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Police to journalist: Why do you criticise the govt?

Reply: It’s my right. I’m not obliged to answer you    |   Published 08.07.20, 02:51 AM The Supreme Court on Tuesday told veteran journalist Vinod Dua not to answer a second questionnaire sent to him by Himachal Pradesh police in a sedition… Continue Reading →

Shadow of Laxmanpur Bathe on Bihar Election

An unpredictable element has found a new lease of life thanks to the coming Assembly election.Subhash Gatade 08 Jul 2020 The outlawed Ranvir Sena—the private army of upper caste landlords of Bihar—is in the news again. It recently threatened the Bihar… Continue Reading →

Ahmedabad lockdown: 37% poor households didn’t get ration, Dalits, Muslims worst hit

POSTED ON JULY 8, 2020 By Rajiv Shah An authoritative survey, carried out by a group of academics and social workers, among low-income settlements in Ahmedabad during the Narendra Modi-announced Covid-19 lockdown, has said a whopping 37% of the households… Continue Reading →

Violent Policemen, Impunity, and the Refusal to Reform

DOMA KOUSHIK REDDY & ARNAV SINGH | 7 JULY, 2020 1,731 deaths in police or judicial custody were reported last year  P. Jeyaraj aged 62, a shopkeeper, and his son J. Bennix aged 32 were taken into custody by the Sathankulam… Continue Reading →

Bhima-Koregaon case: Delhi HC order on Navlakha quashed

Elgar Parishad-Koregaon Bhima case The Supreme Court, on Monday, set aside Delhi High Court’s May 27 order to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to produce the records of the production warrant issued for the transfer of journalist-turned-civil rights activist Gautam… Continue Reading →

The State seems to ‘relish’ harassing, torturing Akhil Gogoi, a peasant rights campaigner

By Atul, Sandeep Pandey* Akhil Gogoi, a peasant leader and Right to Information (RTI) activist from Assam, has been in jail since December 2019. His crime is that he exercised his fundamental right of speech and expression by protesting against… Continue Reading →

Philip Alston outgoing U N Special Rapporteur Condemns Failed Global Poverty Eradication

EffortsJuly 5, 2020 Philip Alston     |     New York (6 July 2020) – Global poverty is rising, directly contradicting the mainstream wisdom that it is being eradicated, according to a new report to the UN.  States are completely off-track to meet their goal… Continue Reading →

Indians create awareness with #DalitLivesMatter

Posted On July 5, 2020 Written by Tejasvini Prasad Indians are attempting to awaken their fellow citizens with social media action around #DalitLivesMatter, in the fashion of #BlackLivesMatter. The hashtag was first used in November 2014, shortly after #BlackLivesMatter started trending…. Continue Reading →

The 100 Years War On Palestine, And Still Counting

Deceptive US role By – ROD SUCH  “One of the most terrifying sounds on earth,” Palestinian American historian Rashid Khalidi recalls, is “the screeching roar of supersonic warplanes diving to attack.” He experienced that while rushing to retrieve his children… Continue Reading →

Roll Back Problematic Amendments to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

Resist Attempts to Weaken Penal Provisions that hold entities accountable for violation of RPWD Act.  Put Rights of Marginalized Citizens Before ‘Business Sentiments’ Stop the Patronizing ‘Divyang Politics’!  Ensure Accessibility as a Fundamental Right! 5th July, 2020: National Alliance of People’s Movements… Continue Reading →

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