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The Karnataka anti-cow slaughter bill is against the poor

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Dr. Sylvia Karpagam “If India’s politicians had any connect with land and farming, they would understand the organic relationship farmers have with livestock, milk, manure and killing of cows. It is not a Hindu-Muslim issue as the government is trying to project. This is a farmer’s issue” ~ A farmer in Karnataka about the anti-cow slaughter …

Features

Brahminical Genesis of Hindutva and Left Politics in India

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  Shubhi  “The Brahmins form the vanguard of the movement for political reform, and in some cases also of economic reform. But they are not to be found even as camp-followers in the army raised to break down the barricades of Caste. Is there any hope of the Brahmins ever talking up a lead in …

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Forging the New Indian ‘Genius’: the RSS roadmap

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  N. Sukumar and Shailaja Menon I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity ~  B.R. Ambedkar The RSS-BJP combine has fine tuned its political strategy and chameleon like forge their words to suit different occasions. Apparently the conductor of the grand orchestra is located in Nagpur. In his public utterances, PM Modi …

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Will Sikh Leaders install Hindu Gods in the Golden Temple?

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Pardeep Attri The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history, Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was. The world around it will …

Atrocities

What happened on the evening of 15 October 2002?

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(An excerpt from ‘Dalit Lynching at Dulina: Cow – Protection, Caste and Communalism’, a report on the lynching of Dalits in Jhajjar, Haryana, published by People’s Union for Democratic Rights in February 2003) The accounts of the incident narrated by the family and the police varied from each other on significant points. According to the families …

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Of Laws, Cows and People’s Mutinies: Will the beef ban in BJP-ruled states fuel a new Mutiny?

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  Cynthia Stephen The Gau-Vansh Vadh Pratishedh (Sanshodhan) Vidheyak (Prohibition of slaughter of cow-progeny Bill) just passed in Madhya Pradesh empowers the government to prosecute any person found slaughtering a cow or even transporting the calf for the purpose of slaughter. Anyone found guilty of this act would face seven years of imprisonment and a …