Important: Assam NRC- a humanitarian crisis looming large

“Citizenship is man’s basic right for it is nothing less than the right to have rights. Remove this priceless possession and there remains a stateless person, disgraced and degraded in the eyes of his countrymen”, once said Earl Warren, a prominent jurist. His words rightly sum up the fate of millions of residents in Assam whose names are excluded from the draft list of National … Continue reading Important: Assam NRC- a humanitarian crisis looming large

Communal Violence in 2015 – Rise in Hatred and Polarization

Neha Dabhade Communal violence, polarization of communities and the institutionalization of hatred it results in; have emerged as most the prominent threats engulfing the country in the year 2015. This has spelled adverse repercussions on communal harmony and led to shrinking of democratic space. This year, figures available till October suggest that there were 650 incidents of communal violence in which 84 people lost their … Continue reading Communal Violence in 2015 – Rise in Hatred and Polarization

Women’s voices from Atali – Dr. Sandhya Mhatre and Neha Dabhade

(Secular Perspective, September 16-30, 2015) A fact finding team consisting of Adv. Irfan Engineer and these writers, visited the riot torn village of Atali and dwelled into the causes, contentions and nuanced positions of different stakeholders, after two bouts of violence on 25th May and 1st July 2015 in the village. The 150 odd Muslim families in Atali have fled for their lives after two … Continue reading Women’s voices from Atali – Dr. Sandhya Mhatre and Neha Dabhade