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Day July 15, 2020

Anganwadi Workers Reach Out to Parents Using WhatsApp Groups

Women and Child Development Ministry of the Maharashtra government had asked 1.08 lakh AAWs across the state to make use of the WhatsApp groups so that the kids’ learning continues unhindered amid the pandemic.Varsha Torgalkar 15 Jul 2020 Renuka Shivange, Anganwadi… Continue Reading →

Anand Teltumbde: Cards and letters for jailed India scholar as he turns 70

15 July 2020 Prominent Indian scholar and human rights defender Anand Teltumbde has turned 70 in a Mumbai prison amid growing calls for his release, writes the BBC’s Geeta Pandey in Delhi. “Then they came for me, and there was… Continue Reading →

“If They knew I Was Dalit, It Could Ruin My Career.”

By: Yashica Dutt [Ms. Dutt is the author of the memoir, “Coming Out as a Dalit.”]Published in: The New York TimesDate: July 14, 2020 Indian immigrants from Dalit backgrounds are rising up against caste discrimination at their workplaces in the United… Continue Reading →

The extra-judicial punishment of jailing ailing activists during COVID-19

Indira Jaising |@IJaising| July 14,2020 The Supreme Court of India has repeatedly held that imprisonment does not deprive a prisoner of other fundamental rights that can be exercised consistently with detention. This logic should apply with more force to undertrials and… Continue Reading →

Bihar: Gangrape survivor arrested after demanding the presence of social workers in district court

Woman booked for ‘misbehaviour’ while recording statement The woman allegedly raised her voice and insisted that she would sign the statement only after one of the activists read it out to her. Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Published: July 15, 2020… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 outbreak in Nagpur Prison: The worsening health situation of Prof G.N. Saibaba

The prison authorities gave special permission to Prof Saibaba to explain his condition to lawyer and family. Dr. G.N. Saibaba in his most recent call to his family and advocate informed that there has been an uncontrolled outbreak of COVID-19… Continue Reading →

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