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Supreme Court Judgment dilutes the very purpose of the progressive legislation Prevention of Atrocities Act

March 22, 2018 - 7:01 pm in Governance

Press Release National Coalition for Strengthening SCs and STs (PoA) Act (NCSPA), a platform of more than 500 Dalits and Adivasis civil society organisations, communities, leaders and activists expresses serious concern over the Supreme Court Judgment that…

Jharkhand govt’s manipulation of ‘self-governance’ by Adivasi Communities | Stan Swamy

March 9, 2018 - 11:18 am in Governance

‘Adivasi Vikas Samiti’ of Jharkhand Govt SETS ASIDE (i) PESA an Act of Parliament 1996, (ii) Jharkhand Panchayat Raj Act 2001, (iii) Vth Schedule…

Nirav Modi Heist and Chowkidar Narendra Modi | Ram Puniyani

March 6, 2018 - 2:29 pm in Governance

Corruption is a big menace in different countries, including ours. We witnessed the spectacle of movement against corruption demanding for Jan Lokpal,…

India’s Partition and Kashmir Imbroglio – Who is responsible?

February 28, 2018 - 11:59 am in Governance

Political tendencies not only distort and ‘present the past’ to suit their political agenda; they can go to any extent to even lie about the events and their interpretation. ‘Facts are sacred; opinions are free’ should have been the dictum for all…

PESA Act replaced by an oral announcement of ‘Gram Vikas Samiti’

February 8, 2018 - 1:58 pm in Governance

PESA (empowering Gram Sabha) an Act of Parliament REPLACED by an oral announcement of ‘Gram Vikas Samiti’ by CM of Jharkhand! Here is the latest manipulation by Jharkhand govt with regard to ‘self-governance’ by Adivasi Communities. For one thing,…

Hindu Rashtra versus Ambedkarite State | Irfan Engineer

February 6, 2018 - 10:31 am in Governance

The Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA Government in the Centre will soon be completing four years in a couple of months. After independence, for the first time BJP, a rightwing party subscribing to Hindu nationalist ideology, gained absolute majority in the Lok…

The blood of martyrs will not go in vain | Stan Swamy

February 3, 2018 - 5:58 pm in Governance

The Adivasi people of KOEL-KARO JAN SANGATAN paid their homage yesterday [2nd Feb] to the eight martyrs of 2nd Feb.2001  and renewed their resolve to assert their rights over their ancestral land. More than a thousand people from surrounding villages first…

Understanding ‘Republic’ – from Subaltern perspective | Samjhabji Bhagat

January 25, 2018 - 10:21 pm in Governance

Indian proudly celebrate "Republic' Day, without much understanding of the deeper meaning of the word and the idea behind it. A conversation with Sambhaji Bagat to understand the interpretation of Republic through Subaltern perspective. Republic as defined…

Adivasi Community has right of ownership over natural resources’

January 22, 2018 - 5:16 pm in Governance

‘Adivasi Community has right of ownership over natural resources’ Supreme Court says: YES . . . Government says: NO Some facts: (1) The Central Indian States of M.P, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bengal are blessed with enormous amount of minerals,…

A fatal blow to be judiciary | Rajindar Sachar

January 18, 2018 - 11:28 pm in Governance

There is a colloquial (this house got burnt with its own (House Stove). I was reminded of this on the day when 4 judges held a press conference and mentioned serious charges against the Chief Justice. To add to the mystery, one of judge signatory now said…