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POLITICS

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Maoists, Elgar parishad, Bhima Koregaon, Anand teltumbde

Fighting Phantoms: Anand Teltumbde was arrested over the Bhima Koregaon case – a celebration he strongly opposes

Teltumbde is a popular Dalit scholar and activist and his writings expressing deep disagreements with Maoists are very much in the public sphere. How did the state miss seeing them?

POLITICS

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Right to Privacy, Bhima Koregaon, Aadhaar, Adultery

Why Justice DY Chandrachud is the judiciary's sexy voice of dissent

Over the past year, the 59-year-old former Allahabad High Court Chief Justice has often stood, alone, for what many consider to be just.

POLITICS

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Congress, BJP, Bhima Koregaon, Religion

Why India needs a new Charter of Freedoms

Despite assertions otherwise, the majority of the nation values freedom and civil liberties.

POLITICS

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BJP, Congress, Emergency, Bhima Koregaon

Why India doesn't need a Charter of Freedoms

Today's 'intellectuals' are totally divorced from the realities of politics which runs on the basis of caste and religion, not on the support given to freedom.

POLITICS

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Censorship, Bhima Koregaon, Activists arrested, Emergency

Is India on its way to becoming a censorship state?

It is worse than the Emergency because everyday life and discourse is being twisted by reading draconian emergency powers without an Emergency.

VARIETY

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Intellectuals, Urban naxals, Bhima Koregaon, Activists arrested

Those we call 'Urban Maoists' are people who care for others. They are not new. Neither is the crackdown on them.

This article has been co-authored by social activist Swami Agnivesh and former principal of St Stephen's College Valson Thampu.

POLITICS

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Urban naxals, Activists arrested, Maoism, Bhima Koregaon

What the arrests of activists linked to the Bhima Koregaon case tell us about the real threat to India

A Latin proverb says: “suppressio veri, suggestio falsi” — suppress the truth, suggest falsehoods.

POLITICS

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Dalits, Varavara rao, Maoists, Bhima Koregaon

Remember this: Maoism aims to end not just BJP or Congress, but democracy itself

You can dislike a government. You can vote it out. But once Maoism is in place, all such freedom ends.

VARIETY

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Bhima Koregaon, Twitter, Urban naxals, Vivek Agnihotri

Why those slamming Vivek Agnihotri’s call for a 'list' on Twitter are only helping him

The ongoing Twitter exercise will serve just one purpose — ensure the continued relevance of a failed filmmaker.

VARIETY

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Varavara rao, Maoists, Bhima Koregaon, Activists arrested

Emergency 2.0 - Why the arrests of activists linked to Bhima Koregaon evoke a dark time for democracy

The recent arrests show a nervous government and desperate measures to intimidate legitimate dissent and protest.