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Against all odds: Babasaheb Ambedkar’s prophetic warnings about communist China

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Dr. Aniruddha Babar “Chinese ‘might be induced not to be hostile to us’. And why would that be? Because “I have some slight reputation with the leaders of Communist China because of the Medical Mission we had sent. I have corresponded with Mao Tse-Tung and other leaders in the past. This might help…”.[1]  ~ Pandit …

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A question from Kashmir: What is freedom and how does one attain it?

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  Ifrah Mushtaque Khan As I narrate this article to my brother over a phone who lives outside Kashmir where internet is luxuriously available, the very implications of the problem are apparent. I can’t email the article directly to Round Table India, because the internet is down. A couple of months ago, even this phone …

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Kashmir Problem: An Ambedkarite Solution

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  Ratnesh Katulkar Following its election manifesto, Modi led NDA government finally revoked Article 370 which gave a special status to Kashmir. Most of the parties supported this move while Congress seems to be divided on this issue until party leadership gave a statement against this move. The Hindu-nationalists forces are celebrating this decision as …

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Casteism in Kashmir: My Observations and Experiences

Mudassir Ali Lone RTI DP

  Mudasir Ali Lone We usually shrug our shoulders when it comes to casteism in Kashmir. If you’re in a mood for horrible stories, go to the homes of Greest (peasants) and hear about the horror stories of how Malluh/Peer (upper-castes) used to treat them. If you think that’s not horrible enough then go to …

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End Repression in Kashmir: A Call from the civil society

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  We, the undersigned, are dismayed over the ongoing crisis in Kashmir. We have watched in horror and shock the repetitive cycle of state aggression leading to violence, deteriorating state of civil liberties, violation of fundamental rights and ever escalating loss of human life and dignity in Kashmir. In the last 115 days, we have …

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Kabali has roared: Why BAPSA was the real winner of the JNU student polls

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  Dhrubo Jyoti I have never been a big fan of presidential-style debates or Jawaharlal Nehru University. The former almost always reduces social justice to grandstanding and the number of hunger strikes while the latter takes itself too seriously as the citadel of equality, never mind the festering casteism, sexism and homophobia. Therefore, when I …