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COVER STORY

06-11-2020

U.P: Hindutva Lab 2.0

Yogi Adityanath and the Sangh Parivar's majoritarian politics in UP

Briefing

Uttar Pradesh: Hindutva Laboratory 2.0

In an attempt to cover up its failures on the law and order, economic and public health fronts and contain popular resentment, the Yogi Adityanath government pushes ahead with its majoritarian agenda of communal polarisation.
Profile: Yogi Adityanath

Rabble-rousing yogi

Yogi Adityanath has built up a career in Hindutva politics independently of the RSS and has succeeded in winning the Sangh Parivar’s support because of the clout enjoyed by the Gorakhpur Math in Uttar Pradesh and its ability to perpetuate and promote its own brand of ruthless Hindutva.
CRIME and Gender Issues

Rape and murder of a young Dalit woman in Hathras and the cremation of law

The rape and murder of a young Dalit woman and the hurried cremation of her body at the dead of night in Hathras district is the reflection of a larger malaise of crimes against Dalits, women and minorities in Uttar Pradesh.
COVID-19 Update

Uttar Pradesh and COVID management: A case of misplaced priorities

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
The management of the COVID pandemic in Uttar Pradesh leaves much scope for improvement and the State may soon find itself in a difficult situation.
State of minorities

Uttar Pradesh's Muslims bear the brunt of Yogi Adityanath's politics of "badla"

Ziya Us Salam Cover Story
The Uttar Pradesh government has employed brazen, unlawful tactics, including extreme torture and physical violence, to harass and intimidate citizens, especially Muslims, who protested against the Citizenship Amendment Act last December.
Agriculture

Farmers in Uttar Pradesh protest against farm laws amid grave agrarian crisis

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
As Uttar Pradesh’s economy staggers amidst the COVID-19-induced lockdown, Yogi Adityanath’s agriculture policies have done little to alleviate the farmer’s sufferings.
Caste discrimination

In Uttar Pradesh, casteism and social apartheid are the norms

Ziya Us Salam Cover Story
In Uttar Pradesh, caste-based graded inequality has always been the lived reality. What is different now is the attempt by forces of the ruling dispensation to manoeuvre the divisions within society for its political advantage even at the cost of social equilibrium.
COVID-19 Update

Uttar Pradesh and COVID management: A case of misplaced priorities

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
The management of the COVID pandemic in Uttar Pradesh leaves much scope for improvement and the State may soon find itself in a difficult situation.
Industrialisation

Tall claims of industrial development in Uttar Pradesh

Anando Bhakto Cover Story
While Yogi Adityanath continues to speak about turning Uttar Pradesh into a trillion-dollar economy, the ground reality is that the State suffers a lack of qualified manpower, affordable electricity, a business-friendly taxation regime and a conducive working environment.

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