Attacks on the Indian Left
JNUSU elections: The battle for a progressive campus

The yearly student union elections at Jawaharlal Nehru University are a celebration of true democracy

Activist’s house raided in Mumbai after organizing event on lynching

Police raided the home of Preethy Shekhar supposedly over her participation in an unemployment protest in 2013

Indian theater artiste returns award in protest against "violence in the name of God and religion" Indian theater artiste returns award in protest against “violence in the name of God and religion”

S. Raghunandana has refused to accept the Sangeet Natak Akademi award, citing rampant mob lynchings and the hounding of dissenters, intellectuals and activists

“Raids on Indian rights group smack of political vendetta”

The organization, Lawyers Collective, has been critical of the right-wing government of Bharatiya Janata Party and has been in the forefront of human rights advocacy in India

Leftist youth activist killed in India in an alleged caste-based hate crime

Ashok, a young factory worker and local leader of a prominent left-wing youth organization, DYFI, belonged to the Dalit, ‘untouchable’ oppressed caste

1 year of Bhima Koregaon arrests: India’s repressive state unmasked

One year has passed since 5 activists and human rights defenders were arrested in India on trumped up charges in what was largely seen as a crackdown on dissent

CPIM Tripura office vandalised As Modi’s second term begins, violence against minorities, left activists continue

With the announcement of election results, various reports of BJP members inciting violence against minority groups and members of left parties have come to light.

tuticorin-massacre One year of Thoothukudi massacre

Despite the protest, Vedanta continue to deepen its roots by obtaining permission for hydro carbon extraction in the delta district.

Indian elections see attacks on left party cadre

Widespread rigging and intimidation of voters was reported in the States of West Bengal and Tripura where the left is a strong force

huchangi-prasad-dalits-attacked-davengere-karnataka-2019 Violence against Dalits in India, writer Huchangi Prasad attacked

According to the oppressive Indian caste system, Dalits are considered to be untouchables and are often subjected to brutal violence by those who belong to upper castes.

Hyderabad teachers meeting Teachers detained in India for holding meeting demanding release of activists

The teachers were holding a meeting demanding the release of nine activists arrested last year on charges of association with the Communist Party of India (Maoist)

Brinda Karat Peoples Dispatch “We’re fighting a right wing, authoritarian government”: In conversation with Brinda Karat (Part I)

In the first part of this interview, she talks about the ruling right wing government led by prime minister Narendra Modi, and the kind of upheavals the country has seen in the last five years under him.

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