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Articles by: Ujjawal Krishnam

Hindutva and its new dimensions

Hindutva and its new dimensions

The acquittal of Samjhauta Express blasts accused bears several connotations. On March 20, Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court acquitted the four accused in the 2007 Samjhauta Express Blast case. Among the accused was Swami Aseemanand, an influential Hindutva leader who was earlier tried and acquitted in Ajmer dargah and Mecca Masjid bombings. Under Modi regime, Indian investigation agencies have a[Read More…]

The withdrawal of a political film highlights India’s problematic ban culture

The withdrawal of a political film highlights India’s problematic ban culture

India’s democratic values can’t sustain a simple cinema test, the episode draws attention to a wide issue of India’s discriminatory practices against artists and professional minorities. Bhobishyoter Bhoot (Ghost of the Future), Anik Dutta’s fourth film, was suddenly removed from theatres on February 16 just after running for a day. Reports suggest that Kolkata Police mentioned to the producers about the possible[Read More…]

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JNUEE fee row: JNU Administration calling its own prospectus fake?

JNUEE fee row: JNU Administration calling its own prospectus fake?

Rude language and strong denial of atrocities define JNU Administration today. On March 14, JNU’s prospectus was allegedly leaked on social media. JNU Students’ Union called for strike against the alleged 300% fee hike. The leaked prospectus was found doing the rounds on social networks. The leaked prospectus mentioned the fees for General Category/EWS, OBC, SC/ST/PWD/BPL/Transgender to be Rs 1200,[Read More…]

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Should higher judiciary seek the people’s mandate?

Should higher judiciary seek the people’s mandate?

Brouhaha among communities following SC’s hat-trick judgements raises eyebrows, seeks some answers. Major General Mrinal Suman’s comment on Supreme Court of India has triggered the debate on the judicial domain of higher judiciary. Mrinal Suman comments,”If judiciary wants to govern the country, let it seek the people’s mandate.” He argues: The higher judiciary is not mandated to govern the country.[Read More…]