Views That Matter

In the recently held Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, where the ruling BJP was victorious, a bizarre phenomenon emerged. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath was repeatedly applauded as ‘Bulldozer Baba’ and he seemed to relish this strange description.
Dear Prime Minister,
As I write these lines it’s been ten days since the conflict in Khargone in Madhya Pradesh on Ram Navami. The situation remains tense. Curfew prevails. No social or political activist is being allowed to enter Khargone. This was not a spontaneous incident.
Many well-wishers of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala are concerned about the ongoing controversy over the Silver Line project. The project is a semi high-speed greenfield North-South arterial railway styled as Silver Line to be implemented by a joint venture with Indian...
Now the government of India wants to monetize the value of the enterprise and appropriate it by expanding the shareholder base to the private players.
While a three-judge bench of the Karnataka High Court hears arguments for and against the legality of wearing hijabs -- the Islamic headdress prescribed for women -- in classrooms across Karnataka, two deeply damaging consequences of the controversy are already being felt.
For the sake of `India, that is Bharat’, these forces that seek to transform the character of independent India must be defeated.
When the BJP-ruled states are letting these forces run amok, it becomes the duty of the secular and democratic forces to unitedly rebuff and counter these forces.
The kisan movement also saw the growing unity of workers and peasants in joint actions. This will lay the basis of future struggles and battles against the Hindutva-corporate regime. The New Year begins on this good augury.
It is pertinent to note that Savarkar’s habit of petitioning the government for release from internment and making offers of good behaviour did not end with his release from British jails in 1924