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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 →

‘Covert medication’ – Indian Psychiatry’s worst kept secret

by- Anirudh Kala ‘Covert medication’ is the practice of mixing medication in food or beverages by the family because the patient refuses to take it since he does not believe he is ill. The person is usually suffering from schizophrenia,… Continue Reading →

Manoj Bajpayee: I was close to dying by suicide

Manoj Bajpayee opened up about his struggling days when even a vada pav seemed costly and paying the rent of a chawl was difficult for him. He even had suicidal thoughts and was pulled out of that low phase by… Continue Reading →

India must prepare for a growing mental-health epidemic

Mind the Treatment Gap KIRAN DHILLON30 June 2020 One in every ten Indians suffers from a mental-health disorder, but the country has fewer than four thousand psychiatrists. As a result, 83 percent of people with mental-health disorders do not get… Continue Reading →

TogetherWeCan’s massive win : Minimum standards for registration of Therapy Centres in Kerala

Mandatory registrati .. Mandatory registration needed for all therapy centres in state Sudha Nambudiri | TNN | Jun 28, 2020, 04:24 IST Kochi: The state government has issued a gazette notification declaring the guidelines prescribing minimum standards for registration of therapy centres in Kerala. With this, all therapy centres will… Continue Reading →

Helplines flooded with anxious calls after Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide

| TNN | Jun 18, 2020, 09:35 IST He was always smiling. How can a happy person take such a drastic step?”“I don’t know why but I am relating with him so much. It’s getting difficult for me.” “What are the telltale… Continue Reading →

Bollywood Stars – Vocal on #BlackLivesMatter and silent on domestic issues – Hypocrites

For many, messages of anti-racism and solidarity rang hollow coming from the mouths of Bollywood’s biggest names Swara Bhasker has been vocal in her criticism of Narendra Modi’s (above) government and its role in the persecution of India’s Muslims. Photograph: Press… Continue Reading →

चीख़ें’ – क्या सरकार सुनेगी ? जून 1 राष्टीय #शोकदिवस #DayOfMourning

‘चीख़ें’ अल्लाम अशरफ़ दिल टूटने की अपनी कोई आवाज़ नहीं होती,बस ख़ामोशियाँ चीख़ती रहती हैं ख़लाओं में… भूखे बच्चों का बिलखना जब ना देखा गया,उम्मीदें खिंचने लगी हमें अपने गाँवों में… चल पड़े छोड़ के शहरों की चुभती रौनक़,गाँव धूल… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Lockdown and the Pandemic of Caste

by Dr Goldy M. George — May 19, 2020 The novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 has already touched 212 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. According to the latest records on worldometer, India stands at 11th position with 96169 COVID-19 cases and… Continue Reading →

Amritsar Temple head priest arrested for repeatedly raping two women

Posted On May 19, 2020 The two victims, in a letter to Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes member Tarsem Singh, informed that they have been illegally confined and were being repeatedly raped by the Mahant and his men. Amritsar… Continue Reading →

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