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70-year-old farmer passed away after he was made to stand on one leg as atonement of calf’s death

Source: India Today | December 27, 2016 A 70-year-old farmer was asked to pay a fine of Rs 500 and stand on one leg because a calf had died in his farm. After suffering and constantly changing legs, he passed … Continue reading

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Sections of the media have done a lot of damage in Kashmir: Yashwant Sinha

By Sadiq Naqvi, Catchnews| December 27, 2016 This year, the Kashmir Valley has undergone one of the worst phases of disturbances it has seen over the last few years, particularly after the July encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Verdict On National Anthem Mandates Hindutva Nationalism

By Jaspal Singh Sidhu, CounterCurrents| December 5, 2016 Usual interpretation of the Indian Apex Court verdict on ‘Jana Gana Mana’, the National Anthem on 30 November, 2016 as curbing of individual’s freedom could hardly fathom the real intention behind the judicial … Continue reading

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What is Hindutva?

It splits the nation into ‘us’ and ‘them’, and discards Indian nationalism in favour of Hindu nationalism… By A G Noorani, Asian Age | December 11, 2016 Hindutva” sums up the ideology that moved champions of Hindu nationalism for decades … Continue reading

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Secularists of a secular country

Democracy is basically “tyranny of the majority” that secures its own interests at the cost of minority-interests   By M J Aslam, Greater Kashmir | November 24, 2016 The word “secular” wasn’t there in the original Constitution of India. It … Continue reading

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With the RSS hosting iftar parties, is pseudo-secularism now a good thing?

In today’s climate of majoritarianism, tokenism may actually play a helpful role, allowing embattled Muslims to feel more politically secure. By Shoaib Daniyal, Scroll | July 1, 2016 In the 1980s, Lal Krishna Advani coined the term “pseudo-secularism” to describe … Continue reading

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RSS-backed magazine targets Ashoka: ‘He was reason for India’s decline… (but) worshipped as great’

The RVKP is affiliated to the Sangh Parivar as a part of the RSS’s tribal wing, the Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, which is headquartered in Chhattisgarh. By Mahim Pratap Singh, The Indian Express | July 1, 2016   After Mughal Emperor … Continue reading

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