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Punjab -Shamlat of 3 villages to be reauctioned after protest by Dalits

Posted On May 28, 2020 Barnala: Barnala district administration cancelled the auction of shamlat land of three villages on Wednesday, after members of the Dalit community alleged that a handful of influential persons stage-managed the process, including the auction of… Continue Reading →

Caste ‘discrimination’ of Dalits, Adivasis in quarantine centres: Demand for inquiry

Posted On May 28, 2020 A civil rights organization, Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch (JMM), has taken strong exception to what it calls “contradictory statements by government officials in caste-based discrimination case in the Hazaribagh Banaso Panchayat quarantine centre, demanding the state… Continue Reading →

Petition to PM Modi to take responsibility of transporting migrant workers back home

Working Peoples’ Charter The petition to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, endorsed by over 4,000 signatories including eminent scholars, retired civil servants, former members of the judiciary, public figures, labour activists, labour organisations and concerned citizens from across… Continue Reading →

India -COVID 19 has exposed the Broken Health Care System

State public health expenditure is just 1 per cent of GDP. The time to invest in healthcare is nowE Kumar Sharma    Covid-19 has put the focus squarely on the healthcare sector. “If there is one clear message, it is the… Continue Reading →

Internet shutdowns put lives at risk during COVID-19 #KeepItOn

As the global COVID-19 pandemic develops, access to information has become fundamental to keeping people safe from the widespread virus. Yet, from Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh to cities and villages of Jammu and Kashmir, internet shutdowns have left many… Continue Reading →

Gautam Navlakha taken to Mumbai jail a day before bail hearing in Delhi High Court

NEW DELHI, MAY 28 He had surrendered before NIA on April 14 for his alleged involvement in Bhima-Koregaon riots of 2018 Civil rights campaigner Gautam Navlakha was taken to a Mumbai jail by the National Investigation Agency on Tuesday, a day… Continue Reading →

Grigoris Lambrakis: An ideal doctor, peace activist, and martyr

May 27, 2020 by IPPNW by Maria Arvaniti Sotiropoulou Memorial to Grigoris Lambrakis in Greece. On 27 May every year, the Greek Affiliate of IPPNW and the Peace movement in Greece commemorate the anniversary of the assassination of Grigoris Lambrakis… Continue Reading →

SC hits reset on stand over plight of migrant workers, sends notice to govt

The Supreme Court’s notice comes barely 10 days after another bench refused to intervene on a petition that wanted the government to identify stranded migrant workers, take care of their needs and provide free transport to them. INDIA Updated: May 26,… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra administration needs to do more for the labour that built the State

As India crosses 60 days of lockdown, we have seen the spirit of stranded workers devolve from grit to indignation. The Government of Maharashtra’s response leaves much to bedesired. Soon after the lockdown began, a group of around 100 volunteers… Continue Reading →

Folk artistes begin to ‘sensitize’ people about Covid-19 challenges

By Moin Qazi* The current pandemic is an unprecedented calamity and its economic and social pain is immense. The worst affected are the populations who subsist on daily wage or seasonal income. Barring agriculture, which is still functional, the rural… Continue Reading →

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