The conviction of Binayak Sen, the activist-doctor in Chhattisgarh, led to massive public outrage. Sen has been accused of being a Maoist collaborator, a charge his supporters deny. Read more
Maoist violence and the debate over caste census occupied news columns last week. I am suggesting a link between the two issues. It may sound strange, but read on.
‘Violence by both the state and the Maoists are equally wrong,’ is a cliché that doesn’t go out of fashion.
We heard it all over again when the Left extremists blew up a civilian bus last this week in Chhattisgarh, in statements issued by civil society activists who add riders when they talk of violence by non-state actors. Read more