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(Nepura, Bihar) “She is my daughter. She doesn’t go to school because the school asks for Rs. 500 per month. How are we going to manage that much money? We hardly earn Rs. 200 per month. Rice is Rs. 25 per kg, potatoes are for Rs. 12 per kg, goitha is for Rs. 20.”
(Nepura) “I am making thread out of cocoon. I have been working for several years and people often come and take my picture. Sometimes people buy the cloth that we make here. This thread is used to make tassar silk.”
This is in context of the JNU incident of February to March 2016 where sedition charges were levied against the students of JNU:
(New Delhi) “Look at current situation in the country. We are a country of over 100 crores; we have more than 22 languages, people come from different kinds of background. We have every religion in the world in this country. Everybody dresses differently. In a country like this when somebody dissents from what the state thinks, you can’t call that person anti-national. I have a right to dissent; that’s the basis of democracy. The minute I say something that you do not like, you can criticize me, but you cannot imprison me, and you can’t call me anti-national.  Are you saying that there shouldn’t be any questioning in the Universities? That is the time to experiment and question all kinds of thoughts. We are living in a very troubled time. You can’t impose prohibition on a thought process or a way of living or on what you eat. It is not only disappointing but da…
(Nepura, Bihar) “We are sisters.”