I have often said that I wish comments against reservations are preceded by an acceptance of the reality that certain communities face discrimination. This never happens. The only thing that the youngsters are angry about is that they want ‘merit’ to triumph over reservations.
Like ultrasound machines, social media platforms in India are being widely misused by users. Experts say the current legal framework governing IT has proven inadequate to protect the public from violence triggered by online posts.
'This lack of credibility has damaged them severely. It is very unlikely that the major issue of the 2019 government will be communalism. The reason for this is that the BJP has normalised violence on issues like cattle slaughter.'
To be born a Dalit in this country is in itself a curse even in the days when the ruling classes flaunt an unspeaking, smiling, sweet, cute Dalit as their prized possession for the topmost post of this country.
It would be premature to read too much into his support for NDA Presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind but as the Lalu family is facing trouble from the law, he is doing the smart thing to keep all options open.
Developments during the last month have significantly changed the security scenario across West Asia and portend a prolonged period of competition and conflict in a thoroughly transformed regional order.