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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…

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…

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…

Negotiating with Undeclared Emergency

June 26, 2016 - 5:49 pm in Rights

Last month, Hyderabad police registered a case against Prof. Kancha Ilaiah for writing an article in a Telugu daily, entitled ‘Is God not a democrat’? The article questioned inequality in society and discussed the concept of god. For doing so the professor…

Bloodbath in Bastar: The Theory of Ethinic Cleansing

June 18, 2016 - 12:31 pm in Rights

REVISITING THE THEORY OF ETHNIC CLEANSING IN BASTAR Part-1  Adivasis and the ongoing Maoist conflict and anti-Maoist operations – whether it is under the erstwhile peace movement of Salwa Judum[1] and the later Samajik Ekta Manch or the ongoing Operation…