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Dr Ram Puniyani

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Inserting communal angles in sensational murders: Grave threat to social peace

What is needed is to combat the ‘love jihad’ propaganda, which is being done with unimaginable intensity and is vitiating social peace. The need for national ‘help lines’ and support systems for such isolated girls in painful relationships is the need for the hour. 

Rahul Gandhi's Uniting India March: Ignored by media but welcomed by social groups

Another welcome part of Yatra is the proactive response of these social groups and many political parties to affirm the values of pluralism, diversity and democracy. 

RSS leader's outreach to Muslims: Reconciliation or cooption?

Today the international image of India, courtesy the RSS-BJP, is a Hindu supremacist one where minorities are insecure, where identity issues are getting precedence over the issues of livelihood. RSS is the fountainhead of this politics; it needs introspection if it is serious about the process of dialogue and reconciliation.

Misrepresenting Subhash Chandra Bose's philosophy

While the ruling Hindutva ideology sees Islam and Christianity as "foreign religions" and developed this ideology into misconceptions and hate against Muslims and Christians, the understanding of Gandhi, Nehru, Bose and most leaders of the freedom movement revolved around seeing the diverse religions as a point of welcome and strength to the…

Divisive communalism, patriarchy and honouring culprits of mass rape and murder

The Supreme Court must respond to the PILs and put these Gujarat convicts back to where they belong -- the prison

Politics of polarization and attacks on syncretic traditions

The attack on syncretism from multiple directions and the communal distraction in the face of the worsening plight of people should worry us all

Modi’s call to woo Pasmanda Muslims: Clever politics or change of stance?

What is needed more is an end to the hate campaigns against the Muslim community and the start of affirmative action for the weaker sections of the Muslim population, writes Dr Ram Puniyani for South Asia Monitor

Celebrating 75 years of Indian Independence: Symbols over substance

Mere symbols don’t bring the substance unless values of Fraternity, Equality and Liberty are followed, writes Dr Ram Puniyani for South Asia Monitor

The depiction of Goddess Kali and India’s pluralism

Jawaharlal Nehru was pained by the abuse of religion by peddlers of blind faith and those using religion as a cover for their political goals, writes Dr Ram Puniyani for South Asia Monitor

Lessons from Sri Lanka for autocratic regimes

What can we learn from Sri Lanka's disastrous style of ruling, intensification of sectarian divides, marginalization of minorities and power concentrated in autocrats is there for all to see, writes Dr Ram Puniyani for South Asia Monitor

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