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  • Sewer Workers Need Safety, Dignity and Justice0

    in India — by Bharat Dogra — March 25, 2021 Some of the saddest news  in India which appears with tragic regularity relates to the deaths of sewer workers caused by occupational hazards. The demand for fixing responsibility and taking strong action against those  guilty of negligence has been gaining ground, as also the demand for the prompt compensatory  payment as

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  • China challenges UN high commissioner: Come to Xinjiang, but not for ‘investigation based on guilty before proven’0

    by Countercurrents Collective — March 3, 2021 China has said that the door to Xinjiang “is always open” for UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, after she claimed Muslim Uighurs are suffering arbitrary detention and ill-treatment in the area. The statement was made on Tuesday by the Chinese delegation to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in

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  • India: Kashmiri ‘Pheran’ in demand0

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    • February 28, 2021

    by Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor — February 28, 2021 I have never overcome the nightmare of those scenes of the early 1990s when the Indian soldiers had laid pre-dawn siege to our neighbourhood one day. The soldiers had their fingers on triggers ready to shoot anybody not following their orders. Our house, which was in the lap of

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  • Farmers Are Tillers, Not Killers0

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    • February 6, 2021

    by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd — February 6, 2021 Kangana Ranaut again and again is attacking the Indian farmers as terrorists. She has done that in response to the world famous pop singer Rihanna and famous environmentalist girl Greta’s support to farmers movement. Sachin Tendulkar and other pro-BJP forces also joined the chorus. Most of these forces are

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  • Rural vs Urban Population in India0

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    • February 5, 2021

    by Prem Verma — February 4, 2021   The Farmers’ Protest Movement has brought into sharp focus that India consists of two countries. One is the mighty sprawling urban India where all of us fortunate live spoilt by consumerism and wanting more and more at the cost of others. The other is the weak scattered rural population

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  • Farmers Breach Red Fort; One Farmer Dead0

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    • January 26, 2021

    by Countercurrents Collective — January 26, 2021 India’s historic farmers’ tractor parade breached police barriers and briefly took control of the historic Red Fort. The agitating farmers climbed on a pole and foisted a flag sacred to Sikh religion. There were violent clashes between farmers and the police. One farmer died, allegedly in police firing.   Police

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  • India: Admiral Ramdas Appeals The Government To Repeal The Farm Laws0

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    • January 16, 2021

    by Admiral L Ramdas — January 16, 2021 I am Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas, former Chief of the Naval Staff . I served the country in Uniform for 45 years and came straight to this village from Delhi after retirement. First of all let me begin by offering shraddhanjali to all those who have paid with their lives

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  • Winter in Kashmir: For local Kashmiris, it’s living a nightmare0

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    • January 10, 2021

    by Prof M A Sofi — January 10, 2021 The line in the subtitle above underscores a reality that not many of those coming to visit the valley from outside Kashmir would concede as a fact of life. The fact is that whereas everything is done by their local hosts and the local administration to ensure that

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  • Development in the Indian Context0

    by Livneet Shergill — January 3, 2021 India is the world’s largest democracy and there is no denying the fact that India occupies an important place in the world economy. India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and this is no mean distinction. But the question that remains unanswered is, ‘What is India’s development status?’

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  • A revolutionary Sindhi peasant leader: Comrade Hyder Bux Jatoi 0

    by Muhammad Abbas Khaskheli — January 3, 2021 The British colonization didn’t only produce the feudal class but also provided them with immense political power in the subcontinent. In 1793, according to Permanent Resettlement Act the lands were declared as the personal property of feudal lords. The British authorities distributed lands among their obedient and loyal ones

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  • Democracy and Indian Muslims Living In Peril0

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    • December 31, 2020

    by MD Tabrez Alam — December 30, 2020 Introduction India with 1 plus billion people stands the second-largest democratic country in the world regardless of having diversities in each and every States / UTs of it. It has so much  assortment of language, culture, caste, religion, ethnicity, etc. that except for democracy no other system of governance

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  • Reflections 20200

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    • December 30, 2020

    by Samina Salim — December 30, 2020 The year 2020 will go down in modern history as the one ravaged by a pandemic, and riddled with deep political, racial, economic, and social divisions. Most notably, the COVID-19 pandemic has humbled the entire world, from the richest and most advanced nations to the poorest and least developed,

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  • Heroes And Sheroes Of Plural India: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain0

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    • September 3, 2020

    Countercurrents       3 September 2020 by Nivedita Dwivedi This article is part of a series called “Heroes And Sheroes Of Plural India” under #AnHourForCommunalHramony campaign to celebrate the Heroes and Sheroes who struggled to shape modern India in all its plurality.  Today we celebrate Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain a pioneering woman literary person who also

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  • Israel Will Never Allow Pakistan Have Access To UAE’s F-350

    by Haider Abbas — August 26, 2020 When US made UAE and Israel to normalise their bi-lateral relations, on August 14, 2020, within ten days when the flames of Beirut, Lebanon had not even got doused, the under-cut deal which was made was that US would sell its F-35 stealth fighter jets to UAE, and

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