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When the Eye of Justice Is Jaundiced

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  Gauri Lankesh Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee is a man who proudly wears his belief on his forehead. While that might be his personal choice, what is problematic is that he expresses his religious affinity with as much pride without bothering about his esteemed position as a dispenser of justice according …

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Is one sufficiently patriotic only if one is a Hindu cow-vigilante?

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  Vinod Kumar Hindutva cultural nationalism is at its peak today. So the day is not far when India becomes a country like Hitler’s Germany or Mussolini’s Italy. We have all witnessed how the cow-vigilantes are promoted by the VHP, RSS and its political outfit, the BJP. People from oppressed communities across the country are …

Assertion

Rohith, an Ideology against Manu’s Progeny

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  Purna Naik BAPSA (Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students Association), JNU The progeny of Manu have been injecting poison once again in the name of “truth” and “lies”. However, it is not a secret anymore to anyone that both “truth” and “lies” are manufactured by these history- sheeters since time immemorial. First Manu, through his “Supreme …

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Hindu Nationalism and Brahmins

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  Yogesh Maitreya It isn’t an accident that the inventors and propagators of the concept of Hindutva, which later helped shape the consciousness or discourse of Hindu Nationalism, were all Brahmins. All hailed from the state of Maharashtra: V.D. Savarkar, Hedgewar, and M.S. Golwalkar. Golwalkar was born in a brahmin family in Nagpur, Maharashtra, and …

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Political Economy of Ghar Wapsi: A perspective from below

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  Nikhil Walde After its electoral victory, BJP’s entire politics revolves around the Hindu religion which has brought about a dismal political scenario in India. The state seems to be departing from constitutional democracy- from the modern function of a state to the traditional monocratic form of state. All this is quite evident, for instance, …

Atrocities

Lynching of Dalits at Jhajjar, Haryana- 1

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(Published in January 2003 in the PUCL Bulletin) A Report by Academics On hearing the reports of lynching of five dalits by a frenzied mob at police chowkie of Duleena near Jhajjar on Dussehra day, a group of University teachers, writers from Janvadi Lekhak Sangh and social activists visited Badshahpur on 20th November to meet …