The Crisis of Power?

Some recent events have once again sharply exposed the faultlines of India’s political economy. What the opposition forces today rhetorically and inconsistently call a communal, right-wing, fascist assault on the fundamentals of the Indian Constitution is in reality a manifestation of the growing constitutional crisis of state power in the context of India’s political economy and class-struggle.

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Marxism, Legal System and the Pain of Leftists

*Pratyush Nilotpal

The Left movement, if we may still call it a movement, is in constant pain. It’s heart aches on the arrest of the eminent activists of Bheema Koregaon case, it twinges for the arrest of eminent professors, its angst is further exacerbated when other eminent intellectuals mostly high profile activists, academicians, lawyers are arrested or slapped with charges like contempt of court. One can easily say that the Leftists are in constant pain, or shall we say they have become a painful lot?

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