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When Judicial Process itself becomes a Punishment

The dictum of ‘natural justice’ that not a single innocent should be punished – is vanishing into thin air in gathering gales of fascism. Professor GN Saibaba is fighting death languishing in a dark and dingy cell, unable to procure legitimate medical requirements. Thousands of Adivasis are rotting behind the high walls of prison. While […]



On Hindutva’s Quest of Kashmir and the Politics of Article 370 – Part Two

In a 2-part series, Bilal Majid writes about the politics around Article 370, and the Hindutva design of capturing Kashmir. In this part, the author discusses the history of Hindutva vis-a-vis Kashmir as a whole. The first part dealt with the politics around Article 370 and can be read here.   Lies, deception, distortions, and […]


On Hindutva’s Quest of Kashmir and the Politics of Article 370: Part One

In a 2-part series, Bilal Majid writes about the politics around Article 370, and the Hindutva design of capturing Kashmir. This first part deals with the politics around Article 370. In a subsequent account, the author goes into the history of Hindutva vis-a-vis Kashmir as a whole.   William James (1842-1910) once remarked, “Whenever you’re […]


The Draft ‘National Education Policy’ 2019 and Smokescreens of a Segregationist Education

The plans of this “Modi 2.0” Government as described in the policy document can be classified into 5 basic moves: Centralization, Segregation, Privatization, Informalization and De-regulation of the Education system. Can such a policy be ‘bettered’ through ‘Feedbacks’, or should our efforts be directed elsewhere? Tathagata Sengupta writes.    “Without education wisdom was lost; without […]


The Strike that Never Ended: Episode 5 (Today)

With the destruction of the Bombay mills and class struggle of the mill workers, the city and its politics took a decisive turn. Post-80s Bombay reeled under communal violence, controlled by the Brahman-Maratha-Kayastha caste combine. The industrial capitalist class evolved into a powerful financial mafia, with real estate as one the chief new economic activities. […]


BJP Ramps Up Fascist Rhetoric as Election Campaign Draws to a Close

Over the last day on the campaign trail in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP lived up to the worst expectations of its detractors, unleashing a torrent of Islamophobic war cry in an attempt to whip the public into a panic-driven frenzy, hoping to ensure itself a second term. A […]


Hate Campaign in West Bengal: Saffron Social Media Warriors at Work

Gujarat BJP leader and party spokesperson Bharat Pandya exhorted party workers to turn the “nationalistic wave in the country”, in the wake of Pulwama attack that left about 40 CRPF men dead, into “votes”. True to his words the saffron warriors on social media and Sanghi cadres on the ground launched a coordinated, well planned […]


Interview with Hafiz Ahmed, who sparked the Miya Poetry Movement in Assam

Hafiz Ahmed is a social activist and a poet who penned “Write Down I Am A Miya,” after Mahmoud Darwish’s “Identity Card.” The poem went viral on Facebook and sparked the Miya poetry movement, which is, as Hafiz Ahmed says, about asserting the demand for rights and dignity of Bengali Muslims in Assam. Sutanaya sits […]


Sanghi Terror and Violence Rocks Kerala After Two Women Enter Sabarimala

Violent protests erupted in Kerala on Thursday, with mobs backed by BJP pelting stones, blocking vehicles and forcibly shutting shops, following the entry of two women within menstrual age into the Sabarimala temple on Wednesday. The protests were a part of a hartal called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Sangh Parivar outfits, including […]


৬ ডিসেম্বর ১৯৯২: স্বাধীন ভারতের বুকে ফ্যাসিস্ত পদধ্বনি।

৬ই ডিসেম্বর ১৯৯২-তে সেই সুরুয়াত। বাবরি মসজিদ ধ্বংসের ২৬তম দিবস। অন্যদিকে, প্রত্নতাত্ত্বিকদের একটি টিম ঘোষণা করেছেন যে, খননকার্য থেকে প্রাপ্ত প্রমান থেকে অবশ্যপ্রমাণিত যে মসজিদের নীচে কোনো মন্দির কখনো ছিল না। কিন্তু, তাতে কি যায় আসে! কিন্তু, আজ ৬ই ডিসেম্বর। হিন্দু দক্ষিণপন্থী ফ্যাসিবাদ আর বৃহৎ পুঁজির একচেটিয়া আধিপত্যের আজ যে বাস্তবতা আমরা দেখতে পাচ্ছি , […]


Erasure of Beef from the Indian Menu

Notions of purity, pollution and caste have always been embodied in food practices of Hindu society. Recent attacks on religious minorities and marginalized castes in the name of cow-vigilantism is only the newest form of historical State control over a fractured society through the politics of food and animal slaughter. The current regime’s active role […]


আরএসএস কি বদলে যাচ্ছে?

সরসংঘচালকের নজরে, ‘আরবান নকশাল’ হল এমন এক ধরনের কমিউনিস্ট, যাদের “জগৎ সম্পর্কে দৃষ্টিভঙ্গী” একেবারেই আলাদা। প্লেটোর রাষ্ট্রে কবিদের রাখলে যেমন তারা রাষ্ট্রটাকেই ভেতর থেকে ক্ষইয়ে দিতে পারে বলে ভয় ছিল, তেমনি তাঁর সাধের রাষ্ট্রে আর যারাই থাকুক না কেন, ‘আরবান নকশাল’রা থাকলে তারা তার কাঠামোটাই ধসিয়ে দিতে পারে। তাই তিনি ‘আরবান নকশাল’ এই ঝোঁকটাকেই একেবারে ‘এলিমিনেট’ […]


প্রসঙ্গ বিদ্যাসাগর: কিছু উচ্চকিত স্বগতোক্তি – পর্ব চার

বিদ্যাসাগরের মাতৃভক্তি আর বজ্রকঠিন চরিত্রের কল্পকথাগুলি একটু একটু করে ধুলো হয়ে উবে যাচ্ছে অনেকদিন হল। এখন তর্কটা এসে দাঁড়িয়েছে তিনি আদৌ এদেশের – দেশের মানুষের – জন্য শুভ কিছু, কল্যাণকর কিছু করে – বা অন্তত শুরু করে – যেতে পেরেছিলেন কি? নাকি স্রেফ ব্রিটিশ প্রভুদের ইশারায়, অঙ্গুলিহেলনেই বাঁধা ছিল তাঁর কার্যপরম্পরা? ঘুলিয়ে ওঠা কাদাজল সামান্য […]


‘In Cold Blood’ : Republishing A Report on Hashimpura

Groundxero shares an old-report by human right activist and journalist Nilanjan Dutta, who was among the few, who entered the riot-torn area of Hashimpura and brought the truth of the state-sponsored massacre out in the open.   The Hashimpura Massacre   On 31 October, 2018, thirty one years after the Hashimpura massacre near Meerut in […]