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Jharkhand: Gang rape of 5 adivasi women in Khunti – Fact-Finding Report

July 4, 2018 - 3:10 pm in Governance, Rights

Following up on media reports of the gang rape of 5 Adivasi women in Kochang, Araki block, Khunti district while holding street plays on anti-trafficking, WSS constituted a fact-finding team comprising women’s groups from different states and local activists…

Silence enveloping Sexual Harassment at Workplace | Sunil Kumar

June 2, 2018 - 4:59 pm in Rights

Sexual harassment at workplace is often brushed under the carpet. As a society, we live in a state of denial. Either we choose not to see the elephant…

Hamid Ansari, Jinnah’s Portrait and turmoil in AMU | Ram Puniyani

May 12, 2018 - 10:06 pm in Rights

Recently (May 2018) Hamid Ansari, the ex-Vice President of India, was invited to Aligarh Muslim University to honor him with life membership of AMU Students…

Rajinder Johar : A life of inspiration | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

February 5, 2018 - 11:42 pm in Rights

The life of Rajinder Johar is victory of human spirit despite all impossibilities that situation put on people. Those of us, who have known to him over twenty years became his admirer for his never die positive attitude which ultimately became his vision in…

The Black King & the Dalit Panther – Martin Luther King & Namdeo Dhasal

January 16, 2018 - 6:04 pm in Rights

15th January BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF Panther Namdeo Dhasal SIMILARITIES always GALORE in the stories of the Most Unheard, Unseen, Brutalized and marginalized ones. 15th January 1929 : Legendary Martin Luther…

Speak up against vulgar and intimidating language of the goons masquerading as political activists

January 1, 2018 - 3:42 pm in Rights

As another year is coming to an end, we witnessed huge turmoil everywhere. The intimidation to dissenters continued while political opponents were targeted as usual by the Hindutva groups. Mob lynching and cow terrorism aggravated all over the country and…

No Country for Women- Love and rights in troubled times | Neha Dabhade

December 18, 2017 - 5:12 pm in Rights

Recently in Rajsamand, Rajasthan, one Shambu lal Raigar brutally hacked Mohammad Afzarul, a migrant from Malda, West Bengal to death with his own tools and set fire to his body. This ghastly act was captured on camera by Raigar’s 14 year old nephew who then…

Transgender Bill 2016, needs to be rejected | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

December 17, 2017 - 6:48 pm in Rights

They came in large numbers from all over the country to protest against attempt to criminalise the issues of TransGender Communities under The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 which actually rather than helping them, criminalises them…

Why are we silent on the grave threat to Prof Kancha Illaiah

September 26, 2017 - 6:06 pm in Rights

While it is nobody’s suggestion that India was a tolerant land some three years back and suddenly has developed the intolerance but none can deny the fact that the goons threatening intellectuals and activists have certainly become more arrogant and encouraged…

Enmass arrest of peasant leaders in Chhattisgarh

September 21, 2017 - 8:02 pm in Rights

Peasant movement leaders have been arrested enmass across Chhattisgarh since yesterday night. The government of Chhattisgarh is scared that peasants and farmers have been raising the voice of farmers suicide, issues of compensation of crop loss, bonus and…