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 No.761253[Last 50 Posts]

 No.761271

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The end of Gandhism and the trade liberalisation and privatisations of 1991 has been a DISASTER for the human race.

 No.761289

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 No.761327

>>761271
Please do not simp for Indira fucking Gandhi, Jesus H Christ. She’s one of the people who helped guide India to its neoliberal reforms

 No.761336

>>761327
I think that guy’s Australian, he probably thinks Reagan was a socialist from how right wing his country is

 No.761446

>>761336
I’ll forgive it

 No.761453

Any good books on the history of Pakistan and why its so fucked?

 No.761461

>>761453
I dunno about any books, but it’s because of a history of repeated anticommunist military dictatorships that oppressed the proles there. India’s dirigisme was ran terribly, but at least it kept the country from being Pakistan

 No.761504

>>761453
partition. there were CIA sponsored military dictators later but partition was where it all got fucked up. the communist party of india had to be split into pieces

 No.761515

>>761504
mass communal violence, etc

 No.786853

https://www.marxist.pk/no-to-war-with-ukraine-against-russian-military-intervention-urdu1/
Urdu translation of statement by Russian communists on the Ukraine invasion

 No.787461

>>787276
>>787436
coool
mods pls add to the OP

 No.787604

Another general strike happening on March 28 and 29 country-wide in response to the BJP government privatizing state-owned banks and other firms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_sector_undertakings_in_India
https://peoplesdemocracy.in/2022/0227_pd/march-28-29-general-strike-will-transcend-struggle-new-height
The financial services union already held a strike in a few provinces back in December 2021 over a bill privatizing 2 banks, however I think it still went ahead, which is why the unions are linking up for another general strike across the country
https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/2021/dec/17/bank-unions-begin-strike-against-privatisation-services-hit-2396429.html
https://www.telegraphindia.com/business/govt-unlikely-to-table-banking-laws-amendment-bill-2021-in-parliament-winter-session/cid/1844002
https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2022/feb/23/central-trade-unions-call-for-national-strike-on-march-28-29-2422688.html
(lakh means one hundred thousand, crore means 10 million, lakh crore is 1 trillion)

 No.787616

>>787604
>privatizing state-owned banks
They are insane lol

 No.787637

>>787616
Destroy any hopes of developing the whole country out of feudalism, but at least it'll make their friends and large landowners and some western corporations rich :)

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 No.837072

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>>761253
What are the odds of India becoming a superpower when gene editing/CRISPR/embryo selection takes off? India is one of the only countries where genetic engineering for higher intelligence isn't taboo. Indians might eventually genetically engineer themselves into 200 autism score Chads.

 No.837084

>>837072
shut the fuck up

 No.837158

>>837072
The cursed Lal/Zakharov ending

 No.837204

>>761271
nudes?

 No.837210

>>761289
seriously use this, Indian gov will fuck with you really bad if you don't. especially if you belong to some minority.

 No.837240

AYYYY FUCK YEAH
where the bhutanese bussy at

 No.837244

>>837210
>Indian gov will fuck with you really bad if you don't
haha, h-how can they fuck you up for posting on leftypol? asking for a friend

 No.837245

>>761271
WHAT THE FUCK WERE HER POLITICS?

Liberalism with Soviet gibs?

 No.838757

>forgot sri lanka
agh

 No.838796

>>837245
Secularized Hindutva

 No.838804

>>838796
read the theses on feuerbach, hindutva and other religious fundamentalisms are already "secular"

 No.838836

>>838804
Shut up you nitpicking nerdy bitch

 No.838845

>>838836
you're the one nitpicking, though

 No.839715

Prof. Aijaz Ahmad

 No.839720

>>838804
>read the theses on feuerbach, hindutva and other religious fundamentalisms are already "secular"
?

 No.841423

>>839720
it's literally the shortest thing to read

 No.853648

Gandhi on a midcentury Irish stamp; Lenin on an Indian one.

 No.853811

>>853648
Holy based. And wholly based

Vidrel (turn on captions)

 No.856682

i genuinely hate that jai shree ram has become a rightoid calling card

i fucking hate it,
it needs to be taken back from them

 No.856711

>>853811
i don't understand what is happening
is this a documentary

 No.856822

Why do desi ladies have huge milkers, proportionately.

 No.857062

>My Foofa (Paternal Aunt's Husband) was a Kashmiri Pandit, everyone was shot in the bus he was travelling from Baramulla to Jammu, he survived by hiding below the seat, who helped him escape after that? Did RSS send a Battalion to help Kashmiri pandits? No. A Kashmiri man by the name of "Fakira" helped him, Fakira drove my uncle and another man safely to Pathankot. Today both Fakira and my Foofa have passed away but I do remember the smile on their faces when they met in 2003. A muslim, Kashmiri man helped my Kashmiri Pandit Foofa to escape. Stop your hate rhetoric when you have no links to Kashmir


Who exactly were the Kashmiri Pandits? And who were hunting them?

 No.860176

Does anybody want to talk about the Indian Government

It scares me so much
It's the fact that they are religious fanatics the most, I would rather have succdems

 No.860351

>>838804
How the fuck do you get
>hindutva and other religious fundamentalisms are already "secular"
from theses on feuerbach

 No.861477


 No.861480

>>860351
4, 6 and 7 specifically

 No.861512

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>>860176
>It's the fact that they are religious fanatics the most, I would rather have succdems
Cringe and tamas pilled.

 No.861516

>>860176
>fascists scare me, i would rather have proto-fascists
how about neither

 No.876496

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"the reds"

even during those times they were doing anti-communist propaganda

yesterday was the day bhagat singh was killed

 No.899192

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While the world was busy waging wars and imposing sanctions, the CPIM Cadre unfurled a 23 km long red flag on Flag Day in connection with 23rd CPIM Party Congress. https://t.co/rI2h6Lwp8J

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>>899192
Inquilab Zindabad

 No.899196

Also this is based

 No.899203

>>761453
Not a book but this is interesting and goes into modern Pakistani history.

 No.899287

>>861512
avataptenakulasthitam tavaitat
>>899192
>>899196
cringe
>>856682
i remember some schizo communist claimed ram rajya is but socialism, and rama will not be a king but the chairman of the worker's vanguard
>>857062
hindu ucs mainly employed in the public sector, ghettoised by the majority muslims until forced out by radical muslims

 No.899298

any ceylon bros here?

 No.899423

Bhutto calling the Khan maneuver a coup

 No.899453

>>899423
pak sarzameen shad bad

 No.900210

wtf who took down the gonzalo sperg thread that was funny af

 No.902796

Pardon my ignorance but there are these people from/what's their ethnicity? They don't look like the "average" Indians.
https://youtu.be/PVcAhAxQcgM

 No.902800

>>902796
*Where are these people from

 No.902954

Okay someone explain this Khan shit to me I am so confused
t. bong

 No.902955

>>902796
They're Tamil apparently, so South-East.

 No.903153

>>902796
Lower caste tamils

 No.903589

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>>761504
>>761453
>>761461
>>899203
here's a perspective coming from an actual Pakistani, one whose maternal family are basically are all tribals and paternal are half tribals and military officers
see most of our founding fathers weren't even from the regions of now Pakistan and those that were from an urbanized Urdu speaking Elite, they lived in a bubble and thought that bubble applied towards everyone else, The idea of Pakistan that it's founding fathers had what that it would a nation where all would give up their ethnic and linguistic identity overtime and all be just Muslim brothers and sisters

Almost immediately Pakistan found its self in an odd place in terms of its self identity, cause the people all had their own identity and history and often times had very little to do with each other, an effort was made to rangle all the people in pakistan and give them one history in the schooling systems and media

In east Pakistan (modern day Bangladesh) this narrative and policy was rejected by the masses, the Bengalis had both a strong sense of ethnic identity at the time and were the majority as well, the Bengalis made up the majority of the population even with every non Bengali ethnic group combined, but despite that they were thought of as less due to a number of cultural factors (mainly south Asian discrimination and colorism) the Bengalis were singled out because they were the most foreign, to make a long story short this led to unrest, a election cancellation, political instability and the army being called in, a state sponsored ethnic cleansing and Indian intervention and Pakistan surrender

After that, the Pakistan domestic policy went ever further in the Islamic identity narrative for fear of further separatism, radical islamism came not out of fear of communism but rather fear of ethnic nationalism and separatism
Now the solution to bring harmony among the various ethnic groups of Pakistan that the state has followed for the last 50 years is to suppress everyone's ethnic identity, history and even language are suppressed for e.g Punjabis(who comprise 42% of the population of Pakistan) are not allowed to speak their language in schools with in Punjab, now its not illegal to speak Punjabi but the state does nothing to preserve and promote it, specifically In education

And so the state also looks outward for history and even nationalism, to the Turks and the Arabs, so the average Pakistani is left with a flawed idea of Arabs and Turks and Arab and Turkish culture

Now I'm sure most of you already know that the Arab world is extremely diverse representing a mixture of identities, cultures, languages, and religious sects but to many Pakistanis, the Arab world is pretty much some fantasized representation of a single Muslim identity. Most Pakistanis see Arabic as a single language with little variation, someone once actually told me that Arabic is an incorruptible language that has stayed the same since the time of Muhmmad and this man was a Punjabi who probably knew about the massive different sounding dialects of Punjabi and yet he couldn't comprehend the same principle with Arabic

 No.903781

>>903589
idk about the bengal but “west pakistan” was already majority urban by the time of partition
the punjab was already heavily urban even before the brits, and by the 20th century, even the peripheral regions had a heavily urbanized population, and people from every place were migrating all over the place
it has nothing to do with a simplistic urban-rural divide or ethnic entrenchment or whatever

 No.903846

>>903781
what are you on about, outside a couple of key cities in the north, most of Punjab is still mostly rural, source my paternal and maternal families Punjabi and their almost all from cold mountain regions

 No.903853

>>903846
there are many mid sized cities in punjab outside of the big metros, and they’re all fairly cosmopolitan and melting pot-ish

 No.903922

>>903853
confession I live in Karach and have only ever visited Punjab to visit my family who live in fairly heterogenous small towns and villages

 No.904303

>>903589
muhajirs brought back civilization to the banks of the indus after the sikhs fell to the british

 No.904338

>>903922
there are some satellite villages that house farmers, and in some parts of punjab you can still see plantations with on-site hovels, sometimes without even roofs, for the workers, however this is more just a fact of modern agriculture rather than any left-over feudalism

 No.904471

>>904303
>>903589
I should have mentioned the Muhajirs, like they are an aboustetly fascinating ethnic identity, I'm not sure if any other like it exists in the world(If any like them does, It'd be interested to learn about them as well) muhajir is a Arabic origin term roughly translating to one who flees or immigrant

In the chaos and mass casualties in the violence of the partition between India and Pakistan, Millions of people moved to what they hoped would be safer territory, with Muslims heading towards Pakistan, and Hindus and Sikhs in the direction of India. As many as 14-16m people may have been displaced

but here's the thing today in Pakistan the descendants of the vast majority those who left India are not considered muhajirs, you see those who identity as muhajirs are not the descendants of Punjabi and Sindhi Muslims who immigranted to Pakistan, they are the descendants of basically everyone else(see my family fled from Kashmir to Pakistan like so many others but we are not considered Muhajirs)

From utter padesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, kerala and so on, all the non Punjabis, Rajputs and sindhis who didn't speak the local languages or understand the local cultures were first classified first as Urdu speaking muhajirs but during the 70's started being referred to as just muhajirs, an identity based not on what the muhajirs are but rather what they aren't and for many they are not 'sons of the soil" a term with various translations through out Pakistan depending on the ethnic group

They are in odd position in that they are minority but unlike the Bengalis are over represented in Pakistans most educated and have a higher literacy rate then the majority of the country and by the state standards they are the Ideal citizen i.e they speak Urdu, are mostly Urban and Identify with their Muslim identity but most people generally dislike them

Giving the full history for the muhajirs would be far too long but they have played a huge role in Pakistans identity and they might be coming to end in Pakistan

there's also an issue of birth rate, in recent years there has been much discussion about average birth rate of nations and wider impacts it will have, Pakistan is in an odd place in that it's going through a birth increase and birth decline at the same time

The national average of Pakistan fertility rate is around 3.2, however it doesn't give the full picture, from 1981 and 1998 showed that the proportion of Urdu-speaking Muhajir population in Sindh declined from 25% to 21%. and as of now in just Sindh the Muhajir population is at 16% and expected to fall farther down, this isn't due to state sponsored genocide or expulsion but very low birth rates, now in the opposite end the Pathan's (If looked on their own) have a birth rate higher then most African countries, an average of 4.3 children per household

Now this is anecdotal but a good example of this, my neighbor is a muhajir, he completed his education first, works in some export related Business, then got married at the age of 27 and has 1 child as of now, my distant cousin is a pathan, works as an electronic salesman, he's 25 and already has 3 children

Pathans make up 18-22% of Pakistan’s population, possibly even higher as some families hide the number of births and proper census is never done

in terms of demographics both Pakistan and Afghanistan are countries with ethnic groups that are only a slight majority(40%-45%) however in the case of Pakistan, Punjabi has never ever been forced upon on other ethnic groups and Punjabi culture and social values weren't ever forced either

In nearly all of Afghanistan's different state ideological rules, The Emirate, The Kingdom, The Republic, The Socialist republic and Even the Taliban rule, Pashto was the state language and aspects of Pashtun culture and social values were promoted. If Pakistani Punjabi's were even half as ethno-nationalistic as the Pashtuns Pakistan would not have survived

As demographic change ethnic tension will only further increase in Pakistan, and our pashtun population has often impacted our relationship with Afghanistan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahajir_(Pakistan)

 No.909313

Yo what's going on bros apparently the Pakistan PM is getting coup'd as we speak

 No.909317


 No.909573

>>909313
It's not a coup because the army has always been in control.

>>909317
I posted here about it >>909496

 No.909590

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>>909313
>>909317
This is not really news at this point. He pissed off the military with the ISI top-job and everyone knew it was ogre for him for a week or two now.

 No.909592

>>909573
>I posted here about it >>909496
Thank you for the effort post, anon.

 No.909595

>>909592
No problem anon. Hope it was helpful to some.

 No.914518

namaste sada vatsale mathrubume
bharat mata ki jai bandhu

 No.915628

>>914518
Amara toke keno chetam? Ki karone ekhane eshechhish?

 No.915634

>RSS Anon
cmon man

 No.918078


 No.918744

https://twitter.com/TRF_Climate/status/1514525331344011269

shit's so sad brothers
there's no solution to living in a toxic breathing enviornment, is it?

