Tag: Urban Naxal

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  • Overdose of labels

    Overdose of labels

    It was a good question, one that the government will not find easy to answer, that noted historian Romila Thapar asked when demanding a definition of “urban Naxal” ~ the latest label those wielding authority have begun to stick on anyone with the temerity to dissent with official thinking. Or, as critics, would insist, its …

    October 3, 2018
  • Persecute the Renegade

    Persecute the Renegade

    It is clear that the arrests made in a concerted countrywide swoop reek of vendetta. It turned out to be a synchronised arrest of lawyer Sudha Bhardwaj, activist-lawyer Vernon Gonsalves, poet Varavara Rao, human rights activist Gautam Navlakha, and human rights activist-lawyer Arun Ferreira. All have a record of fighting for justice and human rights, …

    September 25, 2018