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Students Are Right To Cry Foul Over Sedition Charges, ‘Atmosphere Of Terror’ In JNU

It is shocking that the highest offices of the government are extending no quarter to basic Constitutional rights like freedom of speech and expression and are instead summoning sedition. This creates a grave doubt in any reasonable observer's mind that more is underway than is being demonstrated. It is well-known that the BJP's ideological mentor, the RSS, can't stand JNU and its spirit of dissent and critical enquiry and has demanded its closure many times. The JNU students have cried foul and rightly so.

Women Bleed, Not Goddesses

Social taboos on menstruation cannot be defended with the eyewash of respect. Pedestals have never helped us in any way. All they have done is promote discriminations and disparities. Negative or positive, a larger-than-life interpretation of menstruation does not help women in any way. In my opinion, these glorifications are almost as dangerous as the taboos they are supposed to counter.

One Night, Two Causes: Why The Protests In Mumbai And Chicago Are A World Apart

On 24 November, people took to the streets in two cities in two countries to protest against two different issues. Yet there is a world of difference between the protest in Mumbai and the one that took place in Chicago. The Chicago protestors took to the streets to demand justice for a Black teen killed by a White policeman, while the Mumbai agitators were intent on intimidating an actor, Aamir Khan, for daring to voice his opinions.