 No.918750

>>899194
it's so awesome that unflouring a stalin poster in india is just a normal thing

 No.919564

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 No.919799

https://piped.kavin.rocks/watch?v=xs7tN0A7RC8
there needs to be communist qawwalis

 No.926392

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Jai Hind, Bharat Mata ki jai!
Given that this thread is almost dead, I'd like to become the defacto news anon here

<vartalaap aarambh>

Pro-Separatist & Anti-India British MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi Visits Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann in Chandigarh
In what has raised eyebrows in political circles, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann met British MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi at his official residence in Chandigarh. AAP MP Raghav Chadha was also present at the meeting.
https://organiser.org/2022/04/18/76986/bharat/pro-separatist-anti-india-british-mp-tanmanjeet-singh-dhesi-visits-punjab-cm-bhagwant-mann-in-chandigarh/

Every village, town becomes open defecation free under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (April 18) announced every village and town in the country is becoming open defecation free under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of the Centre and said that it is a proof that public participation can fill new energy in the country’s development.
“How public participation can fill new energy in the development of a country, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a direct proof of this. Be it the construction of toilets or disposal of waste, preservation of historical heritage or competition for cleanliness, the country is writing new stories in the field of cleanliness today,” PM Modi tweeted in Hindi.
The Prime Minister also informed that toilets were built in more than 11.5 crore houses nationwide under the programme.
https://organiser.org/2022/04/18/76969/bharat/every-village-town-becomes-open-defecation-free-under-swachh-bharat-abhiyan-prime-minister-narendra-modi/

Series of Attacks on Hindu Religious Processions an International Conspiracy to Divide, Defame Bharat, Says VHP
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) expressed its deep concern over the recent developments in the country. Multiple Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti Shobha Yatras had been attacked by the Islamist mob. Calling these attacks an act of terror on the Hindu society, the VHP demanded that the perpetrators must be booked under the stringent provisions of the National Security Act (NSA). It also termed these terrorist attacks an international conspiracy to defame and divide Bharat.
https://organiser.org/2022/04/18/76958/bharat/series-of-attacks-on-hindu-religious-processions-an-international-conspiracy-to-divide-defame-bharat-says-vhp/

Permission to be taken for playing Hanuman Chalisa, not allowed within 100 meters of a mosque, Nashik police issues diktat to ‘maintain law and order’
Amidst the ongoing controversy over the use of loudspeakers in mosques in Maharashtra, the Nashik police commissioner Deepak Pandey has issued a directive banning Hanuman Chalisa or any other bhajans without taking due permission from the authorities. According to news agency ANI, Pandey further stated that people will not be permitted to play bhajans for 15 minutes on either side of the Azaan, nor will they be permitted to do so within 100 metres of any mosque. He stated that this decision has been taken to maintain law and order in the city.
https://www.opindia.com/2022/04/permission-hanuman-chalisa-bhajan-nashik-mosque-loudspeaker-azaan-maharashtra/

BJP president JP Nadda blames the opposition for fueling communal tensions a day after they signed a letter for communal harmony
On April 18, Bharatiya Janata Party President Jagat Prakash Nadda wrote a letter to the nation in which he blamed the opposition for fueling communal tensions in the country. His letter came a day after the opposition had signed a letter for communal harmony. In his letter, Nadda said while India is celebrating 75 years of Independence and the ruling party has dusted and rusted the approach to vote bank politics, divisive politics, and selective politics, the opposition parties were bitter. He said such ‘rejected and dejected’ parties are taking refuge in vote bank and divisive politics. Speaking on the communist-caused political killings in West Bengal and Kerala, he said, “The shameful political violence in West Bengal and Kerala, and the repeated killing and targeting of BJP workers offers a glimpse of how some of our political parties view democracy.”
https://www.opindia.com/2022/04/bjp-president-jp-nadda-blames-the-opposition-for-fueling-communal-tensions-a-day-after-they-signed-a-letter-for-communal-harmony/
<vartalaap samapt>

Let us all work together forgetting class, caste and language for a atmanirbhar bharata!

 No.926417

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>>926392
>Given that this thread is almost dead, I'd like to become the defacto news anon here
Based do it anon.
If you are Indian could you have a look for me to see what happened to the Scarlet Underground Collective? Their en sites and socials are deleted and offline. Did they rove for security reasons or are defunct?
https://prasinoieleutheriakoi.wordpress.com/2021/05/06/anarchism-in-india-theory-and-praxis/

 No.926488

>>926417
yeah wouldn’t want that anon’s BJP bosses to miss a spot cleaning them out

 No.926527

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>>926392
>Posts links of RSS mouthpiece and Opindia, the right wing newsportal
Ironic shitposting is still shitposting.

 No.926555

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>>926417
i apologize bandhu, i believe the ban on foreign funding has regrettably stopped their well-intentioned activities
>>926488
janani janmabhumi-sca swargadapi gariyasi. i do not have to support the nayaka in 7 lok kalyan marg or his party to be a desabhakta
>>926527
do you have a problem with these news sources, sakha? why don't you bring yours on this thread? i believe that in these special times, bharatiyah must attempt to partake in desabhakta sandesah (news).
also nothing ironic about this shindig.
jayati bharata mata!

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 No.926886

>>926555
Nijer gola kattho

 No.927201

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>>926555
> why don't you bring yours on this thread?
Because I opened this thread to read leftist news from comrades living in South Asia, not fascists

>also nothing ironic about this shindig.

<Posting Stormfront tier shit in a leftist bunker wall
Wigha you cannot even fucking type in Indian letters ffs and I can bet you cannot even distinguish between two.

 No.927203

>>927201
And I am not even Indian to begin with.

 No.927654

>>926392
>>926555
fucking awful uniforms

 No.929570

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP-wxeNyacfnYiq9GTCUkpw

commie songs from protests all around india recorded

any of you ever been to one? anything came out of it?

 No.929572

>>919564
Stalin stop being based challenge (impossible)

 No.930697

"While using software, they have also began treating us like software"

India's gig economy riders risk their lives to deliver food - BBC News

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>>761253
"More children go missing in Madhya Pradesh than in any other Indian state. The majority are Advasi. Despite chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s assurances that tracing missing children is a priority, police often do not file FIRs weeks after a child’s disappearance. When girls go missing a second or third time, FIRs are often not filed at all, as stereotypes about some communities hamper due process of law."
https://article-14.com/post/24-children-mostly-adivasi-girls-go-missing-in-mp-every-day-but-it-isn-t-considered-an-extraordinary-situation--625f0f3f21e91

"The full, 11,350-word text of Neha Dixit's five-part investigation "Operation #BabyLift" on how the Sangh Parivar (RSS) flouted every Indian and international law on child right to traffic 31 young tribal girls from Assam to Punjab and Gujarat to ‘Hinduise’ them."
https://www.nehadixit.in/2016/11/operation-betiuthao.html
https://www.thequint.com/news/india/rss-trafficked-31-assamese-girls-to-instil-hindutva-report#read-more

"Safdarjung, the base station for Delhi, recorded 42.6 degrees Celsius, higesht for April in last 11 years between 2012 and 2022, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said"
https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/severe-heat-wave-across-delhi-ncr-april-19-warmest-in-last-11-years-122042000002_1.html?utm_source=SEO&utm_medium=HK

 No.930797

>>930796
"Aadhaar is falling behind on technology, missing out on confidentiality and has gaps in its data archiving policy and preserving confidentiality in delivery of the cards to people, says a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)."
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/cag-flags-privacy-gaps-duplication-in-aadhaar-101649270192669.html
https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/cag-report-flags-humongous-duplication-and-privacy-gaps-in-aadhaar-122040601348_1.html

"NEW DELHI: The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday made wearing facemasks in public mandatory as a preventive step to control the surge of Covid-19 cases."
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/delhi-makes-wearing-masks-mandatory-again-rs-500-fine-for-violators/articleshow/90954075.cms

"Infosys, one of the top 5 Indian IT firms, has imposed a new rule for all resigned employees: They cannot work with the ‘named competitors’ for 6 months, if their clients are the same as that of Infosys."
https://trak.in/tags/business/2022/04/19/infosys-bans-ex-employees-to-work-with-tcs-wipro-cognizant-ibm-accenture-complaint-filed-by-nites/

 No.930819

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>>930797
" Teen Made To Lick Feet: When Will The Caste Curse End? A boy from the SC community being made to lick the feet of 'so-called' upper caste people in UP. Most people from upper-caste say there is no caste discrimination in India now a days."
https://www.ndtv.com/video/news/breaking-views/dalit-boy-assaulted-teen-made-to-lick-feet-when-will-the-caste-curse-end-629192

"Right-wing hate speech using social media has made inroads into the rural areas of the state and could help the BJP in communal polarisation ahead of elections."
https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/inside-right-wing-online-hate-groups-polarising-rural-telangana-163035

"India risks a repeat of last summer’s power outages as soaring temperatures boost demand for coal that’s used to generate about 70% of the country’s electricity. The hottest March in more than a century has heralded an early start to summer, increasing power consumption by air conditioners and refrigerators. While state-run miner Coal India Ltd. is producing at record levels this month, that may not be enough to replenish power plant stockpiles that dwindled to barely a third of required levels at the start of this week."
https://www.livemint.com/industry/energy/india-risks-power-outages-as-high-temperatures-boost-coal-demand-11650377683676.html

 No.931311

File: 1650551749807.jpg (45.05 KB, 800x791, 1638308350181.jpg)

>>930819
"While India is a huge and lucrative market for technological innovations, a weeks-long investigation by The Caravan shows that Truecaller’s apparent success in the country is based on rather dubious grounds. Interviews with a former senior employee who worked with the company for over half a decade, lawyers specializing in privacy laws, and experts at policy research think tanks revealed that the majority of Truecaller’s datasets are comprised of information that has been collected without a user’s consent — a feat made possible by the lack of a comprehensive legal framework surrounding data protection in India."
https://restofworld.org/2022/how-truecaller-built-a-billion-dollar-id-data-empire-in-india/

"Orissa High Court Chief Justice S Muralidhar on Thursday said that Indian laws were structured to discriminate against the poor, The Indian Express reported.
“There are many barriers to accessing justice that a marginalised person faces,” Muralidhar said. “The system works differently for the poor.”
https://scroll.in/latest/1021879/indian-laws-are-structured-to-discriminate-against-the-poor-says-odisha-hc-chief-justice

"The Supreme Court’s directions, though, fell on deaf ears, as the demolition activity continued. “We have no information till now about the order to stop, so action will continue,” said North MCD Commissioner Sanjay Goel, who was at the spot."
https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/supreme-court-stalls-jahangirpuri-demolition-bulldozers-roll-on-7878156/

"FM Sitharaman said that inflation in India has not breached the inflation target ‘so badly’ even as India reels from surging prices. Headline CPI surged to a 17-month high of 6.95% from 6.07% in February. More recently, wholesale price inflation came in at a four-month high of 14.55% in March, thereby completing one year in double-digit territory."
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/indicators/cpi-at-17-mth-high-fm-sitharaman-says-india-has-not-breached-inflation-target-so-badly/articleshow/90950707.cms

 No.931313

>>931311
>"The Supreme Court’s directions, though, fell on deaf ears, as the demolition activity continued. “We have no information till now about the order to stop, so action will continue,” said North MCD Commissioner Sanjay Goel, who was at the spot."
>https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/supreme-court-stalls-jahangirpuri-demolition-bulldozers-roll-on-7878156/


"I told them I have all the papers. But they didn't listen. I even said that the Supreme Court has halted the demolition one hour ago, but they did not stop," Ganesh Kumar Gupta said.
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/papers-demolished-juice-shop-jahangirpuri-ganesh-gupta-delhi-bulldozer-1939700-2022-04-20

 No.931316

>>930697
>BBC
Not a good source for news on India, tbqh

 No.931324


 No.931326

>>931324
Sure, but on principle. And while I believe the gig-workers here, in general all media, including interviews, can be manipulated in one way or another

 No.931342

File: 1650553623440.jpg (108.61 KB, 680x510, FQw3h52agAEIigr.jpg)

>When the “bulldozers” – backhoe excavators to be precise – went to work on the morning of April 20 in the working-class neighbourhood of Jahangirpuri in northwest Delhi, they did so with a partisan brutality and illegality, witnessed over the last two years in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir.

>Each of these regions is administered by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, and the message is clear: if Muslims are involved in riots – even as victims – their livelihoods and homes will be reduced to rubble.


>In Khargone in Madhya Pradesh, after the ramshackle stall of an alleged stone-thrower was torn down, photographs emerged of an unfortunate – obviously Muslim – man accused of throwing stones. He had no hands."

https://scroll.in/article/1022256/why-indias-silent-hindus-must-speak-up-before-it-is-too-late

.

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 No.932591

>>932481
it’s good this stuff is being reported on, yeah

 No.933010

>>932591
sharing the good news is good, yes

 No.933013

>>933010
>Impotent cope

 No.933062

>>932481
>t. human trafficker as mentioned here >>930796

 No.933072

File: 1650636804385.png (78.88 KB, 500x467, 1625259429742.png)

The Modi government is looking to implement the revised Labor laws from 1 July. The working hours of employees may increase from 8 to 9 hours to 12 hours
https://www.firstpost.com/india/modi-govt-trades-less-in-hand-salary-for-fat-pf-may-increase-work-hours-10581151.html

 No.933080

>>933072
Watch his approval ratings go up another 5 points

 No.933088


 No.933091

File: 1650638080973.jpg (150.74 KB, 1200x630, ydgrwqrobq-1502120578.jpg)

""During his fieldwork, Jeffrey “met large numbers of unemployed young men in north India who were engaged in forms of waiting characterised by aimlessness and ennui. Unemployed young men in Meerut commonly spoke of being lost in time and they imagined many of their activities as simply ways to pass the time.”

But what Jeffrey discovered was that it is was not uneducated, illiterate youth who were engaged in “timepass”. Educated young men were, in fact, the biggest participants of the activity, though perhaps even the word “participate” suggests a level of choice they did not have in the matter. They had not chosen this lifestyle voluntarily."

https://scroll.in/article/1004225/educated-unemployment-the-crisis-that-defines-millennials-more-than-any-other-demographic

 No.933096

File: 1650638242342.png (953.04 KB, 805x453, 1650160327421.PNG)

"Afternoons are for charging phone batteries up to 100 per cent, evenings are for playing digital games in sportsgrounds, and nights are for climbing rooftops to catch the network signal. This is when mobile data is the cheapest and fastest, and so it’s the perfect time to plunge into the three Ps: political propaganda, pornography, and potboilers like the action-drama Pushpa, which is currently all the rage.

This is how many among Uttar Pradesh’s “generation nowhere”, a term that scholar Craig Jeffrey has used to describe educated, unemployed youth in India, spend their days."

https://theprint.in/india/unemployment-and-unlimited-data-up-jobless-youth-are-neither-angry-nor-idle/828615/

 No.934421

File: 1650719947768.mp4 (5.01 MB, 936x620, video-1650718734.mp4)


 No.934665

How is Sri Lanka holding out?

 No.934733

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 No.934749

>>933091
>>933096
ebin classism from the gora academic and woke journalist
these people would rather have these workers self-flagellate for having caste and gender privilege and pray at the altar of jinnah and """secularism""" than spend some off-work time having fun with the laundas
where is your egalitarianism now leftoids

>>931324
>now i will trust western media when it is directed against my political enemy
ekdum jhakaas
what next, voice of america?

<bharat mata ki jai

 No.936663

>>934421
Uphold Inswing-Bowling-Thought!

