Opinion: Inflation And Price Rise - You're On Your Own, People

Opinion: Inflation And Price Rise - You're On Your Own, People

Brinda Karat | Friday May 20, 2022

Today in power, when prices are shooting up, the leaders of the ruling regime maintain a deafening silence. Instead, they strain every nerve to divert people with their manufactured divisive slogans.

Opinion: From Gujarat To Hyderabad, "Honour" Killings Erupt

Opinion: From Gujarat To Hyderabad, "Honour" Killings Erupt

Brinda Karat | Saturday May 14, 2022

How many more lives will it take to put an end to horror killings and violence against young people whose only crime is to fall in love across the Lakshman Rekha drawn by bigoted orthodoxy in the name of caste and now also religion?

Opinion: The Bulldozers Destroyed A Lot More Than Property

Opinion: The Bulldozers Destroyed A Lot More Than Property

Brinda Karat | Wednesday April 27, 2022

This bulldozer can never be stopped with a response from equally fundamentalist politics. It can and must be stopped by those who believe in unity, secularism and defending the rights of the poor.

Don't Dilute Message Of Women's Day - by Brinda Karat

Don't Dilute Message Of Women's Day - by Brinda Karat

Tuesday March 08, 2022

On March 8 this year, hundreds of millions of women across the world will celebrate the day not having been able to do so for the last two years because of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.

Opinion: Is Wearing Hijab On Campus A Law And Order Issue?

Opinion: Is Wearing Hijab On Campus A Law And Order Issue?

Brinda Karat | Thursday February 10, 2022

The happenings in BJP-ruled Karnataka as the " hijab controversy" is misleading. It is nothing of the kind. It is an outright assault on the right to education of young Muslim women, guaranteed to them by the law and the Constitution of India.

Opinion: The Filmed Assault And Lynching Of A Young Mother In Delhi

Opinion: The Filmed Assault And Lynching Of A Young Mother In Delhi

Brinda Karat | Tuesday February 01, 2022

When we express our anguish, anger and horror at the Shahdara crime, we cannot forget that it is also a result of the normalization of such crimes by the horrific and the blood-soaked culture of mob lynching promoted by those in positions of power.

Opinion: The Acquittal Of Kerala Bishop Is Best Example Of A Bad Judgement

Opinion: The Acquittal Of Kerala Bishop Is Best Example Of A Bad Judgement

Brinda Karat | Monday January 17, 2022

This is equally a fight against insensitive and patriarchal judicial blinkers that dehumanise a victim of rape and expect her to abide by a preconceived code of conduct as a "sterling witness".

Opinion: Centre's Hypocrisy In Raising Marrying Age For Women To 21

Opinion: Centre's Hypocrisy In Raising Marrying Age For Women To 21

Brinda Karat | Monday December 20, 2021

The central government is set to introduce a Bill to raise the marriageable age for women to 21 years. Given its majority in parliament, this Bill will probably become law. Yet there are so many important issues that require deeper consideration that

Opinion: Haryana Chief Minister's Deceit In Handling The <I>"Namaz"</I> Issue

Opinion: Haryana Chief Minister's Deceit In Handling The "Namaz" Issue

Brinda Karat | Monday December 13, 2021

Why should the Chief Minister of Haryana specifically order that Muslims should pray at home, as though Muslims are on the road five times a day, every day, praying in open spaces?

Opinion: PM Modi Hardly Gracious In Defeat, Farmers Remain Wary

Opinion: PM Modi Hardly Gracious In Defeat, Farmers Remain Wary

Brinda Karat | Friday November 19, 2021

The victory of the Kisan movement has wider implications and will bring confidence to all those on the side of justice and the values of democracy and secularism enshrined in our constitution.

Opinion: On Savarkar And Gandhi, Rajnath Singh's Lie

Opinion: On Savarkar And Gandhi, Rajnath Singh's Lie

Brinda Karat | Thursday October 14, 2021

It seems that he spoke on the basis of a biased RSS briefing. The RSS, as we know, is like a Union Minister in a Ministry of Defence of Untruths to obfuscate truth and facts.

Opinion: Modi-Shah's Silence On Farmers Who Were Run Over

Opinion: Modi-Shah's Silence On Farmers Who Were Run Over

Brinda Karat | Monday October 04, 2021

The BJP is getting desperate in the face of the growing support to farmers and its political implications and impact.

Opinion: Tirupati's Injustices To Those Who Serve It Everyday

Opinion: Tirupati's Injustices To Those Who Serve It Everyday

Brinda Karat | Tuesday September 21, 2021

Their plight stands testimony to the bankruptcy of a politics that exists in their name - a "Hindu Rashtra" where workers have no rights.

Opinion: The "Thank You" Postcard Campaign For PM Modi

Opinion: The "Thank You" Postcard Campaign For PM Modi

Brinda Karat | Saturday September 11, 2021

Personal birthday greetings are certainly in order, Modi-ji, but not the public spectacle your party wants to impose on the people of India.

Opinion: For BJP, Respect For The National Flag Doesn't Come Easily

Opinion: For BJP, Respect For The National Flag Doesn't Come Easily

Brinda Karat | Tuesday August 24, 2021

The use of national symbols like the flag in acts that target minorities must be stopped; the line must be drawn against every offence.