The writer is national secretary, CPI, and Rajya Sabha MP.
D. Raja writes on sedition law: It is used for witch hunts by government against those who question it.
D Raja writes: B R Ambedkar's slogan of ‘Educate, Agitate and Organise’ should become our path to political and social liberation
D. Raja writes: The current conflict between Russia and Ukraine is rooted in the expansionary logic of the military alliance
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
🔴 D. Raja writes: Flattening out diversity will have disastrous consequences for our republic
🔴 D Raja writes: This can only be done by renewed focus on the real and concrete issues of dignity, livelihood, health, employment and housing
🔴 D. Raja writes: Farmers’ triumph affirms the right to protest, something we should remember as we celebrate Constitution Day
D Raja writes: Both upheld the culture of dissent and independent thinking which is currently under threat.
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
D Raja writes: To win back the freedoms that have been eroded, we need a new struggle
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.
D Raja writes: It is a relic of the colonial era, used to silence critics and stifle democracy.
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 communists, Ambedkarites and Gandhians need to take up the challenge to save the republic and the Constitution.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Equating August 5 with August 15 was a clear attempt at conflating the legacy of the freedom movement with Hindutva symbols.
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.
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
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.