Attacks on journalists increased under Bhupesh Baghel: Chhattisgarh scribes
The Congress’ top leadership aggressively attacked the BJP for the alleged threats looming over journalists in the state governed by the saffron party. However, it remains quiet when it comes to incidents related to the Congress governed states. Bastar-based journalists claim that over 36 false cases have been registered against local journalists in the past two years in the Congress-governed Chhattisgarh.
#DilliChalo farmers’ agitation: Decoding its self-sustainable model
The Narendra Modi government and the BJP must have been taken aback by a sea of farmers choking Delhi’s borders from different directions. The Centre’s move to ignore Punjab farmers’ two-month-long protest against the three controversial farm laws led to the foundation of a self-sustainable #DilliChalo agitation.
We have come prepared to gharao the parliament: Farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni
Amidst the Dilli Chalo march by farmers from Haryana and Punjab, Asiaville spoke to the man who led the farmers from these states at Delhi border. Gurnam Singh Chaduni is the president of Bhartiya Kisan Union -Haryana, and has been at the forefront of mobilising farmers in the state for the last four months. He says the farmers will not return to their homes unless the Modi government rolls back what he calls the the "anti-farmer" laws.
Forces deployed, highways dug up to thwart #DelhiChalo
Angry farmers are heading towards Delhi to demand the rollback of Modi government’s three contentious farm laws. However, instead of pacifying the protestors, BJP government chose to deploy BSF, use water canons and dig the highways to stop them from reaching Delhi.
As COVID deaths surge in Delhi, bodies pile up at cremation grounds
The Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, on Tuesday, claimed that the mortality rate in the national capital is much lower compared to other Indian cities. However, in November, Delhi has witnessed a sharp surge in COVID-related deaths. In the past week, over 100 deaths have been reported every day.
BJP the bigger threat, no need to go soft on Mamata Banerjee: Dipankar Bhattacharya | TTP
In this episode of “To The Point”, Asiaville spoke to CPI-ML General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya. He said that the merger of all Communist parties is a possibility and an important need.
In the name of “love jihad”, a move to curb interfaith marriages?
The BJP-led MP government is drafting a law to check “love jihad”. The proposed MP Freedom of Religion Bill 2020 aims to stop religious conversion for marriage done by “force”, “through fraud” or “allurement”. Surprisingly, the MP Congress is yet to take a stand on the contentious proposed law.
Congress’ new perpetual crisis: no leader to lead
The grand old party's recent dismal performance in the Bihar assembly elections and Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh’s by-polls have yet again triggered a war of words between its leaders. However, the Congress’ new perpetual crisis is stemming from the fact that since July 2019, it doesn’t have a full-time president.
Bihar Elections: Muslim voters acted like a caste bloc than a religious minority group
The AIMIM’s success in Seemanchal’s Muslim-dominated areas has triggered a series of speculations. However, the reality is that the Muslim electorate in Bihar – especially the young voters – acted like a caste bloc rather than a religious minority group.
The “son” rises in the East but fails to end Nitish’s Era: 5 takeaways from Bihar polls
There are five takeaways from the tough battle for Bihar. Despite stopping right before the finish line, Tejashwi remains the tallest leader of Bihar Political League’s 2020 finale. The 31-year-old Yadav scion has diminished his father’s friend and political rival Nitish Kumar’s image of being “the only option” for Bihar.