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Victory! Kismatiya and Sukhdev, Adivasi HRDs from UP released on bail Forest rights defenders released after Allahabad HC allowed 'judicial remedy' 

In a major victory, for the All India Union of Forest Workers (AIUFWP) and CJP, the campaign to free Adivasi Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) has led to success: Sukhdev Gond and Kismatiya Gond have been released on bail, after spending months illegally incarcerated. Now, we await the bail hearing for Sukalo Gond, who serves as Treasurer of the…

ABVP members allegedly attack BHU students celebrating Gender Equality Students assaulted while commemorating anniversary of protest against shaming of sexual harassment survivor

Members of the RSS affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) allegedly attacked students of Banaras Hindu University celebrating the anniversary of gender rights protest that had taken the university by storm last year. They attacked the students on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of the 23 September women’s protest against the shaming of a sexual harassment…

Brecht’s words misinterpreted to cast Cloak of Criminality over arrested Activists Pune Police's Machiavellian conspiracy exposed?

The Good Person of Szechuan is a play by famous playwright Bertolt Brecht. Brecht started writing it in 1938 but couldn’t complete it till 1941. The play was first performed in 1943 in Switzerland and was accompanied by a musical score and songs by the Swiss composer Huldreich Georg Fruh. This is a story of an inherently…

NRC Claims and Objections process

UN questions ‘statelessness and disenfranchisement’ of ‘minority groups’ in Assam Special Rapporteur's report to UNGA highlights plight of Bengali Muslims

The UN Special Rapporteur has once again raised the issue of possible statelessness of millions of people in Assam in wake of the exclusion of their names from the National Register of Citizens (NRC). This is part of a report titled Contemporary forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance that was presented before…

Canada lawmakers vote to call Rohingya killings ‘genocide’

Canadian lawmakers have unanimously voted to consider crimes committed by Myanmar’s military against the Rohingya as ‘genocide’, Al Jazeera reported. On Thursday, September 20, Canada’s House of Commons backed the findings of a the United Nations fact-finding mission on Myanmar that released its report in August 2018; the mission said it found that crimes against…

Deaths of reporters in Afghanistan hit record numbers

The number of journalists and media workers who have been killed in Afghanistan in 2018 is 14, AFP reported on September 21, saying that this makes “the country the deadliest in the world for the media.” 13 of these were journalists, which is “the highest number killed in Afghanistan in a single year” since the…

Five million children in Yemen at risk of famine: Save the Children

International NGO Save the Children has cautioned that five million children in Yemen are under threat due to potential famine, CNN reported. According to UAE state media, on Tuesday, September 18, the Saudi-led coalition mounted a campaign to retake the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, that is held by the Houthi rebels. According to Save…

NRC दावा-आपत्ति प्रक्रिया: हटाए गए 5 दस्तावेज़ों पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने मांगी रिपोर्ट दावा-आपत्ति प्रक्रिया का पुनर्निर्धारण

उच्चतम न्यायालय जो राष्ट्रीय नागरिकता रजिस्टर (NRC) में दावों और आपत्तियों को शामिल करने से सम्बंधित मामले को सुन रहा है, ने अब NRC राज्य समन्वयक को केंद्र की नई मानक संचालन प्रक्रियाओं और मोडेलिटी  से बाहर किए गए पांच दस्तावेज़ों पर अपना विचार प्रस्तुत करने का निर्देश दिया है. उन्हें 15 दिनों के भीतर इन पांच दस्तावेज़ों के लिए व्यवहार्यता रिपोर्ट…

Commitment to Forest Rights

The Forest Department has labeled us “Thieves”: Pavitra Mandal Sundarban forest dwellers struggle to get Forest Rights Act 2006 implemented

In this interview, Subdarban Jan Shramik Union Secretary Pavitra Mandal tells us about their struggle to get the Forest Rights Act of 2006 implemented and how this has lead to many of Sundarban’s inhabitants being implicated in false crimes and numerous false cases being filed against them.     Related: Reclaiming Land through Peaceful Struggles Roma:…

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