By Jyoti Punwani The RSS has achieved one thing with its insistence on everyone chanting 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' . Hindus may not have done so, but many young Muslims have added Bharat Mata to the list of Hindu deities. This came through in a ... Firstpost.com, 1 month ago
It's taken more than a decade for justice to prevail. The relief must be even sweeter because till last week, it seemed like it would never come. The NIA's sudden opposition to the discharge of the 2006 Malegaon blasts accused marked a 180-degree ...Mumbai Mirror, 1 week ago
'How can we be silent when we see millions of Adivasis being displaced? Do we have a choice whether to speak or not?' 'My treatment this time was worse. Last time at least they didn't deny me medicines; those bought from outside were given to me. This time, even medicines bought at my expense were not given to me.' 'The most surprising part was that they refused even to take me to the jail hospital. Yet, when I moved the Supreme Court for bail, they filed an affidavit saying that they were ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Countercurrents.org Students from Mumbai too give us hope for the future. There was a large and very enthusiastic turnout of students in the last two days, on March 5 and 6 at the Y.B. Chavan Centre at a conference Celebrating Freedom and Pluralism ...Counter Currents, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Parijata Bhardwaj during her stint in Chhattisgarh. 'In the districts of Jagdalpur and Dantewada, the only time the accused walked out of jail was when they were acquitted. There is no concept of bail.' 'The women were very clear -- they had to fight. Remaining silent any longer was not an option.' Jyoti Punwani speaks to Parijata Bhardwaj. From the comfortable environs of Symbiosis, Pune, and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, to the depressing courtrooms of Jagdalpur and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
When an accused gets attacked on the way to court, and again within the court premises, with no intervention by a judicial officer, which space is safe, asks Jyoti Punwani. IMAGE: Lawyers attack individuals on the Patiala House court premises in New Delhi last week. Disorderly scenes inside courtrooms are not new in India. Some of those men in black coats are rowdier than one would think, not hesitating to beat up colleagues for fighting for unpopular clients, or go on the rampage at ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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