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Jignesh Mevani addresses the 'Youth Hunkar'

Gujarat college cancels Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani event after trustees protest

Dalit leader and MLA Jignesh Mevani later tweeted that trustees of HK Arts college cancelled the event because of threat calls made by BJP goons.
A file photo of Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani

‘Urban Naxals’ is BJP’s sinister plot promoted by its Urban Idiots: Jignesh Mevani

The seeds were sown in Gujarat, and the current attack on activists over the Elgaar Parishad event only shows their nervousness. This abhorrent phrase ‘Urban Naxal’ is in my opinion a part of the BJP’s sinister design, and propagated by the ‘Urban Idiots’ it has unleashed. My experience from Gujarat tells me that this culture of impunity and the framing of charges against human rights activists are only a repeat of the Gujarat Model, which is now being played out on a pan-India scale. Just look at the history. Today, there is a so-called plot by alleged Maoists to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as per some of their party members, certain media outlets and a section of society. Which Maoist leader or alleged terrorist would be so childish as to write such an “assassination plot letter” to another Maoist and have it on a laptop? A similar ploy was devised a few years ago when...
Rajinikanth in the 'Kaala' | Facebook

Kaala is a brilliant cultural response to Brahminical ideology: Jignesh Mevani

A lot of Dalit activists and progressive forces will watch this film and see a ‘Kaala’ within them too.
Jignesh Mevani

Tweeted by Mevani, bad photoshop job with a Bollywood jibe goes viral

The actual photo on which the meme is based features just Adityanath and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and dates back to March this year, when the CM had received the Art of Living founder in Gorakhpur. Mevani later apologised for the post.
Shehla Rashid, Kanhaiya kumar and Jignesh Mevani at yuva hunkar rally

Tukde Tukde Gang is the ultimate fake news of the North Korean media

In our polarised times, #TukdeTukdeGang is at war with #NorthKoreanMedia. Where’s the pop-corn?
Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram

Modi’s call for ‘one nation, one election’ is a jumla: P. Chidambaram

Former finance minister says the idea is impossible to execute under the present Constitution of India, also takes on government on the issue of job creation.
Jignesh Mevani addressing audience at the rally

Don’t deny journalists the right to report with dignity, least of all for liberalism

Jignesh Mevani is new to this. With stature, he will grow a thicker skin and learn that denial of access to a journalist at an open event can’t be justified

Talk Point: Is it okay for public figures & activists to bar journalists they don’t like?

Jignesh Mevani while addressing a press briefing in Chennai singled out a reporter from Republic TV, asking him to leave the briefing. Experts weigh in on the implications of Mevani's demand.
Jignesh Mevani addresses the 'Youth Hunkar'

The relationship between the rise of Hindutva and Dalit assertion

The power of a leader like Jignesh Mevani today, amid the emboldened sway of Hindutva forces across the country, is not a mere coincidence.

OnCamera

Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.

Defence

A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.