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Month: June 2018

Manufacturing Imperialism: The Political Economy of SEZ

Manufacturing Imperialism: The Political Economy of SEZ

First published: Oct 26, 2013

Towards a New Dawn / By Rona Wilson

Land, development and displacement has once again become the central point of debate in India. Curiously the debate is on industrial development ostensibly, under capitalism. Suddenly it has dawned upon the learned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his policy experts that land and agriculture cannot be the main basis for the economy of a country like India that is marching ahead in the 21st century.
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‘UPA and NDA are two sides of the same coin’: Sudhir Dhawale

‘UPA and NDA are two sides of the same coin’: Sudhir Dhawale

First published: May 27, 2014

Round Table India / Interview with Sudhir Dhawale by Round Table India

Round Table India spoke to writer and political activist Sudhir Dhawale in Mumbai last week, after his release from a long term spent in prison due to false charges of being involved in Naxal activities. Arrested in January 2011, he was acquitted last week by Gondia’s sessions court after the police failed to produce substantial evidence against him.
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By Arresting Dalit Activists For Bhima Koregaon Violence, Govt. Wants To Brand Them As Maoists

By Arresting Dalit Activists For Bhima Koregaon Violence, Govt. Wants To Brand Them As Maoists

Youth Ki Awaaz / By Varsha Torgalkar

On June 6, six months after the FIR with regards to violence at Bhima Koregaon was filed, Pune police arrested five activists – Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut and Surendra Gadling from Nagpur, Sudhir Dhawale from Mumbai and Rona Wilson from Delhi – stating alleged links of the Elgar Parishad with Maoists. However, Ravindra Kadam, Joint Commissioner of Police, Pune, said, “Whether speeches made at Elgar caused violence or not is yet to be investigated.”
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Why Sudhir Dhawale’s acquittal in a 2014 case of Naxal involvement is relevant to the Bhima Koregaon arrests

Why Sudhir Dhawale’s acquittal in a 2014 case of Naxal involvement is relevant to the Bhima Koregaon arrests

The Caravan Magazine / By Arshu John

On 6 June, in a joint operation across Delhi, Nagpur and Mumbai, the Pune Police arrested five individuals for allegedly being “top urban Maoist operatives” who incited the violence in Bhima Koregaon—a town in Maharashtra—this January. Sudhir Dhawale, one of the five accused, is a prominent Mumbai-based activist who has worked extensively on Dalit rights. He has previously been arrested, and subsequently acquitted, in another case of alleged involvement with Maoist rebels.
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Disinheriting Adivasis – The Gadchiroli Game Plan

Disinheriting Adivasis – The Gadchiroli Game Plan

KAFILA / By Vidhya A

In a statement issued on April 16 2018, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) claimed that the ‘National Policy and Action Plan’ to combat Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is ‘a multi-pronged strategy involving security and development related measures’[1]. This new policy, apparently in place since the NDA government came to power at the centre, claims to have ‘zero tolerance towards violence coupled with a big push to developmental activities so that benefits of development reached the poor and vulnerable in the affected areas’.
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about us

about us

We are a collective of individuals active in various groups, networks, movements and organizations within India and abroad. We unequivocally condemn the recent raids and arrests and interpret it as a manifestation of the deep-rooted political malaise of the Indian state. It exposes a crisis of politics, where right wing forces are gaining ground across India, in tune with the rise of right-wing forces across the world.
As a collective we want to express solidarity with the affected individuals and organisations. We aim to publish mainly reports, analyses, experiences and statements which take a side – the side of the people!
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People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)
Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR)
Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS)