Human Rights India Kashmir Politics

Indian Security Laws & Human Rights

Although the Indian constitution guarantees that the disparate set of tribes, ethnicities, and religions are part of the whole Indian nationalism, Indian sovereignty is challenged since the post-colonial establishment of the nation-state by the restive population. To confront these disparate set of security challenges to its territorial integrity and security of the state, the Indian government enacted various legislations which are presumably per the letter and spirit of the Indian constitution and international human rights accord to which India is a signatory, but in practice are more in the spirit of a draconian legislative armour of the state to fight the separatists’ challenges with a hardened approach.

India Politics Society

The Sangh Parivar; An Emerging Threat for the West

The Parivar proclaims an ideology of “Hindutva”, aimed at ensuring Hinduism’s predominance in Indian society, politics, and culture, which it promotes through tactics that include violence and terror. The Sang Parivar got representation in the political domain through the Bharatiya Janata Party. The Bajrang Dal and the Vishnu Hindu Parishad (VHP-World Hindu Council) are the Sangh Parivar’s major organizations. The VHP served as the bridge between RSS and sympathetic religious leaders formed in 1964 to unite different Hindu Groups.

India Politics

Yogi Adityanath: The Future of a Fearful & Hateful Hindu Rashtra

Since becoming CM of UP, Yogi had been exasperated over the former’s former appeasement of religious and caste minorities. He had enacted numerous programs that collectively can be termed as programs of advocating vigilantism in the state. From his support to love jihad, erasure of Muslim history in UP, and his support to the lynching of the people in the name of preservation of Cows and general atmosphere of fear, Yogi is setting a stage toward eventual re-establishing of India as a Hindu Rashtra.

Afghanistan India International Relations

Why is India Coming Closer to the Taliban?

New Delhi is no more hesitant to form a relationship with the Taliban, though they had been declaring them as a proxy of the establishment of Pakistan’s military. The manifestation of this relationship is contingent to multiple geographical factors, such as US elections, Pakistan – Taliban relations, Taliban’s relations with Al Qaeda and China’s elevating interest in Afghanistan.

India Politics Society

Shaheen Bagh Verdict: The Murder of Public Dissent in India

The Supreme Court decision is certainly setting up a norm for such protests when stating that any future protests will now be liable to the Court’s statement and must not take place indefinitely in areas not designated by the state. For the religious minorities set to suffer under the Citizen’s Amendment Act, this sets a devastating precedent. Not only is their citizenship status in jeopardy but also their right to peacefully gather and protest the laws which threaten their continued presence in the country.

India Kashmir Politics

Silencing Dissent: India, Hindutva and the Struggle for Truth

In late September, it has been reported that Amnesty International India (AI) is suspending its work in the country in the face of prevalent governmental in what they called “witch-hunting” to pressure AI into halting its work on highlighting gross human rights violations by the Indian state within India and in the internationally disputed territory of Kashmir.

India Kashmir Politics

How Did the Babri Masjid Case Get “Last Nail in the Coffin of Justice” Last Week?

The secular parties, along with Hindu nationalists, are equally culprit in the crime of demolishing the Babri Masjid and saving its culprits from punishment. The Babri Masjid has removed the veil from all the faces after the demolition and if one still does not see these faces in their original form, then surely nothing can be done except to cast doubt on their mental condition.

India Politics Technology

Facebook and BJP: An Illegitimate Affair

Despite violating the company’s hate speech rule Facebook and Instagram continues to provide a platform to Indian politicians using hateful

India Kashmir Politics

Ram Mandir and the Kashmir Conundrum

The Bharatiya Janta Party or its abbreviation, BJP by which it is commonly known as, on the 5th of August

India Kashmir Politics

Analyzing the Motive Behind BJP’s Invasive Policies in Kashmir

With the revoking of the article 370 of the Indian constitution along with article 35A which has been in place