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Chhattisgarh government hounding academics

May 25, 2016 - 7:56 pm in Society

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties strongly condemns the shocking action of the Chhattisgarh state police and district administration threatening criminal prosecution against a team of academics and members of the CPI and CPI(M) parties who had visited…

Is Sword Mightier than Pen now?

May 18, 2016 - 8:48 pm in Society

It is well known proverb, Pen is mightier than sword, but in this Corporate era it seems to be as Sword is mightier than Pen. Recently two journalists…

Revolutionary Bhagat Singh and Freedom Movement

May 18, 2016 - 1:49 pm in Society

History is always subject of debates for various reasons. The one which cropped up recently around Bhagat Singh had a new dimension to ‘looking at the…

Drought and Heat Waves in Jharkhand

May 5, 2016 - 8:22 pm in Society

When we think about Drought, immediately a book’s name arises in our mind. That is ’’ Everybody loves a Good Drought”-- -By P. Sainath. Its Hindi version is available in the Name of –Tisri Fasal. In that book there is mention about the drought situation…

For A New Rendezvous With Dr Ambedkar

May 5, 2016 - 8:02 pm in Society

These are no ordinary times to discuss Dalit vision* or rather reach a consensus around what could be called Dalit Vision.You have on the one hand the upheaval witnessed in the country especially among educated young dalits and broader democratic sections…

UNDERSTANDING FREEDOM: THE PERSPECTIVES FROM THE OPPRESSED MARGINS

April 19, 2016 - 6:08 pm in Society

‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’  - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recently the Chhattisgarh Nagrik Sanyukt Sangarsh Samiti has been organising an event namely ‘Freedom Festival’ in the state capital Raipur. It was organised to…

What AILS Indian Democracy ?

April 16, 2016 - 1:28 pm in Society

India won freedom under a leadership whose dream was to have an India, which belongs to all Indians. Gandhji wrote in the Harijan of 9 August, 1942 about the India they have been fighting for in the following words : Hindustan belongs to all those who were…

Bhim Yatra .. so that there are no more killings

April 14, 2016 - 7:25 pm in Society

Rarely does Jantar-Mantar, the place in the heart of Delhi, gets ‘enlivened’ with people who share very similar type of tragedy - one should say man made tragedy. The culmination of 125 day Bhim Yatra - led by Safai Karmchari Aandolan - which had started…

How Communalism Divides the Nation?

April 9, 2016 - 8:53 pm in Society

Dictate to Chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ as an Example! Today in India the gulf between religious communities is widening at a rapid pace. The ‘Hate other ideologies’ abound and are percolating down to the social levels at dangerous pace. As such India…

3 convicted in Jharkhand Dalit atrocity case after 15 yrs

April 7, 2016 - 8:24 pm in Society

Dalit the Black untouchable of this holy land, denied their basic human right. In rural  areas they are suffering from myriad of problems ill health , malnutrition, poverty, unemployment, migration and  blind faith etc. Dalit women are not twice but thrice…