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[22 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 4,050 views]
Silence that is Disposable

The State follows a policy which silences even murmurs of protest by the tribal people, who have become sacrificial lambs — displaced from their traditional land and resources to facilitate rapid industrialisation, reports Karuna Dayal, member of the HRLN fact-finding team that investigated genesis of popular resistance in Jharkhand
Simply put, those who are disposable are the ones who have fallen prey to the spiral of silence, they no longer have a voice — which is what adivasis in Jharkhand have surrendered to become. Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, …

politics & violence, Select Writings of Balagopal »

[21 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 5,408 views]
Beyond violence and non-violence

It is good that there is some openness in the matter now, for dogmatic attitudes have done considerable harm. To say that one should not be dogmatic about violence may be morally a little unsettling but it is a defensible position even without adopting a relativistic attitude towards the preciousness of life or a casual attitude towards one’s moral responsibility for injury caused in the course of a struggle. More of that in the right context. But the discussion will unavoidably be based on assessments  of the effectiveness of the …