 No.936667

>>934749
<Being this tryhard
Pretty rich coming from British bootlickers and former coalition members who formed government with Jinnah's Muslim League pre-independence.
It is pretty evident that you are some gusano-fag who cannot even write in the vernacular script. Go be a incel loser elsewhere, frustrated that as a chaddi-fag you can't beat up couples in parks because police of the westoid country you are hiding in will actually nab you.

A long list of cowardice and skullduggery of your ilk.
>https://www.newsclick.in/fact-check-rss-had-no-role-indias-freedom-struggle
>https://www.counterview.net/2019/07/rss-hindu-mahasabha-were-subservience.html
>https://thewire.in/history/rss-hindutva-nationalism
>https://www.newsclick.in/history-how-sangh-uses-religious-processions-spark-riots

 No.936819

>>934421
anyone comparing him to mao unironically belongs in a dttch, a bunch of bougie upper middle class people who don't understand the grievances of the working class

 No.937662

>>936819
I think that video was in jest over the name. PDM had already did a long march before Khan's ouster.

 No.937906

File: 1650861845035.jpg (83.51 KB, 540x960, 1-13[1].jpg)

>>936667
>British bootlickers
never ask an indian commie what their party was doing between 1941 and 1946
>coalition members who formed government
admittedly a wrong choice but the bengal and sindh sections of the mahasabhawere full of burke-influenced conservatives who felt being in charge of responsible govt, given that the congress stepped down from all provincial govts, would make the british give them dominion status - a wrong but well-meaning idea
any way the mahasabha is a different breed than the rss - the rss is modernist the mahasabha was reactionary
>gusano-fag
i work as a draftsman at an engg company in the ncr. what does his highness the unemployed commie do?
> cowardice and skullduggery of your ilk
why does a commie care so much for 1947 and a bourgeois republic? it is the thesis of every indian comparty except the CPI that 1947 was a sham, so you ought to not care so much. is this the power of virtue-signalling?
>how sangh uses religious processions to spark riots
an idea stolen from the shia-sunni moharram riots - any lakhnavi can tell you more
>INCELLLLL!
>>>/reddit/

<vande mataram

 No.937960

>>937906
Ekhono ekhane ashcho?

 No.937961

>>937906
Some shitty little delhiite labor aristocrat? Of course you suck neoliberal cock

 No.938136

What's the situation with Nepal? We get a lot of Nepali migrants in my country and they all seem to talk about how corrupt the gov is there. Isn't there a Maoist party in charge currently?

 No.938137

>>938136
They preserved a liberal republic and decided to call it "People's Multiparty Democracy". Now power keeps switching between "Maoist" parties and a socdem party.

 No.938204


 No.938211

>>938204
>Republic

 No.938301

File: 1650889046193.png (3.57 MB, 1920x1235, laughing communists.png)

>>937906
<never ask an indian commie what their party was doing between 1941 and 1946
Why, because what communists did (Tebhaga Movement, support for RIN mutiny, question on fighting fascism worldwide) will make you embarrass about lack of anything RSS did during the entirety freedom struggle?

< a wrong but well-meaning idea

And Communists since Day 1 advocated for total independence and pressured Congress to do so in 1929. Thanks for proving in your own words you folks were keen british bootlickers given any opportunity.

<why does a commie care so much for 1947 and a bourgeois republic? it is the thesis of every indian comparty except the CPI that 1947 was a sham, so you ought to not care so much. is this the power of virtue-signalling?

Anti-colonial struggle, bitch. And we have been staunch critic of the said state which dismissed our state government in 1951 and other suppressions unlike you bitchasses who all know is to be reactionary losers just trying to drive wedge between proletariat.

>an idea stolen from the shia-sunni

<admitting having to steal ideas from your so called enemies
Absolute state of reactionaries.

खैर इससे साबित हो गया कि आप एक आला दर्जे के Gunsao-fag है, क्योकि तुम लिपि लेखन के सवाल के बाजू से निकल गए . आपकी बाकी बकवास पे यही बोलूंगा - प्रेम में मिली विफलता को कोपभवन में जाकर कोप (cope) और सीथ(seethe) करिये अपने चड्डी में.
And don't forget to say thanks to Google Translate.

 No.938302

>>761253
Once I made a post on Facebook that Kerala should consider seceding from India if the fascist BJP keeps tightening their grip on the country and the next day 264773948483 Indians stormed my profile with racist anti-arab and islamophobic comments (I'm Syrian but not Muslim)

What's the material explanation behind this?

 No.938380

>>936667
Best to ignore the rightoid attention troll
You starve them like they starve their minds of good thoughts

 No.938383

>>938302
That a large portion of the country has a mental illness and we need reeducation camps to purge their minds of it

 No.938536

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I feel like all this Khan stuff is making Pakistanis more based

 No.938546

>>938301
>Anti-colonial struggle
How are things in 1970? I sure do miss the Cold War.

 No.938686

>>938301
He’s likely not a gusano, most indians nowadays write using latin script on social media, text messages and the like. Also said he’s some delhiite labor aristo

 No.940080


 No.940251

>>933091
>>933096
>Frustrated at not being able to find the right kind of job, millions of Indians, particularly women, are exiting the labor force entirely, according to new data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt, a private research firm in Mumbai."
https://indianexpress.com/article/business/majority-of-indias-900-million-workforce-stop-looking-for-jobs-7886245/

>Nur and Sahera Hussain spent 18 months at a detention centre for illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in Assam. Sahera kept their two minor children with her in the jail-like facility. A year since they were found to be bonafide Indian citizens and released, they are struggling to rebuild their lives. Tens of thousands have similarly left Assam’s detention centres, or are waiting for a tribunal verdict, still haunted by fears of dispossession and statelessness"

https://article-14.com/post/declared-illegal-immigrants-detained-for-18-months-then-found-to-be-indian-an-assam-muslim-family-s-trauma-6266ffec7522c

 No.940280

The LIC IPO is the centerpiece of the government's plans to raise Rs 65,000 crore from disinvestment in state-run companies in the current fiscal year.
There has been strong interest in LIC's IPO given the importance of the insurance giant in the lives of citizens.
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/lic-ipo-may-open-on-may-4-aims-to-raise-21000-crore/articleshow/91083830.cms

 No.940298

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 No.941659

File: 1651042084991.png (603.29 KB, 661x519, adani vs gates.PNG)


>Gautam Adani is now the fourth richest person in the world, tying with Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates.

The continued bull run in Adani group companies’ stocks has helped Gautam Adani blaze past giants like Mukesh Ambani, Warren Buffett, Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, among others.
>Nothing explains Gautam Adani’s meteoric rise in the list of the world’s richest persons like this stat – his wealth surged by nearly two-thirds since the beginning of 2022.
>If Adani continues at the current pace, he could become the world’s third richest person by the end of this week.
https://www.businessinsider.in/business/news/gautam-adani-is-now-as-wealthy-as-bill-gates/articleshow/91115934.cms

 No.941733


 No.942280

>>941659
inspiring. i remember when he was a parvenu (ofc maybe 15 years back) when the tatas and ambanis and birlas looked on him with some haughtiness and disdain
solidarity with up and coming bootstrap-pullers!
>>940298
the sinhalese face karma for their ill-treatment of the hindu dharma and its followers

 No.942292

>>942280
oh? they lose reddit karma?

 No.942342

File: 1651084736007.gif (73.15 KB, 675x227, 1648272042501.gif)

>>942280
>Capitalist
>Bootstrap pullers

 No.943309

File: 1651150087190.png (271.38 KB, 589x659, ClipboardImage.png)

>>941659
Same dude whose coal mine in Australia faced oppositon.
https://www.stopadani.com/why_stop_adani

 No.943590

File: 1651163844577.png (758.55 KB, 895x563, ClipboardImage.png)

>>931342
Related to this
>On April 20, communist activists in India physically prevented the demolition of shops in a Muslim-dominated area in New Delhi. The demolition drive had been continuing despite a court order staying it
https://peoplesdispatch.org/2022/04/25/when-communists-stood-in-the-way-of-the-right-wings-bulldozers-in-india/

 No.944898

so why did the chinese teachers get killed in pakistan?
what's the animosity there

 No.944900

>>940080
straight up looking like johnny bravo
giga chad stalin

 No.944901

>>943309
>>941659
i will be killing myself, another porky is somehow being born out of thin air

i thought a***ani was the richiest?

 No.944913

>>944898
No animosity, just straight up glowie involvement in funding terrorist groups tbh.
China is too cucked though so do not expect any answer from them despite their citizens being killed on the regular with clear glowie involvement.

 No.945157

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 No.945187

File: 1651246746247.pdf (381.99 KB, 188x255, HxIrBwKJUl.pdf)

can anyone get a pdf of this https://www.jstor.org/stable/48537561
not on sci-hub

 No.945849

File: 1651285443197.png (415.6 KB, 465x621, ClipboardImage.png)

"In a state where chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has gone from being called ‘mama’ to ‘bulldozer mama’, a sign of his government’s hardening anti-minority stance, Hindus—in person and via whatsapp appeals—are trying enforce an economic boycott of Muslim businesses in the town of Khargone, where after a riot mostly Muslim properties were bulldozed. We found many Hindu businessmen had travelled to nearby villages to persuade often reluctant traders to join a boycott. Fearful Muslims can only hope they do not."
https://article-14.com/post/in-a-riot-torn-mp-town-hindus-organise-an-economic-boycott-of-muslims-626b0b188f64b

"In 2019, Reliance Brands Limited, which is owned by Mr Ambani, bought the toy retailer Hamleys for an undisclosed sum.
Last year, Reliance Industries bought the historic British country club Stoke Park for £57m.
The company operates India's fastest growing and most profitable retail business with over 12,000 stores across India.
In September 2020 alone, Reliance Retail brought in foreign investments worth nearly $3.5bn.
Some of the biggest investments came from the likes of Google and Facebook, which helped Mr Ambani integrate his telecoms and online retail businesses."
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61253030

"India is currently facing a prolonged heatwave, with temperatures exceeding 42°C in numerous cities across the country. This comes just weeks after India recorded its hottest March since the country’s meteorological department began its records over 120 years ago."
https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2022/04/Heatwave_across_India

 No.946691

File: 1651337470016.png (708.26 KB, 861x433, ClipboardImage.png)

>>943590

"The worst victims of MCD’s targeted demolition have been women. The poorest of India’s urban working class – the working women. The bulldozers directly hit women where it hurt most – at small assets of subsistence survival. Each woman we met has lost her means of livelihood.
These women’s stories are not about the shops or homes that were mowed down. These stories are not even about the hypocrisy of a city that thrives on unauthorised construction (check out the latest Romanesque balcony of RWA Uncle next door). Or, the quite meaningless analogy – ‘Why not demolish affluent Sainik Farms?’ This is about the wilful destruction of the hand carts and cycle carts on which rag pickers of Jahangirpuri piled their bags of garbage to then transport, sort and sell through kabaadi shops; it is about the fruit stalls, gumtis (kiosks), and the wooden ‘shop’ tables of India’s poorest women."
https://thewire.in/women/how-the-jahangirpuri-demolition-destroyed-lives-of-indias-poorest-women

 No.946700

>>945849
Why is it so fucking cold in the south? I know nothing about Indian geography. Monsoon season or something?

 No.946709

>>946700
the western ghats - you'll see that the temperature zones are split by this range - kerala from tamil nadu; coastal-mountain karnataka from the mysore region
monsoon in this region starts in june

 No.946710


 No.946719

>>945849
>India is currently facing a prolonged heatwave
Heard about this in western MSM. Will this effect the wheat harvest? India was planning on exporting wheat this year to make up for the vacuum left by Ukraine
Seems like all the stars are aligning for mass unrest worldwide.

 No.946729

>>946719
nooo india can't export any wheat in the global market, how will we survive

 No.947078

Do you guys support the independence of the 7 sister states? The borders of india would look a lot better without them

 No.947142

"In its report Currency and Finance (RCF) for the year 2021-22, RBI stated that India suffered among the biggest pandemic-induced losses in the world in terms of output, lives, and livelihoods, which may take years to recover. Economic activity has barely recovered to pre-COVID levels even after two years."
https://www.livemint.com/news/india/india-s-economy-to-overcome-covid-losses-in-fy35-recovery-remains-stimulus-dependent-rbi-11651238870034.html

 No.947524

>>946719
So far exports are doing good thanks to old stock, as per Bourgie media. Heatwave is definitely a concern though. For example, take this 29th April report
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/indias-wheat-export-boom-brings-a-bonanza-to-farmers-and-budget-relief/articleshow/91167633.cms

Very bougie perspective but some info WTO issues
https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/in-perspective/indias-ambitious-wheat-export-plan-could-come-under-wto-lens-1103875.html

 No.949264

>>947142
Jesse
What does this mean for us

 No.951423

https://www.cnet.com/news/privacy/india-orders-vpn-companies-to-collect-and-hand-over-user-data/

they're so obsessed with us
like go fix the country instead of perving on our search history

 No.956361

>>956358
i agree

 No.959221

>>956361
tru but i dont think tankies have much place to complain

 No.959786

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File: 1652065136586-1.png (613.28 KB, 828x1027, ClipboardImage.png)

oh no no no no no patila bros

do the royals deserve this? i mean all those jewels were built by proles after all

 No.959788

>>959786
talk like a non-5 year old or shut the fuck up

 No.959814

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Indian_alt-right_glossary
yeah yeah rationalwiki and all that, but still a good reference

 No.960361

>>959788
no, seething royalet

cope
doesn't matter if a foreign company has royal jewels, because when they were at home, they were still in the hands of exploiters and opressors

 No.960363

>>959814
i hate that this exists, i wish a meteorite would erase them all

indian q anon would be any one of those religious cults that we have here

 No.960954

File: 1652131558260.jpg (143.31 KB, 992x1280, raj.jpg)

PAJEETCHADS I KNEEL…

 No.960961

>>960954
How would this even work

 No.960962

>>960361
>Imperialism doesn’t matter

 No.960966

>>960961
>>960954
Oh it's just a womb, that they will put a fertilised egg into I guess. I guess if she feels that is worth the surgery then fair play.

 No.965614

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 No.967303

>>960954
>>960966
is this really the first one?

 No.979166

File: 1652992192053.jpg (190.05 KB, 1660x904, brics.jpg)

Is BRICS destined to fail all because of Modi? Bolsonaro is at least expected to get replaced by Lula soon, but Modi and the BJP seem like they'll rule India for at least the next decade or so and continue hostilities with China.

 No.979571

>>979166
Just kick India out and replace them with Mexico

 No.979602

>>979571
yeah bro just kick the most rapidly industrializing country in the world out of the trade bloc specifically meant to unite rapidly industrializing countries

 No.979612

>>979166
It will fail because of China

 No.979804

>>979166
cope
india has its best foreign policy team since indira gandhi now

 No.981449

>https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/hindu-college-professor-arrested-for-post-on-shivling-7928438/

why don't these kind of mentally weak people just off themselves instead of being snitching little bitches

I fucking hate weak people so much

 No.981834

>>981449
Gonna cry? Gonna piss your pants? Maybe? Maybe shit and Cum?

 No.982018

>>876496
>Socialist literature hurled with bombs into crowded chamber
Taking "read the fucking book" to the whole new level.

