The responses to an editorial I wrote earlier highlighted how divided the country has become, and possibly how devoid of compassion many of our citizens are.
A party which treats citizens exercising their democratic right of protest as Naxals, terrorists has lost all right to rule over those citizens: Amarinder Singh
District police's campaign named 'Lon Varratu', launched this year for the rehabilitation of Naxals, is yielding positive results as 177 ultras have surrendered so far.
The trio was booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and various sections of the Indian Penal Code. including waging a war and sedition.
The 'neo-Left' doctrine of these urban Naxals is to establish an anti-national leadership with blind followers solely committed to them, said Bhagwat.
"We were all born Indians, lived as Indians all our lives. These activists are fighting for good causes and terming them urban naxal is a political move," she said.
Shah's comments come in the wake of the Maharashtra police arresting five human rights activists late last month for their alleged links with Maoists.
Girish Karnad along with many other activists took part in an event organised to mark Gauri Lankesh's death anniversary.
In its earlier hearing on the case, the SC had said: “Dissent is the safety valve of democracy... the pressure cooker will burst if you don’t allow the safety valves."
People can be punished for their deeds, and not for their thoughts.
Under the pretext of '#urbannaxals', police barged into a central university campus, raided Dalit intellectual Prof Satyanarayana's house, and seized all his academic work. A student recounts the ordeal.
BJP members pay tribute to 63 feet tall statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay on his 105th birth anniversary in Varanasi.PTI Photo
In this file image, Kamla Bhasin (R), feminist and a social activist launching a book Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile during a workshop in Dharamsala, India. Bhasin passed away at the age of 75 after being...Photo by Shyam Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
In this file image, Author Kamla Bhasin, Former Ambassador Ashok Sajjanhar and Amodkanth with Vinita Bakshi during seminar on 'Sex Trafficking of Girls and Women in the Subcontinent' in New Delhi. Bhasin passed away at...Photo by K Asif/The India Today Group via Getty Images
In this file image, MP Shashi Tharoor felicitated womens rights activist Kamla Bhasin during the Laadli awards in Mumbai. Bhasin passed away at the age of 75 after being diagnosed with cancer.PTI Photo
In this file image, Kamla Bhasin (R), feminist and a social activist launching a book Legal Empowerment of Tibetan Women in Exile during a workshop in Dharamsala. Bhasin passed away at the age of 75 after being...Photo by Shyam Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
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