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“Our priority is to defeat the communal force of BJP” : A Report from Bihar

The first phase of the Bihar assembly elections began today (28 October). 71 assembly constituencies, having 243 seats, are involved in this process. A Groundxero representative visited several villages in the Bikram, Paliganj and Arwal constituencies, and tried to reach out to different communities in order to get an overview of the public opinion.   Katrahi, Bikram […]

Manifestos hogging prime importance in Bihar assembly elections

BJP’s attempt to impose its narrative of nationalism and communal polarization seems to be not working in this election in Bihar. The people, reeling under the impact of the pandemic and the lockdown, want to hear about the real issues affecting their lives. The manifestos of the contending political formations has gained more importance among […]

“কাশ্মীরের মানুষ শেষ পর্যন্ত লড়াই চালিয়ে যাবেন, তাঁরা জানেন তাঁদের ভূমি দখল হয়ে রয়েছে;” প্রফেসর এস. এ. আর. গিলানি

২০০১ সনের পার্লামেন্ট হানার ঘটনায় বন্দী হয়েছিলেন দিল্লী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের অধ্যাপক এস. এ. আর. গিলানি। দীর্ঘদিন আটক ও নির্যাতিত হওয়ার পর তিনি আদালত থেকে বেকসুর খালাস হয়েছিলেন। ২৫ অক্টোবর ২০১৯-এ গিলানি হৃদরোগে আক্রান্ত হয়ে মারা যান। গিলানির দেওয়া শেষ এই সাক্ষাৎকারটি অত্যন্ত গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। এতে এসেছে কাশ্মীরে কয়েক যুগ ধরে যে রাষ্ট্রীয় সন্ত্রাস চলছে, তার কথা। ভারতের গণতন্ত্র, […]

Changing Dalit politics in the electoral landscape of Bihar

In the 2020 Bihar elections, how Nitish Kumar’s JD (U) confronts the LJP’s challenge is being keenly watched by poll analysts. One question now everyone is asking is, will Chirag Paswan play the same role after the election which his father played during the 2005 assembly election? Ramvilas Paswan’s role in 2005 was instrumental in […]

Bihar Assembly Elections: Infighting Within Alliances

Bihar is the only Hindi speaking state of India where the BJP has never been able to win an election on its own strength. In the upcoming assembly election, BJP’s main enemy is not outside the NDA alliance but within the alliance. In BJP view without Lalu Prasad, Grand Alliance is not a big challenge […]

Lightning took more lives than Coronavirus in Bihar 

More people have been killed by lightning strikes than by the Coronavirus in Bihar. Till now 134 people succumbed to Coronavirus infections in the last three and half months while lightning strikes took the lives of more than 200 people across the state in between June 25 to July 12, reports Anish Ankur from Patna.     […]

Privatization Of Indian Railways

The BJP government has, following its decision of selling the family silver in the footsteps of Manmohan Singh has decided to gradually privatize the railways. There is no credible argument proffered by the government. The only reason seems to be that the government is in a hurry to take advantage of the pandemic and resultant […]

PUCL: Current situation in the country worse than what it was during Emergency.

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), a human rights organization, in a statement issued on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the Emergency, has described the current situation in the country as worse than what it was during Emergency, when the “Indian government waged a war on its own people, suspending the fundamental […]

14 MP request Uddhav Thackeray to provide urgent medical attention to Varavara Rao

On 19th June 2020, 14 members of Indian Parliament, issued a Press Statement addressed to CM of Maharashtra, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray. In the signed statement, the 14 Parliamentarians expressed their concern about the rapidly deteriorating health condition of Varavara Rao and requested the Maharashtra CM to provide him the necessary and urgent medical attention by moving […]

Dr. Kafeel Khan’s Wife Asks Doctors To Stand With Her Husband

The country is under third phase of the lockdown. New cases of infections are rising daily. Health care workers including doctors are needed to treat Covid inflicted persons. Yet, a doctor with vast experience of dealing with viral diseases remains incarcerated behind prison walls. Dr Kafeel Khan, hailing from Gorakhpur in UP, is being continuously […]


A statement has been issued on behalf of gender rights activists, organisations and individuals condemning the UAPA charges against Kashmiri photojournalist Masrat Zahra. The statement strongly reiterates that the government must withdraw UAPA charges against Masrat. It also highlights the increasing difficulties that journalists in Kashmir are facing and call on the government to stop […]

Stop the witch-hunt of activists and journalists in Delhi and Kashmir

Over the last few weeks, several activists, journalists and students in Delhi and Kashmir have been charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the police has filed several FIRs against activists providing relief and against journalists doing their job. Campaign Against State Repression strongly condemns this targeting of activists and journalists […]