 No.982022

>>919564
All while USSR had food shortages too in the after war period.

 No.982056

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<Why I am an Atheist, Bhagat Singh, October 1930, from prison
>A new question has cropped up. Is it due to vanity that I do not believe in the existence of an omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient God? I had never imagined that I would ever have to confront such a question. But conversation with some friends has given me a hint that certain of my friends —if I am not claiming too much in thinking them to be so— are inclined to conclude from the brief contact they have had with me, that it was too much on my part to deny the existence of God and that there was a certain amount of vanity that actuated my disbelief. Well, the problem is a serious one. I do not boast to be quite above these human traits. I am a man and nothing more. None can claim to be more. I also have this weakness in me. Vanity does form a part of my nature. Amongst my comrades I was called an autocrat. Even my friend Mr. B.K. Dutt sometimes called me so. On certain occasions I was decried as a despot. Some friends do complain, and very seriously too, that I involuntarily thrust my opinions upon others and get my proposals accepted. That this is true up to a certain extent, I do not deny. This may amount to egotism. There is vanity in me in as much as our cult as opposed to other popular creeds is concerned. But that is not personal. It may be, it is only legitimate pride in our cult and does not amount to vanity. Vanity, or to be more precise "Akankar", is the excess of undue pride in one's self. Whether it is such an undue pride that has led me to atheism or whether it is after very careful study of the subject and after much consideration that I have come to disbelieve in God, is a question that I intend to discuss here. Let me first make it clear that egotism and vanity are two different things.
>In the first place, I have altogether failed to comprehend as to how undue pride or vaingloriousness could ever stand in the way of a man in believing in God. I can refuse to recognise the greatness of a really great man, provided I have also achieved a certain amount of popularity without deserving it or without having possessed the qualities really essential or indispensable for the same purpose. That much is conceivable. But in what way can a man believing in God cease believing due to his personal vanity? There are only two ways. The man should either begin to think himself a rival of God or he may begin to believe himself to be God. In neither case can he become a genuine atheist. In the first case he does not even deny the existence of his rival. In the second case as well, he admits the existence of a conscious being behind the screen guiding all the movements of nature. It is of no importance to us whether he thinks himself to be that Supreme Being or whether he thinks the supreme conscious being to be somebody apart from himself. The fundamental is there. His belief is there. He is by means an atheist. Well, here I am. I neither belong to the first category nor to the second. I deny the very existence of that Almighty Supreme Being. Why I deny it, shall be dealt with later on. Here I want to clear one thing, that it is not vanity that has actuated me to adopt the doctrines of atheism. I am neither a rival a rival nor an incarnation, nor the Supreme Being Himself. One point is decided, that it is not vanity that has led me to this mode of thinking. Let me examine the facts to disprove this allegation. According to these friends of mine I have grown vainglorious perhaps due to the undue popularity gained during the trials — both Delhi Bomb and Lahore Conspiracy Cases. Well, let us see if their premises are correct. My atheism is not of so recent origin. I had stopped believing in God when I was an obscure young man, of whose existence my above-mentioned friends were not even aware. At least a college student cannot cherish any short of undue pride which may lead him to atheism. Thought a favourite with some professors and disliked by certain others. I was never an industrious or a studious boy. I could not get any chance of indulging in such feelings as vanity. I was rather a boy with a very shy nature, who had certain pessimistic dispositions about the future career. And in those days, I was not a perfect atheist. My grandfather under whose influence I was brought up is an orthodox Arya Samajist. An Arya Samajist is anything but an atheist. After finishing my primary education I joined the D.A.V. School of Lahore and stayed in its Boarding House for full one year. There, apart from morning and evening prayers, I used to recite "Gayatri Mantra" for hours and hours. I was perfect devotee in those days. Later on I began to live with my father. He is a liberal in as much as the orthodoxy of religions is concerned. It was through his teachings that I aspired to devote my life to the cause of freedom. But he is not an atheist. He is a firm believer. He used to encourage me for offering prayers daily. So this is how I was brought up. In the Non-Cooperation days I joined the National College. It was there that I began to think liberally and discuss and criticise all the religious problem, even about God. But still I was a devout believer. By that time I had begun to preserve the unshorn and unclipped long hair but I could never believe in the mythology and doctrines of Sikhism or any other religion. But I had a firm faith in God's existence.
>Later on I joined the revolutionary party. The first leader with whom I came in contact, though not convinced, could not dare to deny the existence of God. On my persistent inquiries about God, he used to say: "Pray whenever you want to." Now this is atheism less courage required for the adoption of that creed. The second leader with whom I came in contact was a firm believer. Let me mention his name-respected Comrade Sachindra Nath Sanyal, now undergoing life transportation in connection with the Kakori Conspiracy Case. From the very first page of his famous and only book, "Bandi Jivan" (or Incarcerated Life), the Glory of God is sung vehemently. On the last page of the second part of that beautiful book, his mystic —because of vedantism— praises showered upon God form a very conspicuous part of his thoughts. "The Revolutionary" distributed throughout India on January 28th, 1925, was according to the prosecution story the result of his intellectual labour. Now, as is inevitable in the secret work the prominent leader expresses his own views which are very dear to his person, and the rest of the workers have to acquiesce in them, in spite of differences which they might have. In that leaflet one full paragraph was devoted to praise the Almighty and His rejoicings and doing. That is all mysticism. What I wanted to point out was that the idea of disbelief had not even germinated in the revolutionary party. The famous Kakori martyrs —all four of them— passed their last days in prayers. Ram Prasad Bismil was an orthodox Arya Samajist. Despite his wide studies in the field of socialism and communism, Rajen Lahiri could not suppress his desire of reciting hymns of the Upanishads and the Gita. I saw only one man amongst them, who never prayed and used to say: "Philosophy is the outcome of human weakness or limitation of knowledge." He is also undergoing a sentence of transportation for life. But he also never dared to deny the existence of God.
>Up to that period I was only a romantic idealist revolutionary. Up till then we were to follow. Now came the time to shoulder the whole responsibility. Due to the inevitable reaction for some time the very existence of the party seemed impossible. Enthusiastic comrades — nay, leaders— began to jeer at us. For some time I was afraid that some day I also might not be convinced of the futility of our own programme. That was a turning point in my revolutionary career. "Study" was the cry that reverberated in the corridors of my mind. Study to enable yourself with arguments in favour of your cult. I began to study. My previous faith and convictions underwent methods alone which was so prominent amongst our predecessors, was replaced by serious ideas. No more mysticism, no more blind faith. Realism became our cult. Use of force justifiable when resorted to as a matter of terrible necessity: non-violence as policy indispensable for all mass movements. So much about methods. The most important thing was the clear conception of the ideal for which we were to fight. As there were no important activities in the field of action I got ample opportunity to study various ideals of the world revolution. I studied Bakunin, the anarchist leader, something of Marx, the father of communism, and much of Lenin, Trotsky and others-the men who had successfully carried out a revolution in their country. They were all atheists. Bakunin's "God and State", thought only fragmentary, is an interesting study of the subject. Later still I came across a book entitled "Common Sense" by Nirlamba Swami. It was only a sort of mystic atheism. This subject became of utmost interest to me. By the end of 1926 I had been convinced as to the baselessness of the theory of existence of an almighty supreme being who created, guided and controlled the universe. I had given out this disbelief of mine. I began discussion on the subjects with my friends. I had become a pronounced atheist. But what it meant will presently be discussed.
>In May 1927 I was arrested at Lahore. The arrest was a surprise. I was quite unaware of the fact that the police wanted me. All of a sudden, while passing through a garden, I found myself surrounded by police. To my own surprise, I was very calm at that time. I did not feel any sensation, nor did I experience any excitement. I was taken into police custody. Next day I was taken to the Railway Police lock-up where I was to pass full one month. After many day's conversation with the police officials I guessed that they had some information regarding my connection with the Kakori party and my other activities in connection with the revolutionary movement. They told me that I had been to Lucknow while the trial was going on there, that I had negotiated a certain scheme about their rescue, that the after obtaining their approval, we had procured some bombs, that by way of test one of the bombs was thrown in the crowd on the occasion of Dussehra 1926. They further informed me, in my interest, that if I could give any statement throwing some light on the activities of the revolutionary party, I was not to be imprisoned but on the contrary set free and rewarded, even without being produced as an approver in the court. I laughed at the proposal. It was all humbug. People holding ideas like ours do not throw bombs on their on innocent people. One fine morning Mr. Newman, the then Senior Superintendent of C.I.D., came to me. And after much sympathetic talk with me, imparted - to him the extremely sad-news that if I did not give any statement as demanded by them, they would be forced to send me up for trial for conspiracy to wage war in connection with Kakari Case and for brutal murders in connection with Dussehra bomb outrage. And he further informed me that they had evidence enough to get me convicted and hanged. In those days I believed —though I was quite innocent— the police could do it if they desired. That very day certain police officials began to persuade me to offer my prayers to God regularly, both the times. Now I was an atheist. I wanted to settle for myself whether it was in the days of peace and enjoyment alone that I could boast of being an atheist or whether during such hard times as well; I could stick to those principles of mine. After great consideration I decided that I could not lead myself to believe in and pray to God. No, I never did. That was the real test and I came out successful. Never for a moment did I desire to save my neck at the cost of certain other things. So I was a staunch disbeliever; and have ever since been. It was not an easy job to stand that test. 'Belief' softens the hardships, even can make them pleasant. In God man can find very strong consolation and support. Without Him man has to depend upon himself. To stand upon one's own legs amid storms and hurricanes is not a child's play. At such testing moments, vanity —if-any— evaporates and man cannot dare to defy the general beliefs. If he does, then we must conclude that he has got certain other strength than mere vanity. This is exactly the situation now. Judgment is already too well known. Within a week it is to be pronounced. What is the consolation with the exception of the idea that I am going to sacrifice my life for a cause? A God-believing Hindu might be expecting to be reborn as a king, a Muslim or a Christian might dream of the luxuries to be enjoyed in paradise and the reward he is to get for his suffering and sacrifices. But, what am I to expect? I know the moment the rope is fitted around my neck and rafters removed under my feet, that will be the final moment —that will be the last moment. I, or to be more precise, my soul, as interpreted in the metaphysical terminology shall all be finished there. Nothing further. A short life of struggle with no such magnificent end, shall in itself be the reward, if I have the courage to take it in that light. That is all. With no selfish motive or desire to be awarded here or hereafter, quite disinterestedly, have I devoted my life to the cause of independence, because I could not do otherwise. The day we find a great number of men and women with this psychology, who cannot devote themselves to anything else than the service of mankind and emancipation of the suffering humanity, that day shall inaugurate the era of liberty. Not to become a king, nor to gain any other rewards here, or in the next birth or after death in paradise, shall they be inspired to challenge the oppressors, exploiters, and tyrants, but to cast off the yoke of serfdom from the neck of humanity and to establish liberty and peace shall they tread this —to their individual selves perilous and to their noble selves the only glorious imaginable— path. Is the pride in their noble cause to be misinterpreted as vanity? Who dares to utter such an abominable epithet? To him I say either he is a fool or a knave. Let us forgive him for he cannot realise the depth, the emotion, the sentiment and the noble feelings that surge in that heart. His heart is dead as a mere lump of flesh, his eyes are weak, the evils of other interests having been cast over them. Self-reliance is always liable to be interpreted as vanity. It is sad and miserable but there is no help.
>You go and oppose the prevailing faith, you go and criticise a hero, a great man who is generally believed to be above criticism because he is thought to be infallible, the strength of your argument shall force the multitude to decry you as vainglorious. This is due to the mental stagnation. Criticism and independent thinking are the two indispensable qualities of a revolutionary. Because Mahatamaji is great, therefore none should criticise him. Because he has risen above, therefore everything he says —may be in the field of Politics or Religion, Economics or Ethics— is right. Whether you are convinced or not you must say: "Yes, that's true". This mentality does not lead towards progress. It is rather too obviously reactionary.
>Because our forefathers had set up a faith in some supreme being —the Almighty God— therefore, any man who dares to challenge the validity of that faith, or the very existence of that Supreme Being, he shall have to be called an apostate, a renegade. If his argument are too sound to be refuted by counter-arguments and spirit too strong to be cowed down by the threat of misfortunes that may befall him by the wrath of the Almighty, he shall be decried as vainglorious, his spirit to be denominated as vanity. Then, why do waste time in this vain discussion? Why try to argue out the whole thing? This question is coming before the public for the first time, and is being handled in this matter of fact way for the first time, hence this lengthy discussion.
>As for the first question, I think I have cleared that it is not vanity that has led me to atheism. My way of argument has proved to be convincing or not, that is to be judged by my readers, not me. I know in the present circumstances my faith in God would have made my life easier, my burden lighter, and my disbelief in Him has turned all the circumstances too dry, and the situation may assume too harsh a shape. A little bit of mysticism can make it poetical. But I do not want the help of any intoxication to meet my fate. I am a realist. I have been trying to overpower the instinct in me by the help of reason. I have not always been successful in achieving this end. But man's duty is to try and endeavour, success depends upon chance and environments.
>As for the second question that if it was not vanity, then there ought to be some reason to disbelieve the old and still prevailing faith of the existence of God. Yes, I come to that now. Reason there is. According to me, any man who has got some reasoning power at his command always tries to reason out his environments. Where direct proofs are lacking philosophy occupies the important place. As I have already stated, a certain revolutionary friend used to say that philosophy is the outcome of human weakness. When our ancestors had leisure enough to try to solve out the mystery of this world, its past, present and the future, its whys and wherefores, they having been terribly short of direct proofs, everybody tried to solve the problem in his own way. Hence we find the wide differences in the fundamentals of various religious creeds, which sometimes assume very antagonistic and conflicting shapes. Not only the Oriental and Occidental philosophies differ, there are differences even amongst various schools of thought in each hemisphere. Amongst Oriental religions, the Moslem faith is not at all compatible with Hindu faith. In India alone Buddhism and Jainism are sometimes quite separate from Brahmanism, in which there are again conflicting faiths as Arya Samaj and Sanatan Dharma. Charwak is still another independent thinker of the past ages. He challenged the authority of God in the old times. All these creeds differ from each other on the fundamental question; and everybody considers himself to be on the right. There lies the misfortune. Instead of using the experiments and expressions of the ancient Savants and thinkers as a basis for our future struggle against ignorance and to try to find out a solution to this mysterious problem, we lethargical as we have proved to be, raise the hue and cry of faith, unflinching and unwavering faith to their versions and thus are guilty of stagnation in human progress.
>Any man who stands for progress has to criticise, disbelieve and challenge every item of the old faith. Item by item he has to reason out every nook and corner of the prevailing faith. If after considerable reasoning one is led to believe in any theory or philosophy, his faith is welcomed. His reasoning can be mistaken, wrong, misled, and sometimes fallacious. But he is liable to correction because reason is the guiding star of his life. But mere faith and blind faith is dangerous: it dulls the brain and makers a man reactionary. A man who claims to be a realist has to challenge the whole of the ancient faith. If it does not stand the onslaught of reason it crumbles down. Then the first thing for him is to shatter the whole down and clear a space for the erection of a new philosophy. This is the negative side. After it begins the positive work in which sometimes some material of he old faith may be used for the purpose of reconstruction. As far as I am concerned, let me admit at the very outset that I have not been able to study much on this point. I had a great desire to study the Oriental philosophy but I could not get any chance or opportunity to do the same. But so far as the negative study is under discussion, I think I am convinced to the extent of questioning the soundness of the old faith. I have been convinced as to non-existence of a conscious supreme being who is guiding and directing the movements of nature. We believe in nature and the whole progressive movement aims at the domination of man over nature for his service. There is no conscious power behind it to direct. This is what our philosophy is.
>As for the negative side, we ask a few questions from the 'believers'.
>(1) If, as you believe, there is an almighty, omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent God, who created the earth or world, please let me know why did he create it? This world of woes and miseries, a veritable, eternal combination of numberless tragedies! Not a single soul being perfectly satisfied.
>Pray, don't say that it is His Law! If he is bound by any law, he is not omnipotent. He is another slave like ourselves. Please don't say that it is his enjoyment. Nero burnt one Rome. He killed a very limited number of people. He created very few tragedies, all to his perfect enjoyment. And, what is his place in History? By what names do the historians mention him? All the venomous epithets are showered upon him. Pages are blackened with invective diatribes condemning Nero, the tyrant, the heartless, the wicked. One Changezkhan sacrificed a few thousand lives to seek pleasure in it and we hate the very name. Then, how are you going to justify your almighty, eternal Nero, who has been, and is still causing numberless tragedies every day, every hour and every minute? How do you think to support his misdoings which surpass those of Changez every single moment? I say why did he create this world —a veritable hell, a place of constant and bitter unrest? Why did the Almighty create man when he had the power not to do it? What is the justification for all this? Do you say, to award the innocent sufferers hereafter and to punish the wrongdoers as well? Well, well: How far shall you justify a man who may dare to inflict wounds upon your body to apply a very soft and soothing ointment upon it afterwards? How far the supporters and organisers of the Gladiator institution were justified in throwing men before the half-starved furious lions to be cared for and well locked after if they could survive and could manage to escape death by the wild beasts? That is why I ask: Why did the conscious supreme being create this world and man in it? To seek pleasure? Where, then, is the difference between him and Nero?
>You Mohammadens and Christians! Hindu philosophy shall still linger on to offer another argument. I ask you, what is your answer to the above-mentioned question? You don't believe in previous birth. Like Hindus, you cannot advance the argument of previous misdoings of the apparently quite innocent suffers. I ask you, why did the omnipotent labour for six days to create the world though word and each day to say that all was well? Call him today. Show him the past history. Make him study the present situation. Let us see if he dares to say: "All is well."
>From the dungeons of prisons, from the stores of starvation consuming millions upon millions of human beings in slums and huts, from the exploited labourers, patiently or say apathetically watching the procedure of their blood being sucked by the Capitalist vampires, and the wastage of human energy that will make a man with the least common sense shiver with horror, and from the preference of throwing the surplus of production in oceans rather than to distribute amongst the needy producers — to the palaces of kings built upon the foundation laid with human bones. . . . let him see all this and let him say: "All is well." Why and wherefore? That is my question. You are silent. Alright then, I proceed.
>Well, you Hindus, you say all the present sufferers belong to the class of sinners of the previous births. Good. You say the present oppressors were saintly people in their previous births, hence they enjoy power. Let me admit that your ancestors were very shrewd people; they tried to find out theories strong enough to hammer down all the efforts of reason and disbelief. But let us analyse how for this argument can really stand.
>From the point of view of the most famous jurists, punishment can be justified only from three or four ends, to meet which it is inflicted upon the wrongdoer. They are retributive, reformative and deterrent. The retributive theory is now being condemned by all the advanced thinkers. Deterrent theory is also following the same fate. Reformative theory is the only one which is essential and indispensable for human progress. It aims at returning the offender as a most competent and a peace-loving citizen to the society. But, what is the nature of punishment inflicted by God upon men, even if we suppose them to be offenders? You say he sends them to be born as a cow, a cat, a tree, a herb, or a beast. You enumerate these punishments to be 84 lakhs. I ask you: what is its reformative effect upon man? How many men have met you who say that they were born as a donkey in previons birth for having committed any sin? None. Don't quote your Puranas. I have no scope to touch your mythologies. Moreover, do you know that the greatest sin in this world is to be poor? Poverty is a sin, it is a punishment. I ask you how far would you appreciate a criminologist, a jurist or a legislator who proposes such measures of punishment which shall inevitably force men to commit more offences. Had not your God thought of this, or he also had to learn these things by experience, but at the cost of untold sufferings to be borne by humanity? What do you think shall be the fate of a man who has been born in a poor and illiterate family of, say, a chamar or a sweeper? He is poor hence he cannot study. He is heated and shunned by his fellow human beings who think themselves to be his superiors having been born in, say, a higher caste. His ignorance, his poverty and the treatment meted out to him shall harden his heart towards society. Suppose he commits a sin, who shall bear the consequences? God, he or the learned ones of the society? What about the punishment of those people who were deliberately kept ignorant by the haughty and egotist Brahmans, and who had to pay the penalty by bearing the stream of being led(lead) in their ears for having heard a few sentences of your Sacred Books of learning —the Vedas? If they committed any offence —who was to be responsible for them and who was to bear the brunt? My dear friends! Theese theories are the inventions of the privileged ones! They justify their usurped power, riches and superiority by the help of these theories. Yes! It was perhaps Upton Sinclair that wrote at some place that just makes a man a believer in immortality and then rob him of all his riches and possessions. He shall help you even in that ungrudgingly. The coalition among the religious preachers and possessors of power brought forth jails, gallows, knouts and these theories.
>I ask why your omnipotent God does not stop every man when he is committing any sin or offence? He can do it quite easily. Why did he not kill warlords or kill the fury of war in them and thus avoid the catastrophe hurled down on the head of humanity by the Great War? Why does he not just produce a certain sentiment in the mind of the British people to liberate India? Why does he not infuse the altruistic enthusiasm in the hearts of all capitalists to forego their rights of personal possessions of means of production and thus redeem the whole labouring community —nay, the whole human society, from the bondage of capitalism? You want to reason out the practicability of socialist theory; I leave it for your almighty to enforce it. People recognise the merits of socialism in as much as the general welfare is concerned. They oppose it under the pretext of its being impracticable. Let the Almighty step in and arrange everything in an orderly fashion. Now don't try to advance round about arguments, they are out of order. Let me tell you, British rule is here not because God wills it, but because they possess power and we do not dare to oppose them. Not that it is with the help of God that they are keeping us under their subjection, but it is with the help of guns and rifles, bomb and bullets, police and militia, and our apathy, that they are successfully committing the most deplorable sin against society —the outrageous exploitation of one nation by another. Where is God? What is he doing? Is he enjoying all these woes of human race? A Nero; a Changez!! Down with him!
>Do you ask me how I explain the origin of this world and origin of man? Alright, I tell you, Charles Darwin has tried to throw some light on the subject. Study him. Read Soham Swami's "Common Sense". It shall answer your question to some extent. This is a phenomenon of nature. The accidental mixture of different substances in the shape of nebulae produced this earth. When? Consult history. The same process produced animals and, in the long run, man. Read Darwin's "Origin of Species". And all the later progress is due to man's constant conflict with nature and his efforts to override it. This is the briefest possible explanation of the phenomenon.
>You other argument may be just to ask why a child is born blind or lame if not due to his deeds committed in the previous birth? This problem has been explained away by biologists as a mere biological phenomenon. According to them the whole burden rests upon the shoulders of the parents who may be conscious or ignorant of their own deeds which led to mutilation of the child previous to its birth.
>Naturally, you may ask another question —though it is quite childish in essence. If no God existed, how did the people come to believe in him? My answer is clear and brief. As they came to believe in ghosts and evil spirits; the only difference is that belief in God is almost universal and the philosophy well developed. Unlike certain of the radicals I would not attribute its origin to the ingenuity of the exploiters who wanted to keep the people under their subjection by preaching the existence of a supreme being and then claiming an authority and sanction from him for their privileged positions, though I do not differ with them on the essential point that all faiths, religions, creeds and such other institutions became in turn the mere supporters of the tyrannical and exploiting institutions, men and classes. Rebellion against king is always a sin, according to every religion.
>As regards the origin of God, my own idea is that having realised the limitation of man, his weaknesses and shortcoming having been taken into consideration, God was brought into imaginary existence to encourage man to face boldly all the trying circumstances, to meet all dangers manfully and to check and restrain his outbursts in prosperity and affluence. God, both will his private laws and parental generosity, was imagined and painted in greater details. He was to serve as a deterrent factor when his fury and private laws were discussed, so that man may not become a danger to society. He was to serve as a father, mother, sister and brother, friend and helper, when his parental qualifications were to be explained. So that when man be in great distress, having been betrayed and deserted by all friends, he may find consolation in the idea that an ever-true friend, was still there to help him, to support him and that he was almighty and could do anything. Really that was useful to the society in the primitive age. The idea of God is helpful to main in distress.
>Society has to fight out this belief as well as was fought the idol worship and the narrow conception of religion. Similarly, when man tries to stand on his own legs and become a realist, he shall have to throw the faith aside, and to face manfully all the distress, trouble, in which the circumstances may throw him. That is exactly my state of affairs. It is not my vanity, my friends. It is my mode of thinking that has made me an atheist. I don't know whether in my case belief in God and offering of daily prayers which I consider to be most selfish and degraded act on the part of man, whether these prayers can prove to be helpful or they shall make my case worse still. I have read of atheists facing all troubles quite boldly; so am I trying to stand like a man with an erect head to the last; even on the gallows.
>Let us see how I carry on. One friend asked me to pray. When informed of my atheism, he said, During your last days you will begin to believe! I said, No, dear Sir, it shall not be. I will think that to be an act of degradation and demoralization on my part. For selfish motives I am not going to pray. Readers and friends, "Is this vanity"? If it is, I stand for it.

