SECULARISM, DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

INSAF Bulletin 160 August 2015
Editors: Daya Varma (Montreal) and Vinod Mubayi (New York)

EDITORIAL: DEFENDING SABRANG, DEFENDING INDIA’S PLURAL LEGACY

Vinod Mubayi and Raza Mir

 

As this issue of the INSAF Bulletin goes to press, the case against Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand of the Citizens for Justice and Peace and SABRANG foundation has begun to acquire greater urgency. Read more…

TERRORISM AND INDIAN MUSLIMS

Irfan Engineer

 

In an interview to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria ahead of his US visit, Prime Minister Modi said that Indian Muslims would live and die for India and would not want to do anything bad for India. (Express News Service, 2014). Read more…

FIGHT FOR JUSTICE

Nishita Jha

 

Asaram Bapu rape case: As witnesses die, this family is keeping its hopes for justice alive.

 

The family whose daughter was allegedly raped by the self-styled godman lives in a state of siege, under perennial threat. But they have decided to fight on. Read more…

CLAMPING DOWN

Kalpana Sharma

 

Modi government’s hounding of Teesta Setalvad is a message to all dissidents.

 

The numerous cases foisted on her have little substance but are intended to paralyse work to seek justice for the victims of the Gujarat riots. Read more…

INDIA: MAJORITY RULE

Hartosh Singh Bal

 

The BJP’s view of democracy comes into conflict with the values of a constitutional republic Read more…

PEOPLE’S ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY AND SECULARISM (PADS)

Statement by People’s Alliance for Democracy and Secularism following CBI raid at Sabrang Communications and homes of its editors and publishers Read more…

SOFT HINDUTVA AND HARD HINDUTVA

Irfan Engineer

 

The theme of the NDA Govt. seems to be – lavish spending on cultural events, tax cuts for the corporate India and cuts in budgets on social welfare touching the poor, peasants, dalits, adivasis, women and other weaker sections. Read more…

STOP YAKUB MEMON’S HANGING

People’s Union For Democratic Rights

 

On 15th July, the Maharashtra government announced that it has initiated the process for hanging Yakub Memon. Read more…

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