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Jun 8 18 tweets 7 min read
📢Ongoing Violence Alert| #Uttarakhand
We are deeply concerned about the ongoing situation in Uttarakhand, where news reports describe explicit calls to drive Muslims out of the state.
Activists on the ground are raising alarm over what they say is approaching ethnic cleansing* *Ethnic cleansing is “a purposeful policy designed by one ethnic or religious group to remove by violent and terror-inspiring means the civilian population of another ethnic or religious group from certain geographic areas."
Jun 12, 2022 7 tweets 1 min read
Factual mistakes and absurdities in the demolition notice served on Javed Mohammad's house: Note prepared by the legal team.

THREAD 👇 Last night at about 11 pm Allahabad police stuck a demolition notice on the house of Javed Mohammad. The back dated notice was served in the name of Javed Mohammadd, even though the house not only belongs to his wife -
Jun 11, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read

Heavy police presence out the residence of @AfreenFatima136 in Allahabad. Administration is forcing residents to empty the house for demolition. Her mother and sister are still kept under illegal detention without any paperwork; while her father has been framed as mastermind.
Jun 11, 2022 10 tweets 3 min read
Mainstream media will soon pretend that it cannot figure out who the guilty party is in the ongoing violence in India.

It is the state.

What is happening to the Muslim community is a state lashing out on local minorities after receiving international condemnation.

Thread 👇 At least 15 countries, including Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Malaysia. the UAE, Jordan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Maldives, Libya, Turkiye and Indonesia have lodged official protests against India over the controversial remarks.…
Jun 9, 2022 29 tweets 9 min read

Join us or follow this thread to remain updated on the conversation! "I will break down this issue into three facets: the question of crisis, the question of language, and the question of politics," begins @anniezaidi.
Jan 26, 2022 17 tweets 6 min read
Today, citizens across India are observing Republic Day.

A national holiday celebrating the anniversary of the Indian constitution coming into effect.

This is a good day to remember the people that the Indian state is holding in custody for upholding the same constitution. Shoma Sen was arrested for alleged Maoist links, incitement of violence in January 2018 Bhima Koregaon, and her alleged connection to Elgaar Parishad. The arrest was made under the non-bailable section of UAPA.…
Sep 5, 2021 19 tweets 10 min read
How has your Sunday been?

Personally, I think everyone should get some chai, gather some loved ones and listen to some hopeful, angry, off-beat music.

Here is a thread of playlists we have curated for you that might like?

A thread for them ☕️🎶 feels: "The revolutionary playlist is a collective, continuous musical reflection on the transformative power of change and revolution," says @kiccovich about our first ever playlist.

Listen here:
Sep 3, 2021 30 tweets 9 min read

Join the conversation or follow this thread to remain updated on it! "What is the daily life of a farmer?" asks @suchitrav to begin this conversation, speaking about @journohardy's qualitative approach to his book on the farmer's crisis.
May 22, 2021 18 tweets 3 min read
In May 2018, Tamil Nadu's coastal town, Toothkundi, witnessed the state police massacre 16 civilians when thousands protested against Sterlite Industries, a copper company known to cause years of severe environmental pollution and human disease.

These are the people we lost: 1. Antony Selvaraj, 46, a resident of Velankanni Nagar, worked for a private shipping company. His father Stalin said that Anthony was on his way home to eat lunch when he was killed. Anthony leaves behind a wife and a teenage son and daughter.
May 19, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
On Malcolm X's birthday, here is a reminder of what he said in his famous speech The Ballot or the Bullet:

"What do you call second-class citizenship? Why, that's colonization. Second-class citizenship is nothing but 20th [century] slavery." Today, a people demand an end to their second-class citizenship in their own lands. What started as violent expulsions from Sheikh Jarrah has escalated into carpet bombing of a blockaded city.

Read about Palestinian resistance to Israeli colonialism here:
Feb 23, 2021 10 tweets 8 min read
It has been a year since #DelhiPogrom. Here is a thread of important essays and reports that we published. Deadly violence in India’s capital.. hasn’t ended with the anti-Muslim pogrom that it was. It continues in the politics of being termed a riot, an old tactic of flattening the gigantic power inequality between the country’s Hindus & Muslims @IrfanHindustan…
Nov 11, 2020 19 tweets 15 min read
#PROFILESOFDISSENT is a series that centers on amplifying stories of courage that are both ordinary and remarkable in India, and their personal and political histories, as a way to reclaim our public spaces
Here is a thread with what we have published so far: “Above all, there should be dignity and respect in the affairs related to the birth or death of human beings” – a profile of Varavara Rao #ProfilesOfDissent #VaravaraRao…
Oct 28, 2020 27 tweets 4 min read
Urgent Update Regarding the NIA Raids on HRDs in Kashmir:

This morning the National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted a raid on Praveena Ahanger's house, and subsequently on the office of Association of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Hyderpora in Srinagar. This seems to be a premeditated and planned assault. Last week, the local CID and IB officials called up Parveena Ahanger a few times and demanded information regarding the staff and the organisation. All details were duly provided to them.
Aug 29, 2018 21 tweets 3 min read
Reading list on Maoist movement in India (Curated from Naxalbari at its Golden Jubilee: Fifty recent books on the Maoist movement in India) #UrbanNaxals 1. Azad (2010). Maoists in India: writings and interviews. Hyderabad: Friends of Azad.