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Amnesty Report on Kashmir: An Attempt to Uncover a Narrative of Denied Justice

September 2, 2016 - 6:19 pm in Reforms

An FIR was recently registered against Amnesty International India (AII) on charges of sedition and other IPC sections. Amnesty International India had organized a panel discussion which included Kashmiri Pandits and others. This discussion was a part of the…

Uniform Civil Code- a Political Ruse

August 17, 2016 - 6:36 pm in Reforms

The government (Law ministry) recently referred the matter of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) to the Law Commission to seek its opinion. The UCC debate has been…

Political battles need bigger social coalition

July 27, 2016 - 12:33 pm in Reforms

It was a solidarity protest against atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat and other parts of the country. Numerous organisations came. Jantar Mantar, during…

Adivasis quit homeland due to economic poverty and social insecurity

June 18, 2016 - 12:50 pm in Culture, Reforms

Adivasis leaving their homeland in waves - searching for a way out of  economic poverty and social insecurity During the recent years three types of migration waves are taking place in the Adivasi dominant states of Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Bengal.…

Domestic Violence: Lessons for India from Australia

May 17, 2016 - 10:49 am in Reforms

One social parallel that can be drawn between two dissimilar countries like India and Australia is rampant family violence in both the countries. As Australia is fighting the menace vigorously, India can learn a few  lessons from it, giving some relief to…

Dr. Ambedkar in Jharkhand

April 14, 2016 - 7:10 pm in Reforms

July 20,1942 is a historical and memorable day in the History of India .On this very day Dr. B. R Ambedkar was appointed as labour member( labour Minister) in the Executive Council of Viceroy. He was not only a Professor, Lawyer, Politician, Educationalist…

Blue & Red: from Rohith Vemula to Kanhaiyya Kumar

March 17, 2016 - 2:21 pm in Reforms

JNU administration has not brought itself to glory when it expelled all the students charged with ‘sedition’ activities without giving them a chance to explain their position and when the matter is subjudice. What happens if the courts exonerate the students…

Vandalisation of Church and assault on Believers: Chhattisgarh

March 7, 2016 - 10:42 am in Reforms

Chhattisgarh Nagrik Samyukta Sangarsh Samiti strongly condemns the vandalisation of Church and subsequent assault on the church members in Kachana near Raipur city. The attack happened around 11 am today (March 6, 2016) allegedly by members of Bajrang Dal.…

War on Constitution: The Rise of Saffron Jihad

February 18, 2016 - 12:56 pm in Reforms

Those of us who witnessed what happened when the goons demolished Babari Masjid in 1992 and later assaulted journalists covering the incident can vouch that it is almost after 25 years that we are witnessing the same kind of situation in India. We have…

Women: Lord, Why Am I Banned from your Abode?

February 16, 2016 - 5:20 pm in Reforms

One is witnessing strange incidents where the women from Muslim and Hindu community are facing similar obstacles. This relates to the issue of entry into places of worship. While the women from Bhumata Brigade are struggling to get entry into Shani Shingnapur…