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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…

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…

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…

Jharkhand: Gang rape of 5 adivasi women in Khunti – Fact-Finding Report

July 4, 2018 - 3:10 pm in Governance, Rights

Following up on media reports of the gang rape of 5 Adivasi women in Kochang, Araki block, Khunti district while holding street plays on anti-trafficking, WSS constituted a fact-finding team comprising women’s groups from different states and local activists…

Credibility crisis of higher institutions | Pushkar Raj

June 21, 2018 - 2:24 pm in Governance

The Credibility of India’s top institutions has lately suffered affecting governance and democracy in the country. Its  strong indication came in the form of the impeachment motion against the chief justice of India which was rejected by the  Vice president…

Strife Torn Kashmir: Longings for Peace | Ram Puniyani

May 28, 2018 - 5:45 pm in Governance

The Green of the valley has been regularly witnessed the blood of militants, Kashmiris, personnel from armed forces and now even those of tourists. In the month of May (2018) earlier this year a school bus was stoned leading to the death of an eleven year…

The Message from Tuticorin Killings | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

May 23, 2018 - 2:28 pm in Governance

What happened in Tuticorin is nothing but protecting the corporate mafias in close connivance of the state power. Let us not forget how Vedanta attempted to destroy Odisha and its great Adivasi heritage. If you see how the police and the political establishment…

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…