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प्रमिला ताईंच्या शब्दातून कत्तल झालेल्या झाडांची व्यथा Aarey Forest

प्रमिला ताई म्हणतात कि ४ ऑक्टोबर रोजी आम्हाला कळले कि आरे मधील झाडे कापण्यात येत आहे त्याचवेळी आम्ही सर्वजण तिथे गेलो आणि त्यांना थांबवण्याचा खूप प्रयत्न केला. आम्ही खूप विनंती केल्यानंतर आम्हाला आत सोडण्यात आले परंतु त्यापूर्वीच त्यांनी ४०० पेक्षा जास्त झाड कापली होती. तिथल्या जवळच्या एका मैदानात आम्ही सर्वजण जवळपास अर्धा तास बसलो होतो…

Bombay Natural History Society vs. Union of India First Writ Petition filed against the Forest Rights Act, 2006 before the Supreme Court on January 1, 2008

The Bombay Natural History Society, the Wildlife Trust of India, the All Assam Tribal Youth League, and the Wildlife Society of Orissa filed a Writ Petition against challenging the validity of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (the FRA), particularly its Chapter II and III concerning forest rights…

Writ Petition: Wildlife First vs Union of India Volume I and II

In 2008, Wildlife First along with a few other NGOs filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court of India challenging the constitutional validity of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (the FRA). The Petition based this contention on following grounds: That the FRA was violative of Articles…

CJP builds long legacy of fighting hate

Hate Watch: How Hate trends on Twitter A look into communal echo chambers

Once again, in wake of Kamlesh Tiwari’s murder in Lucknow, it was Twitter, the micro blogging site used by 350 million Indians that became the battleground, figuratively, of a deeply communal war. For three days, starting Saturday, October 19, venomous hashtags have been used against Islam and Muslims, threatening to break out into physical retribution,…

J & K’s PSA Law: How Draconian is Draconian? A law that holds persons in detention for months before trial!

On October 10, 2019, The Indian Express reported that the Jammu and Kashmir government informed the J & K High Court that it has revoked the detention orders in response to habeas corpus petitions filed by 3 persons detained under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA). What is the PSA, its genesis and intent?…

आरे कॉलोनी में आदिवासियों को जीने के लिए जरूरी मूलभूत अधिकारों से वंचित रखा गया है: प्रकाश बोइर Aarey Forest

मुंबई के आरे जंगल को मेट्रो प्रोजेक्ट के लिए काटा जा रहा है। सरकार ने तमाम नियम कानूनों को दरकिनार करते हुए हाल ही में पेड़ों की कटाई रात में करा दी थी। इस मामले को लेकर आरे में रहने वाले लोग ही नहीं बल्कि मुंबईकर भी विरोध कर रहे हैं। इस मामले पर वरिष्ठ…

Saffron Conspiracy in Bhima Koregaon

Why the Bombay High Court rejected the bail pleas of Activists: Bhima Koregaon An in-depth analysis

The Bombay High Court, on October 15, 2019 rejected the bail pleas of all three activists who have been held accused of “links with banned Maoist organisations” in the Bhima-Koregaon case. The Bail Applications were decided upon by Justice Sarang V. Kotwal and the verdict pronounced on October 15, 2019. We break down the orders,…

Pehlu Khan lynching: Rajasthan files appeal before HC Two appeal petitions against the acquittal of all six accused in the Alwar lynching case

The Rajasthan government and the family of Pehlu Khan filed two appeal petitions on Thursday before the Rajasthan High Court against the acquittal of all six accused in the Alwar lynching case. This came in wake of the August 14 order of a trial court at Alwar that had acquitted all six accused. They had been charged with…

AAJ Tak airs inflammatory debate, posts hateful content on Twitter Acts despite NBSA advisory, CJP sends written complaint to the broadcaster

While covering the Ayodhya dispute case, Aaj Tak resorted to certain practices which were violative of the guidelines issued by the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA). The channel not only aired a debate where participants were allowed to make hateful statements against the minority community, it also made a post on twitter about another show…

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