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Uniform Civil Code & Ashrafiya obsession with Triple Talaq

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  Ayaz Ahmad In the wake of upcoming assembly polls, the question of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is being debated with traditional appeal to religious identity of Muslims & Hindus in their respective constituencies. From the vantage point of Pasmanda, the question of UCC is raised to create the binary of Hindu versus Muslim in …

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The Other Silences to the Marginalisation of Catholics in Goa

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Jason Keith Fernandes Bosco de Sousa Eremita’s article, “The Silent Ethnic Cleansing of Catholics in Goa,” published earlier this month was widely shared on social media. At about the same time that I read a Hindu friend informed me that he is often accosted thus when he extends professional services to Catholics in Goa: “Arrey! …

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Asura Week, Pride and a Few Reflections

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  Reju George Mathew Who are the Asuras? What is their relation with the Dravidas? Aren’t these some stories from the Puranas and some assumptions from the past? Let’s forget all those. But, we cannot ignore them easily when, for the past few months or years (let’s also forget the Dravidian movement and other identity …

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Protest Demonstration at Uttar Pradesh Bhawan

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On Saturday, August 4th, 2012, from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Uttar Pradesh Bhawan, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi Ever since SP came to power in UP in March 2012, ruthless onslaught on Dalits Bahujans is perpetuated with alarming speed. Having scrapped welfare and empowering schemes meant for marginalised sections of the society, the …

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Jan Lokpal or Janvirodhi Lokpal?

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By People for Constitution, Democracy and Human Rights (PCDHR, Nagpur) Recent stir by Anna Hazare (Original name unknown/ Education unknown) & Co. for an Ombudsman for corruption in the name of Jan Lokpal is an ‘extra-constitutional method’, bypassing the Parliamentary process which is at the heart of Constitutional Democracy which ‘We the People’ of India …