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Day April 8, 2020

Stop Communalising the Covid 19 Pandemic

        Bebaak Collective Statement The communalising of COVID-19 pandemic, and criminalising of an international religious conference organised by Tablighi Jamaat at its headquarters in Nizamuddin in Delhi is highly unfortunate and deserves utmost condemnation. Bebaak Collective does… Continue Reading →

“A Billion People Live in Slums. Can They Survive the Corona Virus?”

By: Lee W. Riley, Eva Raphael and Robert Snyder [Dr. Riley, Dr. Raphael and Dr. Snyder are epidemiologists.]Published in: The New York TimesDate: April 8, 2020The most important factor in enabling the spread of pandemics in slums is the neglect of… Continue Reading →

Mumbai first city in India to make face masks a must in public

The prescribed masks are available in the chemist shops. Even the homemade washable mask can be used multiple times after proper washing and disinfecting them, a BMC circular said. Published: 08th April 2020 MUMBAI: As community transmission of coronavirus has begun… Continue Reading →

Campaign Against State Repression (CASR) demands the immediate release of all political prisoners!

April 8th 2020 On March 16th 2020, the Supreme Court of India rejected the anticipatory bail plea of civil rights activists, Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha, asking them to surrender by April 6th 2020. The review petition heard on April 8th 2020 cited… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon case:Going to jail at the time of the COVID-19 virus is “virtually a death sentence”

In Supreme Court, accused Gautam Navlakha, Anand Teltumbde seek time to surrender citing COVID-19 The apex court on March 16 had rejected anticipatory bail pleas of the activists, saying it cannot be said that no prima facie case is made out… Continue Reading →

Covid-19: Disabled scholar activist still in jail, while thousands others released on bail

PM’s message of combating epidemic with compassion rings hollow as his government refuses to release GN Saibaba G Image Courtesy: firstpost.com India’s Prime Minister who is known for his oratory skills recently urged the people of his country to fight… Continue Reading →

COVID Tracking App -Aarogya Setu: Major Surveillance, Few Safeguards

App meant to track suspected coronavirus cases lets the government track citizen movements, build social profiles by accessing their phone contacts without permission, store information in perpetuity, and share the information with any other agency for any other purpose. By… Continue Reading →

The coronavirus pandemic, like other global catastrophes, reveals the limitations of nationalism

April 7, 2020 We live with a profound paradox.  Our lives are powerfully affected by worldwide economic, communications, transportation, food supply, and entertainment systems.  Yet we continue an outdated faith in the nation-state, with all the divisiveness, competition, and helplessness that faith… Continue Reading →

Indian Railways converts old train cars into coronavirus quarantine coaches

Share: While convention centers, stadiums, multi-purpose arenas, and other plus-sized venues the world over are being converted into makeshift medical facilities in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, India is taking a different approach by turning decommissioned passenger train cars into isolation wards. In an effort to halt the… Continue Reading →

A Daughter Pleads For Her Mother’s Release From Jail During Covid Pandemic

Amnesty International India8 April 2020 The last time I met my mother – Professor Shoma Sen, was on 29 February 2020 at the Byculla District Jail in Mumbai for 15 minutes. All meetings at the jail have been cancelled in… Continue Reading →

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