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Voices of Dissent, Reason and Imagination

This refers to Aaliya Anjum and Saiba Varma’s narrative “Curfewed in Kashmir: Voices from the Valley” (EPW, 28 August 2010). It is disturbing to know the plight of people of Kashmir. But when you come across people from civil society like doctors, writers and journalists, one definitely expects a...

The Death Penalty

This is with reference to your editorial “The Case against Death Sentence” (epw, 15 May 2010). In principle I agree that no individual should be given capital punishment, no matter what may be the crime and its motive. It is also true that more and more countries are removing provision of death...

Legitimate Security Concerns

In his article, “Capitalising on Calamity: 26/11 and Jingoist Politics” (EPW, 12 December 2009), Anand Teltumbde raises several pertinent issues in relation to 26/11 and India’s response. Some of the criticism, even if valid, demands further scrutiny. Teltumbde has three main contentions: class...

Blurred Discussion

Sumanta Banerjee has aptly highlighted the Maoists’ stated positions for boycotting elections in his article, “The Maoists, Elections, Boycotts and Violence” (EPW, 2 May 2009). But the author’s analysis is oscillating in nature; the distinction between the so-called “legitimate revolutionary...

Dilemmas of the Indian Left

This refers to the article by Supriya RoyChowdhury entitled ‘The Intellectual-Left Stand-off’ (March 31). The author has adequately highlighted the tension between the intellectual left and the political left in India in general, and West Bengal in particular. Apparently this tension has always...

Army and Polity in Pakistan

S Akbar Zaidi’s ‘Pakistan: A Political Movement in the Making’ (June 2) gives renewed hope to the people of Pakistan and also to their neighbours. There is no denying the fact that the chain of events which have unfolded after the unconstitutional removal of the chief justice of Pakistan’s Supreme...
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