Feature: Police fail to book SAD, BJP leaders for creating communal disharmony

(The Wire) Student leader Nasir Kheuhami approached a Srinagar court in connection with the case pertaining to alleged forced conversion row of a Kashmiri Sikh woman in the Valley after police stations refused to register an FIR against two politicians and a journalist for creating ‘communal disharmony’.

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Article: Does raising questions on the rights of Adivasis make me a ‘Deshdrohi’?

(The Wire) This short note was written by Fr Stan Swamy after the Jharkhand authorities filed a case of sedition against him for supporting the Adivasi Pathalgadi movement in July 2018. In this note he asked how questioning the validity, legality and justness of several steps taken by the government and the ruling class led to being charged with sedition.

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Article: Return of India’s poverty challenge

(Hindustan Times) The first warning bell on this count came much before the Covid-19 pandemic. In November 2019, findings of the 2017-18 Consumption Expenditure Survey (CES), the first large sample round after 2011-12, were leaked in the media. The leaked findings suggested that average monthly per capita consumption expenditure (MPCE) levels had fallen between 2011-12 and 2017-18 in real terms, something which had never happened in four decades.

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