Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh is on the boil for over one months as the Thakurs who are also known as Kshatriyas or Rajputs have been engaged in violent attacks on the Dalits in which several people have been killed, several other injured and houses burnt in village Shabbirpur

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Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh is on the boil for over one

Why Is Saharanpur Burning?

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So, we are told that India is changing. It sure is. It has a new tourist map for the likes of Pete and Laura. A map where lines are drawn with sledge hammers and daggers. A topography described with stones and boulders, solid boulders which not only kill but also crush a face beyond recognition. A map with red water bodies and grey skies. A bloody map of Lynchdia with a bloodless heart and a...
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Lynchdia: The New India

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Nobel Laureate, Economist Amartya Sen, in way back 1990’s introduced the term “missing women”, showing a deficit in the number of women relative to the expected number of women in a region. He argues that “an advantage they enjoy not only after they are forty years old but also at the beginning of life, especially during the months immediately following birth, and even in the womb”. Thus Sen,...
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Disappearance of Daughters!

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Articles published in the mainstream media continue to damn Justice Karnan. Permit us to refer to one such article titled “SC right in convicting Karnan, wrong in gagging him, media” (The Times of India, 15.05.2017). The writer Dhananjay Mahapatra, associate editor with The Times of India, has spent about twenty seven years in journalism, twenty two of which have been on legal beat
Articles published in the mainstream media continue to damn Justice Karnan Permit

The Indian Mainstream Media Continues To Damn Justice C.S. Karnan While His Pronouncements Stand Censored

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To a poet, to a revolutionary, to a dreamer, to a humanist,such knowledge that consists exclusively of ‘hard facts’ (spiced with countless formulas and test results) would appear as cold, absurd and as empty as ‘hard porn’. Love is not just the physical friction of two sexual organs, but also of great tenderness, compassion, honesty, and the disappearance of all fears accumulated throughout...
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Love Vs Pornography, Revolution Vs Passivity

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Notwithstanding the way the case of Justice Karnan is brought to an end, the trust, faith, and confidence of common people in judiciary will remain wounded if the complaints of corruption in higher judiciary is to remain uninvestigated for fear of damaging the image of judiciary
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The Method And The Manner of Punishing Justice Karnan Raises Questions of Law of Great Public Importance

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Years of drought and violence have left half of Somalia’s population in urgent need of humanitarian aid. With food prices rising and animals dying, millions of people don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Humanitarian organizations are working hard to deliver aid to the most vulnerable people in affected areas.
Years of drought and violence have left half of Somalias population in

Six Years Ago, Famine Killed 260,000 People In Somalia. Now, It’s On The Brink Of Happening Again

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On Mother's Day think about these mothers too, those black slave mothers who breast fed white children, denying nutrition to their own children #MothersDay

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Indians, Pakistanis and Kashmiris can break down this triangular prison and break free. They can do so by picking up the formula Manmohan and Musharraf had once discussed. Make borders irrelevant, demilitarise, give administrative autonomy, have joint control and eventually, some kind of joint sovereignty. A win-win situation that could make Kashmir belong to everyone. Lahoris could enjoy...
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Kashmir, A Way Forward

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All efforts should be made to ensure his safety. After all Justice Karnan ostensibly has the evidence of corruption against the higher judiciary. Additionally the extreme public humiliation faced by Justice Karnan may create a situation whereby he may be forced to end his life
All efforts should be made to ensure his safety After all Justice

As Justice Karnan Fights His Legal Battle, His Safety, Well-being Must Be Ensured

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As we lick our wounds, mourn the loss, and continue to support those facing charges, we can find inspiration in the incredible spirit of resistance unleashed by the uprising. While a global divestment campaign has been hitting banks with occupations and blockades, and withdrawing billions of dollars from these fossil fuel funders; a wave of direct action encampments have blossomed in the paths...
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From The Ashes of Standing Rock, A Beautiful Resistance Is Born

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The Supreme Court’s order of today (09 May, 2017) sentenced Calcutta High Court judge, Justice C.S. Karnan to six months imprisonment for contempt of court; additionally media has also been barred from publishing pronouncements of Justice Karnan. This order undermines the Constitution of India as it violates Article 19(fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression) and erodes the...
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In Defence Of Justice Karnan’s Constitutional Rights

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A hail of bullets mowed down the white harvest.
The olive green troopers advanced. They saw.
Each fallen girl held a red flower soaked in blood.
And a handkerchief on which was embroidered,
With Love from Kashmir.
A hail of bullets mowed down the white harvest

The Snow Girls

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Very recently, Micke Z was honored by PIX11 News as a “Change Maker.” Of course, I was asked “why?” It didn’t make it into the segment but one of my answers was: “In activism, we like to imagine we’re standing up for the oppressed. Of course, we’re not above pretending we’re the oppressed. However, we just end up talking over the oppressed as we perform for each other. Now, I’ve chosen to...
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Who Cares About Helping Homeless Women?

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Francis’ Encyclical “On Care for Our Common Home” recognizes the incredible damage being done to climate change and biodiversity. Few realize how strong his beliefs are and the unused power of persuasion he has. Here’s 10 ways that power could be used
Francis Encyclical On Care for Our Common Home recognizes the incredible damage

10 Ways That Pope Francis Can Help Fight Climate Change

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Prafulla Samantara, National Convener, National Alliance of Peoples’ Movements and the leader of Lokshakti Abhiyan, Orissa has been awarded The Goldman Environmental Prize, Asia, 2017. The Goldman Environmental Prize honours the achievements and leadership of grassroots environmental activists for their sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the Natural environment.
Prafulla Samantara National Convener National Alliance of Peoples Movements and the leader

Prafulla Samantara Receives The Goldman Environmental Prize, Asia, 2017

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Raising major privacy concerns truck loads of Aadhar numbers and other personal details of individuals are being leaked. Yesterday, it was revealed that the personal details over one millions Aadhaar subscribers were leaked on a website run by the Jharkhand Directorate of Social Security.Today, it is reported that the Aadhar numbers and other personal details of Public Distribution System...
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More Aadhaar Numbers Leaked On Chandigarh PDS And Swacch Bharat Mission Websites

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In the demise of MaaAranganathan, 83,the Tamil literary world has lost a writer known for bringing out deep meaning and great beauty through very simple, detailed depictions of the mundane.
In the demise of MaaAranganathan 83the Tamil literary world has lost a

MaaAranganathan (1932-2017): Chonicler of the Ordinary

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