The state government had banned ‘The Adivasi Will Not Dance’ in August alleging that it portrayed the Santhal community in a bad light.
The case pertained to the irregular allocation of coal blocks in the Rajhara region in Jharkhand to the Kolkata based private company Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd.
The physical segregation of Muslims in Gujarat is a part of the larger Hindutva objective to alienate those considered the ‘other’ from mainstream political processes.
The delay had prompted the Supreme Court in April 2017 to pass an extraordinary order to expedite the trial and deliver the judgment “within a period of two years”.
An excerpt from Dr. Ambedkar and Democracy about Ambedkar’s analysis of the affinities of Buddhism with democracy that led to his conversion.
Years of stigmatisation and harassment have pushed members of the Pardhi and other Adivasi communities in Bhopal to come together and protest police impunity.
Activists say that by handing out death sentences to six accused in the killing of a Dalit man, a Tamil Nadu court has sent out a strong message to apologists of caste in the state.
Vinod Dua discusses how PM Modi has brought down the level of political discourse during his Gujarat election campaign and the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill 2017.
The civil court has directed Jay Shah’s lawyers to be present on December 13.
Is it dharma to oust someone from their holy place?
A worsening agrarian crisis and rising unemployment has morphed into concrete political anger against the BJP – a matter that the party hasn’t addressed in its election campaign.
We need to ask why the Rajputs of Rajasthan and Gujarat did not protest a series of Hindi films on their history made since the 1950s, but now protest every single film they believe usurps their monopoly.
A large section of middle class Hindus base their nationalism on doses of Islamophobia, a campaign aggressively pursued by the Sangh parivar in urban Gujarat.
The party feels the first phase of voting did not go well and is looking to its rhetoric on Pakistan for a decisive edge in the second.
An internal crisis in the party began in July after 36 NPF MLAs joined chief minister T. R. Zeliang’s camp to oust the then chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu.
“They are so desperate that in the temples where we worship, the religious leader and the priests have been asking us to talk our families and relatives into voting for BJP.”
“If indeed PM Modi is serious about the charge that the dinner meeting at Mani’s house was a conspiracy then he must hold an independent inquiry,” Sinha said.
In July this year, the state government had issued orders mandating the use of a Deendayal Upadhyaya logo on all government advertisements.
The prime minister has a complicated relationship with the truth, making outlandish claims and sometimes offering outright lies.
The problem is this: India is in the fight of its life with itself. Indian society is on a knife-edge – literally – and national attention is highly distractible.
Rejecting the charge as “innuendos and falsehoods”, Singh said he was deeply pained by the prime minister’s “ill thought transgression”.
The victory of the Australian Labour Party – which has promised to veto a prospective Federal government to the Adani group – is bad news for the company.
Rahul Gandhi will collect the certificate formally declaring his ascension to the post on December 16.
The state government believes that families with one or two members are unlikely to use 35 kg grain per month and will sell the extra in the black market.
The period of VHP’s belligerent build-up to the Babri Masjid destruction saw the rise of a mainstream ‘kar sevak’ media which destroyed the very fundamentals of journalism by becoming an active participant in furthering intolerance.
The Congress, while questioning the Gujarat model, has not countered the narrative of communal polarisation in the state.
Should he be participating in a programme to celebrate Ashok Singhal, who was being prosecuted by an agency of his own erstwhile government for involvement in a serious crime?
The saffron party’s election strategy was similar when its leaders were unsure of a victory in Bihar.
Can you really fool all the people all the time? The Gujarat model is being shown up as fake.
Rahul has committed the cardinal sin of politics: he has abandoned his bravest general at the height of a battle that he could very well have won.
Data on caste-based violence in metropolitan cities confirms the grim reality that sits at odds with the narrative of an aspiring global superpower.
The focus on conflict between state and non-state actors in Kashmir hides the social divisions within Kashmir.
For years, I have lived with the feeling of being the other, with my sense of belonging being repeatedly attacked.
Two brutal attacks just a week apart in Bhagalpur, and the very different political receptions they have got, say as much about Bihar’s caste politics as the assaults themselves.
Haryana Government Report on Fortis ‘Overcharging’ Case Says Hospital ‘Disposes’ of Patients Unethically
The report responds to a seven-year-old girl’s family’s claims that they were being cheated by Fortis hospital and pulls up the hospital on several counts.
This day, 71 years ago, the Constituent Assembly held its first session. The very process by which the constitution was made holds inspiring lessons in the power of hope, active individual leadership, diversity and dissent.
Gujarat’s ‘frontier’ districts at its remote margins may be the vanguards of change.
The BJP has been eyeing tribal votes in this election after sensing a dent in its loyal Patidar vote bank.
In the latest incident of cattle-related violence in Rajasthan, 22-year-old Talim Hussain was gunned down by the police on Wednesday.
‘Unless Assam Is Allowed to Develop on Its Own Resources, Unrest Will Always Be There’: Hiren Gohain
The prominent Assamese public intellectual speaks about the state’s fraught journey in independent India, his opposition to BJP rule in Assam and more.