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Mutual Aid and Self-Organization in Anti-CAA and Farmers’ Protests

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Pranav Jeevan P توشاہیںہےپروازہےکامتیراترےسامنےآسماںاوربھیہیں- اقبال तूशाहीनहै,परवाज़हैकामतेरा ,तेरेसामनेआसमांऔरभीहै – इकबाल You are a falcon, your purpose is to fly, there are still more skies for you to transcend – Ikbal India witnessed two large scale protests in last 2 years which saw millions taking to streets against the oppressive laws passed by the Government. These were …

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Farmer Protests- The Discords in Hindu Society

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  Dr Anuradha Bele My deepest gratitude to all the peasants, and especially to the farmers of Punjab. Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar once said that those who don’t know history can’t make history. In the light of this quote, this article aims to understand the history of jats and their current socio religious politics and …

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So you want to ally with the Dalit Rights Movement?

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  Shivani Waldekar On 25th May 2020, George Floyd, an unarmed Black man was murdered in police custody in Minneapolis, USA. A video showing a white police officer kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes while he was pinned to the floor went viral. Following this, large anti-racism protests took place with many white …

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Discipline and Punish: A History of Impalement in Kerala and Tamil Nadu

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  Umar Nizar The brutal murder of P. Jeyaraj and his son Beniks in police custody in Sathankulam in Tamil Nadu invokes the Nirbhaya case in its brutality, the only difference in this case being that the perpetrators were policemen. The atrocious and horrific nature of the torture and the brutalities inflicted upon the victims …

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Is it time to re-strategize the Anti-CAA Protests?

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  Khalid Anis Ansari Effective protests have to be purposive, expansive and with a clear sense of the core and subsidiary issues. Moreover, in a first-past-the-post electoral system, it is necessary that the protests aspire to convert a winnable majority to their cause. In a context where the Hindutva-Brahmanical discourse/organizations/parties are hegemonic and aspiring to …

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Save Constitution! Save Nation!!

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Prakash Ambedkar Friends, you know that people are protesting continuously against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC), and National Population Register (NPR) since more than 50 days in Shaheen Bagh and in many other parts of Delhi and whole of India. These protesters are trying to save their constitution and their rights …

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Vedanta Prepares To De-list

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  Damning Report Blames City Of London As Vedanta Prepares To De-list Foil Vedanta • Damning report on Vedanta’s operations released. MPs take note.• Protests at AGM as Vedanta de-lists.• FCA headquarters targeted as responsible for corporate crimes. Foil Vedanta* and a coalition of organisations have released a damning report ‘Vedanta’s Billions: Regulatory failure, environment and …

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London Protests Condemn Thoothukudi Vedanta Massacre: Demand Action in India & UK

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  Foil Vedanta 26th May 2018 An angry protest took place today from 3-5pm at the Indian High Commission in Aldwych, London, to condemn the police firing which killed at least 13 unarmed protesters at an environmental demonstration against British company Vedanta Resources’ copper smelter in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin), Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The London protest …

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Why are the Debates on Menstrual Taboo One-sided?

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   T. Sowjanya In a nutshell, the answer is, the views expressed in the online protests are of women belonging to a particular set of social groups! This is a response to the recent online protest against the taboos on menstruation in Indian society launched by some students and middle class, educated men, and women. …