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Forbesganj outrage: the politics of ‘developmental’ violence

Forbesganj outrage: the politics of ‘developmental’ violence By Ashok Yadav & Khalid Anis Ansari 10 month old Naushad: a victim The police firing and subsequent killing of five OBC Muslims in Bhajanpur village in Forbesganj of Araria district in Bihar on June 3, 2011 has been analyzed in most reports in the public sphere through the frame of ‘communalism’ and there has been little effort to grapple with the other dimensions that the event entails. Increasingly, it is being felt that the discourse around secularism/communalism is being employed to reinforce the restorative politics... 

Historical Gandhi Maidan all set for another historical moment today…

Historical Gandhi Maidan all set for another historical moment today… The place from where JP changed the course of Indian Politics ...set for another change (Photo Courtsey BCCL) The historical Gandhi Maidan from where Jai Prakash Narayan changed the political course of India, is now all set to witness another historical moment, the swearing in ceremony of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Although for his previous term also he took oath at Gandhi Maidan, but this time it becomes even more special, as people have have given him huge mandate, a massive one. Thousands of people from different... 
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