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>>982056
le ebin redditor """socialist""" atheism
i thought this place was better than r/LSC

 No.985206

>>983295
idk what you’re talking about or why you even feel the need to gaslight, religious cuckservatives seem to be a majority on here
there’s a thread sucking a literal anti-communist death squad theocracy’s dick currently bumped above this one’s because it’s anti-imperialist (not when it comes to funding other anti-communist death squads with the help of the reagan administration apparently)

 No.988020

So Pak revolution tomorrow it seems huh.

 No.988022

File: 1653416494284.mp4 (4.02 MB, 400x224, video-1653401453.mp4)


 No.989701

>>982022
Extra based, True internationalist

>>988020
Why?

>>988022
Where did this rally happen

 No.989714

>>988022
>muh pakthoon
very deep….,

 No.989728

>>989701
It isnt a rally it is tribals moving toward Islamabad.

 No.989729

>>989701
>Why?
Pakistani establishment bribed elements of the parliament to vote out a popular prime minister, who is now leading a "Long March" on Islamabad.

 No.989761

Apparently a pig was shot dead by one of the marchers and the Interior Minister banned it. Clashes ongoing across the city though apparently. Let’s see if the PTI libs have some true insurrectionary balls..

 No.989771

Alright this might derail the thread but i have this nagging question that glowie websites haven't answered straight so i hope our subcontinent boys can.
How come Subhas Chandra Bose, a socialist and fervent anti-imperialist, collaborate not just with the fascist Japanese Empire but also with Nazi Germany? Was it for any reason other than Japan posed the only real threat to unquestioned British rule over India? Was he even that committed a socialist if he worked hand in hand with an empire that at the same time stood directly against socialism and national self determination?

 No.989787

>>989771
“socialists” (the dumber ones at least) and fascists generally mingled as they were the 2 big militant anti-reformist political tendencies. they were restless and they emphasized practical action

 No.989792

>>989787
-above all

 No.989838


 No.989839

diasporoids, ASSEMBLE

 No.990934

There's actually some shit going down
After the Imran coup or whatever

He organized some kind of strike at may 25?

I'm seeing people on the streets throwing stuff and shipping containers

 No.991288

Thoughts on the supreme court acknowledging sex workers?

I don't understand how they do this but pretend martial rape is not real

Do the judges get laid by them or is it because the sex economy helps porky that's why they acknowledged it and told the police to stop messing with it

 No.991292

>>991288
Yeah bro a bunch of fat guys in tuxedos and top hats sit around a mahogany conference table and look at some charts and decide to make the supreme court rule in favour of sex work and it’s a Jewish plot. This is how all politics works.

 No.991295

>>991288
>martial rape
Do you mean marital? Thats been illegal in every state since the 70s (NY was the last to ban it)

 No.991297

>>991295
supreme court of india

 No.991299

>>991295
burger moment

 No.992252

>>991292
wtf who is talking about jewish people here

i'm talking about recognizing sex work and asking the cops to not harass those workers as a progressive thing

But then also not recognizing consent of a married woman

Which is why I think they recognized it for economical reasons

>>991295
Any particular reason NY was the last?

