Day: March 18, 2019

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Appeal to Non-BJP Opposition Parties Regarding 2019 Elections

Appeal to Non-BJP Opposition Parties Regarding 2019 Elections The coming 2019 may prove to be a watershed in India’s political history, as were the 1977 elections forty-two years ago.  In 1977, elections were held after a declared Emergency, during which the Constitution was suspended, political activity disallowed and opposition leaders and activists imprisoned. The success…

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Mahatma Gandhi and Congress on Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom

Mahatma Gandhi and Congress on Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom There are several ‘myths’ pertaining to modern Indian history and India’s struggle for independence. While some of these myths were created by the colonial state itself to weaken the ongoing independence movement, some of them were constructed out of vested political interests in post-independence India. One such…

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Mediation Committee for Ayodhya Dispute

Mediation Committee for Ayodhya Dispute Letter to Editor   The move of the Supreme Court to let a mediation effort being made by a three-member committee of negotiators is welcome but already doubts are being expressed about the neutral nature of the mediation committee, openly naming Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of Art of Living fame…

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India: Liberal Democracy and the Extreme Right

India: Liberal Democracy and the Extreme Right (Note: This article is excerpted from a longer article, and we are publishing it as a single piece rather than in two parts because of its importance.)   The Indian polity of today seems to be undergoing a historically unprecedented process: the irresistible rise of the extreme right…