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Kashi-Mathura Baki Hai: A Glimpse of Hindu Nationalism in Ayodhya


  Ratnesh Katulkar The decade of 90s had witnessed two landmark political movements, Mandal and Kamandal. The Mandal movement was based on social justice while the Ram Mandir roused majoritarian emotions of religious injustice. The supporters of Ram Temple agitation, despite their rightwing religious coating, have seemed to put forth one logical argument. They used …


The Buddhist claim on Ayodhya

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  Nishad Wankhade Ayodhya has again become a hot topic with the recent archaeological findings at the site. The Supreme Court last year ordered the handing over of the disputed site to a trust to be formed by the government. The government promptly formed the trust, which started the preparations soon. Carvings on sandstone, pillars, …


Trans, Gender Nonconforming & Intersex Collectives Strongly Condemn Kinnar Akhara’s Support For Ram Temple At Ayodhya, India

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This is a statement issued by Indian Trans, Intersex and Gender Nonconforming (T/IS/GNC) individuals & groups in response to the Kinnar Akhada’s call for a Ram temple at the Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya. This statement is being issued with the deepest sense of anguish, concern and condemnation at this call, which is bound to …


ರಾಜಕಾರಣಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಬೌದ್ಧಧರ್ಮ ಬಳಕೆ: ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಷಡ್ಯಂತ್ರ ವಿಫಲಗೊಳಿಸಿದ ಉತ್ತರ ಪ್ರದೇಶದ ದಲಿತರು


  ರಘೋತ್ತಮ ಹೊಬ (Raghothama Hoba)  ಕಳೆದ ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್ ತಿಂಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿಹಾರದ ಸಾರನಾಥದಿಂದ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ವತಿಯಿಂದ ಯಾತ್ರೆಯೊಂದು ಉದ್ಘಾಟನೆ ಆಗಿತ್ತು. ಹೆಸರು “ಧಮ್ಮ ಚೇತನಾ ಯಾತ್ರೆ”. ಖಂಡಿತ ಅದು ಬೌದ್ಧ ಧರ್ಮದ ಯಾತ್ರೆಯಾಗಿತ್ತು. “ಮೋದಿ ಮಾಂಕ್ಸ್” ಅಥವಾ “ಮೋದಿ ಭಿಕ್ಕುಗಳು” ಎಂದು ಕರೆಯಲ್ಪಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಹಿರಿಯ ಭಿಕ್ಕು ಧಮ್ಮ ವಿರಿಯೊ ಮುಂದಾಳತ್ವ ದ ಭಿಕ್ಕುಗಳ ಗುಂಪು ಈ ಯಾತ್ರೆಯ ನೇತೃತ್ವ ವಹಿಸಿತ್ತು. ಮೋದಿ ಸಾಧನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಗಳುವುದು, ಅಂಬೇಡ್ಕರ್ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮೋದಿಯ ಮಾತುಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರಚುರಪಡಿಸುವುದು ಉತ್ತರಪ್ರದೇಶದ ಉದ್ದಗಲಕ್ಕೂ ಹಾದುಹೋಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಈ ಯಾತ್ರೆಯ …


VCK leaders protest BJP cadres’ attempt to disrupt Ambedkar Jayanti

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  Salem. On 14th April, 2014,  Salem district Liberation Panthers (VCK) took out a procession from Mulluvadi to Cherry road and garlanded revolutionary leader Ambedkar’s statue present there. At the same time, around 50 BJP cadres came to garland Ambedkar’s statue. Liberation Panthers raised strong objections to BJP cadres and staged a road roko. BJP …


Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 3

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 3: The Impact of the Aryan Invasion of India Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated From Urdu by Yoginder Sikand for (Part 3 of Masood Alam Falahi’s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India’)) ~ [Translator’s Note: This …