Delhi riots were waiting to happen

This is the age of the rabble-rouser with social media amplifying the noise of the loudest voices. In Delhi, a marginal politician like Kapil Mishra has mastered the art of staying in the news by making provocative remarks. Mishra, once a minister in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and now with the Bharatiya Janata […]


Din in Bihar Assembly over Opposition’s adjournment motion call on CAA, NPR, NRC

The CPI-ML and Congress legislators too supported RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav’s call for adjournment motion The Bihar Assembly on Tuesday witnessed ruckus over Opposition parties’ call for adjournment motion over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC). Leader of Opposition in Assembly Tejashwi Yadav called […]


The malice in making protests and protesters invisible

There were an unusually large number of groups of Muslim women in suburban trains leaving Churchgate and CSMT last Saturday evening. Their excited chatter gave them away. They were returning from the massive rally at Azad Maidan earlier that evening by ‘Samvidhan Bachao, Desh Bachao’, an alliance of several Muslim, Dalit, OBC and other organisations, […]


Heavy police deployment for anti-CAA meeting in Pune

Two major public meetings involving politicians and noted civil society activists protesting the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) were held in the city on Thursday evening under the shadow of heavy police deployment and protests from right wing outfits. The police had sent notices under Section 149 [police to […]


What if BJP stumbles in Delhi?

‘February 11, when the results are announced, will hold the key not only to AAP’s and the BJP’s future, but also to the way the protests against the citizenship law, NRC and NPR evolve,’ notes Amulya Ganguli. It must be an unusual experience for the BJP to go into an election knowing that it will […]