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Rights of the Dead: Do they have any in India? Revisiting the sensitive subject in wake of the Hathras victim's rushed cremation

Soon after the death of Dr. Simon Hercules in Chennai and the subsequent brouhaha over his last rights, where he was denied a dignified funeral, CJP’s sister publication Sabrang India had delved deep into the subject of rights of the dead in India. Today, we feel the need to revisit this in wake of the…

KPSS hunger strike still going strong Organisation says J&K administration still ignoring non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits

The fast-unto-death started by Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) president Sanjay Tickoo on September 20, 2020, enters its tenth day on September 29. He was also joined by Sandeep Koul on September 24. The medical condition of both men is deteriorating. According to a press release by KPSS on Monday, Tickoo is experiencing “acute physical…

New MSP for Kharif crops

खाद्य संप्रभुता बचेगी तभी होगा भारत आत्मनिर्भर छोटे किसानों के अधिकारों की सुरक्षा से ही महफूज रहेगा हर किसी के भोजन का अधिकार

(सरकार की ओर से हाल में पारित कराए गए तीन कृषि बिलों से देश की खाद्य संप्रभुता खतरे में पड़ गई है. इनसे खाद्य सुरक्षा के नियमन और इसके लिए जरूरी कानूनी ढांचे के टूटने की आशंका बढ़ गई है. यह ब्रीफिंग पेपर इसी मुद्दे से जुड़ा है) संसद में खेती-किसानी से जुड़े जो तीन…

7 days of Fast Unto Death, no response from Government for Kashmiri Pandits The Fast-unto-Death of Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti President has completed a week

After a week of fast-unto-death for Sanjay Tickoo, President, KPSS, no one from the Government is bothered about his condition or the grievances of the 808 non migrant Kahsmiri Pandits living in the valley. Related: KPSS begins fast-unto-death Kashmiri Pandit delegation meets J&K LG Here’s why non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits feel betrayed Teesta Setalvad in Conversation…

Does the Constitution stand with our farmers and their rights? A closer look at safeguards available to the agricultural community

The country is presently engulfed in peaceful protests by farmers, a community that has largely known to be organised yet silent; a community that toils hard to drive the farming sector and to ensure food security for the countrymen. According to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural…

Why has India ratified but not yet adopted UN Resolution on farmers’ rights? Recently passed three farm bills have provisions that clash with international conventions

Corrigendum: A previous version of this report said that India had not signed up for or voted in favour of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas. The error is deeply regretted. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas was…

Farmers’ call for nationwide shutdown Protesting against the Farm Bills 2020

Farmers’ Unions around the country have announced a nationwide shutdown on September 25 in protest of the contentious Farm Bills passed by both houses of the Parliament. Related: MSP for farmers: Exposing the lies of the Modi government Live Updates on All India Protests against Farm Bills, 2020

Kashmiri Pandits’ fast unto death fails to move the government The Fast-unto-Death of Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti President has entered its fourth day

Even after 72 hours of complete fasting, no one from Government and Administration is bothered about the condition of Sanjay K. Tickoo President, KPSS, and grievances of 808 Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits / Kashmiri Hindus living in Valley. Related: KPSS begins fast-unto-death Kashmiri Pandit delegation meets J&K LG Here’s why non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits feel betrayed Teesta…

Day 4 of Fast-unto-Death: KPSS decries Relief Department’s Apathy Releases all orders ignored by the department

As the Fast-unto-Death of Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) President Sanjay Tickoo entered its fourth day, the organisation denounced the apathy of officials of the Disaster Management Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRR&R) Department of the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Tickoo had, in an interview to us on Tuesday, said, “We have visited them…

CJP moves NBSA against India Today’s sting operation on Madrasas The NBSA while taking cognisance has asked the channel to respond within 7 days

CJP has moved the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) seeking action against India Today for running a sting operation on madrasas when the Covid-19 pandemic had started to make headway in India. The show titled Madrasa Hotpots: India Today Investigation hosted by Rahul Kanwal, was aired on India Today TV news channel on April 10, 2020. After this…

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