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#India – What Ails Panchayati Raj?

Vol – XLVIII No. 30, July 27, 2013 | Rahul Banerjee, EPW   Two decades have elapsed since the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act institutionalised panchayati raj as the mandatory third tier of governance in India. Yet due to a lack of extensive… Continue Reading →

#India – Farmers boycott land acquisition hearings for Chhindwara SEZ, Madhya Pradesh

Author(s): Aparna Pallavi , Down to Earth Date:Jun 14, 2013 Villagers refuse to part with land; object to individual hearings, land acquisition by dubious means Farmers and landowners protesting against land aquisition at the PWD guest house in Saunsar (Photo: Mukesh Badge)… Continue Reading →

#India – Face to Face: Kishore Chandra Deo, Union Mininster for Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj

  Akash Bisht Delhi A five-time MP from Araku (ST) constituency of Andhra Pradesh, Kishore Chand Deowas first elected to the Lok Sabha way back in 1977. He also served one term in the Rajya Sabha and was a member of… Continue Reading →

India – Put Gram Sabhas in charge of all social sector schemes

NAGAPATTINAM, May 22, 2013 ‘ P. V. Srividya Mani Shankar Aiyar in conversation with The Hindu in Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu. Photo: B. Velankanni Raj TOPICS Mani Shankar Aiyar-led committee prescribes a mechanism for panchayat control How relevant is panchayat raj in… Continue Reading →

#India- #Budget2013, Gender insensitive ,enforcing gender stereotypes #Womenrights

Budget 2013- Gender Gap yet again Not only is budget gender-insensitive, it strengthens gender stereotyping and reinforces the invisibility of women from the economy Ritu Dewan First Published: Fri, Mar 01 2013. ,livemint.com What is even more cynical, if not insulting,… Continue Reading →

National Convention on democratic control over Natural Resources

PRESS STATEMENT   Groups from Across Country Attend, Joined by Political Leaders and Social Movements, to Demand an End to Resource Grabbing More than 400 adivasis and forest dwellers gathered from across the country today at a National Convention on… Continue Reading →

#India-Khap bans jeans and T-shirts for girls in #Haryana #Vaw #moralpolicing #WTfnews

By Bhaskar Mukherjee, TNN | Jan 8, 2013, MORE Khap Panchayat|Hisar Village A khap panchayat in Hisar village has ordered youngsters not to use mobiles and has told girls not to wear jeans. HISAR: A khap panchayat in a Hisar village has banned mobile phones for youngsters and… Continue Reading →

#India-Settle rape case with Rs 50000, UP panchayat tells victim #WTFnews #Vaw

IANS | Jan 4, 2013, LUCKNOW: Rs 50,000 as compensation for being kidnapped, taken to Nagpur and raped in captivity for many days. That was what a panchayat in Uttar Pradesh has offered a 13-year-old who came to them with… Continue Reading →

#India- Khap bans DJ in 42 Haryana villages #FOE #Music #censorship #wtfnews

Now, Haryana khap bans disc jockeys By Bhaskar Mukherjee, TNN | Dec 12, 2012, 04.17 AM IST A khap panchayat in Hisar, Haryana banned disc jockeys on Tuesday for “creating noise in marriages and other functions” in 42 villages of the district. HISAR:… Continue Reading →

#India-Bihar village bans women from using mobiles #Vaw #wtfnews

Indo-Asian News Service | Updated: December 03, 2012 15:56 IST   Representational Image Patna: A village panchayat in Bihar has prohibited women from using mobile phones and imposed heavy fines on them if they violated the diktat, an official said today. The… Continue Reading →

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