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Veteran took on govt tolls, divisive forces

By Kaumudi Kashikar-Gurjar and Jyoti Punwani Govind Pansare, an elder in Maharashtra's communist movement, ploughed a lonely furrow, doggedly campaigning against the state's imposition of tolls to recover infrastructural costs. According to his ... Mumbai Mirror, 2 weeks ago

Letters to the editor: Far from the truth

This refers to Let's reclaim faith by Jyoti Punwani (IE, December 23) and The fault lies in… by Rafeeq Ahamed (IE, December 23). Both writers claim that religion is the root of all communal riots and terrorist attacks. We apparently kill in the ...
 Indian Express2 months ago

In India, Editor Arrested Over Charlie Hebdo Cartoons Goes Into Hiding

Sumit Galhotra/CPJ Asia Program Research Associate Mumbai may be 7,000km from Paris but the debate on freedom of expression sparked by coverage of the January 7 attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is close to home for large parts of ...
 Huffington Post2 weeks ago
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The right to be offended

Salaam, To everyone, salaam To the hand that holds And brandishes the rod, salaam, With my left hand on my rear For fear of the boot, A right-handed salaam, To the one who watches me closely, salaam, To the one who ...
 Livemint.com3 weeks ago
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'Uncle' has educated the poorest of the poor

"I've seen the craze for English education even among the poorest. But that is only for their sons. Parents feel thrilled when they see their sons going to school wearing a tie. They don't mind paying for their sons' private tuitions too."But daughters are sent to municipal schools, madarsas, small schools where teachers with no teaching skills are paid Rs 2,000 or Rs 4,000. That's why more girls come to my class."Syed Feroze Ashraf, who has sent 500-odd girls (and a few boys) -- all first ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Indian police do it again: Surat Rural Police dress ...

The Surat Rural Police have created a storm of controversy, after a simulated anti-terrorism drill saw the force getting theirdecoy terrorists to wear skullcaps, indicating a bias against a particular community. According to an Ibnlive report, two ...
 Firstpost.com2 months ago

CIC asks Kunte to take action against civic officials for violating RTI Act

Mumbai Mirror Bureau State Chief Information Commissioner Ratnakar Gaekwad has asked Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte to take action against the officials of Building Proposals Department of KWest Ward for their reluctance to provide ...
 Mumbai Mirror2 months ago

Are Owaisi Brothers Leading Muslims in the Right Direction?

It is a positive step when Muslims form a secular political party in conjunction with other oppressed minorities and struggle for equal rights, development and justice for the dispossessed, while paying adequate attention to their own community.
 Milli Gazette2 months ago

South Asian journalists, activists call on Bangladesh to reform contempt of court law

This statement was originally published on pen-international.org on 15 December 2014. We, the undersigned journalists, writers, historians and activists from South Asia, are deeply concerned about the use of 'contempt of court' law to curb freedom ...
 Ifex2 months ago
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Why BJP MPs get away with explosive speeches

The BJP has 165 first-time MPs. Are we to expect such utterances from all 165 of them? Or only those from a rural background? Because that is the explanation given by the PM, says Jyoti Punwani. 'You have to decide whether you want a government of Ramzade or haramzadey.' This was what Minister of State for Food Processing Niranajan Jyoti said while exhorting Delhi voters to make a choice in the assembly election. Trying to explain away her language, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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