Growing Intolerance in a Tolerant Society

Ram Puniyani

Towards the end of 2015 many a writers and accomplished eminent citizens returned their national honors; protesting against the growing atmosphere of intolerance. The list was long and this acted as a process where some introspection took place in the society. Still the ruling dispensation and its associates in the Hindu right wing politics, the RSS combine, began criticizing those who returned their awards, accusing them of being politically motivated. They were also criticized for doing so to influence the forthcoming state assembly elections in Bihar.

NCDHR expresses alarm at NITI Aayog’s claims of not being able to monitor Schedule Caste and Tribal Sub-Plans

By Staff Reporter

New Delhi: The National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights has expressed disappointment at a recent news item which showed that the NITI Aayog has expressed its inability to monitor and review the implementation of Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) and Schedule Caste Sub-Plan (SCSP).

106-year-old resident gets to vote for the first time, wants electricity in his village

By Zaidul Haque,

Kolkata/Coochbehar: The recent elections in West Bengal has seen thousands of youth vote for the first time, but for one person in the Coochbehar district of West Bengal, the moment has been worth the wait. Asgar Ali is a 106-year-old resident of Mashaldanga village and for the first time after Independence, he will be casting his vote.

Lack of development of AMU Malappuram may hurt chances of IUML's Manjalamkuzhy Ali

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

Kozhikode: The AMU Malappuram centre was established in 2010, but even after six years, it is no secret that the off-campus centre remains miles behind its dreams of being a full-fledged university. With elections less than a fortnight away in Kerala, the centre is turning out to be an important issue to corner the state’s Minority Welfare Minister Manjalamkuzhy Ali of IUML in the Perinthalmanna constituency of Malappuram.

Brandeis University’s conference on Caste discussed contemporary issues

Brandeis University conference on Caste

By Anusha Chaitanya for

How to explain these unsystematic investigation?

By Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam for,

Recently there was a talk about how people have been killed in fake encounters. The police have claimed that the victims were terrorists, but courts found no proof of terror against them. Yet they got no compensation. Well, the dead can’t be compensated for the life that was unjustly taken away from them.

By compensation we mean compensation to the next of kin. They were Muslims. The policemen guilty of the crime were not punished, which encourages other policemen to break the law.

एक बड़े सामाजिक प्रश्न के जवाब में ‘निल बट्टे सन्नाटा’

जावेद अनीस

ख़ामोशी से घरों में घुसता क्रूर रंगभेद

फ़हमिना हुसैन,

देश में गर्मी बढ़ने के साथ-साथ टेलीविज़न पर गोरापन बढ़ाने की क्रीमों के विज्ञापन भी बढ़ गए हैं. देश में रंग एक समस्या की तरह सामने आ रहा है. देश में काला होना एक बड़ी समस्या है.

What ails the formation of Muslim Think Tanks in India?

By Sheikh Khurshid Alam for

Two Years of Narasingbari Killings: Heart-wrenching story of little Rashida

Abdul Kalam Azad

Today is the second anniversary of Narasingbari Killings. On 1st May, 2014, at around 8:00pm three people were killed and several injured. Narasingbari was the beginning – within less than 24 fours 49 people were killed in Khagrabari (Baksa) and Balapara (Kokrajhar) in BTAD area of Assam. Most of the victims were children and women. Here is the story of Rashida Khatun (13), who survived the attack. More stories will follow…