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@h_tejas Way back in the late 80s I think, the Sainiks under BalT had opposed the publication by the then Maharashtra government of Ambedkar"s 'Riddles of Hinduism' , they relented only after the Dalits put on a massive show of strength supporting the publication of the tome. But for this show of strength the government would have given in to the Sainiks and abandoned the idea of publishing the tome.

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"I'm engaged"
Rest of the world: "Congratulations"
India: "love marriage or arranged marriage?"

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We must display determination, endurance, firmness and unanimity. We must stop at nothing. Everybody and everything must be used to save the rule of the workers and peasants, to save communism.

    - V. I. Lenin, Speech to Third All-Russia Congress of Textile Workers (1920)

Nazis all over the world support israel.

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Good people of Mastodon, I've been seeing a number of posts here that compare the Ayodhya judgment to a husband losing his wife to another man, treatment of rape victims etc. This is quite worrisome.

Women aren't property that one can win/lose claim over. Such comparisons reinforce the idea of ownership over women as passive objects. I have high hopes from this space and how we talk about women here.

So please do continue with the much-needed criticism, but please keep women out of it.

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Do read on ecofascism and how the transnational demand for lithium is one of the factors behind the Bolivian coup.

Solidarity to the people of Bolivia in these dark days.

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Some guy in coffee day saying he wants to โ€œspread yoga.โ€ Indeed yoga is a disease ๐Ÿ˜›

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The man on the left would have you know that he is Editor in Chief of a journalistic enterprise.

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RT @irenaakbar@twitter.com
The last Imam of Babri Masjid died few days before the demolition. His 2 sons were hacked to death by karsevaks on the night of Dec 6, 1992. Their house & sawmill was burnt down. Chilling story: theprint.in/features/last-imam

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Fascism: 1. Democracy: 0.
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RT @camilateleSUR@twitter.com
Breaking: Bolivian President Evo Morales to submit his resignation to the Legislative Assembly, saying he wants the world to know how the oligarchy conspires against democracy. @teleSURenglish
twitter.com/camilateleSUR/stat

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I had quite forgotten what it was like to go three days without being trolled, abused, or piled on. It's a nice feeling. Thanks, Mastodon.

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Request : Tooters who have a blue tick after their name in Masodon, please remove. It is a status symbol, a relic of the BirdSite. We really have no place for a caste or class heirachy here. Of course, it is upto you.

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P S Krishnan's articles on reservations used to be always technically sound. Even though I did not know him personally, his public work was a testimony to his commitment to social justice and the rights of the marginalised. Saddened to hear about his passing away.

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//We cannot change the past to justify the politics of the present. The verdict has annulled respect for history and seeks to replace history with religious faith. True reconciliation can only come when there is confidence that the law in this country bases itself not just on faith and belief, but on evidence.//

// One judge stated that he did not delve into the historical aspect since he was not a historian but went to say that history and archaeology were not absolutely essential to decide these suits! Yet what are at issue are the historicity of the claims and the historical structures of the past one millennium.//

//The excavations of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and its readings have been fully accepted even though these have been strongly disputed by other archaeologists and historians. Since this is a matter of professional expertise on which there was a sharp difference of opinion the categorical acceptance of the one point of view, and that too in a simplistic manner, does little to build confidence in the verdict.//

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