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SC demands report on Sardar Sarovar reservoir regulation, not by NCA, but by Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources

§  The Bench directs that basic amenities to be provided to the Sardar Sarovar evictees The Writ Petition filed by persons affected due to the unjust and illegal submergence, after the filling up of the reservoir of the Sardar Sarovar… Continue Reading →

Gujarat High Court pulls up state govt for the death of a manual scavenger

Posted On October 12, 2019 THE Gujarat High Court has pulled up the state government for the death of a manual scavenger in Prantij town while he entered an underground sewage to clean the gutter and ordered action against the… Continue Reading →

India- Suicide Country, Catching Mental Illness Before It Is Too Late

Written by Aradhna Wal | Published on: October 11, 2019 Yavatmal, Amravati, Nagpur, Mumbai: Baby Kinake, 39, did not recall anything odd or amiss in her husband’s behaviour in the days before he took his life 12 years ago. Farm widows Baby Kinake (left) and… Continue Reading →

Woes of the National Green Tribunal: Are the recent appointments unconstitutional?

Bar & Bench October 9 2019 Ritwick Dutta Over the last decade, if there is one institution in India that has captured the world’s attention, it is the National Green Tribunal (NGT). During the Parliamentary debate surrounding the introduction of the… Continue Reading →

How Maharashtra, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu Use Outdated State Laws To Acquire Land

Nihar Gokhale, Land Conflict Watch October 9, 2019 New Delhi: Maharashtra and Karnataka are using decades-old land acquisition laws–similar to a now-defunct colonial-era law–to acquire land for large projects, bypassing a more recent central law that provides for landowners’ consent and fair compensation. … Continue Reading →

SC stops tree cutting in Mumbai’s Aarey till next hearing on October 21

Aarey Forest Case: “Don’t cut anything now,” the apex court said while hearing petitions challenging the felling of trees to build a car shed for the Mumbai Metro. MUMBAI Updated: Oct 07, 2019 12:22 IST Ashok Bagriya and Tanushree VenkatramanHindustan Times,… Continue Reading →

29 Activists Arrested for Protesting Aarey Tree Felling Get Bail, Say Will Seek Action Against Cops For ‘Assault’

Some students whose friends were among those arrested alleged that police lathi charged them and assaulted them when they were protesting peacefully. Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Sunday granted bail to the 29 protesters who were arrested from Aarey colony on… Continue Reading →

India -10 million miners exposed to silica dust, 50% suffer from deadly silicosis

Saturday, October 05, 2019 Anand Yagnik speaking at the Gujarat consultation By Our RepresentativeA recent seminar in Delhi, held in the presence of two Union ministers, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Ashwini Kumar Choubey, has been told that a whopping 10… Continue Reading →

Aarey Protests: Bombay HC Rejects Fresh Plea Seeking Stay on Felling of Trees; Bail of 29 Detained Activists Rejected

Mumbai Police detaining protesters at Aarey colony | (Photo Credits: PTI) Mumbai, October 5: The Bombay High Court on Saturday rejected a fresh plea which sought a stay on the felling of trees at the designated site in Aarey colony where… Continue Reading →

It’s not just Greta Thunberg: why are we ignoring the developing world’s inspiring activists?

Chika Unigwe Young people in the global south have been tackling the climate crisis for years. They should be celebrated too Sat 5 Oct 2019 09.00 BST Shares383 Ridhima Pandey was just nine years old in 2017 when she filed a lawsuit against the… Continue Reading →

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