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Yes, I am an Anti-National

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  Gurram Seetaramulu Nationalism is a hymn which is being chanted often by the modern societies. Especially in India, after the demolition of Babri Masjid such a notion has gained currency. At the same time, some groups have been trying to monopolise nationalism. In such a situation, nationalism has turned into an abstract thought called …

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On the Beef Festival in Osmania

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes B. Sudarshan, one of the chief organisers of the recent ‘Peddakura Pandaga’, or Beef Festival, in Osmania University recently, speaks to Dalit Camera on the background of the event, and the need fororganising such an event, a couple of days before the festival. {youtube}2J4Tg8ksHTQ{/youtube} On December 10th, the whole …

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Remove unauthorized religious constructions in Osmania University

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Please Sign this Petition (here, on Change.org) to the Vice Chancellor, Osmania University, to Remove Unauthorized Religious Constructions in the Osmania University Campus.~ To, The Vice Chancellor Osmania University, Hyderabad. Respected sir, Subject: – Removal of unauthorised religious constructions in the university campus. We the undersigned request you to please order for removal of illegally …

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Exactly whose sentiments are hurt by beef and pork? Part 2

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  Continued from here. Ravi Chandran As we saw earlier, beef was made an issue associated with only Muslims. Read the constituent assembly debate on banning cow slaughter– Seth Govind Das in his speech he says:  …The Muslims should come forward to make it clear that their religion does not compulsorily enjoin on them the …

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Dalit students demand removal of illegal places of worship in Osmania

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  Ravi Chandran Osmania University is a hotbed of Dalit politics. OU was a bastion of the upper caste middle classes in the 60s and 70s, but since the late 80s, the upper caste student population has drastically come down. After Mandal, the representation of SC/ST/OBCs has gone up to a majority in the university. …

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Food fascism

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Kancha Ilaiah After the beef festival in Osmania University, Hyderabad, on April 15 — in which 1,500-2,000 students belonging to SC/ST/OBC communities and some faculty members participated — was attacked by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activists, food culture has become an issue of national debate. The ABVP and …