UN demands GOI response on Human Rights crisis related to NRC in Assam

Source: Sabrangindia.in June, 7: In a scathing letter to the Government of India, five senior officials of the United Nations have expressed regret at the lack of response from the government on... Read more »

What upset the Gathbandhan’s applecart in UP: Caste quotient or something else?

Source: Sabrangindia.in By Deborah Grey June, 7: The Gathbandhan, a grand alliance of secular forces committed to uplifting the subalterns, or a substantial part of them at least, has shockingly fared rather poorly... Read more »

Dalit Battles For Promised Lands Rage Across India

Source: Sabrangindia.in By Nihar Gokhale, Land Conflict Watch Osmanabad (Maharashtra): Rambhau Kamble was five years old when he first saw Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. On that February morning in 1941, Ambedkar–eight years away from framing... Read more »

Majority of Indians don’t aspire for a democratic society, often at the cost of minorities

Source: Sabrangindia.in By Battini Rao June, 7: Reservations have been continued and extended by democratically elected governments. Citizens have a right to criticize any government policy or law. However, no one has a... Read more »

In Jharkhand, Ram Navami Celebrations Now Sites For Violence

Source: Sabrangindia.in Gumla town, Jharkhand: Irshad Khan knew there would be trouble when he saw the procession. “They were up to no good,” he said of the Ram Navami revellers in Gumla... Read more »

Will minorities in India be 2nd class citizens? Wake up call: Be a ‘communicating’ Church

Source: Counterview.net By Fr Cedric Prakash sj India today is at a defining moment of her history. There is so much that has taken place in the past five years (and particularly... Read more »

Land Bank “main hurdle” for Adivasi, other dwellers’ forest rights in Jharkhand

Source: Counterview.net By Gladson Dungdung A village called Perka is situated at Murhu development block in Khunti district of Jharkhand, which is approximately 55 kilometers from Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand.... Read more »

Building counter cultural narrative is the lone alternative to Brahmanical hegemonic polity

Source: Countercurrents.org By Vidya Bhushan Rawat The election verdict 2019 has send shock waves among the Ambedkarite-Bahujan activists all over the country particularly in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where people expected huge gains... Read more »

Disaster for Democracy: How The Modi Wave Has Flooded India With Fascism

Source: Countercurrents.org By Pieter Friedrich “In the west, we have labels,” commented journalist François Gautier on WION TV, during a panel about the results of India’s 2019 general election. “Right, left. Far-right, far-left.... Read more »

The Elephant in the Mud: Crisis of Identity Politics and BSP

Source: Countercurrents.org By Skand Priya The BSP, SP and RLD pre election alliance in UP was formed keeping in view the percentage numbers that these parties had secured in the previous general elections... Read more »

A “dangerous” trend: Upper caste rulers of higher education resorting to torture

Source: Counterview.net By Sheshu Babu ‘That the caste system must be abolished if the Hindu society is to be reconstructed on the basis of equality, goes without saying. Untouchability has its roots... Read more »

How NRC legitimised xenophobia and chauvinism in Assam

Source: Countercurrents.org Co-Written by Parag Jyoti Saikia and Suraj Gogoi As soon as the draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released, an image went viral across media platforms in... Read more »

Proposed amendment to Indian Forest Act may “displace” traditional forest dwellers

Source: Counterview.net By Santosh Gedam  Reserve and protected forest ideas evolved during colonial period to allow British government unfettered access to further its interests by trampling rights of forest dwellers.  Forest governance... Read more »

Uttar Pradesh 2019 Projection: Seven Phases, 144 Million Voters, Key Issues, One Ballot

Source: Sabrangindia.in By Aruna Handique, Zoya Wahi, Raheel Khursheed and Narendra Nag May, 20: In 2014, people in Uttar Pradesh voted across caste lines, choosing a future that wasn’t rooted in their past.... Read more »

Assam against itself: A response to Sanjib Baruah

Source: Countercurrents.org By Suraj Gogoi  In response to Professor SanjibBaruah‘s article ‘Stateless in Assam‘ which discussed a new focus on detention camps for ‘stateless citizens’, SurajGogoi, Gorky Chakraborty and Parag JyotiSaikia reflect on the implications of reducing people to... Read more »

In India’s Holiest City, Modi Not As Omniscient As Before

Source: Sabrangindia.in By Revati Laul Varanasi and Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh): “I don’t fake things. Sometimes, if I don’t want to speak the truth, I can tell you the extended truth. But I don’t lie.”... Read more »

The Politics of Silence on the ‘Minority Questions’ in 2019Polls

Source: Countercurrents.org By Badre Alam Khan As the last phase of 2019 election campaign is just going to be concluded within a few days,political parties are now busy in scrambling for the votes... Read more »

Why Yadavs-Jatavs are voting together — BJP responsible?

Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) The SP-BSP alliance, even at the fag end of the elections, remains an enigma for many and political pundits remain sceptical about its future. The seeds of the future... Read more »

UN ‘Disproportionately high death sentences against Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims’

In their joint submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee to meet for the listing of adoption of list of issues at its 126th session, July 1-26, 2019, top Dalit rights organizations... Read more »

A Step towards substantive Equality: SC upholds Karnataka law on Reservations in Promotions for Govt. employees

Source: Sabrangindia.in By Sushmita The 135 page judgment by Judges UU Lalit and DY Chandrachud talks about producing a just social order, inclusive governance and efficiency based on providing equal opportunities to all... Read more »