: Communal violence in Bhadrak — a report

On 6th of April, 2017, a day after Ramnavmi celebrations, the evening bulletins of electronic media broke the news of communal tension in the municipal town of Bhadrak, which has a sizeable Muslim population. The next day, the print media…

Towering resistance: A Report on the Bhangar Movement Against the Power Grid

Towering resistance: A Report on the Bhangar Movement Against the Power Grid

Summary A 12 member team of WSS visited Bhangar in early March, 2017, and met with affected villagers and concerned officials, in order to understand the origins and impetus behind the massive resistance movement against the power grid project being…

Mumbai: Fact finding report on Ambedkar Nagar Demolition

Mumbai: Fact finding report on Ambedkar Nagar Demolition

This is a report of the five-member fact finding team constituted by Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights (CPDR) to inquire into the demolition of homes and police harassment of residents of Ambedkar Nagar, Colaba between 3rd and 7th May, 2017. The…

Bhangar movement: Update on 24 May, 2017

Bhangar movement: Update on 24 May, 2017

Sleepless night at Bhangar Sleepless nights are back again for the villagers of Bhangar. Ruling party hooligans raided the village of Khamarait in the core area of the movement in the morning of 23 May. They fired and hurled bombs…