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Washington Post op-ed: Modi is India's version of Trump.
Modi supporter Pie Bhai 🧠: in a bind.
-Pie Bhai 🧠 : "comparing Modi with Trump means WaPo knows Modi's a fascist AND an incompetent idiot"
- Also Pie Bhai 🧠: "I love Trump, I loves fascists, I love bigots"
So Pie Bhai 🧠 tweets - WaPo, stop saying Modi's like Trump - Trump is right, you are fake news media! 🙄😂🤣

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JNU Admin is lying about rolling back fee hike.
- 95% of fee hike incl user charges remain
- patriarchal dress code & curfew & scrapping of 24*7 library timings remain
- Partial roll back of room rent ONLY for students w/ families in BPL list, w/ income of below Rs 27000 per annum - just Rs 2250 per month! (So even min wage earners not counted poor)
- 40% JNU students' families earn less than Rs 144000 per annum - Rs 12000 per month, these wd not benefit from roll back!

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Rest in power PS Krishnan - the rare bureaucrat who was a lifelong crusader for social justice, SC/ST/OBC reservations. He was the driving force behind social justice policy making for decades. What a huge loss. Read about his work here. forwardpress.in/2018/08/p-s-kr

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This has to be a spoof right? Has to be a joke in a sharp piece of satire on ?
Wrong.

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After hostel fee hike, JNU will become India’s most expensive central university
The JNU administration’s fee hike nearly doubles the annual expense for students
theprint.in/india/education/af

Gandhiji's death was "accidental".
Just as Judge Loya's was.
Just as Gauri Lankesh's was.
Just as Dabholkar's was.
Just as Pansare's was.
True. The Sangh's enemies tend to suffer accidents.
This is what today's kids are being taught in school.
thewire.in/education/odisha-ga

Washington Post op-ed: Modi is India's version of Trump.
Modi supporter Pie Bhai 🧠: in a bind.
-Pie Bhai 🧠 : "comparing Modi with Trump means WaPo knows Modi's a fascist AND an incompetent idiot"
- Also Pie Bhai 🧠: "I love Trump, I loves fascists, I love bigots"
So Pie Bhai 🧠 tweets - WaPo, stop saying Modi's like Trump - Trump is right, you are fake news media! 🙄😂🤣

Just saw that yesterday's TOI carried an edit page piece by Rahul Shivshanker, justifying the Ayodhya judgment handing the mosque land to Hindus. What a glorious shame to give space to that horrific Islamophobic rabblerouser.

Oh and painting slogans on walls isn't "vandalism" - it's reclaiming JNU's walls as publishers of the poor.
Gheraos aren't "violence" - when they're the only way to get Admin officials to speak to them

Guys, can you all give @Gargron and @stux a break? I see so many Toots asking for emojis and blue tick and l sorts of nonsensical things. This is not a for-profit platform (correct me if I'm wrong) like Birdsite. These guys don't get paid to create emojis for your validation.

Treat them with respect, please.

mstdn.social/@rajanraja/103131

This is SO messed up.

This investigation reveals 265 coordinated fake local media outlets serving Indian interests. All of them linked to New Delhi.

*Someone* seems to be putting in money into spreading disinformation across the world using fake websites. If THIS gets traced back to our Government, it would be incredibly INCREDIBLY embarrassing.

disinfo.eu/2019/11/13/uncovere

So the rollback of fee-hike in JNU is only partial that is the basic room rent. The bulk of the hike is still there; i.e. the 10 percent annual arbitrary rise, the high utility charges which were nil earlier are still there. So are the moral codes on dressing and the curfews imposed. The rollback shown by media houses is a mere eyewash, so that students stop protesting, and the outside people supporting us lose their interest in the issue. Protests will continue #JNUProtests #feesmustfall

JNU Admin is lying about rolling back fee hike.
- 95% of fee hike incl user charges remain
- patriarchal dress code & curfew & scrapping of 24*7 library timings remain
- Partial roll back of room rent ONLY for students w/ families in BPL list, w/ income of below Rs 27000 per annum - just Rs 2250 per month! (So even min wage earners not counted poor)
- 40% JNU students' families earn less than Rs 144000 per annum - Rs 12000 per month, these wd not benefit from roll back!

How Assam’s Foreigners Tribunals, aided by the high court, function like kangaroo courts and persecute its minorities.
Long read but read it.
India is sliding into an abyss of lawlessness, driven by the very institutions meants to uphold the law.
caravanmagazine.in/law/assam-f

#introduction #india Hi Fediverse 💛

90% of my outrage is about capitalism and/or consumerism+communalism+climate change. 10% is about the death wish hasn't come true yet. At this temporary stage of my life, I want to consume less and live a sustainable, zero waste life. Work in progress.

I work in the development sector at the intersection of menstrual health and environment sustainability. I live with a few mental illnesses and eczema and struggle with active and passive suicidality.

2) Can't find people here even if they're here

Sure you can. But then, think of it this way, go to #India #Introduction and just follow a new lot of people. You can follow the regular folks on Birdsite only, but here you get to follow a whole new crop of interesting folks.

(Here I tell them to go to "Follows" on my profile)

Hopefully this will help. I'm following a lot of Indians here. Cheggit.

Some answers I've come up with:

1) Not many people

Yep. But the platform is gaining traction. Just look at the kind of conversations I have been having here. People are crazy responsive.

(Here I show them the same post I've done on Birdsite, Facesite and Mastodon.)

The quality of responses here are wayyyy better too. Not some "jali na teri" memes. People will come! You come first!

11. Since July 2018, the Indian govt has been sitting on a draft data protection law that mandates consent for collecting and processing personal data of citizens. Meanwhile illegal surveillance of journalists, activists has been on in India, the Pegasus-WhatsApp row has shown.

Economist Arun Kumar, a black economy expert, said demonetisation actually created new black incomes and was the first of three shocks that are keeping the Indian economy under recession today.

huffingtonpost.in/entry/indian

Let the public suffer from #DelhiPollution but you cant beat #NaMo when public money is being spent over buying stuffs for important persons.
140 air purifiers bought for Central govt offices between 2014 and 2017
indiatoday.in/education-today/

But when you speak Education should be #FreeForAll they give excuses of taxpayers' money not to be spent on Education.
#standwithJNU
@jamewils
@sanjayuvacha
@rupagulab
@KavitaKrishnan

fun fact: the german article “die” is read by most english trained algorithms as "die"

this legitimately means you can get a 12 hour ban for talking about "the boomers" auf deutsch on birdsite

To give an example in the last ten years the fees for engineering (even in government colleges) have increased 6 to 10 times.

This is an utter atrocity on 90% of the country, will push them into taking debt, and an attempt to completely kill social mobility.

All education, at all levels must be free and universally accessible for a society to be civilised.

Let's have fun conversations, threads on inconsequential stuff and not just political or serious stuff.
That's how at least I met and made lasting offline friendships on the birdsite

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