>>991299
lol

 No.992648


 No.992658

>>992252
>Any particular reason NY was the last?
it was in the 80s, after some wop raped his estranged wife in front of their infant child and got convicted for it and the conviction held up by the NY Court of Appeals, this abolishing the precedent that stated marital rape was a-ok by its own precedent, according to the civil law system of the US

 No.992659

>>992658
>civil law
*common law

 No.996431

<Yasin Malik: Top Kashmiri separatist given life in Indian jail
>A court in India has sentenced senior Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik to life imprisonment after convicting him of funding terrorism.
>He was found guilty of participating in and funding terrorist acts and involvement in criminal conspiracy.
>Malik told the court he gave up arms in the 1990s. He was convicted last week.
>Tens of thousands of people have been killed in Muslim-majority Kashmir since an armed revolt against rule by India, which is mostly Hindu, erupted in 1989.
>The court in the capital Delhi gave Malik, 56, two life sentences and five 10-year jail terms, all to be served concurrently, NDTV reported.
>"Verdict in minutes by Indian kangaroo courts," Malik's wife Mushaal Hussein wrote on Twitter, [https://nitter.net/MushaalMullick/status/1529434922049495041] saying he would never surrender.
>Shops in some areas of Srinagar, the main city in Indian-administered Kashmir, were shut and police fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwing protesters outside Malik's residence. Mobile internet has been suspended in the region as a security precaution.
>Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif of Pakistan, which disputes India's claim to Kashmir, called it "a black day for Indian democracy".
>"India can imprison Yasin Malik physically but it can never imprison [the] idea of freedom he symbolises," he tweeted.
>India's National Investigating Agency (NIA), which deals with anti-terror crimes, had demanded the death penalty for Malik, the leader of the pro-independence Jammu and Kashmiri Liberation Front (JKLF). The defence had asked for life imprisonment.
>Ahead of sentencing, he was escorted into the court surrounded by security forces. [https://nitter.net/ANI/status/1529457544967573504]
>Malik was arrested shortly after the JKLF was banned in 2019.
>He did not contest the charges brought against him under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), as well as sedition and criminal conspiracy charges.
>But a statement released by the JKLF after he was convicted last week called the charges "fabricated and politically motivated".
>"If seeking azadi [freedom] is a crime, then I am ready to accept this crime and its consequences," it quoted Malik telling the judge.
>He also told the court that after giving up weapons in 1994, he had "followed the principles of Mahatma Gandhi. Since then, I have been following non-violent politics in Kashmir."
>He challenged the Indian intelligence agencies to prove that he had been involved in any terror activity since then. Some of the acts for which he was convicted took place in 2016, prosecutors alleged. Other charges date back over three decades.
>The JKLF - which has sought independence for Kashmir from both India and neighbouring Muslim-majority Pakistan - was formed in 1977 with Amanullah Khan as its head.
>He and Malik organised resistance to Indian rule with help from the then Pakistani military regime of General Zia-ul Haq.
>Kashmir has been a flashpoint between the nuclear-armed neighbours for decades. Both India and Pakistan claim the entire valley, but control only parts of it.
>India accuses Pakistan of backing militant groups based in Kashmir, which Pakistan denies.
>It was a bomb attack by the JKLF in Srinagar on 31 July 1988 which in effect marked the start of the separatist insurgency against Indian rule in the region that has raged for more than three decades.
>However, once the insurgency was successfully launched, correspondents say Pakistan withdrew support from the JKLF and instead backed groups that wanted Kashmir's accession to Pakistan.
>As a result, the JKLF found itself sandwiched between Indian security forces and pro-Pakistan militants. By 1990, much of its cadres had either been dispersed, destroyed or absorbed into other groups. Its leadership also split into factions, and some of them renounced militancy.
>In August 2019, India's BJP-led government stripped the state of Jammu and Kashmir of the limited autonomy it had had for seven decades, characterising it as the correction of a "historical blunder".
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-61575778

 No.996440

>>996431
in case you ever needed a case study on how you should never lay down arms against armed fascists, for some reason

 No.996860

repost from >>996858

Sri Lanka PM’s olive branch to protesting youth: join governance
Sri Lanka’s prime minister says the protesting youth groups will be invited to be a part of governance under political reforms he is proposing to solve the country’s political crisis triggered by an unprecedented economic collapse. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe went on national television on Sunday evening, offering protesters an olive branch: a greater say in how the country is administered.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/30/sri-lanka-pms-olive-branch-to-protesting-youth-join-governance

Nepali ruling party wins local elections
The ruling Nepali Congress has emerged as the biggest winner in recently-held local elections, as the vote count was completed. The voting was completed on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported. The Nepali Congress led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, which contested the polls held on May 13 by forming an electoral alliance with its ruling partners, won the posts of Chiefs in 329 local units, up from 266 in the last local elections held in 2017.
https://www.socialnews.xyz/2022/05/30/nepali-ruling-party-wins-local-elections/

Haryana: “They Handed me a Broom to Sweep After Breaking my Hand,” Says Dalit Boy in Gurukul
Addressing a press conference here on Monday, the family, along with representatives from other child welfare organisations, alleged the local administration failed to do justice even after repeated requests. The family also did not get medico-legal certificate mandated under a police case. Ritu, mother of injured boy Shubham told mediapersons that she received a call from one of fellow students on April 29, saying that the boy had been beaten mercilessly and had sustained injuries.
https://www.newsclick.in/haryana-they-handed-me-broom-sweep-after-breaking-my-hand-says-dalit-boy-gurukul

 No.997138

File: 1653962116865.png (392.52 KB, 650x400, ClipboardImage.png)

So the rapper who got killed? He was also a politician?
Was it political

Sidhu Moosewalla, And how did Drake know him

 No.997139

>>996440
non violence, not even once
either do nothing or just go all in,

the cucks in court don't play fair, they are nothing but tools of the bourgeoise

 No.997238

File: 1653972735591.jpg (643.09 KB, 1399x1868, 1411.jpg)

Wtf

 No.997281


 No.997336

>>918750
Yeah in like all of two places at this point

 No.997373

File: 1653991553518-0.png (133.68 KB, 800x639, ClipboardImage.png)

File: 1653991553518-1.png (453.8 KB, 1200x983, ClipboardImage.png)

Is there a single country in the world that has this phenomenon ?
I have spoken about this before, but at least 70–75% of the Pakistani army (including most of officers) comes from Potohar region of Punjab, three sub-districts from northern punjab(the highlighted region in first pic), my family is from these communities, its a rural countryside region where there's a strong military tradition and masculine identity, the people from these regions look down on everyone, they protect Pakistan and fight for it but they hate most of the people, even though the vast majority of conflicts between the Pakistani army is between the Separatists in Baluchistan and Pashtun regions, the people(soldiers and civilians) in northern Potohar region don't really hate, just victims of Indian or Iranian propoganda but still having similar cultures and lifestyles, they hate at least majority of Pakistani's, they view them as weak and too Indian
my father and most men in my family used to tell me growing up how all people in the cities who weren't us were effeminate and half eunuchs who would die without our masculine race protecting them, that one of us was worth 10 of them, the weird thing is this isn't a minority rule situation, there aren't Pothars in high level government or academia, just the armed forces
its a really phenomenon and I don't know if there's any country in the world where a situation like this exists

 No.997413

>>997373
>>997373
>Is there a single country in the world that has this phenomenon ?
Probably some tribal african countries or something

 No.997433

>>997413
northern Punjabi are a population of less then 2 million in a country of over 200 million people, it would be like if Nigeria's military was made up of 70% of European expats

 No.997436

>>997373
>muh indian/iranian propagandaz
jaake khudkhushi kar lena

 No.997443

>>997281
Are thunderstorms better or worse?

>>997336
hw2 increase numbers?

 No.997452

>>997436
what, does this have to do with anything, one stupid sub-ethnic groups are vastly over represented in the armed forces and all I'm asking is such a situation exists in other countries

 No.1000072

File: 1654177512300.png (794.32 KB, 1314x598, ClipboardImage.png)

"There was no moral anchor to persuade him that this was instead a time for a more humanitarian form of capitalism. Aided by Indian government policy to create a private duopoly in vaccine manufacture, of the Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech, he entered into a contract with the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca to manufacture Covishield and captured 90% of India’s vaccine market.

Serum made profits of up to 2,000% and Bharat Biotech up to 4,000% on vaccines sold to private hospitals in India. And for exports, Serum charged poorer countries up to $7 for the same vaccine that the European Union was getting from AstraZeneca at $2. Not for nothing did he gain the epithet of becoming the “vaccine prince”."
https://scroll.in/article/1023156/harsh-mander-how-some-exploited-indias-covid-19-crisis-to-make-money

 No.1002028

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 No.1003978

>>997373
honestly I'm kinda glad our culture is different from other Desis, I feel I would have likely killed myself If I hard to deal with that, my family isn't "modern" or fully westernized but never once was there the insane academic pressure on me or any of our cousins, I have cousins who failed secondary education and its not really a huge family taboo that everyone gossips about behind everyone's back, we just accept that it happened and move on, plus I'm glad my dad encouraged me to deal with bullies directly by fighting them instead of keeping my head down and getting good grades, It isn't perfect, lot of toxic masculinity and well racism against everyone that isn't us but I'd still its better for your mental health and self image

 No.1009606

i'm scared
could what happened in sri lanka happen in india?

how much is the IMF gonna screw the people there?
idk how they could make it worse

 No.1009608

>>1000072
hope he croaks through something that can't be prevented

like a 50 tonne truck falling on him

 No.1009668

>>997452
In India Sikhs from Punjab are over-represented in the army but not to the extent of Potohar in Pakistan

 No.1009686

>>1009606
wow, having a quick glimpse of that youtube channel and all it is is "china is going to collapse any moment now!"
so tiresome

 No.1011309

>>1009668
Punjabi's in india are like 2% of the population, while Potoharis are less then 1

 No.1016948

Hey, BR anon here
How do you guys feel about Bose? Was he really a socialist like many claim? Why did Stalin not help him?

 No.1017229

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 No.1017271

File: 1655274557332.png (86.74 KB, 450x450, ClipboardImage.png)

>>1017229
*cup filling up*

 No.1020289


 No.1020303

File: 1655473790765.webm (149.57 KB, 478x360, replicator offline.webm)

>>1017229
Capitalism in the 21 century

 No.1021317

>>1020289

(me)
huge L for GoI
breaks common propaganda that people become soldiers for le nation
if passes through, it will be the same mistake as the 1905 russian draft or the vietnam draft

 No.1021325

>>1020289
>Prior to the introduction of Agnipath scheme, soldiers were recruited in the Army on a 15 plus years of service with lifelong pension Since 2019, no recruitment in the Army was done for three years. Indian Government cited COVID-19 pandemic in India for not recruiting in the army. Meanwhile 50-60,000 soldiers continued to retire annually from the army leading to a manpower shortage that began affecting the operational capabilities of the Army.
maybe reduce the need for operational capabilities

 No.1021329

>>1020289
>commentoid saying defense enlistment should be mandatory

I genuinely wish these uncles and nationalistic slime balls get recruited and forced to stay at the border

But they won't
They're all larping petty boogers

Every armchair war monger needs to be thrown into a pit

 No.1025765

hindutva has won

 No.1027035

File: 1655883823254.jpeg (72 KB, 647x404, images.jpeg)

I made a thread about this and an anon redirected me here, so I'm reposting.

I'm a moderate lib. Some leftists and even some libs here seem to be sympathetic to their cause. So, what's the deal with them? They seem to be having a revival in recent years. They even killed 3 CRPF jawans recently. Is the Indian State right about them? I've also heard rumours that they were the ones who gunned down Brahmeshwar Mukhiya, leader of the Ranbir Sena. It was a Bhumihar feudalist militia responsible for the massacre of many lower caste farm labourers. Is it true that they were responsible for reducing the Naxalite influence in Bihar or was it the CRPF who really did that and Bhumihars just take credit for it? I want to know your thoughts.

 No.1027042

>>1027035
Even Zizek support
If no support something wrong with you

 No.1027052

>>1027042
I got to know about them through Arundati Roy. Her anti-nuclear activism was kinda cringe but she seems to have decent opinions on other things.

 No.1027057

>>1021317
They're in denial now. They're calling all the protestors opposition backed goons because, "desh ki seva karne vale deshbhakt jawan aise dangai kattai nahi ho sakte" lol.

 No.1027061

>>1016948
He was a non-racial third-positionist from what I can tell. Stalin refused to help him because he was allied with the British at the time.

 No.1027065

>>1027042
Dengists hate them afaik.

 No.1027373

did anybody feel the earthquake? a 6.1 earthquake just hit afghanistan

it's insane a thousand people died, i have never heard of that
was it because of the weak infrastructure?

 No.1027578

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Paki-American, can someone explain Paki politics to me?
My family at home's from Punjab so we root for Imran Khan, but I heard Bhutto's PPP was very pro-leftist
Regardless I think every major party is pro-china to counter India

 No.1027620

>>1027578
cat mothfucka

 No.1028102

current state of politics
>religious autism
>race autism
>caste autism

the main leftist representatives and working class in south asia haven't even gotten past these narratives yet. marxists are fucking useless while above populists in the region keep appeasing different groups to hoard power
yeah, i'm thinking it's over

 No.1028213

>>1028102
Nothing is ever over, it just needs to begin

 No.1028647

>>1027578
Dr Taimur Rahman on youtube covers Pakistani politics from Marxist perspective. Check him out.

 No.1028653

>>1028647
>>>>>>>>>>maoist
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>academic

 No.1028659

>>1028653
He is no maoist.

 No.1028661

>>1028659
he's secretary general of a maoist party and he has a mao portrait visible in some of his videos

 No.1028779

>>1028653
>peasants = revolutionary
>proletarian = wreckers
uhhh leninbros?

 No.1033593

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>>1027578
>but I heard Bhutto's PPP was very pro-leftist

 No.1045237

File: 1656759946742.png (75.4 KB, 1780x1468, img.png)

>calls you a Chrislamo-Marxist terrorist for not supporting lynch mobs
>denies every instance of Hindu extremism even when video evidence is shown
>says "muh realpolitik" whenever Cuckendra gives rimjobs to Saudi and Qatari Sheikhs
>acts smug and "enlightened" despite getting all his information from corporate owned media
>simps for le deshbhakt military, despite it being one of the most corrupt institutions of our nation
>thinks caste isn't real and denies the existence of casteism

I could go on and on about how retarded these people are. I don't even feel bad for them anymore when some regionalist leader chimps out and slaughters a bunch of them. They deserve it.

 No.1045458

>>1045237
The virgin dindutva vs the chad indomarxist

 No.1045462

>>1016948
He would have whored India out to the Japanese

 No.1048501

>>1045237
i'm sure you're aware of hindutvawadi britpremi shuklas who believe that the british were the best thing to happen to india and we are poor solely because of nehruvian socialism
>>1045458
indomarxists are not chad - i have never seen a "marxists" who had read the big M beyond wage labour and capital and inexplicably suck at the dravidian teat

 No.1048530

File: 1656951603395.jpg (80.99 KB, 852x960, FW0XgInaUAAqWar[1].jpg)

no one thought of the bloody optics??????
maa chinletaye is desh ki anti-fascism

 No.1048531

>>1048530
*c h u d a y e

 No.1048543

>>1048530
Who are these people?

 No.1048565

>>1048543
(L to R)
?
Prannoy Roy of NDTV; retarded liberal last relevant in 2014
Radhika Roy, his wife, -do-
Brinda Karat, Radhika's sister and Politburo, CPIM (!)
?
?
PT Rajan, a scion of one of Tamil Nadu's largest landowning families; Lehman bros. alumnus and today TN's """progressive""" fin minister
N Ram,(ex-)editor at the Hindu and part of the Madras clique; fellow-traveller/crypto-communist who inexplicably loves Hu Jintao and Sonia Gandhi

 No.1049187

>>1048530
Bangla? Na bangal?

 No.1049994

>>1048565
White haired dude beside PT Rajan is Prakash Karat, CPIM politburo member.

 No.1049999

>>1049994
holy fuck it is him didnt recognise with mustache
was this is a family gathering of some sort?
if so what is PTR doing there

 No.1052288

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 No.1052920

File: 1657125549899-0.png (57.07 KB, 733x312, 11.png)

File: 1657125549899-1.png (25.98 KB, 432x210, 12.png)

this woman is member, politburo CPI(ML)

 No.1052936

>>1052920
Wait until someone tells her about prozva…prodzavro…the the thing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prodrazvyorstka

 No.1053595

>>1052920
>Laughs in Bengal Famine

 No.1053600

>>1052920
This piece of shit thinks that expropriating Jomidars is colonialism and genocide. Fucking Christ.

 No.1053872

https://www.reddit.com/r/librandu/
What is this subredditt

 No.1053875

>>1052920
RADLIB INDIA
RADLIB INDIA

 No.1053876

>>1053872
Probably right liberals making fun of Indian left liberals.

 No.1053880

File: 1657148202584.png (358.09 KB, 589x526, ClipboardImage.png)

>>1052920
What the actual fuck is going on in CPIML?

