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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…

In Conversation with Tilak Pariyar

September 11, 2016 - 4:17 pm in Reforms, Video

Vidya Bhushan Rawat, a Radical Humanist, political analyst and human rights activist based in Delhi, speaks to Tikal Pariyar, Nepal Tilak Pariyar is Member…

Cow-Beef and Political Scenario

September 5, 2016 - 12:48 pm in Society

Too many incidents of atrocities against Dalits-Muslims have been making headlines during last two years. Some of these like the one of Una (Gujarat,…

In Conversation with Amar Lal Ram

August 31, 2016 - 1:48 pm in Society, Travelogue, Video

Vidya Bhushan Rawat, a Radical Humanist, political analyst and human rights activist based in Delhi, speaks to Amar Lal Ram, Nepal Amar Lal ram is a Dalit rights activist from the Saptarani district in the Madhesh region of Nepal. He comments specifically…

Fact finding report on Una, Gujarat

August 3, 2016 - 7:04 pm in Society

This report is presented by People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Gujarat to National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi and is released by Ms. Manjula Pradeep, Executive Director of Navsarjan Trust, Gujarat (Chairperson of the fact-finding team) and…

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…

Political battles need bigger social coalition

July 27, 2016 - 12:33 pm in Reforms

It was a solidarity protest against atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat and other parts of the country. Numerous organisations came. Jantar Mantar, during the session of Parliament, was crowded as usual with a diverse group. On the left-hand side of our protest…

Ambedkar’s path alone will liberate Dalits

July 20, 2016 - 9:00 pm in Politics

It was good to see Ms Mayawati in her strong way taking on the Sangh Parivar. She need to return to her old self. There is no need to read from written text in Parliament. It is time for her to now go back to cadre and ask them to go for full blow. BJP's attempted…

Perspectives on women in the discourse of nationalism

June 2, 2016 - 2:43 pm in Culture

The public discourse in India today is replete with discussions on nationalism. The actions of any individual and particularly of those who have a point of view that is different from that of the current political dispensation or establishment are termed as…

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…

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