Delhi

Kavita Krishnan reports on disturbing proposals by figures in Narendra Modi's government to subject women to greater state surveillance for their "protection".

Long-time feminist and socialist Kavita Krishnan speaks on the failure of Narendra Modi’s government to act to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and its unplanned and draconian lockdown, which is compounding the threat to the lives of millions of India’s poorest and most marginalised people.

Sucheta De is a former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Student Union President and current President of the All India Students Association (AISA).

She spoke to Green Left Weekly in April, 2018 about the reactionary policies of the Modi government against women, students and the poor.

Interviewer: Tony Iltis, for Green Left Weekly.

In the midst of the unspeakable horror of a rape and attempted murder in Delhi [since the article was written, the victim has died in hospital] is a spark of hope that we nurture, cradling it with our hands lest it be snuffed out, helping the spark to grow into a steadier flame – and then spread into a forest fire. A young woman, a 23-year-old student of physiotherapy, boarded a bus in Delhi with a male friend. They were alone on the bus but for a group of men, who began taunting the woman for being out at night with a man.
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