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Biggest threat to Indian Democracy – The Caste System

April 5, 2017 - 6:36 pm in Rights, Uncategorized

Despite a great threat to their own existence inside the JNU campuses which is being 'cleaned' to maintain brahmanical hegemony ( it was always there but in a better 'coordinated' and sophisticated way) the young Ambedkarites of Birsa Ambedkar Student Association…

The truth about Aadhaar’s biometrics

March 28, 2017 - 9:20 am in Governance, Rights

The opposition to Aadhaar mostly centres on the issues of surveillance and privacy. While these are very important issues, the lofty platform on which…

Independence of judiciary indispensable for peoples rights & liberty

March 26, 2017 - 7:17 pm in Reforms, Rights

From 1950 to 1993*, the power to appoint judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts and also the power to transfer the judges of the High Courts were…

Rights of Indian leather workers systematically violated

March 18, 2017 - 3:50 am in Rights

Major footwear and garment brands react to serious human rights issues in their leather supply chain and promise collective action Around 2,5 million workers in the Indian leather industry often face unacceptable working conditions that violate their human…

Human Rights defenders harassed in Bastar, Chhattisgarh

December 29, 2016 - 12:08 am in Rights

Stop Harassing Human Rights Defenders in Bastar The People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Chhattisgarh strongly condemns the acts of the Chhattisgarh police in harassing, intimidating and suppressing the voices of Human Rights Defenders, particularly in the…

Unfulfilled Promise: Right to Food

November 8, 2016 - 1:35 pm in Rights

Although National Food Security Act was enacted by Central Govt in 2013, Jharkhand took two years to start its implementation, that too after several people’s movements and organisations questioned the govt why it is not applying it to the state. When it…

Harmony and Spirituality of Earth – A Critical Search

October 20, 2016 - 9:26 pm in Rights

All of us live in a world of guns and bombs, wars and battles, hunger and starvation, deaths and killings as well as disparity and discrimination. Justice and Peace is today almost next to impossible and virtually unreachable. In many cases it has completely…

Kandhamal: A Long Wait for Justice

August 25, 2016 - 11:24 am in Rights

Today, nearly a decade later when we remember with pain the horrific violence of Kandhmal in 2008, many issues related to the state of affairs of communal violence, the state of minorities, the state of justice delivery system come to one’s mind. The incident…

Dalits in Gujarat- A picture of inequality and violence

August 1, 2016 - 12:10 pm in Rights

On 11th July, seven members of a Dalit family were beaten up by manav bhakshaks­-cum-extortionists representing themselves as gau rakshaks in Una town of Gujarat. They were mercilessly beaten up with iron pipes, knife and sticks for skinning a dead cow in…

Bloodbath in Bastar: The Theory of Ethinic Cleansing – 2

July 30, 2016 - 6:28 am in Rights

REVISITING THE THEORY OF ETHNIC CLEANSING IN BASTAR Part 1 Part-2 Hatred and Violence Against Christian Minorities Two days ago news appeared in the media in Chhattisgarh that an Adivasi Christian minor girl was raped and brutally killed in Kondagaon district…

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