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‘Upper Caste Quota Bill’: An Attempt to Erase a Long History

In order to decide the meaning of ‘Economic Backwardness’, Modi Government set up no Commission, or undertake any comprehensive study across the country, unlike what the apex court had stipulated in the Indra Sawhney case (1992). But the present arbitrariness of a blanket 8 lakh per annum slab for economic backwardness for the ‘forward classes’ […]

It was Not just the Mosque that was Demolished that Day

The demolition of Babri Masjid opened up the chasms of ‘secular’ India. For last 26 years the demand to reconstruct Babri masjid has hardly been the focus of any political mobilization. Abdul Wahid Shaikh claims demand for reconstruction is not a Muslim demand, it is the secular demand. Abdul Wahid is the lone acquitted in […]