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CJP meets Varanasi Police Chief over physically intimidating conduct by local cops Cops pushed around CJP team and roughed up Kashi Vidyapeeth students on Tuesday

CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad and social activist Muniza Khan met Police Commissioner of Varanasi on Wednesday and submitted a letter expressing outrage at the physically intimidating conduct of male police officers unlawfully restraining their entry into the Kashi Vidyapeeth on Tuesday. The meeting took place with prior appointment at the Kacheri office of the Commissioner.…

तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ को काशी विद्यापीठ से बाहर किये जाने पर हंगामा Live Hindustan

सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ को महात्मा गांधी काशी विद्यापीठ परिसर से मंगलवार को बाहर कर दिये जाने पर जमकर हंगामा हुआ। तीस्ता कोछात्रसंघ की ओर से एक कार्यशाला में आमंत्रित किया गया था। विद्यापीठ के गेट नंबर तीन से परिसर में प्रवेश करते ही तीस्ता को रोक देने पर कार्यक्रम केआयोजक छात्रों और पुलिस के बीच नोकझोक व हाथापाई हो गई। इस रोक के खिलाफ छात्रों के एक गुट ने धरना भी दिया। वहीं, विद्यापीठ प्रशासन ने छात्रसंघउपाध्यक्ष रोशन कुमार और महामंत्री अनिल यादव समेत सात छात्रों को कारण बताओ नोटिस दी है। छात्रसंघ उपाध्यक्ष रोशन कुमार ने विद्यापीठ के समिति कक्ष में एक कार्यक्रम आयोजित करने की अनुमति मांगी थी। विश्वविद्यालय प्रशासन को यह जानकारी दीगई थी कि ‘सोशल मीडिया के दौर में मुख्य धारा की पत्रकारिता’ विषयक एक दिवसीय कार्यशाला आयोजित की गई है। वहीं मीडिया को भेजे आमंत्रण में यह भीबताया गया था कि ‘तीस्ता सीतलवाड़: संविधान की सिपाही एक संस्मरण’ नामक पुस्तक का विमोचन भी होगा। इस बात का उल्लेख नहीं था कि संगोष्ठी में कौन-कौन भाग ले रहा है। कार्यक्रम में शामिल होने वालों की जानकारी नहीं विद्यापीठ प्रशासन का कहना है कि आयोजकों ने कार्यक्रम में शामिल होने वालों के संबंध में जानकारी नहीं दी। इसी आधार पर कार्यक्रम पर रोक लगा दी गई।इसकी जानकारी आयोजकों को भी दी गई। वहीं, तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ के आने की भनक लगने पर विद्यार्थी परिषद के कार्यकर्ताओं ने कार्यक्रम के विरोध का ऐलान कर दिया।  इस पर विश्वविद्यालय प्रशासनसतर्क हो गया। पुलिस प्रशासन को भी सूचना दे दी गई। मंगलवार दोपहर एक बजे के आसपास तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ कुछ छात्रों और सहयोगियों के साथ मलदहियागेट से विश्वविद्यालय परिसर में प्रवेश कर गईं। सूचना मिलते ही सुरक्षाकर्मी और पुलिस वहां पहुंच गई। उनको आगे बढ़ने से रोक दिया। तीस्ता का कहना था किइस तरह से किसी को नहीं रोका जा सकता। पुलिस अधिकारियों और उनके बीच नोकझोक हुई। मगर महिला पुलिसकर्मियों की मदद से उन्हें परिसर से बाहरकर दिया गया।  The original report may be read here.

US Supreme Court ruling means immigrants can be detained indefinitely

The United States’ Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, February 27, that immigration authorities can hold immigrants indefinitely without bond hearings, even if they are permanent legal residents or asylum seekers, The Hill reported. The court ruled that immigrants did not have the right to periodic bond hearings, although immigration activists had maintained that immigrants should…

Syria could face two million lawsuits over lost and damaged property: NRC

According to experts, Syrians will likely file more than two million lawsuits to secure compensation for lost and damaged property, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reported. Syria’s civil war will soon be in its eighth year, and has displaced around 23 million people. According to Laura Cunial, a legal and housing expert with the Norwegian Refugee Council…

Bangladesh’s newborn death rate dramatically reduced since 1990

UNICEF recently released a report documenting the “alarmingly high” rate of newborn deaths around the world. However, Bangladesh features as one of the positive stories. Bangladesh has managed to reduce its newborn mortality rate from 64.2 deaths for every 1,000 live births in 1990, to 20.1 for every 1,000 live births currently. In 1990, 241,000…

Have you seen my son: Rupa Behn Mody A mother recalls the day when her son went missing during the Gujarat carnage

Azhar Mody went missing in 2002 during the Gulberg Society massacre. Today 15 years later, in an exclusive interview to Citizens for Justice and Peace, Rupa Behn Mody, Azhar’s mother, shares how she still hopes he will return to her on his birthday on October 25.   “It’s my Azhu’s birthday on the 25th. He…

Social Media & Contemporary Journalism How to Spot and Stop Fake News

On February 27, 2018 when CJP Secretary, Teesta Setalvad arrived at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth to conduct a workshop on how Fake News is spread and what can be done to stop it, her scheduled program was derailed by members of ABVP with tacit support from the police. While Masscommunication Students of the University bravely…

तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ के नाम पर काशी में जबरदस्त हंगामा, पुलिस ने समर्थकों को खदेड़ा अमर उजाला

सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ के नाम पर मंगलवार को वाराणसी के काशी विद्यापीठ में जबरदस्त हंगामा हुआ। वो एक कार्यक्रम में बतौर मुख्य अतिथि पहुंची थीं लेकिन पुलिस ने उन्हें विश्वविद्यालय में प्रवेश करने से रोक दिया। बताया गया कि कार्यक्रम के लिए अनुमति नहीं मिली है। इस बात पर तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ और और उनके…

More than 6,000 migrant deaths documented in 2017

According to the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Missing Migrants Project (MMP), 6,142 disappearances and deaths were documented around the world in 2017, making it the third straight year in which more than 6,000 fatalities were documented by the MMP. The IOM started monitoring migrant deaths in 2014, with almost 26,000 fatalities being documented thus far. However,…

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