Category Archives: India

Modi’s visit to Israel is an extension of his anti-Muslim politics

On May 16, 2014, when the result of the Indian general election was announced, I was in Israel for a lecture tour. Narendra Modi’s victory prompted me to spend that day in Jaffa, the ancient port city in the southern … Continue reading

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When Israeli Fighter Jets Almost Killed Nehru by VIJAY PRASHAD

May 15th is Nakba Day, the Day of Catastrophe for the Palestinians. In 1948, that was the date when the Israeli State began to emerge and three quarters of a million Palestinians were ejected from their land. The term Nakba … Continue reading

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India No.1 on global blasts list with 406 bombings… MORE than Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan

The new report from the National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC) states that there were 406 explosions in India India had the world’s highest number of bombings last year, even more than war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan Jammu and Kashmir saw an … Continue reading

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India’s High Court Favors Nationalism Over Democracy – Noah Feldman

India’s constitutional democracy has always struggled to tame the country’s religious and caste divisions, especially during elections. The Supreme Court of India has now issued an important ruling that makes things worse, not better. On the surface, the court struck … Continue reading

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Watch: RJ Naved Tries to Stir Tension Between Hindus and Muslims, Gets Schooled

RJ Naved from Radio Mirchi, popular for his witty segment ‘Murga’, released a video of a social experiment he conducted recently in Delhi. The video, that has since gone viral, shows him pretending to stir communal tension between Hindus and Muslims. … Continue reading

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The Mangled Political Landscape of Jammu & Kashmir – by NYLA ALI KHAN

The conception of a representative government that would enable the devolution of administrative responsibilities to districts and villages; a socialist system in which the state would control the means of production so as to ensure the fairest distribution of goods, power, … Continue reading

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India ‘covering up abuses’ in Kashmir: report – Al Jazeera – 10 Sep.15

The Indian government has covered up hundreds of cases of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, torture and enforced disappearances in the disputed territory of Kashmir, a new report has alleged. Khurram Parvez, programme coordinator of Jammu Kashmir Coalition of … Continue reading

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