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Thanks to BJP led municipal corporation, some 100 roads to be named after Hindutva leaders PDF Print E-mail
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Indian Express

29 oct 2011

Ahead of next year’s municipal elections, the BJP-led Municipal Corporation of Delhi has decided to leave its mark, all set in concrete. The civic agency is in the process of naming 100 roads, streets and parks, a majority after the names of RSS and BJP stalwarts.

The only Congress representation in the list is Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru — a park in B-1 Block of Madangir is being named after him.

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On Religious Leaders in Indian Politics PDF Print E-mail
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The Times of India,ARATI R JERATH

29 oct 2011

The year was 1952 and independent India's first general elections were in full swing. Only one person dared to challenge the country's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, in the latter's family bastion of Phulpur in UP's Allahabad district. His name was Swami Prabhudutt Brahmachari. He contested as an independent supported by ultra conservative Hindu groups like Swami Karpatri's Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad and the All India Hindu Mahasabha. They had joined hands on one common platform: all were virulently opposed to Nehru's Hindu Code Bill which sought to make sweeping reforms in inheritance, property and marriage laws for Hindus.

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24 oct 2011
This press statement was issued by the
JAMMU AND KASHMIR COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETY on 19 October 2011
Over the last 22 years in Jammu and Kashmir, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Cr.P.C. 197 has provided absolute legal impunity to the armed forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
The Government of India claims that despite the imposition of AFSPA, mechanisms of justice are functional and deliver whenever anyone is found indulging in human rights abuses, but facts provided by the state institutions contradict the claim of the Indian state.
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Manipur's blocade: Polarisation along ethnic, tribal and communal lines a recipe for disaster PDF Print E-mail
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24 oct 2011

Stop Self-inflicting 'Tribalism' & Irresponsible Politics :: Part 1

- Reorganise and Create More Districts on Modern Administrative Principles

Dr N Somorendro Singh

Why a person or a group should live in fear, suspicion or hate others and pursue self-inflicting 'tribalism' and senseless politics in recent times in Manipur? Tribalism and pre-modern thoughts and practice which should have phased out with time are on full display even on the issues of creation of new districts.

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Towards a riot-free India PDF Print E-mail
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Communal violence bill...The draft is guided by the experience of the last six decades

Towards a riot-free India

B S Arun and Gayathri Nivas

The proposed Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011, marketed by UPA-2 as a deterrent against habitual perpetuators of communal violence, has been shot down by state governments owing allegiance to NDA and political parties outside UPA, in its present form. The bill, prepared by the National Advisory Council (NAC), is seen by critics as infringing on federal structure of governance and discriminatory in the sense that it views minorities as the perpetual victims and majority community as the habitual aggressor.

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