On framing JNU for an imaginary crime: Aditya Sarkar

This is a guest post by ADITYA SARKAR JNU has entered an indefinite state of siege. Police have been swarming all over campus, raiding hostels, picking up students and interrogating them. The ABVP, predictably, have been directing them to the lairs of ‘anti-national elements’. When immense demonstrations of public solidarity with the accused students were … More On framing JNU for an imaginary crime: Aditya Sarkar

JNUSU Statement on the Police Action and ABVP slander in JNU: JNUSU

Guest Post by Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid Shora and Rama Naga, office bearers, JNUSU We, the office-bearers of JNUSU, are appalled at the way an uproar has been created over the 9th February incident that happened in JNU and the way the entire incident is being used to malign JNU students and the democratic traditions … More JNUSU Statement on the Police Action and ABVP slander in JNU: JNUSU

Bombay Pavement Dwellers and Olga Tellis – A Quiet Verdict in Ahmedabad: N. Jayaram

Guest Post by N. Jayaram After the order in the case of film star Salman Khan over a 2002 hit-and-run case was delivered by Sessions Court Judge D.W. Deshpande on Wednesday, 6 May 2015, there understandably were divided opinions on whether he deserved to be handed five years in jail. But the rather more shockingly … More Bombay Pavement Dwellers and Olga Tellis – A Quiet Verdict in Ahmedabad: N. Jayaram

A Political Hanging: Nirmalangshu Mukherji

Guest Post by Nirmalangshu Mukherji Since the secret hanging and burial of Afzal Guru in Tihar jail, many writers have justly condemned the manner in which the government conducted the execution . However, once the state decides to hang a person, the issue of whether the killing took place in a ‘transparent’ and ‘dignified’ manner … More A Political Hanging: Nirmalangshu Mukherji

What does Afzal’s death mean? : Inshah Malik

Guest post by INSHAH MALIK: Perhaps, beyond angry outbursts and slogans nothing was left of Kashmiri intellectuals engaged in understanding problems of home land. Afzal Guru was hanged and pens were strangulated. I was one of the people who protested at Jantar Mantar, with no strategy, no political statement, I bundled myself with others to … More What does Afzal’s death mean? : Inshah Malik