A director makes a film on manual scavenging. Some nut head lodges an FIR for "promoting enmity between groups". Good that HC quashed the FIR. In fact, action should be taken against those who register such frivolous cases.
If the complete breakdown of democratic and constitutional institutions in India leads to an "insurrection", there are just 124 armed policemen per 100,000 of population, and just 52 armed policemen per 100 sq.km of area to handle this. Add to it 1.2 million soldiers of the army and the figures would be somewhat better but you must remember that the average policeman in India is extremely poorly equipped and trained. And there are *borders* to be protected too.
74% of lower court judges in Meghalaya are women. That is a statistic that is amazing in itself.
A coworker at one of the other offices in the country recently passed away, and the management of the company (a massive multinational Fortune 500 conglomerate with a presence on every continent except Antarctica) is circulating an email soliciting donations from other employees to provide for his wife and two young kids in the wake of his passing.
Capitalism, y'all. Isn't it glorious?
The Hong Kong High Court today handed down an important judgment in which it held that the government's prohibition on the use of face masks by protesters was unconstitutional. The government's "law and order" arguments were flatly rejected. This is what happens when constitutional courts work the way they are supposed to - and it's possible, even in the most difficult and trying of circumstances, with an authoritarian government sitting on their head. An analysis:
Dear JNU protesters,
Your *privilege* protects you from police brutalities beyond a few baton charges and scuffles.
If you were Kashmiris or Adivasis, you would have been shot. Some would have been mutilated with pellets. And you only get detained to be released at the end of the day. We face custodial torture and long detentions.
Capital is dead labour, that, vampire-like, only lives by sucking living labour, and lives the more, the more labour it sucks. The time during which the labourer works, is the time during which the capitalist consumes the labour-power he has purchased of him.- Karl Marx, Capital, Volume I, Chapter 10 (1867)
Babri isn't about a mosque.
It is about justice and rule of law.
It isn't about whether Muslims have any other place to pray or about needing hospitals or schools.
If you have not yet grasped this simple issue, you need to re-examine your comprehension of what justice is, what rule of law means, and what a democracy should be.
Radical Marxist. Bahujan. Atheist. NOT Hindu.
Chairman, Unified People’s Movement.
Chairman, Strategic Research & Analysis Organisation.
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