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Appeal: Support Chief Judicial Magistrate Prabhakar Gwal #Chhattisgarh

September 19, 2017 - 12:11 pm in Rights

This comes as an urgent appeal to you seeking support and solidarity for Mr. Prabhakar Gwal. Gwal has been a well known people’s judge from Chhattisgarh. Gwal a Chief Judicial Magistrate who was known for his integrity was dismissed in April 2016. He was…

Adivasis languishing in jail, no one to listen their cries

September 16, 2017 - 4:24 pm in Rights

“4000 Adivasis, charged as ‘Naxals’, are in the jails of Jharkhand”  [Hindustan, Ranchi ed., 14 Aug.2017]  “There are people who cannot take…

Time to declare Adivasis as Indigenous people of India

August 9, 2017 - 6:12 pm in Rights

Today we celebrate World Indigenous people’s day but in the backyard of the biggest democracy of the world is the systematic isolation and displacement…

RTE: A step towards Edification and Development

August 7, 2017 - 5:09 pm in Education, Rights

Abstract: Education plays an important role in the overall development of a person. It helps one to become a good citizen, which could, in turn, become an asset in modern democratic concept. Right to education has opened a whole new arena for transforming…

Will the fence eat the crop ?

July 27, 2017 - 3:51 pm in Rights

Will the fence eat the crop ? Media report: ‘over 1000 fake land-deeds grabbing Adivasi land after Jharkhand State formation’  [Prabhat Khabar 19 June 2017] Adivasi People have the right to know: (1) Who made these fake land-deeds… their names &…

“Free Media” in India – A Myth

June 11, 2017 - 6:59 pm in Governance, Rights, Society

Press Club of India is normally an empty space unless a few of those, who don’t have enough resources to pay at the India International Center or India Habitat Center or some Five Star hotels, do organize some events of public concern, but this week, it…

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 Aadhaar stands is supported on the myth that biometric-based identity is infallible, robust and safe. None…

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 vested in the President i.e., the Union Government. Till 1973, there was no interference by the Union Government,…

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…