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Dera through the Punjab lens
Need to urgently address disquiet over multiple crises
29.08.17 - Amandeep Sandhu

It was a decade ago that the shroud of banality ‘Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan’ spun fell on Punjab, in particular the Sikh community. I saw it first-hand in the summer of 2007 when my mother lay dying from stage IV cancer in ...
  


Relax! All 30 were dera premis
Aam Aadmi in Panchkula
27.08.17 - SP Singh*

AS MEDIA HEADLINES swerved from 'Uneasy Calm, Situation Tense' to 'Mayhem in Panchkula, 30 Dead', the articulation of the narrative about democracy, rights of citizens, notions of peace, and the hyper engagement with the rather elusive construct of Aam Aadmi also travelled quite some distance.

The ...
  


War against the State?
DISARM AND DISBAND DERA CHIEF'S MILITIA
27.08.17 - SANEHEAD

WHY DO WE not understand, that the incidents of August 25 in Panchkula and other parts of Haryana, Punjab and Delhi constitute pre planned war against the State of India as by Law established, including its entire judicial system and peaceful citizens by an outlaw ...
  


The next steps in the Baba files
No Ordinary Criminal
26.08.17 - SANEHEAD

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan is not being kept in prison like an ordinary criminal.

He was flown in a luxury chopper to a guest house in the premises of the Haryana Police Training College outside Rohtak town.

He is being allowed private attendants and food of his ...
  


The Judge, The Complainants And The Judgement
A Salute To The Lower Judiciary Of India
25.08.17 - SANEHEAD

A Salute to the Lower Judiciary of India.

A Salute to the Brave Judge Jagdeep Singh of the CBI Court Panchkula who delivered the landmark judgement against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan today in the midst of superhuman efforts by several governments and rampant hordes of ...
  


A DOKLAM IN EVERY FIELD
20.08.17 - KANWAR MANJIT SINGH

SPASMODIC JOURNALISM IS the norm in these times when a president can fire a new tweet every morning, and breathless journalists have to engage with another perfidious story. Closer home, things are no different. 

Days of incessant focus on farm loan waiver can be pushed aside ...
  


AWARAGARDI – OUR BIRTHRIGHT
Post-Bekhauf Azadi March
12.08.17 - Kamjaat Singh

ON AUGUST 11, Friday, hours before India marks 70 years of its Independence from a regime in which we were not free, women spilled out on the roads in Chandigarh. Just a handful. Some said about 400. 
 
Sadken bhi hamari, Galiyan bhi hamari, Raat bhi hamari, ...
  


Come out for a stroll, tonight. Bekhauf. Let's loiter, and test 70 years of azadi.
RIGHT TO LOITER, BEKHAUF
11.08.17 - Kamjaat Singh

CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 11: On August 11, Friday, less than 100 hours before India marks 70 years of its Independence from a regime in which we were not free, women plan to spill out on the roads, asking for freedom. No, irony did not die a ...
  


The seven blind men and the elephant
05.08.17 - Observer

I just read an article in The Wire, by the veteran journalist Prem Shanker Jha titled 'The Enigma of the Political Suicide of Nitish Kumar' in which he gloomily concludes that Nitish Kumar has destroyed himself by his volte-face in favour of the RSS, for ...
  



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