 No.1053885

>>1052920
>>1053880
Punching left to own the fascists, how could it go wrong?

 No.1054451

>>1052920
>>1053880
/leftypol/ finally finding out some communist parties disavowed the USSR and aren't all hecking based tankies

 No.1054483

>>1053872
social media obsessed libs that congratulate themselves for the bare minimum of being against fascism, looks like

 No.1054537

>>1053872
Most retarded Indian "left" subreddit. Its offshoot r/neochodi was funny but the jannies have made it private now.

 No.1054541

>>1054451
this is THE naxal party, did some important work in bihar-bengal
>>1053872
the indian chapo, from what i understand
is there a grifting podcast behind this sub, preferably in south delhi?

 No.1058767

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 No.1058770

>>1058767
>Australia's doorstep
Sri Lanka is closer to Africa than it is Australia. Anyway, I wonder if people are willing to starve through more IMF structural adjustments or if shit's about to get crazier.

 No.1058900

File: 1657329371999.png (20.1 KB, 589x291, kk tankie.PNG)

>>1052920
>>1054451
What did you expect from someone who uses Tankie as a slur?
https://twitter.com/kavita_krishnan/status/1462027182214049796?lang=en

>>1053872
Shitposting anti-right wing sub. I recall they had a bot to which right wingers would keep responding before realizing it is a bot lol. Now that bot has been banned. That sub has went through lot of swings so not ideologically committed to any leftist ideology. https://www.reddit.com/r/leftlibrandu/ is dead though is leftist version of r/librandu

>>1054541
>this is THE naxal party, did some important work in bihar-bengal
While electorally CPI-ML(Liberation) has some prescense in the state of Bihar, they one in the many that claim the legacy of Naxalite movement, as anyone knows there has been many splits in the movement. Thus, a single party cannot claim being THE naxal party.

 No.1058906

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>>1058770
I think they meant it like, these people are close enough to get here by boat and then they'll be on our doorstep for real.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jun/26/screened-out-before-arrival-questions-over-legality-of-australias-at-sea-asylum-seeker-rulings

 No.1059453

ayubowan and vanakkam to all my srilankan bros
wagmi

 No.1059499

Is it true LARPing as Naxals is popular in some Universities in India?

 No.1059501

Also, what is life like in Naxal controlled areas? Do they have a functioning society? Do they have doctors, etc?

 No.1059598

>>1059501
>Do they have doctors
i mean without that i'd doubt they survived all that armed conflict

 No.1059683

>>1054451
>stalin shit means disavowing the ussr
Lol. Lmao even

 No.1060254

Indiabros, what's the difference between CPI and CPI-M? I'm clueless on Indian politics and was just looking through a list of your parties.

 No.1060265

>>1060254
Historically CPI-M favored the USSR and CPI favored the PRC during the split. The CPI(M) are in general more reformist and kinda cucked. Think of it as the difference between the KPRF and the KPKR

 No.1060279

>>1060265
Thanks. What about the others? CPI-ML and RMPI? Damn that's a lot of parties. CPI-ML not looking good from the tweets posted above lol.

 No.1060298

>>1060279
Small local state parties mostly.

 No.1060307

>>1060279
I think the CPIML above is actually CPIML(Liberation), might be an important distinction or they might be the only surviving CPIML. Not checked tbh. Fuck those retards either way.

 No.1060792

>>1060254
> what's the difference between CPI and CPI-M? After 20th CPSU congress, CPI supported the Khruchevite line so those who were against it split and formed CPI-M. CPI over time become more electoral and SocDems while CPI-M in its doctrine still maintains ML and anti-Khruschev line, though has dwindled electorally since 2000s.
The person >>1060265 here saying that
<The CPI(M) are in general more reformist and kinda cucked.
is actually wrong when it is CPI that has cucked out with reformism.

 No.1060794

>>1060307
>>1060279
Naxalite, Maoist and self-proclaimed ML parties have been split out so much over the years it would make Nuclear fission look stable.

 No.1060978

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Why has India yet to capture its massive soft cultural power potential? It's literally the birthplace of the most influential spiritual religions and zoomer girls in the west are abandoning Christianity left and right for spiritual alternatives. They could reignite themselves as a propagator of philosophic thought yet they do nothing. Same goes for their media industry, both Korean and Japan have invested massively into their films/content yet India does nothing. No creative ambition, I've watched a few Bollywood movies and while they are funny they never go anything past that, just tacky memes and overblown scenes. I know they don't care about their image but part of building a global reputation for respect first comes actually trying to improve it and they do nothing.

 No.1061207

>>1060978
unironically bad aesthetics
at some point the british/yts butt-fucked the civilisation so badly we lost all sense of rasa

 No.1061209

>>1060978
Because india is a backwards country still shitting in the street and dumping corpses into the river ganji

 No.1061223

>>1061209
salam aleikum

 No.1061258

>>1061255
Indian cinema and music was extremely popular even prior to ww2

 No.1061259

>>1060978
that's literally what happened in the mid-to-late 20th century after independence
tons of new age movements came out of there with gurus settling in california or england or whatever
indian cinema got exported like crazy
eventually westerners reacted against hippy stuff and india itself fell into neoliberal decline and communal violence destroyed any vestige of national identity

 No.1061261

>>1061258
woops, re-typed
idk about before but the 50s-70s were huge for them, bollywood was like the anime of that time

 No.1061347

>>1061207
nothing of value was lost
sanskrit culture was already a colonial monstrosity

 No.1061539

>>1061347
>t. seething subaltern

 No.1061573

>>1061539
fuck off loser

 No.1061621

>I share not the opinion of those who believe in a golden age of Hindostan, without recurring, however, like Sir Charles Wood, for the confirmation of my view, to the authority of Khuli-Khan. But take, for example, the times of Aurangzeb; or the epoch, when the Mogul appeared in the North, and the Portuguese in the South; or the age of Mohammedan invasion, and of the Heptarchy in Southern India; or, if you will, go still more back to antiquity, take the mythological chronology of the Brahman himself, who places the commencement of Indian misery in an epoch even more remote than the Christian creation of the world.
..
>These small stereotype forms of social organism have been to the greater part dissolved, and are disappearing, not so much through the brutal interference of the British tax-gatherer and the British soldier, as to the working of English steam and English free trade. Those family-communities were based on domestic industry, in that peculiar combination of hand-weaving, hands-spinning and hand-tilling agriculture which gave them self-supporting power. English interference having placed the spinner in Lancashire and the weaver in Bengal, or sweeping away both Hindoo spinner and weaver, dissolved these small semi-barbarian, semi-civilized communities, by blowing up their economical basis, and thus produced the greatest, and to speak the truth, the only social revolution ever heard of in Asia.
>Now, sickening as it must be to human feeling to witness those myriads of industrious patriarchal and inoffensive social organizations disorganized and dissolved into their units, thrown into a sea of woes, and their individual members losing at the same time their ancient form of civilization, and their hereditary means of subsistence, we must not forget that these idyllic village-communities, inoffensive though they may appear, had always been the solid foundation of Oriental despotism, that they restrained the human mind within the smallest possible compass, making it the unresisting tool of superstition, enslaving it beneath traditional rules, depriving it of all grandeur and historical energies. We must not forget the barbarian egotism which, concentrating on some miserable patch of land, had quietly witnessed the ruin of empires, the perpetration of unspeakable cruelties, the massacre of the population of large towns, with no other consideration bestowed upon them than on natural events, itself the helpless prey of any aggressor who deigned to notice it at all. We must not forget that this undignified, stagnatory, and vegetative life, that this passive sort of existence evoked on the other part, in contradistinction, wild, aimless, unbounded forces of destruction and rendered murder itself a religious rite in Hindostan. We must not forget that these little communities were contaminated by distinctions of caste and by slavery, that they subjugated man to external circumstances instead of elevating man the sovereign of circumstances, that they transformed a self-developing social state into never changing natural destiny, and thus brought about a brutalizing worship of nature, exhibiting its degradation in the fact that man, the sovereign of nature, fell down on his knees in adoration of Kanuman, the monkey, and Sabbala, the cow.
>England, it is true, in causing a social revolution in Hindostan, was actuated only by the vilest interests, and was stupid in her manner of enforcing them. But that is not the question. The question is, can mankind fulfil its destiny without a fundamental revolution in the social state of Asia? If not, whatever may have been the crimes of England she was the unconscious tool of history in bringing about that revolution.
>Then, whatever bitterness the spectacle of the crumbling of an ancient world may have for our personal feelings, we have the right, in point of history, to exclaim with Goethe:
<“Sollte these Qual uns quälen
<Da sie unsre Lust vermehrt,
<Hat nicht myriaden Seelen
<Timur’s Herrschaft aufgezehrt?”

<[“Should this torture then torment us

<Since it brings us greater pleasure?
<Were not through the rule of Timur
<Souls devoured without measure?”]
<[From Goethe’s “An Suleika”, Westöstlicher Diwan]
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1853/06/25.htm
i see no lies here

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>>1061573
get dabbed on lmao
>>1061621
>oriental despotism
the weakest link in marx's works is now a shibboleth for """marxists"""

 No.1061638

>>1061631
>get dabbed on
im not feudalism, so no i wont

 No.1061650

>>1061638
also funny putting scare-quotes around marxist to refer to the baseline communist position of having no sympathy for the liquidation of archaic modes of production, but that is standard fare for /leftypol/ i guess

 No.1061667

>>1061650
> archaic modes of production
bengal and travancore were some of the most industrialised regions of the world up to the early 18th c., exporting cloth and other wares to europe and se asia. if the transmission of steam power is worth the destruction of a people and their society, you're not a marxist, you're just a whiggish social-darwinist liberal (who originated the idea of oriental despotism)

 No.1061671

>>1061631
I told you motherfuckers that slavs are white indians

 No.1061674

>>1061667
> bengal and travancore were some of the most industrialised regions of the world up to the early 18th c.
opening up your post with a lie is a good start
anyways, as i said, nothing of value was lost. you can cope about it but don’t call yourself a communist. becoming a hindutva dreg or something is always an option for someone like you

 No.1061678

>>1061674
Except this is true. Bengal and the Song Dynasty have been referred to as proto-industrial societies by historians
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-industrialization

 No.1061682

>>1061209
Have a (you)

 No.1061683

>>1061678
>most industrialized region of the world
>proto-industrialization

 No.1061689

>>1061683
Should the person you’re responding to have preceded it with a comparison to other countries in the world at that time? You realize that the argument put forth is that indian and chinese civilizations were well capable of creating their own form of “capitalism” or at least an economic formation like it as opposed to the european mode of production that got their first? Furthermore, because Marx noted that some event was “progressive” insofar as it moved the world-historical dialectic forward, do you think that also implies that it alone is capable of doing so, much less is worth being celebrated? Do you think Marx celebrated it, considering be changed his opinion on the british raj by the time of the Sepoy Mutiny?

You’re a terrible marxist.

 No.1061691

>>1061689
no they wouldn’t because they restricted themselves to regional trade, as opposed to the europeans who both had more advanced agriculture and the ability to create global markets. the bengal in the 18th century didn’t come close to touching the level of industrial development in the mediterranean and northern europe and england at the same time. i am not a “terrible marxist”, i am a baseline one. consider suicide

 No.1061693

>>1061691
Lol. Lmao. More advanced agriculture? Why are you lying?
>India became the world's largest economy, valued 25% of world GDP,[20] having better conditions than 18th-century Western Europe, prior to the Industrial Revolution.

 No.1061699

>>1061693
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_agriculture_in_the_Indian_subcontinent
More on that
>Indian agriculture was advanced compared to Europe at the time, such as the common use of the seed drill among Indian peasants before its adoption in European agriculture.[60] While the average peasant across the world was only skilled in growing very few crops, the average Indian peasant was skilled in growing a wide variety of food and non-food crops, increasing their productivity.[61] Indian peasants were also quick to adapt to profitable new crops, such as maize and tobacco from the New World being rapidly adopted and widely cultivated across Mughal India between 1600 and 1650. Bengali peasants rapidly learned techniques of mulberry cultivation and sericulture, establishing Bengal Subah as a major silk-producing region of the world.[58]
>According to evidence cited by the economic historians Immanuel Wallerstein, Irfan Habib, Percival Spear, and Ashok Desai, per-capita agricultural output and standards of consumption in 17th-century Mughal India was on-par with or higher than in 17th-century Europe and early 20th-century British India.

 No.1061702

>>1061693
India and GDP didn’t exist back then. You are really low hanging fruit, huh

 No.1061703

>>1061702
>cherrypicking
Thank you for the concession

 No.1063127

>>1061702
your mum liked these low hanging berries in her mouth

 No.1063589

File: 1657567041715.png (135.76 KB, 640x479, ClipboardImage.png)

Indiabandhu here. How trash are Indian gun laws? How many hoops would I have to jump through to get the overpriced pistol in picrel? Please tell me if you can bhaiyon. I don't want to buy a katta from some Mungeri karigar for self defense and go to jail as a result.

 No.1064290

>>1063589
chala ja thulla

 No.1064330

do you think none of the indian adminstrations have tried to join NATO because

they're smart (LOL)
or because russia has always been a close ally?

 No.1064334

>>1064330
i have no idea how after seeing how ukraine has happened that western countries like finland want to join it

 No.1064337

>>1064330
NATO is an anti-Russian alliance and they are too far from Russia
There was an anti-China version of NATO for Asia but it fell apart in the 70s

 No.1064341

>>1064337
>There was an anti-China version of NATO for Asia but it fell apart in the 70s
based

what was the reason?

 No.1064397

>>1064341
They completely failed in their goal to prevent communists taking power in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia so the organization became useless and was dissolved.

 No.1064700

>>1064330
>>1064337
>what is QUAD

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 No.1066951

I know the standard narrative about muh patriotism is a meme. But really, how corrupt are the militaries in the subcon? And what perpetuates such adoration and respect from the masses for them? I'm Indian so I'd like to know about the IAF specifically.

 No.1067994

>>1066951
least corrupt military in the subcontinent

 No.1083731

dis thread as dead as the indian left

 No.1083770

>>1083731
this board's been dead since mods banhammered anyone that didn't suck putin's dick

 No.1084342

>>1083770
inb4 another split

 No.1091189

Today is 50th death anniversary of Charu Mazumdar.

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 No.1091291

File: 1659013721432.png (29.62 KB, 500x311, ClipboardImage.png)

Bros, We nationalized diary???

The biggest diary company in our country is a worker co-operative???

WTF based?

 No.1091308

indian bros. what is the name of your mafia? does it even exist?

 No.1091397

>>1091308
They are simply called "The Underworld" and yes it does exist. See 1993 Bombay blasts.

 No.1112205

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuOyf9smG9cv8k52NvCkz_Lyel7kthkYh

Anyone ever seen the C-Word series by BlackFlag India

>tfw we live in Drigisme society

 No.1113495

>>1112205
good find, we discussed BFI in an older desi thread

 No.1113675

they are forcing poor people to buy flags to get ration
patriotism is a sin

this is what all those forced "stand up for the national anthem in cinema" leads to

fucking brainrot, what is a nation without its people? brainless bureaucrats and their mindless minions

 No.1113679

>>1113495
have you watched them all? i got up till the poverty video
neolibs defend capitalism but with a metric of their own stupid system

36 Rs. a day to live on is above poverty line? Stupid as hell line

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 No.1119875

Happy independence day India bros.

