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  • Opinion: "<i>Acche Din</i>" Not Uttered Once By Modi, "Secularism" By Congress
    Brinda Karat
    In the face of this openly divisive and communal campaign, the main opposition party, the Congress, has refused to defend the basic concept of secularism in this election campaign. The word itself is missing from the platform of that party. Congress leaders talk of love versus hate, hugs versus hits, and so on, but never once in a single speech, ha...
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  • Opinion: Modi Reveals Desperation Days Before Election Begins
    Brinda Karat
    India has been and is united against all these acts of terror, regardless of the religious garb the terrorists use to justify their acts. But today, it is India's great misfortune that it has as a Prime Minister a man who can find ways even to divide people in their resistance to terror attacks on an utterly communal agenda.
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  • Opinion: Rahul Gandhi And Congress Prove Their Inability To Fight BJP
    Brinda Karat
    The Congress under Rahul Gandhi has lost the plot. On the pretext of establishing his pan-India leadership, he has decided to stand from Wayanad, a constituency in the southern state of Kerala, to fight not the BJP, which has little presence there, but the Left. In another southern state, Karnataka, the Congress is a partner in the ruling alliance....
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  • Blog: When National Security Is Reduced To Chest-Size And Debate Is "Anti-National"
    Brinda Karat
    There is unanimity in supporting all government efforts to get Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar on the global terrorists' list. But what of the battle to win back the minds and hearts of the people of Kashmir? The five years under the Modi government have highlighted the spectacular failure to do so.
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  • Opinion: Centre's Double Standards Exposed In Aftermath Of Pulwama Terror
    Brinda Karat
    Policies based on the "Kashmir is an integral part of India, but the people of Kashmir are not" approach can only defeat the bigger goal to successfully meet the challenge posed by terrorism.
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  • Opinion: In Yogi's Uttar Pradesh, A New Crime - Hindu-Muslim <i>Dosti</i>
    Brinda Karat
    The case is a classic example of how conspiracies to heighten communal polarization are organised to gain electoral advantage. These are indeed dangerous times for the citizens of Uttar Pradesh.
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  • Opinion: With Sabarimala Protests, BJP Attempts New Dark Age For Kerala
    Brinda Karat
    When right-wing forces led by those in power threaten, bully and intimidate all those who stand for democracy and equality, the message of the Women's Wall has a resonance far beyond the boundaries of Kerala.
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  • Opinion: Congress, Now In Charge Of Rajasthan, Fails Naseeruddin
    Brinda Karat
    Even 24 hours after the shameful incident, there has not been a single word of condemnation by any Congress minister or leader in Rajasthan. No case has been filed, there has not been a single arrest. No policeman is being questioned for their lack of action in what appears to be a clear case of connivance. It is a disappointing start.
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  • Opinion: The Asia Bibi Case In Pakistan Should Serve As A Warning For Us In India
    Brinda Karat
    Recent developments in Pakistan on the Asia Bibi case should serve as a warning for us in India. Although in entirely different circumstances, the relevance for us in India of the Pakistani case is that it was triggered by blatant defiance and opposition to a landmark Supreme Court judgement by zealots operating in the guise of defending religion a...
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  • Opinion: Amit Shah's Blatant Defiance Of Supreme Court Order
    Brinda Karat
    The BJP President Amit Shah's speech in Kerala using, typical of his style, the language of a school bully, should be seen as a direct assault on the Supreme Court of India. He said that courts should not give orders which cannot be implemented. Although he was speaking on the Sabarimala judgement reversing the ban on women's entry into the temple,...
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  • Opinion: "Will You Remain Silent?" - Akhlaq's Daughter On His 3rd Death Anniversary
    Brinda Karat
    Three years after this horrific killing and violence, charges have not yet been framed by the court, all the 18 main accused in his killing are out on bail, his home is locked up, his family have had to leave the village. Instead of getting justice, his family, including his teen daughter Shaista have to contend with a false case of cow slaughter f...
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  • Opinion: Team Modi's No To Foreign Aid Without Even Consulting Kerala
    Brinda Karat
    The dispute over accepting aid from foreign governments for flood-hit Kerala raises several questions.
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  • Opinion: How Kerala Survived Its Worst Crisis In A Century
    Brinda Karat
    As the flood waters in devastated Kerala recede, the extent of damage can be better though still not fully assessed and the way forward charted with lessons from what has occurred.
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  • Opinion: The Kejriwal Protest And Why We Should Back It
    Brinda Karat
    Ever since the sweeping victory of AAP in Delhi, the central government has done everything to sabotage the work of the AAP government using the office of the LG under the earlier incumbent, and now, more directly and aggressively under the present LG.
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  • Opinion: The Inconvenient Truths Of The Anti-Naxal Gadchiroli Operation
    Brinda Karat
    The official version raises many questions. If there was a fierce encounter, how is it that the casualties are all on one side? The number of arms displayed by the police as having been found on the Maoists is far fewer than the number of those killed. Does this not mean that most of those killed were unarmed?
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