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Day May 4, 2020

Kerala – When People and Governments Come Together

Analysing Kerala’s Response The COVID-19 pandemic has been a test of the Indian state’s capacity to deal with the repercussions of a public health crisis. Kerala’s success, as it continues to draw strength from its political culture of participatory governance and… Continue Reading →

1100 Feminists across India demand withdrawl of sedition charges against 3 women activists

About 1, 100  from all over India – organisations and individuals across religion, class, caste, ethnicity, ability, sexuality and genders – have issued a solidarity statement condemning what they have called “the targeted crackdown on Muslims and women activists in… Continue Reading →

Open letter to Safoora Zargar from her sister: “I am taking lessons from memories of you having courage”

May 3, 2020 This is a letter from Sameeya Zargar to her sister Safoora, currently lodged in Tihar Jail. Safoora, media coordinator of the Jamia Coordination Committee, has been charged under the draconian anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)…. Continue Reading →

PMO junks RTI plea on PM-CARES, scientific logic behind COVID-19 lockdown

The PMO also cited a Central Information Commission order dated 2009 that the application contains a mutliplicity of requests on varied subjects. By Richa SharmaExpress News Service NEW DELHI: A Right to Information (RTI) application seeking details about the donors to… Continue Reading →

Malegaon mystery: Covid count low but surge in overall deaths

12 due to coronavirus but 580 deaths in April is double the number last year, govt to randomly test next of kin. by ZEESHAN SHAIKH | Malegaon, Mumbai | Updated: May 4, 2020  Nine bodies were brought to Malegaon’s biggest burial ground in… Continue Reading →

Human rights due diligence can help home-based workers hidden in India’s Leather Industry

Pradeepan Ravi, Cividep India The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown have cast shadows over the lives and livelihoods of millions of workers in India. In the leather manufacturing sector, both factory workers and homeworkers have been out of work… Continue Reading →

India – Why legal framework is urgently needed to protect migrants’ rights

SOURYA MAJUMDER03 May 2020 The rights that migrant workers are entitled to, in accordance with the law, seldom make it to public discourse. This neglect of the legal framework for hiring migrant workers, at times, creates an illusion that the… Continue Reading →

India – Why Activists Want Prisons Decongested

The Supreme Court also wants to reduce the Covid-19 risks posed by overcrowded jails, but there is little progress so far. Subhash Gatade  Late in March, Sirous Asgari, a materials science and engineering professor from Iran, who is at present… Continue Reading →

India – Manipulative Fake News On The Rise Under Lockdown

Prachi Salve May 3, 2020 Mumbai: A team of doctors, health workers and revenue officials who had gone to identify the family members of a 65-year-old man who died of COVID-19 were attacked in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on April 2, after fake videos claimed… Continue Reading →

Doctor -Forget medals and flypasts – what we want is proper pay and PPE

Rachel Clarke All the government’s praise for health ‘heroes’ is a distraction from its abject failure to protect those at the Covid frontline  @doctor_oxford Sat 2 May 2020 17.05 BSTLast modified on Sat 2 May 2020 20.55 BST Shares28,219 Nothing these days is more… Continue Reading →

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