Another one is lynched in India in the name of beef. This time 16 year old Junaid, that too inside a train while hundreds of passengers looked on. "The blood soaked picture of Junaid lying on the lap of Hashim reminded me of Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’ in which body of Jesus is lying on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. This picture must torment every heart of India. The blood that Junaid shed should not go in vain. It is our duty to make sure that from each drop of blood that Junaid shed, a thousand flowers of resistance shall bloom. In the resurrection of Junaid we will see the resurrection of India."
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A Thousand Flowers Should Bloom For Junaid
by Binu Mathew
The blood soaked picture of Junaid lying on the lap of Hashim reminded me of Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’ in which body of Jesus is lying on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. This picture must torment every heart of India. The blood that Junaid shed should not go in vain. It is our duty to make sure that from each drop of blood that Junaid shed, a thousand flowers of resistance shall bloom. In the resurrection of Junaid we will see the resurrection of India.
An Unhappy Birthday! Need For An Alliance For Reconciliation And National Unity
by Vidya Bhushan Rawat
It is disturbing to see the conspicuous silence of the ‘most powerful man’ of India who speak to every one, express his ‘feelings’, use twitter to condemn all kinds of attack world over by the Islamic Jehadis but find no time, no word of pain when those subscribe to the ideology hatred lynch innocent persons in the street, in the train, at the railway stations.
Helen Keller, We Need Your Voice Today!
by John Scales Avery
Helen Keller, who although deaf and blind, could see injustice clearly, who could hear the voices of victims of war, and who spoke eloquently for social reform, we need your voice today!
The Supreme Court Partially Unblocks Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban
by Abdus Sattar Ghazali
More Than 30 Arrested As Freedom Protests Sweep Across Arab Ahwaz Region In Iran
by Rahim Hamid
More than 30 people were brutally arrested in Ahwaz in Iran on Monday, the second day of Eid al-Fitr, after courageous Ahwazi Arabs held peaceful demonstrations in towns, cities, and villages across the region, demanding freedom and human rights and protesting against the systemic oppression and injustice which generations of Ahwazis have now endured under successive regimes for 92 years.
Rajasthan’s Neo-Nazis Shows Their Contempt For The Poor – In Yellow
by Soumya Dutta
Of late, these neo-Nazis have found a new identity to be demeaned and isolated – the all important‘vote bank’ of the poor in India. In BJP ruled Rajasthan, in the Dausa district, over 1.5 lakh poor households have been marked out prominently, with the demeaning sign painted in red over a yellow background – “I am from a poor family, and I take subsidised ration from the provisions of the National Food Security Act”, with the name and number prominently written below this forcible “declaration” !
by Sally Dugman
Just how much can we each provide in assistance to better our fellow humans and the rest of life existing in our increasingly fragile, complexly interconnected world? Only each individual facing the turmoil of the conditions around us knows his or her own limits to serve and I’m still learning mine – my personal ones.
Dreaming The Same Dream
by Peter Van Els
The era of Greed and Violence is a reality through the centuries and throughout much of the World today. Corruption, Greed, Poverty, Consumerism, Power to the few, and injustice are predominant characteristic of our Civilization accompanied by a great technological advancement that has become a weapon for mass destruction and a tool for suppressing resistance. One thing is for sure, life cannot continue in this way forever.
Palestinians Are Seeking Justice In Jerusalem – Not An Abusive Life-Long Mate
by Rima Najjar
Several articles have been published about the “legal limbo” in which Palestinian Jerusalemites exist and proposals as to what Israel ought to do about this 50-year old travesty, among them being righting “the wrong” of denying Palestinian Arabs in East Jerusalem Israeli citizenship.
In The Twitter Building: Tech Incubators And Altering Perceptions
by Dr Binoy Kampmark
The Twitter Building on Market Street, San Francisco, sounds like an aviary bustling with activity. With its bright open spaces and chirping entrepreneurs hatching the next project, it might as well be. Several floors are dedicated to what can only be described as a technological frontier, where the tech generation of pimply youths barely out of school are subscribing to what they believe to be a revolution.
The School Bag – Chronicler of Memories
by Rolla Das
Set in the context of the terrorist attack in Peshawar, where 100 students were killed, the short film – The School Bag, produced by Large Short Films, directed by Dheeraj Jindal, revolves around a simple story of a mother-son relationship played by Rasika Dugal and Sartaaj RK.