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On Open Defecation

Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey are appreciated for their holistic analysis of the issue of “Open Defecation in India” (EPW, 6 December 2014). However, there are certain issues which need further debate and scrutiny. The authors are aware of the issue of Western bias, when they state, “Is this not...

More Regarding Beef Ban

The logic of Chandrashekhar G Ranade in favour of “zero-till agriculture” in response to the ban on cow slaughter is paradoxical and biased (“Regarding Beef Ban,” EPW, 14 March 2015). First, according to him, the ban on cow slaughter is adversely affecting the leather industry. How does a ban on...

Whither 498A?

The arguments of Indira Jaising (“Concern for the Dead, Condemnation for the Living”, EPW, 26 July 2014) on the Supreme Court ruling about increasing misuse of Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) are biased. Mentioning the Supreme Court’s observation, Indira Jaising writes, “When faced with...


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