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Why Arrest of Dalit activists-‘Urban Naxals’?

September 24, 2018 - 6:54 pm in Governance

The violence in Bheema Koregon is still reverberating. We recall that on January 1st, thousands of dalits returning from Bheema Koregaon were beaten up. In that context the names of Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide cropped up as the instigators of violence.…

A mature response from Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan

September 15, 2018 - 10:52 am in Governance

Chandra Shekhar Azad ' Ravan' has been released from the jail by the Uttar Pradesh government. The police says that the cases were not pursued because…

Open letter to the Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi

September 13, 2018 - 7:31 pm in Governance

To: Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modiji, Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110011. Respected Prime Minister,…

Democracy under assault

August 28, 2018 - 7:38 pm in Governance

The morning news of raids and arrest of five activists from different parts of the country by the Pune police is a chilling reminder that talks of political dissent and human rights are a crime and those who are lynching people in public, threatening people…

State of the Stateless: the Tale of NRC in Assam

August 17, 2018 - 5:36 pm in Governance

“The ache for home lives in all of us”, as was said by writer Maya Angelou. This ache is the prospect facing and lived by 40 lakh odd residents of Assam today. 40 lakhs of the residents in Assam do not find their names on the final draft of National Register…

India the new Lynchdom

August 7, 2018 - 11:45 am in Governance

Martin Luther King Jr. said that law may not be able to make a man love him but it can keep the man from lynching him. These words were said by Martin Luther King Jr. in the era where the racial segregation was at its peak and the African Americans targeted…

Leaders Voice against State Repression of Rights Activists

August 5, 2018 - 7:52 pm in Governance

The protest programme at Parliament Street in Delhi by Campaign Against State Repression on Rights Activists saw the participation of over four thousand people from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Tamil…

Conference on Security and Cooperation in the Middle East | Rene Wadlow

July 14, 2018 - 8:04 pm in Governance

In a 26 June 2018 address to the United Nations Security Council, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General, reviewed the conflict situations in the Middle East - its profound divisions, troubling currents and the tragic shredding of its diverse religious, ethnic…

Jharkhand’s civil society condemns Jayant Sinha – Ramgarh lynching

July 11, 2018 - 3:18 pm in Governance

On 6 July, Union Minister of state for civil aviation, Jayant Sinha, felicitated life convicts after they were released on bail by the Jharkhand High Court. All the eight men were convicted in the lynching of Alimuddin Ansari of Ramgarh. According to media…

Was Emergency in India akin to Hitler’s Regime? | Ram Puniyani

July 9, 2018 - 5:34 pm in Governance

On the eve of 43rd anniversary of the Emergency, which was imposed on the country in 1975, BJP has come out strongly condemning the event, has issued half page advertisement and Modi said that it was imposed to save the power of a family. There are claims…