Linking Aadhaar To Voting Is An Attack On Voting Rights

The passing of the The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021 in the Lok Sabha is a dangerous step towards eroding India’s democracy. This proposed amendment seeks to link voting rights with Aadhaar verification. Like so many other anti-people laws, this amendment too was bulldozed through the Lok Sabha by a voice vote, overriding the demand by many Opposition MPs that the Bill be referred to a parliamentary committee that could reflect on its implications and consult experts.

Remembering Batukeshwar Dutt

"I am leaving behind a part of myself in Batukeshwar Dutt" : Bhagat Singh

On 16 July 1930 the atmosphere in Lahore Central Jail was gloomy. On that day Batukeshwar Dutt was to be sent from Lahore Central Jail to Multan Jail and thus he was going to be separated from his dear comrade Bhagat Singh. The British had realized that there were only two main revolutionary leaders--Bhagat Singh and Batukehwar Dutt.

HSRA Wali Azaadi: What Freedom Meant For HSRA

The Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HRA in an earlier avatar) and its youth organisation the Naujawan Bharat Sabha (NBS) are uniquely inspiring elements in India’s freedom movement. Its activists traveled in a very short time from a focus on revolutionary violence to a comprehensive socialist vision of freedom, achieved through the organised assertion of India’s workers and peasants.

75 Years of Independence: People's Campaign

The people's campaign called by historians, intellectuals, cultural activists and civil society to mark 75 years of the country's independence began at the Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir in Patna on 18 November 2021 on the birth anniversary of Batukeshwar Dutt, great revolutionary and comrade of Bhagat Singh. Earlier, a meeting was organized at Batukeshwar Dutt Lane in Jakkanpur and the great revolutionary's statue at the Vidhan Sabha main gate was garlanded.

RAWA Responds to the Taliban Takeover

(Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan - RAWA - is one of the oldest Afghan feminist organisations, which has consistently resisted US occupation as well as feudal and fanatic forces in Afghan society including the Taliban. We share excerpts from a recent interview conducted by Sonali Kolhatkar of the US-based Afghan Women’s Mission with a representative of RAWA.)