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).”
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.
Contrary to the politics of status quo by the Hindutva politics, the Dalit politics advocates “revolt” against unjust system.
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
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
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
The Indian media, barring a tiny section, have now turned itself into a propaganda machine for the state’s ideology and majoritarian sentiments.