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Urgent: Retract all notifications and orders that criminalize or use coercion and violence against the movement of migrant workers

Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) and All India People’s Science Network (AIPSN) We, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan and All India People’s Science Network are extremely concerned at the way Government has announced the lockdown in an utter arbitrary, unprepared and hurried manner,… Continue Reading →

Covid-19: What can be done immediately to help vulnerable population

With over 80% of India’s workforce employed in the informal sector and one-third working as casual labour, Covid-19’s spread and subsequent unplanned lockdowns, have created economic havoc in the lives of millions. In this post, Reetika Khera puts forward suggestions… Continue Reading →

Chhattsigarh Crisis- Tribals demand NCL and Adani compensate them for the land taken

Shantanu Guha Ray New Delhi: Serious differences have cropped up between villagers, NGOs and companies mining iron ore and coal in Chhattisgarh, triggering closure of operations. Reports reaching the national capital say the Congress-run state government has sent a notice to… Continue Reading →

Statement on the COVID -19 pandemic- Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) and All India People’s Science Network (AIPSN)

A call to government to ACT NOW- to save lives, to strengthen public health services and to safeguard livelihoods Issued by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) and All India People’s Science Network (AIPSN) From 30 January 2020, when the first case… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra – 40% cut in gender budget allocation, although 48% of women in the state are anaemic

Mumbai: Even as the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government aims to bring in a stringent law to curb cases of crimes against women, it has reduced the budgetary allocation for women and children welfare schemes by as much as 40%… Continue Reading →

We were told non-violence is cowardly: Bhanwar Meghwanshi, a Dalit activist who quit the RSS

SUSHIL KUMAR14 March 2020 In late 1980s, Bhanwar Meghwanshi, a 13-year-old from the Dalit community, started attending the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh’s shakhas in Rajasthan, without knowing much about the organisation. Over the course of around four years, Meghwanshi grew to… Continue Reading →

RIP- Friend and Activist Abhay Xaxa-‘All Political Parties Have Treated Adivasis As Disposable People’

Adivasi scholar and activist Abhay Flavian Xaxa died unexpectedly Saturday from a heart attack. Abhay, 37, received PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University An Adivasi Rights Activist and Sociologist by training, Abhay has worked with grassroots organisations, campaigns, NGO’s, media, research… Continue Reading →

How can the human rights community respond to severe political polarization ?

Severe political polarization is tearing at the seams of democracies around the world, with dangerous consequences for our societies, institutions, and human rights. By: James Logan Español | Français Around the world, human rights violations appear to be spiking, activists are under attack, and governments… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand – Big ‘danger’ of NPR: A babu can tag anyone as doubtful citizen

‘ People in large numbers from across Jharkhand gathered at the Raj Bhawan in Ranchi to demand that the Hemant Soren government reject National Population Register (NPR) and stop all NPR-related activities. The people’s organisations which participated in the dharna… Continue Reading →

Dongrias to oppose CAA, NRC at Niyamraja fest

Bhawanipatna: The Dongria Kondh and Jharnia tribals are all set to protest the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) during the annual Niyamraja festival on Niyamgiri hills in Kalahandi district which starts Friday. The tribals while… Continue Reading →

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