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Content: Shaheen Bagh and the Anti-CAA Protests: The Struggle to Create New Concepts (Issue 55)

Content: Shaheen Bagh and the Anti-CAA Protests: The Struggle to Create New Concepts (Issue 55)

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Guest-Editorial: “What do these women want?”

By Huzaifa Omair Siddiqi
If citizenship operates not just abstractly (in the legal sense) and punitively (in the governmental sense) but also as exclusionary (in the global sense), then what is the point in retaining it as a central civic concept?

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The Little Protesters: Shaheen Bagh and its Children

By Sohini Saha
This piece will thereby interrogate the presence and participation of children in the context of Shaheen Bagh and in doing so will seek to rethink protests altogether. Moving away from thinking about the children’s presence as passiveness, it will seek to read presence as participation in itself.

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Shaheen Bagh and a new wave of feminism

By Sharonee Dasgupta & Fathima M
The protests at Shaheeen Bagh subvert the stereotypes usually associated with the Muslim women in India. They depict the strength of the ordinariness sans any romanticization of any revolutionary act.

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Understanding the Grammar of Anti-CAA 2019 Protests through Ambedkarite Constitutionalism

By Aniruddha Babar
The drafts of the constitution not only reflect his master statesmanship but also his heart as a social activist for which Ambedkar became a symbol of struggle and justice in the mass movements against the CAA in 2019.

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Tracing the Resonance of Ambedkarite Thought with Anti-CAA Protests

By Mridula Sharma
The inadequacy of the academia to lead research and dialogue in the context of the CAA and the emerging anti-CAA protests highlights its inability to comprehend the vocabulary created by the protesters in their pursuit of radical change.

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Poem: bedaari

By Anil Pradhan
but baghs will become thoroughfares will become nations
you will finally arrive home, sublimate onto the endless
that none has seen, shall see, except for you, until then
we shall wait and remember
we will live another night

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Poem: How an Upper-Class Hindu Responds to Riots

By Kinshuk Gupta
When I ask a lady to lie down on the couch to examine her breast lump, sweat drops germinate near her hairline forming lines of fear that trace their way down to her neck.

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Four Poems by Sutputra Radheye

By Sutputra Radheye
Flowers wore burkhas
And sat in rows
To form a bagh

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Contents – Rohingya Refugees: Identity, Citizenship, and Human Rights (Issue 51)

Contents – Rohingya Refugees: Identity, Citizenship, and Human Rights (Issue 51)

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Guest-Editorial – Rohingya Refugees: Identity, Citizenship, and Human Rights

By Chapparban Sajaudeen
The  articles contained in this issue of Café Dissensus from different countries and scholars from diverse disciplines address various issues related to the Rohingya as a community and refugee group. I hope this issue will redress the question of scholarly silence around the Rohingyas in India, a “sensitive” issue, and inspire many others  to research on this topic, thereby removing our misconceptions about the refugees in general and the Rohingya refugees in particular. 

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A Linguistic Anthropology to Rohingya Identity

By Abdullah Al Yusuf
The use of linguistic anthropology, archaeology and epigraphy promises better chances of establishing the well-deserved claim of Rohingyas being the earliest inhabitants of Arakan. While the specific word ‘Rohingya’ may not have appeared in the earliest traceable artifacts, the language used by Rohingya ancestors, and by others to define them, can be traced back to the second millennium BCE.

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Contravention of Rohingya Refugees’ Human Rights in Myanmar

By Daruge Shayad Nasirsab
Since the 1970s, a number of crackdowns on the Rohingya in the Rakhine state has forced hundreds of thousands to flee to neighboring Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. During such crackdowns, refugees have often reported rape, torture, arson and murder by Myanmar security forces.

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Rohingya Refugees in Hyderabad: Socio-Economic and Educational Conditions

By Ishrat Jahan
Most women in refugee camps are widowed, pregnant or have just delivered babies in government hospitals. Since they are stateless (without citizenship) and without economic means, they have free of cost C-section in government hospitals. After that they need more health care and nutritious food. The health and sanitation of these women are often neglected because of various politically-motivated reasons.

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‘Rohingyas, India is not for you’: An Examination of the Political Debates on Rohingya Refugees in India

By Vineeth Mathoor & Sunil Kumar PM
For the contemporary Indian government, backed by the RSS and various Hindu Right wing groups, the Rohingya refugee issue is more political and cultural than humanitarian. Moreover, we need to realize that India is ruled by either BJP or BJP-led NDA governments at the center and the majority of Indian states. These governments promote the Hindu culture of their choice and create a stereotyped image of Hinduism.

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The Vulnerability of the Rohingya Refugees

By Heisnam Olivia Devi
Myanmar soldiers used Rohingya women as sex tools during the armed conflict simply because they belong to the Rohingya Muslim community. Since the Myanmar government denies them citizenship, they are vulnerable to harassment and torture by the Myanmar soldiers.

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