Lynching as state terror? Complete dearth of ‘political will’ to deal with mob violence – By Fr Cedric Prakash sj

…The Central government has to make it clear, as per the directives of the Supreme Court, that lynching and mobocracy will not be tolerated; the only way it can demonstrate their commitment to this ‘zero tolerance’ is to first effectively punish the ‘Godses’ and other murderers within its own ranks! Lynching is today India’s greatest shame! If the Prime Minister …

An appeal to the Supreme Court after its Haren Pandya judgment: Examine the “Gujarat Files” tapes as evidence – By Rana Ayyub

On 5 July, a Supreme Court division bench led by the judge Arun Mishra overturned a 2011 judgment of the Gujarat high court. The high court had acquitted 12 men accused of murdering Haren Pandya, a former home minister of Gujarat, in 2003. In the acquittal, the court condemned the Central Bureau of Investigation’s probe into the case… Azam Khan, …

To become a $5 trillion economy India needs investments. But where will they come from? – By Jayati Ghosh

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget speech on July 5 clearly recognised one key problem facing the Indian economy right now: inadequate investment. The word investment was mentioned at least 30 times in the first hour of the rather lengthy speech, reflecting its importance. In addition, the Narendra Modi government set a new goal to take the Indian economy to $5 …

Babri Masjid Demolition: 27 Years On, Why Is There No Justification For The Violence? – By Naila Khan

The demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6 1992, which shook the entire country, sabotaged more than just a mosque. It accrued as one of the most destructive religious riot India had ever seen. Over 1000 people lost their lives. 1000 is just a number, thousands of people were assaulted, hundreds of women were raped. Their homes were set …

How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them

Author: Jason Stanley Reviewed by: Romi Mahajan Available at: Penguin Random House India Private LImited, 7th Floor, C, Infinity Tower, DLF Cyber City, DLF Phase 1, Sector 24, Gurugram, Haryana 122002. www.amazon.in/ Review: How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (Jul 9, 2019, Sabrang India) …Jason Stanley reminds us that we are in fact slouching towards fascism as …