Towards 72nd Independence Day: Defeat the Communal Fascist Agenda of Undoing India

Preamble of Indian Constitution

Preamble of Indian Constitution

Tomorrow, we will be celebrating the birth of a “sovereign” nation, a nation whose constitution mandates the principles of secularism and socialism. Ironically, as we observe the “Independence” of a “secular” and a “socialist” republic, we have the vocal proponents of a Hindu Rashtra at the helm of affairs of the country! Continue reading

Towards 72nd Independence Day : Not Hatred and Violence, We Need Jobs with Dignity, Justice and Equality

Graffiti by AISA

Graffiti by AISA

As we move towards our 72nd Independence Day, we are confronted with a serious weakening of democratic structures and institutional safeguards. The entire country is being kept in a communal frenzy, where decible media debates are being manufactured to whip up Hindu-Muslim enmity. At this juncture, we need to ask ourselves: what exactly does ‘independence’ mean to us? Should it not mean decent livelihoods, dignified jobs? What has happened to the lives and livelihoods of youth and farmers of the country in the past four years? Continue reading

Modi’s Nationalist Governance: Tampering Constitutional Bodies, Eroding Public Accountability

Fascism with a new mask

Fascism with a new mask

As we move towards 15 August and the observing of our independence from colonial rule, we need to remind ourselves of a sobering fact that India is currently witnessing a hollowing out of our Constitutional and democratic structures, a fascist takeover of our institutions and silencing of all dissent and opposition. Continue reading

Worst-Ever Attack on Women’s Rights and Autonomy

London protest against Modi's visit

London protest against Modi’s visit

We are approaching our 72nd Independence Day which will be also the fifth Independence Day with Narendra Modi as India’s Prime Minister. One of the chief architects of modern India, Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar once famously said, “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress women have achieved.” In the fifth year of Modi Raj, let us take a close look where the women of the country stand. Continue reading

Cronyism and Corruption: Hallmark of Modi Government

Modi and Shah

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah

The BJP won the 2014 election highlighting the corruption under the previous UPA regime. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his poll speeches repeated his gimmicky slogan – Na Khaunga, Na Khaane Dunga. But what is the reality? In the past four years, we have seen huge scams and instances of crony capitalism. Continue reading

THE UNFOLDING RAFALE SCAM

Rafale Jets

Rafale Jets

The Modi Government has completed four years and two months in office. In these last fifty months, the only notable contribution of the BJP Government is the everyday innovation of newer wordplays and slogans – which all turn into jumlas. That is the best of which the Modi raj is capable. The BJP won the 2014 election highlighting the corruption under the previous UPA regime. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his poll speeches repeated his gimmicky slogan – Na Khaunga, Na Khaane Dunga. But what is the reality?

Cronyism and corruption have become the hallmarks of the Modi Government in the last four years! The Rafale fighter jet deal by the BJP Government with the French company Dassault Aviation is turning into the mother of all defence scandals. Continue reading

Four Years Of Modi Raj

Modi Government's 4 years representative image

4 years of Modi Government. Photo Courtesy – DD News

Farmers Betrayed

What Modi promised

  • MSP (Minimum Support Price) of crops incorporating 50 per cent profit over and above farmers’ cost of production (‘C2’ – i.e including seed, irrigation, manure, labour as recommended by Swaminathan Commission) (election speech 2014)
  • Doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022 (election speech 2014)
  • Farm loan waivers in UP (election speech Feb 2017)

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Reservation Decimated In University Faculty Positions : UGC’s Roadmap to Vanish the Marginalised

Universty Grants Commission

In April this year three universities advertised for faculty positions. The Central University of Tamil Nadu offered 2 posts for OBC category out of 65 total faculty positions advertised. The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University offered 1 post under OBC category out of total 52 posts advertised. In both the cases no SC/ST reservation has been offered. And in Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya no reservation has been provided for SC/ST or OBC out of 18 posts advertised. Continue reading

10 मई 1857 की आज़ादी की पहली लड़ाई का संदेश: आज की ज़िम्मेदारी

Painting Depicting 1857 rebellion

First War of Independdence 1857

दोस्तों, 10 मई भारत के इतिहास का गौरवमयी संघर्ष का वो दिन है जब अंग्रेजों के खिलाफ 1857 के स्वाधीनता आंदोलन की शुरूआत हुई थी। यह राजा- रजवाड़ों के दिमाग की उपज नहीं, बल्कि तब साम्राज्यवादियों के खिलाफ़ भारतीय जनमानस की व्यापक एकता ने संघर्ष का बिगुल फूंका था। एक आज़ाद हिंदुस्तान और उसके जनवादी स्वरूप को गढ़ने के लिए पूरा देश उठ खड़ा हुआ था। Continue reading