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Random images of young women picked off the Internet circulated to discredit JNU students' protest - Alt News buff.ly/2r7penm

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Next time you cry about "lawlessness" in the country, remember how you turned your backs on students getting beaten up for protesting fee hike. Remember how you sided with the establishment in their attempt to make education inaccessible to the poor.

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When taxpayers money is spent on Public Universities, the less privileged can at least dream of a chance of a good education. When it is spent on statues instead, dreams die in the deification of the dreamless

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@sanjayuvacha Political class has always kept this well scripted. Keep the less privileged education less, dream less. Makes it much easier to keep them under the thumb.

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"Chalo apni taangen kaan ke peeche atkado"
Paune do aankh wale baba Ka funda is Yoga to Bhoga

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@sanjayuvacha And this is NOT my car. Spotted in Nagpur. Do people even read history?

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I've also imported the Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Urdu and other new translations from Crowdin. If you would like to see those translations completed, you can contribute here:

crowdin.com/project/mastodon

Please look at that page before asking for new languages to be added! They are probably already there!!

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It's you who have failed this country and not the students. You promised but never lived upto the highest values of Journalism. Don't place too much on their shoulders. They are already fighting their good fight.
You do your job Instead of questioning their stance. We shall see, very well, what changes you are willing to incorporate in the coming days. The question is actually, on You!

#EducationForAll #JNUProtests #Medianama #JournalismForReal #IndianJournalism #Media

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How about not endorsing the views of politicians who have called students 'insects crawling out of drain' How about treating them equally as a human first.
Before, questioning students who are fighting for their educational rights, trying to save academia from clutches of corporates & private players.
It's the media who should ponder on it's own state, whether they wish to act as watchdog or lapdog of privileged & twice-born.

#EducationForAll #JNUProtests #feesmustfall #PublicInstitutions

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Some people in media fraternity feel that the suspicion & mistrust, students of JNU have of the media stems from how they have been demonized in the past years. Is there possibility of a dialogue between both.
I have few things to say in this regard.
Now that media has shown intentions to change, some might be having a genuine willingness, I am sure about it. How about not building a falsified narrative around students, labeling them 'anti national' or urban naxals.
#EducationMatters #Media

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CJI Gogoi : A Term Of Misses And Omissions

During the term of Gogoi, we saw the Supreme Court looking the other way when citizens complained of violation of basic rights.
My column for @LiveLawIndia@twitter.com
livelaw.in/columns/cji-gogoi-a

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An excellent outline of the personal information component of the privacy rights that India should have.

Also something to benchmark OUR Data Protection bill against, as and when it happens.

From the GDPR -

8 fundamental rights of data subjects under GDPR

1) Right to information
2) Right to access
3) Right to rectification
4) Right to withdraw consent
5) Right to object
6) Right to object to automated processing
7) Right to be forgotten
8) Right for data portability

advisera.com/eugdpracademy/kno

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105 DAYS!

Media and people have stopped talking about Kashmir.

This can happens only in Banana republic.

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So excited to share this with y'all. Some results of a long term project slowly coming through.

At this very young organisation that i run - Veditum - we've initiated a fellowship - - to get young Indians to walk along our rivers to document the rivers and life around it.

These are notes from our first fellowship. Observations on wild birds made by @anupa while walking along River Betwa.

Please read, boost & share your feedback.
veditum.org/upstream/birdwatch

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*आज़ादी! *

ये करीने से उगाए हुये फूल पत्ते
कतार में खड़े सलामी देते पेड़
और मेनिक्युअर्ड लॉन
मुझे कब भाये कि तुम समझ बैठे
कि तुम मुझे पसंद आओगे
बोलो तो?
मुझे तो जंगल पसंद हैं
आज़ाद और स्वछंद
मुझे बर्फ से ढकी पहाडियाँ
रोमांचित करतीं है
वो सागर जो कभी ज्वार तो कभी भाटा
क्या वो मुझे नही बुलाता?
मेरी फितरत तो रही है
नंगे पाँव दौड़ लगाने की
गाउन और हाई हील्स में
मैं क्या चल पाती
मुझे ऊचीं उड़ानें पसंद है
मुझे तुम्हरी कैद कब भाती?

–स्वाति सानी "रेशम"

swatisani.net/blog/2015/07/16/

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It's when you have a shitty year that you realise who your real friends are.

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livelaw.in/top-stories/sabarim

Ministers Who Failed To Act In Aid Of Judgment, Violate Their Constitutional Oath: SC Justices Nariman and Chandrachud.

*BUT insulting Constitution doesn't amount to equal to disrespecting it😜

*BUT the perpetrators are allowed to enjoy all the facilities and position as MP in our prestigious Parliament😆

*BUT the Ministers are further advised & requested not to disrespect our Constitution and in future be cautious enough😎

எங்களுக்கும் பசிக்கும்ல Mode

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Aatish Taseer said that it was "a very-very ugly thing for a democracy like India, the light of freedom in Asia, to be going after someone as small as a writer."
Exactly the point where I differ with him. A writer, that too of his stature, is never small. And this govt. does not have the merit to counter him with words. Hence, their vindictive petty politics comes into play.

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