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World Adivasi Day – Launch of 24-hour ‘Jala Deeksha’ #tribalrights

Adivasis launch 24-hour ‘Jala Deeksha’ STAFF REPORTER Adivasi activists staging ‘Jala Deeksha’ in the Godavari at Bhadrachalam on Saturday. Photo: Special Arrangement Register their protest against the Polavaram project Activists of various Adivasi organisations launched a 24-hour ‘Jala Deeksha’ in… Continue Reading →

#India – Religion, Feminist Politics And Muslim Women’s Rights

Zoya Hasan The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the strongest advocate of a uniform civil code while Muslim conservatives are among its strongest opponents. In these excerpts from the just released Women and Law – Critical Feminist Perspectives, edited by Kalpana Kannabiran… Continue Reading →

Dr. Ambedkar: An Ambassador of Humanity #Sundayreading

Chaman Lal Jnu on Facebook Bhim Rao Ramji, who, later came to be known as Dr. B.R.Ambedkar or Baba Saheb Ambedkar in popular parlance, was born at Mhow, near Indore on 14th April 1891. He was fourteenth child of Subedar Major… Continue Reading →

In Gujarat, tribal people get a raw deal #NOMOre_2014

    Sandeep Joshi, The Hindu   The BJP has been touting Gujarat as a development model that the party’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, can take credit for. But the State lags behind in safeguarding the rights of its… Continue Reading →

When women go unheard #Vaw #Womenrights

By Winnie Byanyima27 March 2014 Winnie Byanyima, the head of Oxfam, at the World Economic Forum in 2014. Photo by: Jolanda Flubacher / World Economic Forum / CC BY-NC-SA The evidence is clear: Strong development and the achievement of women’s rights are intrinsically bound… Continue Reading →

Exposing the Christian Right’s New Strategy for Reversing Progress on Gay Rights

AlterNet / By CJ Werleman   The GOP has introduced bills to grant zealots the right to the segregate their businesses against LGBT Americans. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Cheryl Casey February 21, 2014  | With LGBT rights activists winning court victories in state after state, the… Continue Reading →

India’s courts caught in pornophobia

Cleansing Internet browsers of smut would wipe out fundamental liberties By Saurav Datta / 7 February, 2014 (Image: Shutterstock)   Lord Chief Justice Campbell, while introducing The Obscene Publications Act 1857, described pornography as “poison more deadly than prussic acid,… Continue Reading →

#India – More than 37,000 children on streets in Mumbai , exposed to abuse #humanrights

Home truths, out in the open Sukanya Shantha : Mumbai, Wed Dec 04 2013,   Pic- courtesy Rediff.com Once Ammu hops into a 6:43 am train from Thane railway station, she spends a good five hours selling fancy accessories in the… Continue Reading →

#India- A report on National minority women’s convention

  By Saiyed Danish, TwoCircles.net, New Delhi: A national minority women’s convention was held in the Constitution Club’s Annexe hall in the national capital which was presided over by various organizations working for democracy and secularism. It was participated by… Continue Reading →

#India – Tribal ‘forced’ to de-mine in Maoist areas, severely injured #WTFnews

  SUVOJIT BAGCHI, The Hindum Raipur, oct 24 Video grab of Madvi Nanda in Jagdalpur Hosipital. Photo: Special Arrangement. While de-mining an area in south Bastar as a precautionary measure prior to the November poll, forewarned of possible violence, the… Continue Reading →

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