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D. Raja

The writer is national secretary, CPI, and Rajya Sabha MP.

Why the sedition law must go
Fri, May 13, 2022

D. Raja writes on sedition law: It is used for witch hunts by government against those who question it.

Learning to fight majoritarianism from Ambedkar
Thu, Apr 14, 2022

D Raja writes: B R Ambedkar's slogan of ‘Educate, Agitate and Organise’ should become our path to political and social liberation

NATO is a danger to world peace. It must go
Wed, Apr 06, 2022

D. Raja writes: The current conflict between Russia and Ukraine is rooted in the expansionary logic of the military alliance

Budget 2022: Bad economics, bad politics
Wed, Feb 09, 2022

D Raja writes: The Budget for 2022-23 is another reiteration of Modi government’s tilt towards corporate and big business houses. It gives a heavy impetus to the private sector and neglects the public and social sectors

The Republic Day is a reminder of the spirit of federalism – and why it is under strain
Fri, Jan 21, 2022

🔴 D. Raja writes: Flattening out diversity will have disastrous consequences for our republic

Challenging the rise of majoritarianism
Thu, Dec 30, 2021

🔴 D Raja writes: This can only be done by renewed focus on the real and concrete issues of dignity, livelihood, health, employment and housing

Rollback of farm laws is a victory for the Constitution
Sat, Nov 27, 2021

🔴 D. Raja writes: Farmers’ triumph affirms the right to protest, something we should remember as we celebrate Constitution Day

What would today’s government have done with Gandhi and Bhagat Singh?
Wed, Sep 29, 2021

D Raja writes: Both upheld the culture of dissent and independent thinking which is currently under threat.

Why the RSS is wrong to denigrate the Mappila rebellion
Thu, Sep 09, 2021

D Raja writes: It was not different from other militant peasant uprisings in which peasants attacked landlords and local moneylenders because they were the representatives of imperial oppression

What happened to the promises of 1947?
Wed, Aug 18, 2021

D Raja writes: To win back the freedoms that have been eroded, we need a new struggle

India should stand with developing countries
Sat, Jul 03, 2021

D Raja writes: The subjugation of Indian interests to the US in matters of external affairs is increasingly pushing India towards becoming an instrument and guarantor of American interests in the region.

Why the sedition law must go
Sat, Jun 12, 2021

D Raja writes: It is a relic of the colonial era, used to silence critics and stifle democracy.

Modi regime is set to dismantle public sector and the welfare state
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

D. Raja writes: India’s public sector has played a key role in nation-building. Instead of strengthening it, the Modi regime is committing the egregious blunder of dismantling it.

The secular, inclusive character of the country is under threat
Wed, Jan 20, 2021

The communists, Ambedkarites and Gandhians need to take up the challenge to save the republic and the Constitution.

New farm laws will impoverish rural India, eventually lead to collapse of PDS
Thu, Dec 17, 2020

All sections of society — farmers, agricultural labourers, small shopkeepers — must oppose the new farm laws and hold the central government accountable for trying to jeopardise the country’s food security.

December 6: A clash of ideologies
Mon, Dec 07, 2020

Mahaparinirvan Diwas and Shaurya Diwas offer competing visions of nation building, and are a contrast between Ambedkar’s idea of India and the Hindu right’s agenda.

Constitution is under threat from the very institutions that are expected to safeguard it
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

It is tragic that the institutions of governance are flattening the Constitution in a calculated manner and in flagrant violation of equity and justice, which are central to the majesty of the rule of law.

Biden victory, Mahagathbandhan tally in Bihar show right wing rise can be halted
Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Both these elections have taught many lessons, opened opportunities and posed challenges for left-progressive and secular forces all over the world, especially in India. These two elections exposed the views expressed by many ideologues about the end of ideology and ideology-based politics.

India can play a constructive role in evolving a multipolar and just world order
Mon, Oct 26, 2020

India pursuing an independent foreign policy is not only essential for the country or the South Asian region, it can have a bearing on deprived populations of the world.

Hathras highlights how Project Hindu Rashtra has intensified caste oppression
Wed, Oct 14, 2020

The nexus between the casteist police machinery and the government of UP has been laid bare for all to see. The delayed medical care, destruction of evidence and the worst of all, dismissing the dying declaration of the victim are indicative of the intentions of the state machinery.

From mismanaging Covid to worsening economic distress, government missteps abound
Tue, Sep 08, 2020

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has engulfed the entire world in just a few months. The closure of industrial units and the complete halt of air, rail and road traffic added to the woes of an economy under strain. But the government had received several warnings about the looming crisis.

Project of Hindu Rashtra goes against inclusive legacy of freedom struggle
Sat, Aug 15, 2020

Equating August 5 with August 15 was a clear attempt at conflating the legacy of the freedom movement with Hindutva symbols.

Covid-19 pandemic has shown up inequities and injustices of the old order
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

D. Raja writes: The dangerously spiralling COVID infections are due to the failure of the Narendra Modi government to understand the gravity of the problem early. The WHO declared COVID-19 a health emergency on January 30, but the government failed to formulate any plan to check its transmission.

Reading Marx in times of COVID-19
Mon, May 04, 2020

His writings helps us understand how situations like the pandemic do not affect all sections of the society in the same way, helps frame the quest for a humane and democratic world order

More than ever, the rights of workers, vulnerable need to be secured
Fri, May 01, 2020

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has come out with an alarming report that 40-crore workers in India are at risk of falling deeper into poverty. They are mainly from the informal sector.