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Albida Kalpana Mehta: A Note from WSS on the Passing Away of a Feminist Activist

By – Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression deeply mourns the passing away of Kalpana Mehta in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The loss of a fellow traveler and a comrade at a time… Continue Reading →

Another Birthday In Jail For Youngest Bhima-Koregaon Accused

Adivasi rights defender, a former fellow of a prestigious prime ministerial programme, and son of a police official, Mahesh Raut is the youngest of the ‘Bhima-Koregaon 11’, accused of spreading Maoist ideology and encouraging ‘unlawful activities’. He’s been in jail… Continue Reading →

The UN’s Failure to Act on Race

By Kwame Akonor|         Kwame Akonor is an associate professor at Seton Hall University, where he teaches international relations and human rights. ‘I am my brother’s keeper’, Philonise Floyd tells UN rights body, in impassioned plea for racial justice. Credit: United Nations SOUTH… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Increases Suffering of Children in Conflict

By Samira SadequeReprint |      the ongoing conflict and continued prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Mali, creates a worrying picture for the West African nation. Credit: William Lloyd-George/IPS UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2020 (IPS) – The current coronavirus pandemic is having a profound affect… Continue Reading →

Coal blocks for tycoons: Rinchi villager tribals may be declared forest land encroachers

Denial of Forest Rights for Coal Mining By Gladson Dungdung On 18 June 2020, the Indian central government initiated the process for auctioning 41 coal blocks[1] for commercialisation. These coal blocks are located in different states within India and most of them… Continue Reading →

My life is in Danger: Soni Sori, Human Rights Activist

Soni Sori is being prevented from leaving her home and participating in other Adivasi movements. Several human rights organisations have expressed concerns about the threat to her life.  Dantewada: Three days ago, a video of Soni Sori, the renowned human… Continue Reading →

Tribals Protest Against Land Acquisition by SSNNL, Villager Threatens Self-Immolation

The villagers maintain that the project, which began with the construction of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Kevadiya, will displace at least 5,000 tribal people who live close to the statue.Damayantee Dhar 08 Jun 2020 Natwar Tadvi, a 55-year-old… Continue Reading →

Modi Ji 20-lakh crore ‘Magnum Opus’ Is ‘Jumla’ On the People of India !

Pro-Corporate Thrust of Economic Package Flies in the Face of ‘Atma-Nirbharta!   Govt must address Lockdown Crisis which has pushed millions into penury: Urgent measures of food, transport, income, and work support are needed 19th May, 2020: National Alliance of People’s Movements… Continue Reading →

The COVID Crisis: Tsunami for the Poor

by S G Vombatkere —  Viruses Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which causes Covid-19 is just one of the more recent viruses in our environment, and it is here to stay [“One in 3 recover, time to learn to live with virus, says govt”; Deccan… Continue Reading →

Betrayed? Migrants walking towards Rajasthan ‘don’t count’ in design of New India

Migrants resting along the Gujarat-Rajasthan highway By Gagan Sethi*The other day some of us decided to go along the ghostlike highway that connects Ahmedabad with Rajasthan border. It was less than four hours ride from the Chiloda Circle to Shamlaji… Continue Reading →

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