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Extremely Backward Castes: Key to the Chair in Uttar Pradesh

Omprakash Mahato Right wing reliance on conventional politics in Uttar Pradesh Political gimmicks of political actors have certainly moulded the preferences of the voters in the past and continue to do so. With ongoing state assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, parties across the spectrum have come up with their manifestoes …

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How Mayawati inspired Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission man

  Anshul Kumar Parameswaran Iyer has made a name for himself as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handpicked choice to lead the Swachh Bharat Mission which led to India becoming Open Defecation Free (ODF). He was the exclusive choice of Our Prime Minister to lead the Swachh Bharat Mission under the Government of India’s newly launched …

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Land Redistribution and the marginalized in Uttar Pradesh: An interview with Prof. Vivek Kumar

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  Shivam Mogha A great churning of ideas is happening in the sites of the current farmers’ protest at the borders of Delhi, being dubbed by many as the largest and longest peaceful protest in the world. As part of looking into various aspects of these protests, we have tried to understand the history of …

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మరణం లేని నీలి విప్లవం

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  Kranthi Kumar Mungamuri (ముంగమూరి క్రాంతికుమార్) ఉత్తర్ ప్రదేశ్ యువ బహుజన కార్యకర్త యశ్ పాల్ గౌతం మరణం లేని నీలి విప్లవం నా పేరు మరణం లేని నీలి విప్లవంసమానత్వం కోసం బహుజన తల్లి పురిటినెప్పుల నుండి జన్మించినవాడినిప్రాచీన కాలపు బుద్ధుడిని, మానవత్వపు దిగంబరుడినివర్తమాన సమాజంలో యశ్ పాల్ గౌతమునిబహుజన వారసత్వాన్ని భుజాలపై ముద్దాడినవాడినిఏసు ప్రభువు వలె విముక్తీ నినాదాలను గుండెల్లో నింపుకునికుల రక్కసి రాజ్యాలపై నృత్యం చేసినవాడినివిలాస్ గోగ్రే విప్లవ పాఠాలను గ్రామ గ్రామాన భోధించినవాడినిఅందుకే …

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In a time of public crisis, how important are elections to a democracy?

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  Niharika Singh With the eighth and final phase in Bengal only now concluded, India conducted another local election amidst a collapsing healthcare infrastructure, administrative miscalculations and immense scheming. It appears that the world’s largest democracy and its rulers aim for an electoral win over any collateral damage, a term that arose in the 1960s. …

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Unnao after Hathras: Atrocities, again and again

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Sonali Shirke In Baburha village, Unnao district, of Uttar Pradesh, a horrific incident of atrocities against Dalit girls has once again come to light on February 17 (many such incidents happen every day which do not come to light). Three minor girls who live in a Dalit locality, went to fetch fodder in the field …

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Hathras Tragedy: Recurring Shame of India

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  Swapnil Dhanraj The rhetoric of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao has failed once again in Uttar Pradesh. Manisha Valmiki, a young Dalit girl succumbed to her injuries in Delhi on 29th of September. May be her disappearance will not have any impact on the national consciousness of this country. However, it is not an off-incident. …

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Beyond Conventional Political Binaries

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  Omprakash Mahato Yashwant Sinha, in the ‘United India Opposition Rally’ held in West Bengal on 19 january 2019, stated that the coming together of opposition parties is not to defeat ‘one person’. It is a fight between two ideologies. The ideologies that will uphold the constitutional ethos; that will protect secularism from the religious …