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‘We will die’: Andhra doc who alleged shortage of masks, PPE in viral video suspended

“We will die. Why won’t there be positive cases (among medical staff)? They are not giving minimum importance to the medical department,” the doctor had said in the video. A senior doctor from the Narsipatnam Area Hospital in Andhra Pradesh… Continue Reading →

Covid -19 : Want to contain the virus spread? Do it the Bhilwara way

Neetu Chandra Sharma From being a hotspot, the district has not reported a single confirmed case of coronavirus in the past five days Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba told states that they can explore adopting the Bhilwara model to control the… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 insurance scheme covers only loss of life, not treatment, for healthcare workers

K.R.Srivats  New Delhi |   Published on April 08, 2020 Government issued FAQ on Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan package clears the air Fine print matters especially in insurance contracts as several health workers realise to their disappointment in the COVID-19 accident insurance scheme…. Continue Reading →

Desperate to get home, migrants at UP shelters ask ‘Are we criminals? ’

An official says many of those at the shelter were returning from Nepal. With the border near, a lot of men from the region cross over for work. Written by Asad Rehman | Bahraich, Barabanki, Gonda | Updated: April 9, 2020 7:14:51 am… Continue Reading →

Political Prisoners Should be Among First Released in Pandemic Response: UN Human Rights Chief

Image for representation. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urged states to release every person detained without sufficient legal basis, including political prisoners, and those detained for critical, dissenting views. The UN human rights body… Continue Reading →

Stop Communalising the Covid 19 Pandemic

        Bebaak Collective Statement The communalising of COVID-19 pandemic, and criminalising of an international religious conference organised by Tablighi Jamaat at its headquarters in Nizamuddin in Delhi is highly unfortunate and deserves utmost condemnation. Bebaak Collective does… Continue Reading →

Campaign Against State Repression (CASR) demands the immediate release of all political prisoners!

April 8th 2020 On March 16th 2020, the Supreme Court of India rejected the anticipatory bail plea of civil rights activists, Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha, asking them to surrender by April 6th 2020. The review petition heard on April 8th 2020 cited… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon case:Going to jail at the time of the COVID-19 virus is “virtually a death sentence”

In Supreme Court, accused Gautam Navlakha, Anand Teltumbde seek time to surrender citing COVID-19 The apex court on March 16 had rejected anticipatory bail pleas of the activists, saying it cannot be said that no prima facie case is made out… Continue Reading →

Covid-19: Disabled scholar activist still in jail, while thousands others released on bail

PM’s message of combating epidemic with compassion rings hollow as his government refuses to release GN Saibaba G Image Courtesy: firstpost.com India’s Prime Minister who is known for his oratory skills recently urged the people of his country to fight… Continue Reading →

COVID Tracking App -Aarogya Setu: Major Surveillance, Few Safeguards

App meant to track suspected coronavirus cases lets the government track citizen movements, build social profiles by accessing their phone contacts without permission, store information in perpetuity, and share the information with any other agency for any other purpose. By… Continue Reading →

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