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Tipu Sultan, an activist, arrested from Santiniketan, in a five year old UAPA case

While the people of the state are busy celebrating Durga Puja festival, on 12 October, Wednesday,  the West Bengal police, in a midnight raid, stormed the house of Tipu Sultan, alias Mustafa Kamal, a former student of Visva-Bharati  and a left-political activist, and whisked him away from his residence in Gurupally, Santiniketan in Birbhum district. […]

Despite Visva Bharati’s refusal, the Poush-Parbon mela held in Bolpur 

The Poush-Parbon mela organised by Bangla Sanskritik Mancha in Bolpur was a clear and loud message to the Raja, in Bengal there will be ‘NO PASARAN’ to the merchants of hate and bigotry. It became an instance of people’s takeover of their own culture and history and took us back to Rabindranath’s original vision and spirit […]