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#India -Tribal Activist Soni Sori- Can the State drown the fight for justice for women ? #Vaw

: Q&A with Indian tribal rights activist Soni Sori By Priyali Sur/Guest  In a crowded auditorium at a conference on gender-based violence in Delhi this month, a frail woman sits, silently listening as lawyers and activists take turns to speak. When… Continue Reading →

SC petition filed for Delhi Professor, G N Saibaba’s Release

HYDERABAD: Council for Social Development regional director Kalpana Kannabiran has filed a petition in the Supreme Court for appropriate order to secure the release of Delhi University professor GN Saibaba  from the solitary confinement in prison and also orders to… Continue Reading →

Sudhir Dhawale, Dalit activist and editor of Vidrohi magazine, released after 40 months

Written by Sukanya Shetty | Mumbai | May 23, 2014 12:40 am   SUMMARY Dhawale, a Dalit activist and editor of Vidrohi magazine which openly criticised the state over cases of social inequalities, was arrested on January 2, 2011.   Forty months spent at… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- Fact Finding on six cases of encounters in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra #mustread

Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations– PRESS RELEASE- Six cases of encounters in Gadchiroli district have been reported in the press this year. A total of 26 persons have lost their lives in these encounters. People from the villages where the… Continue Reading →

#India – Activist, PMRD fellow, being victimised in Gadchiroli mining row #TISS #WTFnews

Gadchiroli, June 25, 2013 Pavan Dahat, The Hindu  The mining row, which saw a senior executive of a company and two others being killed by the Naxals last week, has taken a new twist with the police now targeting an activist… Continue Reading →

#India – The Naxal, the Tribal, and the Doctor

June 19, 2013 aburman,  Recent news reports state that the Chhattisgarh government has asked International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to suspend its operations in the Bijapur district where it had operated for the past two and a half years. ICRC had… Continue Reading →

Note of dissent against Tehelka’s newly announced Tarun Sehrawat Award for Journalism of Courage and Conscience

courtesy- Tehelka   Pratik Kumar- Facebook Why make a martyr out of Tarun Sehrawat? The young departed soul deserves an apology, and not memorials or an award in his name. His colleagues say that he died brave and strong. I… Continue Reading →

#India- wake up to the mining-politician nexus wreaking havoc in our politics

  On 25 May, the ghastly Naxal attack on a convoy of Congress leaders in Darbha, Chhattisgarh, jolted political leaders across the spectrum. Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh — who has been driving the development agenda in the tribal areas and… Continue Reading →

#India – The Dangerous word : Maoists or Terrorists ?

: Dangerous word Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 Agency: DNA, Semantics matters in politics; language, used judiciously, is both a prime tool and a potent weapon in the shaping of public discourse. That is why there has been an ongoing debate both… Continue Reading →

#India – Naxal elephant in the drawing room #Chhattisgarh

D. SAMPATHKUMAR   ·   The institutionalised resistance to State authority, which is really what Naxalite violence is all about, has been around for a very long time. June 9, 2013: It isn’t quite the run-of-the-mill elephant jokes that were… Continue Reading →

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