From Rahul Gandhi to Mamata Banerjee, Chandrababu Naidu to Sitaram Yechury, the chorus at the meeting, attended by 21 parties including AAP, was that the central government was assaulting and undermining India’s institutions.
For several of his students, who sought intellectual succour from him, well beyond routine ‘guidance’, he will be best remembered for the sheer joy he seemed to get, from the world of scholarship and ideas.
The manifesto comprises demands clubbed under 12 broad categories, including the right to justice; Dalit women’s rights; economic entitlements; access to education, health, and jobs; and governance, among others.
With the suspension of the FCRA registration, these NGOs now cannot accept funding from abroad. Most of the NGOs facing action were operational in Bihar, West Bengal, Kerala and Maharashtra, sources said.
Extending support to the BJP’s district IT cell convenor, the party’s district president Himanshu Mittal also said that he has been falsely implicated in the case and they will do everything possible to help him.