Kashmiri students and Indian universities

The possibility of a genuine research has become almost closed at these sites of persecution

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Are the Hindutva leaders ready to debate the state of Dalits?

Contrary to the politics of status quo by the Hindutva politics, the Dalit politics advocates “revolt” against unjust system.

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JNU elections: Dalit rickshaw puller’s son challenges ‘a bunch of Brahmin boys’

BAPSA presidential candidate Sonpimple Rahul Punaram has always said the fight against the oppression is to be led by the oppressed themselves. During this conversation with Abhay Kumar, he reiterates that point

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Hindu Right, Ambedkar and JNU Politics

The ABVP activists are hopeful that their “achievement” of having the library renamed after Dr Ambedkar will help them woo lower-caste students, particularly Dalits. With the JNUSU elections approaching, the Hindutva organization is desperate to broaden its social base by such acts of appropriation and tokenism

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Some unsacred questions about the sacred cow

It is unfortunate that cow politics continued to flourish even after Independence. At its root was the same brahmanical mindset that led to the inclusion of the ban on cow slaughter under the Directive Principles of State Policy in the Constitution. Gandhian thought, which considered protecting the cow a duty of the Hindus, was behind these brahmanical policies

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Unethical Journalism: The Coverage of Mainstream Indian Media about Kashmir Unrest

The Indian media, barring a tiny section, have now turned itself into a propaganda machine for the state’s ideology and majoritarian sentiments.

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Political Demonisation of Dr Zakir Naik

Ever since a Bangladeshi newspaper reported that Islamic preacher Dr. Zakir Naik “inspired” Dhaka militants, a new frenzy of Islamophobic discourse has begun in India. The Modi Government was quick to grab this opportunity of Muslim-bashing. Home Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that the Government would not “compromise on terrorism at any cost”. While I&B Minister …

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Myth of the Progressive Right

Book Review: Patel, Prasad and Rajaji: Myth of the Indian right by Neerja Singh, Sage, New Delhi, 2015.
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Muslims Politics in Bihar

Book Review: Muslims Politics in Bihar: Changing Contours by Mohammad Sajjad
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Bahujan first, then Muslim

By making common cause with other Dalits and Backwards and adopting new icons, the Pasmandas have broken free from the grip of elite and casteist minority politics

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