Missing Najeeb : What it means to be Najeeb’s mother and sister

No sooner had the mother got down than she burst into tears: “Allah! Aaj phir baghair Najeeb ke wapas aayi (Allah! again I am back home without bringing Najeeb along).”

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Reading the Silence of Kashmiri Students at AMU

On the 5th of October afternoon, when I entered Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), I felt silence reigning there amid the din of sloganeering days before students’ union elections. The silence was about the recent expulsion of a Kashmiri student.

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Hindutva Terror in JNU: Student Najeeb Still Missing

JNU remains on the boil ever since the disappearance of the first-year Biotechnology student Najeeb Ahmad.

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Gandhi, cow protection and Hindu identity

A large section of the “liberal-progressive” intelligentsia is too Gandhian to critically engage with the question that Gandhi played an important role in strengthening the hegemony of the ‘holy cow’ discourse

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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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