Modi Government should have gone through its 2019 victory with a fine-tooth comb. It made the classic error of mistaking a majority of seats for a majority of votes. And now with its excesses, it has rubbed the Indian citizenry up the wrong way.
This is 11.30 PM and chilling out there but that doesn't stop people from coming out to protest.
Like all the others, this is a women-led 24 Hours Sit-In demonstration
I have been working with them for the last 5 days. Watch this space for more.
Why fisherfolk in Karnataka are protesting against the expansion of Karwar port
An editor in Assam shows some spine. Would any in Delhi these days? https://www.newslaundry.com/2020/01/13/prag-news-editor-ajit-kumar-bhuyan-resigns-assam-citizenship-protests
Many student & other groups have made statements condemning the Citizenship Amendment Act/National Register of Citizens, & the police brutalities at Jamia Millia Islamia & Aligarh Muslim University. Here is the full text statements & all the signatories:
Have you ever seen something ordinary turn magical? I witnessed this from my humble #hometerrace when the #snow transformed the #view ! In a strange way, it resonated with me. It resonated with what I felt during the protests against #caanrc . I observed something magical there too- the way the ordinary citizens from all walks of life (esp students) transformed into revolutionaries and led us back to the sane times of love, compassion and unity. #gratitude #hope #faith
#caste101 If non-Indians want to understand India's caste system, this essay is a good entry point #india https://aeon.co/essays/how-india-deludes-itself-that-caste-discrimination-is-dead
SC rules against ‘land grab’ by state- "The state being a welfare state governed by the rule of law cannot arrogate to itself a status beyond what is provided by the Constitution.”
2002 is right at our doors. Here is an image of the opening shot of the film #finalsolution made by Rakesh Sharma on Gujarat massacre. I know many had shrugged this 'incident' aside for 'development'. But it should haunt us now, it should take over our being, it should make us act! Here is the link to the complete video https://vimeo.com/rakeshfilm #sosjnu #jnusos #JNU #jnuattack
CAA: Disowned by families, members of transgender, queer communities ask how they should prove lineage
So after limiting Ram to 2.77 acres, we want to define limits to Allah's reins.. Height of Parochialism!
"IIT Kanpur panel to decide if Faiz poem is anti-Hindu"
"Mera mulk bhukha hai, woh aapka vidheyak kha jayega!"
"Not Just CAA, Indian Banks and Visa Penalty Rules Discriminate Against Foreign Muslims"
उसूलों पे जहाँ आँच आये टकराना ज़रूरी है
जो ज़िन्दा हों तो फिर ज़िन्दा नज़र आना ज़रूरी है।
"Pranab bats for raising Lok Sabha strength to 1,000; cautions against 'majoritarianism' "
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