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Uniform Civil Code or the Struggle for Our Commons

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  Georgy Kuruvila Roy Doesn’t the form in which the current debate on Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is taking place, make the implementation of the UCC an urgent concern? In other words, the UCC is required precisely to do away with the vilification of Muslims (or any community for that matter) that the present debate …

Assertion

On the Orientalist Savarna Perception of equating SIO with ABVP

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  Waseem RS  On the Orientalist Savarna Perception of equating SIO with ABVP, of twining SIO with the ghost of Global Islam and the Politics of Social Justice in JNU There is no novelty in the charge of equating SIO and ABVP as the two sides of the same religious ideology. As a Muslim student …

Assertion

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 …

Features

Today is the day of unity of the oppressed: Rahul Sonpimple

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  Rahul Punaram Sompimple  (Following is a rough transcription and translation of Rahul Sonpimple’s speech for the Presidentital election at JNUSU delivered on 8th September, 2016. Parts of the speech had to be omitted owing to lack of a fully audible video and disturbances)  {youtube}zh5Dt3Ee1eI{/youtube} To all the people that have come here for the …

Features

Ambedkar helped me embrace the ‘emotional’ within the rational

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  Akhil Kang I think I have lost count of the number of times I have felt immensely guilty of getting what I have got because of my caste. I remember sitting in my university classes, people looking directly at my face and saying ‘some lower castes’ individuals do not deserve to be here, because …

Thought

Universal rights and universal violations

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  K. G. Balakrishnan As we mark the 66th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, disclosures of mass human rights violations have highlighted the need for greater accountability In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which stands as a beacon for the …

Features

The Rise of BJP: Bitter Fruits of Fertile Brahminical Soil (Part II)

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  Nidhin Sowjanya Continued from here. The political and historical trajectory of the Brahminical Hindu domination that was traced in the last part is found to be deeply prevalent in almost all spheres of society. This part attempts to highlight how the Brahminical Hindu power is displayed, both brazenly and subtly, in our day-to-day lives. …