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First tribal woman from Kerala to qualify for the IAS credits MNERGA scheme

Rahul cited Sreedhanya’s achievement in Wayanad as evidence that the job scheme was working and took a dig at Narendra Modi By K.M. Rakesh in Kalpetta(Kerala) AddThis Sharing Buttons15 The first tribal woman from Kerala to qualify for the IAS told Rahul… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand Adivasi lynched to death by mob “chanting” Jai Shri Ram

T by- Counterview C On April 10, 2019, Prakash Lakda, a 50-year old Adivasi of Jurmu village of Gumla’s Dumri block, was lynched to death by a mob of men from the Sahu community of neighbouring Jairagi village. Three other… Continue Reading →

Accused of human rights violations, DIG Amresh Mishra to return to Bastar

Lingaram Kodopi Ligaram Kodopi is an Adivasi journalist, documentary film maker based in Bastar, Chhattisgarh. In 2016, Lingaram Kodopi—Adivasi journalist and nephew of activist Soni Sori—wrote a letter to the President of India, seeking urgent intervention in continuous harassment of Soni… Continue Reading →

Ambedkar and the right to vote

Ambedkar and the right to vote 5 min read. Updated: 12 Apr 2019, 09:44 AM ISTGautam Bhatia BR Ambedkar, as the chairman of the Constitution’s drafting committee, played a crucial role in ensuring that India got universal adult franchise after Independence… Continue Reading →

Dalits Attacked Two Days Before Ambedkar Jayanti: A Report from Karnataka’s Santhebennur, Davanagere

Sumedha Pal April 17, 2019 (Ajay, Six year old boy, beaten up by cycle chains) It was the 12th of April, ten days to go before elections in Davanagere, Karnataka. It was also two days before the birth anniversary of… Continue Reading →

Muti-religious, caste Jallianwala matyrdom lies hidden in dark rooms of National Archives

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 By Shamsul Islam*Today India has turned into a grazing field for all kinds of religious bigots led by the Hindutva gang. Even the Prime Minister of the country, who took oath to uphold democratic-secular polity, is… Continue Reading →

Jailed Under NSA For Dissing Modi, Journalist Has A Warning For Voters

Kishorechandra Wangkhem is unrepentant, and profoundly alive to the threat that the BJP poses to India’s democratic fabric. KOLKATA, West Bengal — After six days in custody last November, an Imphal court ruled that Kishorechandra Wangkhem be set free as he had… Continue Reading →

The killing of Sukhi: A story behind fake encounters and elusive justice in Bastar

Freny Manecksha Early in February this year, Chhattisgarh cabinet minister—Kawasi Lakhma, shot off a letter to the chief minister, disputing the police account of the killing of an Adivasi woman—Podiyam Sukhi—by security forces in Sukma district calling it a fake… Continue Reading →

World Haemophilia Day: Meet the bleeder disease’s Kashmir combatant

HEALTH ByMarouf Gazi C As 17th April 2019 marks the 29th World Haemophilia Day, the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) is focusing on reaching out and identifying new members of the bleeding disorder this year. But in Kashmir, one man is… Continue Reading →

Proposed amendment to Indian Forest Act would deepen injustice

By Gladson Dungdung  Photo: Joyjeet Das The amendments proposed in the colonial-era Indian Forest Act, 1927 reflect the Centre’s attempt to grab natural resources owned by tribals for generations. As per the new draft, forest officials have been given the absolute… Continue Reading →

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