Communal Question about Cow Slaughter in Exam Paper sparks outrage

Communal Question about Cow Slaughter in Exam Paper sparks outrage

Image Courtesy: Sabrang India   In a shocking display of insensitivity and a complete disrespect for India's diverse cultural fabric, law students of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University were asked an extremely communal and hate inciting question in their examination paper. The question that appeared in the third semester LLB paper on December 7 read, “Ahmed,…

Chandramukhi: The only transwoman contesting in the upcoming Telangana polls

Chandramukhi: The only transwoman contesting in the upcoming Telangana polls

“No Mahabharat without Sikhandi, no Legislature without Transgender,” says 32-year-old Chandramukhi Muvvala, possibly the first transwoman to contest in the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections on a party ticket.   Even after the landmark Sec 377 judgement, trans representation in the legislature is dismal. There were transgender nominations in the past but all of those were…

असम एनआरसीः विदेशी कहलाने का दंश नहीं झेल पा रहे लोग, अब तक 30 सुसाइड

असम एनआरसीः विदेशी कहलाने का दंश नहीं झेल पा रहे लोग, अब तक 30 सुसाइड

असम एनआरसी की लिस्ट में नाम ना आने को लेकर आत्महत्या के मामले थमने का नाम नहीं ले रहे हैं. अब उदलगिरी जिले के एक शख्स दीपक देबनाथ 'विदेशी' कहलाने का दंश झेल नहीं पाए और आत्महत्या कर ली. दीपक देबनाथ का शव असम में उनके घर के पास फांसी पर लटकता हुआ मिला है. एनआरसी अपडेटिंग…

Najeeb’s mother sues media houses for defaming son, file disappears from court!

Najeeb’s mother sues media houses for defaming son, file disappears from court!

In a shocking development, the file of a defamation case filed against top media houses and news publications has gone missing from inside court premises in New Delhi! Fatima Nafees, mother of JNU student Najeeb who had gone missing mysteriously from his hostel premises in October 2016, had filed the defamation case against Dilli Aaj Tak, Times of India and others…

Dalit woman stoned to death for not withdrawing sexual harassment complaint

Dalit woman stoned to death for not withdrawing sexual harassment complaint

Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Madhya Pradesh: 38-year-old Anil Mishra dragged a 23-year-old Dalit college student by her hair and smashed her head with a stone because she refused to withdraw a sexual harassment complaint against him.   The incident occurred in Seoni, Madhya Pradesh, around noon when the girl was walking to the Netaji Subhash Chandra…

Meet Kruti R: One of the Female Voices of Yakshagana

Meet Kruti R: One of the Female Voices of Yakshagana

Yakshagana is a traditional theatre art form that has been performed in in Karnataka and some parts of the other Southern states. Yakshagana combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques to stage the stories from Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavata.  Although there are many female characters represented in the play, Yakshagana traditionally does not have…

Dalit Women at the UN

Dalit Women at the UN

On June 21, issues and stories of Dalit women were presented at the UN level for the first time ever when Asha Kowtal, General Secretary of All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (AIDMAM) presented a report and a documentary in Geneva.   Talking with TwoCircles.net about the seminal event, Savita Ali, National Legal Coordinator, AIDMAM,…

Activists Call for Probe into ‘Illegal Detention’ Related to Bullet Train Project

Activists Call for Probe into ‘Illegal Detention’ Related to Bullet Train Project

Activists opposing the bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad criticised the "illegal detention" of farmers and activists right before a consultation for the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited was held in Surat on Monday, May 14. The Bhumi Adhikar Andolan and the Shoshit Jan Andolan, based in Maharashtra and Gujarat, have written to the…

Did you know that Babasaheb Ambedkar burnt the Manusmriti on Christmas, in 1927?

Did you know that Babasaheb Ambedkar burnt the Manusmriti on Christmas, in 1927?

Ninety years ago, on December 25, 1927, huge strides were made in the movement for self-dignity of Dalits. Under the leadership of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, a small town/village, Mahad in Konkan, the coastal region of Maharashtra, made history.   Manusmurti Dahan Din. The day that the text of caste Hindus epitomizing hegemony, indignity and cruelty…

Kar Seva through Universities

Kar Seva through Universities

Courtesy Sabrang Arundhati Vashishtha Anusandhan Peeth (AVAP), founded by late VHP leader Ashok Singhal, recently organized a two day seminar “Shri Ram JanamBhoomi Temple: Emerging Scenario” in the Arts Faculty of the Delhi University starting on January 8, 2016. As the Head of the Peeth, Subramanian Swamy led the seminar. The venue was booked by…

India under Modi is living through a Dark Age: Professor D N Jha

India under Modi is living through a Dark Age: Professor D N Jha

Teesta Setalvad of Communalism Combat interviews Professor DN Jha on dietary traditions in Early India; the calculated misrepresentation of Early Indian and Medieval History by the present government under the direct control of the Sangh Parivar; and the ‘dark age ‘of superstition promoted by the current political dispensation.   Courtesy: Sabrangindia