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“#Notinmyname”: A ‘guilt’ in the conscience

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   Dharmaraj Kumar ‘Not in my name’, says A. ‘In whose name then?’, asks B. ‘You mean, not in your name this time, right?’ asks C. ‘Of course, it lies not in your name. It is only in ‘their’ name. You just don’t worry.’, D replies curtly. ‘I just say “not in my name”, rest …

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Are Muslims of Uttar Pradesh Bonded Laborers of Samajwadi Party?

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  Mohammad Asif & Mohd. Amir Khan Election fever is gripping the most populous state of the country, Uttar Pradesh, and every party – be it BSP, SP-Congress alliance and newcomers like Owaisi’s AIMIM are wooing Muslims with their sop-operas. But the curious case to examine is of the Samajwadi Party which came to power …

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Is one sufficiently patriotic only if one is a Hindu cow-vigilante?

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  Vinod Kumar Hindutva cultural nationalism is at its peak today. So the day is not far when India becomes a country like Hitler’s Germany or Mussolini’s Italy. We have all witnessed how the cow-vigilantes are promoted by the VHP, RSS and its political outfit, the BJP. People from oppressed communities across the country are …

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The cow as a tool of politics against Dalits

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  Gurinder Azad Dalits of Gujarat have set an example by replying in their own assertive way to the brutality done on four dalit youth who were carrying a dead cow. They have denounced their ‘traditional’ occupation as a revolt against the Brahminical system. A march has been organised from Ahmedabad to Una where the …