Modasa – It is just a Beginning

How Hindutva Supremacists are rushing to give themselves Clean Chit in terror related cases (Picture : Courtesy – Indian Express) Introduction Whether investigations into Hindutva terror related cases are changing course? A series of apparently unconnected developments definitely strengthen the belief. Close on the heels of renowned public prosecutor Rohini Salian’s revelations that she is … More Modasa – It is just a Beginning

Withdraw police case against Prof Kancha Ilaiah and revoke the ban on Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle : People’s Alliance for Democracy and Secularism

Public Statement issued by People’s Alliance for Democracy and Secularism (PADS) on 6 June, 2015 A case has been filed by the Hyderabad police against well known Dalit writer and academic Kancha Ilaiah on a complaint by Vishwa Hindu Parishad members for hurting their religious sentiments. The complaint was filed on the basis of Ilaiah’s … More Withdraw police case against Prof Kancha Ilaiah and revoke the ban on Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle : People’s Alliance for Democracy and Secularism

No To Ambedkar-Periyar in ‘Modern Day Agraharam’?

Whether discussing issues of contemporary concern among students, raising debates around them on the campus – taking inspiration from the ideas of leading social revolutionaries of 20th century – should be construed as an act of creating ‘social disharmony’ or ‘spreading hatred’ ? Any sane person would rather reject this weird proposal but it appears … More No To Ambedkar-Periyar in ‘Modern Day Agraharam’?

Rape and Rakhi – Patriarchal-Communal Narratives: Kavita Krishnan

Guest Post by KAVITA KRISHNAN Even as the communal cauldron in UP is kept on the boil, there is news that the RSS has launched a campaign to tie Rakhis to lakhs of Hindu men, asking them to pledge to protect their sisters from Muslim men and “love jehad.” The VHP has been running a … More Rape and Rakhi – Patriarchal-Communal Narratives: Kavita Krishnan

What is ‘communal’? The problem of false equivalence: Sheba Tejani

Guest post by SHEBA TEJANI Although the BJP has attempted to build a campaign around the issue of “vikas” during this election, the hate filled fumes of “communalism” keep slipping through the cracks. Last week, we heard Ramdas Kadam say that Modi would find a permanent solution for recalcitrant Muslims and ship them off to … More What is ‘communal’? The problem of false equivalence: Sheba Tejani

Jamaate-E-Islami’s Tryst With Politics – Tilting at the Electoral Windmills: Fahad Hashmi

Guest Post by FAHAD HASHMI ‘It was all very well to say “Drink me”, but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. “No, I’ll look first,” she said, “and see whether it’s marked ‘poison’ or not”; for she had read several nice little stories about children who had got … More Jamaate-E-Islami’s Tryst With Politics – Tilting at the Electoral Windmills: Fahad Hashmi