communalism

‘As a Dalit, I was ready to die for RSS, but they wouldn’t even touch food I had cooked’
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Ashraf Engineer October 19, 2022 This is one of a handful of episodes during the recording of which I wept. Bhanwar Meghwanshi, a Dalit, was fanatically devoted to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), ready to go to war for its...
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Can the Bharat Jodo Yatra revive the Congress and Brand Rahul?
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Ashraf Engineer October 1, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Gandhi undertook the Dandi March as part of the Salt Satyagraha more than 90 years ago to energise the freedom struggle and...
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‘Nationhood is a journey; concept underscored by justice, dignity’
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Ashraf Engineer August 24, 2022 What exactly is nationhood? How has it evolved in India and what does it mean in these tough, divisive times, to different groups? Priyadarshini Singh – Research Fellow at the State Capacity Initiative at the...
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‘State is not the property of an individual; it’s an institution’
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Ashraf Engineer July 4, 2022 Professor VK Tripathi, a former plasma physicist who’s now a renowned peace activist, is well known for his walks through Delhi distributing pamphlets promoting communal harmony. He’s also become somewhat of a social media phenomenon...
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Why the Arab backlash against Prophet comments rattled Modi
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Ashraf Engineer June 11, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Normally, the Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, shows no remorse when its leaders indulge in Islamophobia, minority bashing and hate politics. In...
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Audio podcast: ‘My name was listed on Bulli Bai; I feel dehumanised’
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Ashraf Engineer January 19, 2022 All Indians Matter speaks to Sadaf Jafar, who was among the Muslim women targeted through the Bulli Bai app - she and several others were 'listed' for auction. The posts were clearly meant to harass...
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Audio podcast: ‘When it comes to hate, people don’t want neutrality; they want an echo chamber’
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Ashraf Engineer November 10, 2021 The politics of hate can be traced back to Partition and even before that but only now has it become so rabid and a matter of pride. Sachin Garg, bestselling author, media columnist and TEDx...
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Audio podcast: Educational marginalisation of Muslims starts early
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Ashraf Engineer September 1, 2021 A study has found that Muslim children face systematic exclusion at the pre-primary level in Delhi’s private schools – less than 3% of those who applied to private unaided schools at the nursery level were...
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Gandhi at Independence – Part 2: ‘From today, you have to wear the crown of thorns’
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This is the conclusion of a two-part series on how Gandhi spent the days leading up to Independence and just after. Tushar A Gandhi August 15, 2021 Delhi was lit up and preparations to usher in India’s freedom were in...
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Gandhi at Independence – Part 1: ‘As long as my faith burns bright, I shall be alive in the grave’
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This is the first of a two-part series on how Gandhi spent the days leading up to Independence and just after. The second part will be published tomorrow. Tushar A Gandhi August 14, 2021 August 1947 A correspondent from Hyderabad...
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