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Six months of being hunted, yet not vanquished -Stan Swamy

 by Stan Swamy — February 20, 2020 The second half of 2019 (July – December) was both a very trying but sobering experience for me. Jharkhand police was after me and I was after the police !  The difference was the police acted… Continue Reading →

Salwa Judum: Two months after NHRC order, villagers yet to get Rs 5 lakh

Villagers even say they haven’t heard of the NHRC order. “We haven’t heard of any compensation. No one came to the village to tell us about this,” said Sundam Sannu, a former sarpanch and one of those who filed complaints… Continue Reading →

Resist the NPR! ‘CAA–NRC–NPR and Its Discontents’: An Elaborate Analysis

What, in this context, we have to keep in mind is the following. AA. The CAA, in the very briefest, is arbitrary and discriminatory.Sends out the toxic message that Muslims just do not belong.In flagrant violation of the very essence of the Indian… Continue Reading →

JSA People’s Health Manifesto, Delhi 2020

Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Delhi The Delhi state chapter of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) demands that the Right to Health and Health Care for all people of Delhi should be the overarching principle of health policy discourse in the state. We… Continue Reading →

India – Not a Happy Republic Day in Niyamgiri

 January 27, 2020 Odisha Government intensifies its war against the Dongria Kondh on the eve of Republic Day, writes Surya Shankar Dash. While India observed Republic Day, people at various places read out the the Preamble to the Constitution and unfurled… Continue Reading →

Padma Shri: ‘Beej Mata’ Wants Seed Movement To Reach Every Farmer

All these women, from tribal and hilly areas of Akole, are part of a self-help group assisted by 30-35 farmers. Rahibai Soma Popere Rahibai Soma Popere, a proponent of tradition farming with indigenous seeds who was awarded the Padma Shri… Continue Reading →

Tribal women in Odisha attempt mass suicide over rail track construction

The women alleged the track was being constructed without compensating tribals in the area for their land By Ashis Senapati Last Updated: Tuesday 07 January 2020 Police thwarted attempts by 50 tribal women to commit suicide in protest against the construction of… Continue Reading →

Tribals observe 14th anniversary of Odisha’s Kalinganagar firing incident

Closure on the tragedy has still not come about, say tribal leaders By Ashis Senapati Last Updated: Thursday 02 January 2020 A large number of people, many of them from Scheduled Tribes, on January 2, 2020, paid tribute to 14 tribal… Continue Reading →

Varavara Rao’s letters from prison ‘sing solidarity’ from heartland of resistance

By Aviral Anand*“LookAt the moonlightTrapped in this rectangle.I raise my headAnd see my poetryGleaming like a moonbeamIn the sky.”(“Captive Imagination – Letters from Prison”, Varavara Rao) A leading newspaper recently published sections from letters that the Elgaar-Parishad accused have written to family… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon: Lakhs assemble for Dalit pride in 2020

POSTED ON JANUARY 3, 2020 According to the police, the celebrations this year were peaceful as Dalit youngsters raised slogans like “Ekach Saheb Babasaheb” and “Jai Bhim” reverberated in the air much to the delight of visitors to Bhima Koregaon… Continue Reading →

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