communalism

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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Hate and violence in India, Part 3: Cauldron of communal violence bubbling over (audio podcast)
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This concludes the three-part series on communal strife in India over the decades. Ashraf Engineer February 24, 2021 Perhaps never before have majoritarian forces been on the ascendant in this manner. One of the results of this is the systematic...
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Hate and violence in India, Part 1: A ‘He, Ram’ list
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This is the first of a three-part series on communal strife and hate crimes in India. The series will comprise two columns and a podcast. Tushar Gandhi February 22, 2021 It’s been 73 years since Mahatma Gandhi was murdered by...
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Why the RSS needs to invent a Sanghi Gandhi
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Tushar Gandhi, January 12, 2020 The book released by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. The ideology that murdered Mahatma Gandhi is now desperately attempting to bastardise his principles. On January 1, 2021, Mohan Bhagwat, the supremo of the Rashtriya Svayamsevak Sangh...
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Audio podcast: One year of the CAA
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  Ashraf Engineer December 21, 2020 AUDIO CLIP Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. It’s been a year since the Indian government introduced the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, or CAA, which sparked protests across the...
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Audio podcast: Facebook allowing hate speech undermines India’s democracy
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. The Wall Street Journal recently exposed how Facebook turned a blind eye to hate speech by BJP lawmakers and Hindutva groups in India. Former Facebook employees told the newspaper that the...
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From the man who would be PM to a footnote in history
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By Sujata Anandan July 31, 2020 As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prepares to dust off Lal Krishna Advani and deign to allow him to accompany – though not lay the foundation  stone – Narendra Modi to  the bhoomi pujan...
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Even the RSS grudgingly acknowledges Rahul as he turns 50
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Sujata Anandan June 20, 2020 The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) loves to play the “politics of paradox”. Which means they stand at each end of the pole but sit on neither end, suitably confusing not just their critics but also...
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