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Dr Binayak Sen is free again

Dr Binayak Sen is free today.  Around Christmas last year, he was arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment by the Raipur Court for aiding a Naxalite leader.
But the Supreme Court ruled that just because he had Naxalite literature in his possession doens’t make him a Naxalite - anymore than owning Gandhi’s writings make someone a [...]

Maoist violence is not the disease - its a symptom

The “Maoist insurrection” is all the news from India these days. Are they in the right with their assertion that they’re virtuously defending the most vulnerable? Or are they wrong for using violence, not only against the authorities, but against the very same poor they claim to be defending?

The story behind the news from Chattisgarh

Himanshu Kumar must sometimes feel like he’s stepped into a parallel universe.

He’s a committed Gandhian, accused of being a sympathizer to the Naxalite armed struggle. He’s spent 17 years emotionally and spiritually connected to the adhivasis of Chattisgarh in eastern India, and now he lives a shadow life in a faraway city, forbidden from returning to the place he calls home. Every day, he receives phone calls from the people he used to work with, pleading with him to come home, but he can’t.

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