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Defend Freedom of Expression

We, the undersigned journalists, writers, historians, and activists from south Asia, are deeply concerned about the use of “contempt of court” law to curb freedom of expression. The conviction and sentencing on 2 December 2014 of Dhaka-based journalist David Bergman by the International Crimes...

The Left and Feminism

The Left and Feminism Kumari Jayawardena Govind Kelkar The spectre of western feminism has been used by many left party leaders and left ideologues to attack local feminists as bourgeois, westernised and influenced by 'white' feminism. In such campaigns against feminism, the left often finds itself in strange company along with the Ayatollahs and bther fundamentalists, who whip up xenophobia about western 'decadence'.

So Comrade, What Happened to the Democratic Struggle-Thoughts on Feminism and the Left in South Asia

reduced. The maximum amount paid as pension is Rs 4,000 and the minimum is Rs 375. The rules of the state government are somewhat different. The amounts payable are fixed as percentages of an amount based on the last year's salary divided into a number of slabs (Table 10). For employees with comparable service records, pension paid by the state government is less than that under the central government.
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