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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,…

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…

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…

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 of the Constitution  Here is the latest manipulation by Jharkhand govt with regard to ‘self-governance’…

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, at dharna at Jantar Mantar in 2011. The battle cry of that surge was primarily against Congress, and as a…

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,…