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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…

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…

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…

Bengal tea garden workers in unbridled pain and misery

June 1, 2016 - 11:47 am in Rights

Unbridled pain and misery of tea garden workers - perpetual failure of State Government Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) intends to share with alleged malnutrition-led-death of workers at various tea estates of North Bengal through the various…

Understanding untouchability and castes questions in Nepal

May 18, 2016 - 9:42 pm in Rights

Is a revolution possible without dismantling brahmanical disorder ? As I started from Delhi to visit Kathmandu to participate in World Conference against Untouchability organized by International Humanist Union, London and Nepal Dalit Commission along with…

Jharkhand Opposition Calls Bandh on 14th May

May 11, 2016 - 7:21 pm in Rights

After a long struggle and martyrdom Jharkhand came in to existence on 15th Nov, 2000. It was part of undivided Bihar and called this part South Bihar. Separate Jharkhand movement was started by Adivasi people. Later on non-tribals joined hands. Jharkhandi…

Status of Muslims in West Bengal – Appeasement or Exclusion?

April 19, 2016 - 6:20 pm in Rights

“Muslims constitute a very large proportion of the poor. The fact that Muslims in West Bengal are disproportionately poorer and more deprived in terms of living conditions is an empirical recognition that gives this report an inescapable immediacy and practical…

Biometric identification projects may compromise sovereignty of a nation

March 31, 2016 - 6:30 pm in Rights

Illegitimate Aadhaar like biometric identification projects compromises sovereignty nations in South Asia Citizens being turned into subject and slaves of an emerging Surveillance State based on Database      New Delhi: Even as the urgent order of Chief…