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India’s most demeaning job killed over 100 people in two years, but is anyone bothered?

Posted On June 28, 2019 0 Shares Prime minister Narendra Modi’s promise to eradicate manual scavenging by 2019 has once again crashed into reality. Yesterday (June 27) three people died in the southern state of Tamil Nadu while cleaning a… Continue Reading →

Why Gujarat trial court’s order sentencing Sanjiv Bhatt carries little conviction

As lawyers prepare to challenge the 430-page order in Gujarati in the High Court, friends of the IPS officer recall how inmates in Sabarmati Jail had gone on a hunger strike to protest his transfer Nachiketa Desai When Sanjiv Bhatt… Continue Reading →

Assam – Fact Finding Report on Rajnikhal eviction in village of Cachar District

by manushtaniya The temporary tin-shade where the affected families presently staying.(image captured by Neharul Ahmed Mazumder) This is a report based on a fact-finding visit to Rajhnikhal village where 80 famalies are left shelterless due to sudden and  inhuman  eviction… Continue Reading →

Bihar- 2 women assaulted, tonsured for resisting rape bid by councillor

in Bihar He said that half a dozen people barged into the victims’ house and attempted to rape the daughter. After the mother tried to rescue her daughter, the accused physically assaulted the two women. Avinash Kumar Hindustan Times, Patna… Continue Reading →

मॉब लिंचिंग से पीड़ित मुस्लिम महिलाओं की फिक्र क्यों नहीं सरकार को, तीन तलाक पर ही ज़ोर क्यों?

राम पुनियानी का लेख: दरअसल, मोदी सरकार की मुस्लिम महिलाओं के बारे में चिंता, मगरमच्छी आसुंओं के सिवा कुछ नहीं है। ‘मुस्लिम बहनों’ की मुख्य समस्याएं क्या हैं? उनकी मुख्य समस्या यह है कि बीफ खाने, उसका व्यापार करने या… Continue Reading →

Gujarat Today Could be What ‘Hindu Rashtra’ Will Look Like for Dalits

The recent spate of attacks on dalits in the state is an indicator of the fact that the unfolding project of RSS’s Hindu Rashtra has entered a new phase where the community is being construed as the ‘new other’.Subhash Gatade 28… Continue Reading →

Madras HC Allows IFF To Intervene opposing Linking Aadhaar With Social Media Accounts

Highlights Background: Two writ petitions were filed in the Madras High Court in July 2018 praying for the interlinking of Aadhaar with social media for identity authentication purposes. We were deeply concerned with this development and decided to intervene. Intervention time: Given… Continue Reading →

Fact Finding Report on Tabrez Ansari Lynching incident

Jharkhand Jan Adhikar On 25 June 2019, a team of activists and representatives of organisations associated with the Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha visited Kadamidiha and Dhatkidih villages in Kharsawan block (Saraikela-Kharsawan district, Jharkhand) to inquire into the mob lynching of Tabrez… Continue Reading →

Mumbai Cabbie beaten up forced to chant Jai Shri Ram

The attack was unprovoked; police have arrested three men for assaulting him | Vinay.Dalvi@timesgroup.com Days after a youth, Tabrez Ansari, who was brutally assaulted on the accusation of theft and forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Jharkhand’s Kharsawan district, a… Continue Reading →

Is Torture part of police investigation?

Stan Swamy “Torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him information or a confession, punishing him for an act he has committed… Continue Reading →

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