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Two mins silence for those who think BJP now is going to start talk about development and economy! @Deepsealioness

Orijit Sen says it all.
जिसकी लाठी उसकी भैंस
Might is right.

So three findings emerge:

1. That the 1949 installation of idols was illegal
2. That the 1992 demolition was illegal.
3. No evidence that Babri masjid was build by *demolishing* a temple.

Who is the wronged and who is the wrongdoer again?

To my mind, the court's mandate is not to rule in the interest of peace. It is to rule in the interest of justice. Ensuring peace is the mandate of law enforcement. #AYODHYAVERDICT

@jamewils what IF masjid was not demolished ..based on today's judgement would SC have asked govt to demolish it to build the mandir ...

Even though I expected this, my heart breaks. Also the amount of money that will now go into the construction of an ostentatious Temple. Just so tired of tax-payer's money being spent on statues, and temples, rather than malnutrition, stabilisation of economy, and climate control.

@eggplantemoji @Paridhigupta @piratesin
Since there was no consensus in the main group, which is open to all (gives a chance for new people to get involved in decisions, like you did), we have moved it to Associates sub group (the smaller group of people who took the next level by publicly stating their agreement with Indian Pirates constitution). You can join as an associate (just reply to ) and vote there too.

Inspired by we are voting now to add these to our manifesto.

"Ensure open web for all"

You can also join and vote if you care about this issue. We need to organize ourselves to bring meaningful change to society.

There was no consensus in the main group (which is open for anyone) on the statement, so we are moving the proposal to Associates sub group (associates publicly agreed to Indian Pirates constitution).

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Some of us going to be in Thrissur on 24th for another meetup so we are proposing an Indian Pirates meetup on 23rd. Vote yes/RSVP if you can join us

We have to, those who care about it. We have to organize ourselves to do it. I'm not saying its easy, but we got to try. If we can get the people who care to come together, we can do it. May be not soon enough, we can start making small impacts and grow. If all of us give up thinking we cannot change, we will fail. If you look back in history, we have achieved many things which were considered impossible in those times.

Continuing the series on our constitution

Section 3: We understand individuals and families of all sections of the society and different geographic locations have a right to realize equal life chances regardless of identity. Economic inequity, caste or gender or sexuality based discrimination, and differential abilities prevent many from realizing the equity of opportunities.

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It is also about what we are asking people to do. We are not asking people to just vote for us or promising to give them 15 lakhs. We are asking people to get involved in the policy making. Issues are not what is unique to us, but how we decide what issues are important. Most people are happy with just blaming someone else. It takes real courage and patience to work for sustainable change, especially when you realize it is not an easy task.

@akshay @piratesin

I'm not sure if it is just not working in a hierarchy that is an issue. There is also the problem of "working" in general. Ha ha. If made easy to complain, there will be a lot of people willing to join the party. But what does democratic politics mean to people who aren't used to thinking about policies or working towards solutions?

Let's talk about being anti-establishment.

I have this default attitude of challenging any sort of authority. The 'authority' often shifts from person to person.

At a young age, it was my parents and family who were the authority. In school, it was my teachers, in my job, it's my bosses or whoever is paying me.

And ultimately, the authority is now the Government.

#Kashmir has been under lockdown for 100 days. What are we doing about it?

Human beings have innate value. Rights of every human being is described in Universal Declaration of human rights. We will fight to ensure these rights are not denied to anyone.

Read our full constitution at Join us today if you agree.

Speaking out is important and necessary, but we need to organize ourselves, to make sustainable change.

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Indian Pirates are committed to support human rights, direct democracy and participation in government, reform of copyright and patent law, free sharing of knowledge (open content), information privacy, transparency, freedom of information, anti-corruption and network neutrality. Read our full constitution at Join us today if you agree.

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me.
--Martin Niemöller

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