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  • Opinion: From Rajasthan To "Mersal", A Bad Week For Democracy In India
    Brinda Karat
    When the Modi-Shah duo label all critics as being against national interest, then state BJP office bearers have a responsibility to follow their leaders. The film-makers and the main actor, Vijay, have been abused, demeaned and a demand has been made by the BJP that the scene should be cut.
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  • Opinion: Only Manufacturing Thriving Is Manufacturing Of Lies By RSS-BJP
    Brinda Karat
    Mohan Bhagwat, in his Vijayadashami address, advises gau-rakshaks not to be concerned by comments of the Supreme Court against their activities, and Amit Shah rallies the top-most leaders of his party to defend the violent activities of the RSS in Kerala. This is their DNA.
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  • Opinion: Gauri Lankesh Could Not Be Jailed. But She Could Be Killed
    Brinda Karat
    Who are the murderers? The investigation has started. Some of her friends and family have asked for a CBI inquiry. Whether it is the state government or a central agency that does the investigation, her killers must be caught and punished.
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  • Opinion: BJP's Hypocrisy In Seeking Credit For Triple <i>Talaq</i> Ban
    Brinda Karat
    It would be typical of the BJP and its narrow reading of women's rights to attempt to hijack struggles of minority women for reforms in their personal laws and to insert their own agenda, namely, to impose a uniform civil code.
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  • Opinion: What Mohan Bhagwat's I-Day Outing In Kerala Proves
    Brinda Karat
    What was he trying to prove? That he is so powerful with his pracharak as Prime Minister that he can scoff at the orders of a state government which does not owe allegiance to his organization.
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  • Opinion: Why It's So Easy For Congress Members To Switch To BJP
    Brinda Karat
    The political dictionary used by Modi admirers reflects to some degree the burial of political principles that has come to dominate public life today. Nitish Kumar's outright betrayal of the anti-BJP electoral mandate on the basis of which he became Bihar's Chief Minister is described as "a political master stroke."
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  • Opinion: On Amarnath Yatra Attack, What Modi Government Must Ask Itself
    Brinda Karat
    While mourning for those innocents who were brutally shot down on their way back from a pilgrimage to Amarnath, while committing ourselves as citizens to fight terrorism, our resolve to fight all those forces who divide people in the name of religion, whether we are in Srinagar or in Delhi, must be strengthened.
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  • Opinion: As Mob Rule Took Over A Train Compartment, Nobody Helped
    Brinda Karat
    Sayara, 46, sits among the mourning women, her hand pressed closely against her chest as if to stop her heart from breaking. Her blue-grey eyes look at you, through you, beyond you. She is the mother of the young men who were lynched on Thursday evening on the train which runs from Delhi to Mathura.
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  • Opinion: Chaste Peacocks Show We're On Worrying Turf Now
    Brinda Karat
    When belief in mythology replaces logic in judicial pronouncements, and when resultant judgments contain the most outlandish, unscientific assertions, the very credibility of the system of justice-delivery is threatened.
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  • Opinion: Modi Government Seeks To Impose A Food Code On Indians
    Brinda Karat
    The attempts to impose a food code on Indians by the saffron brigade has now been taken forward by the central government in the form of an atrocious amendment to the Rules under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Issued on May 25, on the eve of the celebrations of the completion of three years of the Modi Government, it symbolizes the irrat...
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  • Opinion: The Difference In Justice For Nirbhaya And Bilkis Bano
    Brinda Karat
    Two judgements within a day of each other have caught national attention. The first is the Supreme Court judgement in the Nirbhaya case. The second is the Mumbai High Court judgement in the Bilkis Bano case. Two cases, two women, two standards of justice.
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  • Opinion: What Modi Government Overlooks In Fighting Triple <i>Talaq</i>
    Brinda Karat
    What remains unchanged and in fact similar to both sides, is that their positions for or against instant triple talaq are determined not out of concern for women's rights to equality, but by their own sectarian agendas.
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  • Opinion: Stripped, Sanitary Pad Removed - How Left Activists Were Abused
    Brinda Karat
    "I was stripped. I told them (female jail staff) to at least let me keep my underwear on as I had my period. They abused me, forced me to crouch, and removed my sanitary pad and underwear." This is the statement of a leading SFI activist of Bengal. The National Human Rights Commission under retired Chief Justice Dattu has instituted an inquiry into...
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  • Opinion: Sex Crime Against Kerala Actor Shows Disturbing Trends
    Brinda Karat
    The present case highlights the utter degeneration of basic values. The rate of crimes against women in Kerala has been on the rise and has crossed the national average.
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  • Opinion: When Rape Becomes A Weapon Against Tribal Women
    Brinda Karat
    The tribal women of Bastar have shown the utmost courage in speaking out against the uniformed perpetrators of violence against them.
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