Congress and other conventional parties are staring at irrelevance if they do not creatively step up their participation. The coming of age of young leaders not only challenges the BJP, but also all the traditional parties.
The speed at which Davinder Singh’s case was handed over to the NIA should surprise many. What was the purpose of this transfer when the local police, R&AW and IB, were looking into the case? The move raises several uncanny questions.
The arrest of a top cop in Kashmir in a terror plot along with terrorists opens a can of worms which can be traced to the hanging of Afzal Guru who was hanged to appease ‘the collective conscience of the nation’.
The economy has tanked. A new sectarian bill consolidates BJP’s communal politics with Hindu Rashtra as its dream. And waves of protests spreads across the nation like fire amidst police brutality and State arrogance
India should learn a lesson from the massive resistance struggles in Hong Kong, Chile, Lebanon and Iraq, where the entire spectrum of society, from shopkeepers to mothers and workers have joined hands with the young rebels.
JNU has always walked in solidarity with the downtrodden in their struggles. The administration wants to kill its progressive essence with a massive hostel hike which will block poor students. But, JNU students refuse to be defeated.