This week, host Basant Kumar is joined by the Quint’s Saptarshi Basak and freelance journalist Vikrant Dubey.
Saptarshi explained the ethnic divide in Manipur between the state’s tribal groups. He delved into the ongoing conflict and its implications in the northeast, and also threw light on the central and the state governments’ failure in maintaining law and order.
Vikrant spoke about his reportage on a Gandhian organisation’s struggle in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi against a demolition order. He detailed how the district magistrate’s demolition order against Varanasi Sarva Seva Sangh’s official premises last month triggered a sit-in protest at the site to save the seven decade old campus.
00:00:00 - Introduction
00:01:32 - Manipur Violence
00:09:48 - Sarva Seva Sangh
00:47:41 - Recommendations
Produced by Tehreem Roshan and Saif Ali Ekram, recorded by Naresh Kumar, and edited by Umrav Singh Gurjar.