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Won’t let hatemongers go: Aaj Tak to be pulled up for stoking communal hatred CJP seeks punitive action from NBSA

The complaint sent to Aaj Tak against the inflammatory content aired by them and their provocative Twitter post failed to elicit a response. Hence, in pursuance to our campaign against hateful content, we have filed a complaint before the NBSA seeking punitive action. On October 16, the NBSA (News Broadcasting Standards Authority) issued a special…

Teesta Setalvad in Hyderabad
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Post-NRC, Parties Still Fight on Who Is and Isn’t Indigenous to Assam APW recommends a wide-sweep definition while ITSSA recommends distinction between Assam’s indigenous and tribal peoples

On October 29, Assam Public Works (APW) submitted a list of 48 communities to the high-powered committee established to enact Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. It stated that members of these communities are “indigenous Assamese” and, therefore, are eligible for constitutional safeguards under the clause. The Assam Public Works is the original petitioner that…

Lives shattered by NRC, CJP reaches out and intervenes Who is An Indian in Assam

Indian Citizens in Assam are shattered by the NRC process. In spite of having valid documents, Gopal Das and his entire family were excluded from the NRC. Anima Dey lost her son Subrata Dey mysteriously in a detention camp. After that, her family has been living hand to mouth by selling cloth bags. Her teenaged…

A Look into Kerala’s Double POCSO-Suicide Abetment Case How shoddy prosecution prevented bringing the accused to justice

The Congress and the BJP staged massive protests before the police chief’s office at Palakkad, Kerala opposing the acquittals of three persons suspected of raping and abetting suicide of two minor sisters and demanding a CBI probe into the matter. A fourth accused in the case had been acquitted earlier on September 30. A fifth…

Politicians must stand up against NRC: Teesta Setalvad Deccan Chronicle

Activist Teesta Setalvad speaks on the National Register of Citizens at an event in the city on Tuesday. (Photo: DC) Ms Setalvad said it was very difficult for people to appeal against exclusion from final NRC in Assam published on August 31, 2019. Hyderabad: Speaking in the city on Tuesday on the ongoing National Register of…

NRC and its solution: Teesta holds public meeting at Siasat The Siasat Daily

Photo Courtesy “twitter/TeestaSetalvad” Hyderabad: Noted Human Rights activist, Ms. Teesta Setalvad will address a special meeting at the Golden Jubilee Hall of Siasat Urdu Daily today at 11 a.m. on ‘NRC and its solution’. It may be mentioned that Ms. Teesta has been very active in fighting the cases of the Gurajat Muslim riots victims.…

The High Level Committee’s Report on Socio-economic, Health and Educational Status of Tribal Communities of India (May 29, 2014) Committee headed by Prof. Virginius Xaxa

In August 2014, the Prime Minister’s Office constituted a High-Level Committee (HLC) with Prof. Virginius Xaxa as Chairperson. In its Terms of Reference (TOR), the Committee was mandated “to examine the socioeconomic, educational and health status of tribal communities and recommend appropriate interventional measures to improve the same”. The Report comprises thematic sections based on…

Expert Group Report on Development Challenges in Extremist Affected Areas (May 2006) The Planning Commission set up the 16-Member Expert Group on “Development Issues to deal with the causes of Discontent, Unrest and Extremism”.

The Group was established to investigate into the processes and causes which contributed to “continued tensions and alienation in the areas of unrest and discontent”, such as wide-spread displacement, forest issues, insecure tenancies and other forms of exploitation, identify causes for low social and human development indicators, suggest measures to upgrade the levels of governance…

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