 No.1119902


 No.1119919

>>761253
Do you guys think that if India develops economically to reach parity with the US vis a vis China and the US, Japan and the US Indians will be seen as a threat/competition the same way Japanese were and Chinese are seen now? I mean, if India got its shit together and joined the BRI/RCEP, integrating with Iran, Russia, and China to form a true Eurasian world-island union I think America may very well never be the number one economy ever again.

 No.1120050

>>1119875
Thanks.
Today we remember the August Bourgeois Revolution as we look to the future.

 No.1120065

>>1119919
Probably more. I'm surprised there isn't more backlash against Indians already considering how every American CEO and government official is an Indian now.

 No.1120067

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>>1120065
I guess we're starting to see the anti-Indian ops with the google casteism controversy.

 No.1120095

>>1119875
>happy genocide day

 No.1120552

>>1120095
what genocide

 No.1120643

>>1120065
I can't wait for Indian tourists, businessmen, real estate purchasers and more to fill the cultural pinata Chinese do now.

 No.1120656

I'm confused, was the Sri Lankan government overthrown or not?

 No.1120657

>>1120552
Partition?

 No.1120683

>>1120095
Yes, it's possible to celebrate the independence from the british empire, and at the same time commemorate the genocide caused by the anglos.

 No.1120688

File: 1660586049091.png (224.35 KB, 591x700, ClipboardImage.png)

Rest In Peace.

 No.1120695

>>1120688 (me)
According to sources, he was killed by the paramilitary force known as RSS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashtriya_Swayamsevak_Sangh

 No.1120813

>>1120695
If a Muslim org were behind as many bomb blasts and lynchings as the RSS has been, it'd be all over the news. Not that I like Pisslamists, but this shit will continue as long as people don't realise how dangerous the Sangh Parivar can be.

 No.1120827

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>>1120813
Don't be resentful.
Here is a Pakistani being less sectarian, playing in his sitar the national anthem of India to commemorate India's independence.

 No.1120959

>>1061631
Leninism-hinduism let's gooooo

 No.1121037

>>1120656
the president fled the country, and parliament elected a new one
the government is still alive and cracking down on the protests though

 No.1121185


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 No.1122405

>>1122215
this is like Napoleon being from Corsica/Genoa or Stalin being from Georgia even though they helped imperialize their "home" countries

 No.1122407

>>1122215
>>1120067
could there be some link between these two posts????//??//?

 No.1122409

>>1122215
Is it time it start asking the lQ (The Indian Question)?

 No.1122411

>>1122215
Indians are either absolutely brilliant, absolutely autistic, or both. No inbetween.

 No.1122516

>>1122215
>>1122405
Yeah, this doesn't really speak much about India's greatness if all these CEOs aren't staying in India or founding/heading successful companies based in India. If the CEOs were all Chinese instead I doubt anyone would be praising China but rather talking shit in favor of America.

 No.1122542

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>>1120827
This stuff gives me hope.

 No.1126113


 No.1127524

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https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/some-convicts-in-bilkis-bano-case-are-brahmins-with-good-sanskaar-says-gujarat-bjp-mla/article65786447.ece

Tf is this bs. 11 convicted rapists get released and there's still no outrage about it. Retarded Linduvadis who are always so up in arms about muh women's safety are silent. I hope the time comes when these pigs get slaughtered.

 No.1127826

>>1127524

>The decision to free the convicts was announced by the Gujarat government on Monday, as India celebrated its 75th anniversary of independence. A senior official said a government panel had approved the application for remission as the men - first convicted by a trial court in 2008 - had spent more than 14 years in jail, and after considering other factors such as their age and behaviour in prison.


>In January 2008, a special court convicted 11 accused of conspiring to rape a pregnant woman, murder, unlawful assembly, and of charges under other sections of the Indian Penal Code. The Head Constable was convicted of “making incorrect records” to save the accused. Seven persons were acquitted by the court, citing lack of evidence. One person died during the course of the trial. The court held that Jaswantbhai Nai, Govindbhai Nai, and Naresh Kumar Mordhiya (deceased) had raped Bilkis, while Shailesh Bhatt had killed her daughter, Saleha, by “smashing” her on the ground.


>In May 2017, the Bombay High Court upheld the conviction and life imprisonment of 11 people in the gangrape case, and set aside the acquittal of seven people, including the policemen and doctors.


>Many have also pointed out that the release is in contravention of guidelines issued by both the federal government and the Gujarat state government - both say that rape and murder convicts cannot be granted remission. Life terms in these crimes are usually served until death in India.


this shit worse than i thought

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>>1127524
it's worth pointing out the victim was a muslim, and gujarat is ground zero of hindutva violence. narendra modi himself comes from there and was complicit in the 2002 pogroms there when he was chief minister of the state

 No.1131494

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>>1131424
>Convicted child rapists and murderers get released
>Dindpoovadis: But have you considered Aurangzeb's war crimes???

I used to think these people are just normal conservatives. I've been proven wrong. They're subhuman and need to be slaughtered.

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Cheers!
>>1127524
what sad thing to read.
>>1131424
This is why….
In some areas the hatred towards Muslims is insane.

 No.1131618

>>1131600
Serious drip

 No.1131818

How does one even argue with Lindoovadis? They're even worse than Zionists when it comes to levels of hypocrisy and shamelessness, not to mention their eternally cucked sepoy behavior towards said Zionists. They have no problem throwing religious minorities under the bus, calling them terrorists and sexpests, but then they also cry muh Hindoophobia/Bamanphobia when the perpetrators of any crime are upper caste Hindus or if anyone points out the obvious caste/religious angle in the case, while also implicitly supporting the criminals. All this while simultaneously claiming to be real librulz n sheeit. And I won't even go into their kangzposting because it is so incredibly retarded. At least one thing that other religious retards in India have going for them is that they're consistent. Can't say the same for Chindpoovadis.

 No.1131866

Now that the BJP is cozying up to Russia, is India no longer a good friend of the US?

 No.1136295

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Red pill me on the Indian Gods controversy. This thing has been in my sidebar for days now because I follow a couple Indian accounts.

 No.1136301

>>1131600
>worshiping Lenin
Has anyone checked his tomb to see if he is turning over?

 No.1137783

File: 1661463877057.mp4 (3.44 MB, 270x480, Indian Texas.mp4)

>>1120065
It begins! The howdy-Modi period is over!

 No.1138912

taboos like a nuclear war with india

 No.1142059

File: 1661722485109-0.mp4 (37.96 MB, 1280x720, bangladesh.mp4)

File: 1661722485109-1.mp4 (2.95 MB, 640x352, lahore.mp4)

Protests in Lahore and somewhere in Bangladesh, over soaring fuel prices

 No.1143749

>>1142059
uh-oh indian bros?
are we the only ones to cuck out to the government?

 No.1143766

>>1143749
insightful comment

 No.1143768

>>1136301
How does a statue with a flower necklace constitute worship? Is there some meaning to the flower necklace I am missing?

 No.1143776

File: 1661834351868.jpg (103.25 KB, 543x716, God-Emperor Lenin.jpg)

>>1136301
GLORY TO GOD-EMPEROR LENIN AND MAY HIS ETERNAL SCIENTIFIC SOCIALIST CRUSADE SPAN THE ENTIRE GALAXY

 No.1143779

>>1143776
Based.

 No.1145554

Pakistan Floods, how? Did they not have floodings in the oughts like India and invest in methods to stop?

 No.1145556

>>1120695
It's fucking insane how nobody talks about them having a paramilitary force

A political party has its own fashy wing of youth modelled after a cuck who likes mussolini

 No.1145622

>>1145556
so what? every party has some sort of armed force ????

 No.1146229

>>1145622
is that something legal? why did we ever allow that

 No.1153022

https://twitter.com/gharkekalesh
for the real india
love

 No.1153131

>>1153022
>r/
closed tab immediately lol

 No.1153556

File: 1662305311357.jpg (19.75 KB, 561x429, www-inc-in.jpg)

What went so wrong?

 No.1158668

File: 1662530851929.png (693.68 KB, 900x643, ClipboardImage.png)

POC Trillionaire 😍

What's the dirt on him?

 No.1158669

>>1153556
liberalism i assume,

aren't they basically the dems of india, passive (but not against communists) muh norms and orders, and no coherent ideology or goals

 No.1158670

>>1153022
are you actually from cuba

 No.1158989

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>>1158670
yes
my name is anthony gonsalves

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 No.1160458

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librandu-chads, i kneel…..

 No.1160467

>>1159005
>>1160458
why do you keep kneeling? just stand up

 No.1160889

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ebin

 No.1163526

How to contact Naxallites/Maoists in India (South) to join

 No.1163534

>>1163526
Jaake apni maa she puch glowuyghur

 No.1164044

>>1163534
q uski ma naxali hai kya

 No.1164946

https://www.businessinsider.in/stock-market/news/ranbir-kapoors-brahmastra-wipes-out-over-800-crore-wealth-of-pvr-and-inox-investors/articleshow/94095579.cms
>Brahmastra wipes out over ₹800 crore wealth of PVR and Inox investors
today ranbir kapoor destroyed an industry. what did you do to destroy capitalism?
brahmastra more like marxastra

 No.1164947

>>1164946
One section of the Bhagavad-Gita, called the “Book of Drona,” describes ‘magical’ weapons, called “astra,” that could destroy entire armies, “causing crowds of warriors with steeds and elephants and weapons to be carried away as if they were dry leaves of trees.” Another weapon was described as producing vertical, billowing smoke clouds that opened consecutively like giant umbrellas, reminiscent of the massive rising mushroom clouds produced by the Trinity test.

Among the most destructive of the astra was the “brahmastra,” created by the god Brahma, a “single projectile charged with all the power in the universe. It was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes an entire race. There was neither a counter attack nor a defense that could stop it.”

The weapon produced “an incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as 10,000 suns that rose in all its splendor. After, corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. Their hair and nails fell out; pottery broke without any apparent cause, and the birds turned white… After a few hours, all foodstuffs were infected.

“Any target hit by the brahmastra would be utterly destroyed; land would become barren and lifeless, rainfall would cease, and infertility in humans and animals would follow for aeons of time.”

The brahmastra was detonated at the end of the final 18-day battle of Kurukshetra. The Pandavas vanquished their enemy, the Kauravas, with the devastating weapon, but the few surviving Pandavas discovered that there was nothing left to occupy, and no one left to rule. The brahmastra had destroyed the entire Kauravas society and turned the region (present-day Rajasthan) to desert. The war also marked, in the Vedic system, the beginning of the current “Kaliyuga” age.

 No.1166880

https://youtu.be/eW7zCUDbw9g
Flooding still ongoing in pakistan

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 No.1166905

>>1145554
>pakistan
>infrastructure development that isn't highways

 No.1166942

>>1166880
funny how news media forgot all about that after elizabeth windsor's great leap into inferno

 No.1167459

Apparently Bollywood is verboten now

 No.1177353

>>837072
Zero because gene editing is going to be only restricted to Western countries and only for the upper classes. India won't be getting any of those benefits.

 No.1177358

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File: 1663475425054-1.jpg (182.07 KB, 1188x921, sadsadasd.jpg)

Seems like someone just lose his title as the biggest exploiter in the world
https://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-gautam-adani-net-worth-billionaire-career-history

 No.1177359

>>1120065
No wonder so many tech companies are going down the shitter.

 No.1177361

>>1167459
Oh fuck, don't tell me Indian films are going to be almost exclusively goofy propaganda trash now.

 No.1185617

From 3 days ago
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/pakistan-passes-historic-transgender-rights-law_n_5af46464e4b0859d11d127ee
Pakistan Passes Historic Transgender Rights Bill
It's "not only unprecedented in Pakistani history, but it's one of the most progressive laws in the whole world."
>Pakistan’s parliament passed landmark legislation on Tuesday that gives its transgender population fundamental civil rights.
>The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act defines gender identity as “a person’s innermost and individual sense of self as male, female or a blend of both or neither.” The measure allows citizens to choose their gender identity, and to have it reflected on all official documents, including driver’s licenses and passports. The legislation also outlaws all discrimination against transgender people in workplaces, schools and health care settings such as doctor’s offices.
>Members of the Pakistani parliament passed the bill in Islamabad on Tuesday and it now goes to President Mamnoon Hussain to be signed into law. It’s unclear when the legislation would take effect, NPR noted.
>The bill separates transgender people into three categories: intersex (known in Pakistan as “Khunsa”); eunuchs, who are assigned male at birth but undergo genital castration; and transgender men or women. In Pakistan, transgender people are often referred to as “KhawajaSira,” defined in the legislation as “any person whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the social norms and cultural expectations based on the sex they were assigned at the time of their birth.”
>“Transgender people constitute one of the most marginalized communities in the country and they face problems ranging from social exclusion to discrimination, lack of education facilities, unemployment, lack of medical facilities and so on,” the bill reads.
>The legislation does not include protections for gay, lesbian or bisexual citizens.
>“I heard about this yesterday morning and I was in a state of shock because I never thought something like this could happen within my own life in Pakistan,” Mehlab Jameel, an activist from Lahore, who helped write the bill, told NPR. “This kind of development is not only unprecedented in Pakistani history, but it’s one of the most progressive laws in the whole world.”
>Pakistan’s population of 207 million includes a little over 10,000 transgender people, according to a 2017 census. Trans Action Pakistan reports that the trans community is often subjected to extreme violence, including sexual assault, rape, torture and execution. Trans people are often forced to resort to sex work or begging in order to survive.
>As Amnesty International’s Pakistan researcher Rabia Mehmood told Al Jazeera, passage of the bill shows progress, but executing it will be key.
>“This bill makes Pakistan one of the few countries in the world to recognize the self-perceived gender identity of transgender individuals,” Mehmood said. >“The country’s transgender community has very high hopes from this bill. Its implementation is therefore crucial to ensure they can live their lives with dignity and respect.”

 No.1185621

>>1185617
There's another civil rights act for trans people passed back in 2018, this newer one is more comprehensive than it was
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgender_Persons_(Protection_of_Rights)_Act,_2018
An act for rights for trans people in India in 2019 also has the same name
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgender_Persons_(Protection_of_Rights)_Act,_2019

 No.1185643

>>1185617
Pakistan and Iran are places where the "T" is somewhat tolerated but the "LGB" are banned

 No.1185647

>>1185617
Wtf wtf? Pakistan Zindabad? Pakistan Zindabad?

 No.1185651

>>1185643
Depends
In urban Lahore and Karachi you can be openly gay. Obviously not in the rural areas
The law and government are bad for them though

 No.1196069

Thoughts on the PFI ban? Was it really an extremist party or were they commies

>>1177361
As if they already weren't enough, Some rightoid group is astroturfing so hard everyday online about boycotting every single thing for being anti-hindu

>>1177358
PoC billionaire 😍

 No.1199163

>>1196069
yes, the pfi was communist, more than the cpx


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