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J&K administration ignoring non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits: Sanjay Tickoo KPSS chief on fast-unto-death demanding urgent relief for Kashmiri Pandit families still living in the Valley

Sanjay Tickoo, president of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) has been on a hunger strike since Sunday, September 20. In an interview to our Associate Editor Deborah Grey, he tells us why he was forced to take this extreme step. Q) You have submitted multiple memoranda and representations to Jammu and Kashmir authorities and…

KPSS begins fast-unto-death Group demanding jobs and other rights for non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits

On Sunday, the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS), began its fast-unto-death in Ganpatyaar, located in the Habba Kadal area of Srinagar. The group was forced to take the extreme measure after no action was taken on its last memorandum submitted to the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory to provide urgent relief to non-migrant Kashmiri…

CJP Grassroots Fellowship: Meet Ripon Sheikh who documents rural Bengal CJP aims at enabling young men and women document the world around them

CJP’s fellowships are aimed at young men and women, much like Ripon Sheikh seen in this video, from the communities we work with. Migrant workers, Adivasis, forest workers and the urban poor. The fellowships would enable them to document the world around them, so that they can seek sustainable solutions for problems of their communities.…

Join CJP’s fight to protect the rights of forest working people Stand with CJP and AIUFWP to protect the FRA 2006

From our forests to the Supreme court, CJP and AIUFWP are fighting to protect the rights of those who protect our forests, despite the pandemic. Stand with us to protect Forest Rights. Donate here: https://cjp.org.in/donate Related: Forest Rights : Shelter destroyed in Uttarakhand Forest Rights: Van Gujjar family released on bail, after custodial assault Sokalo…

वनाधिकार कानून की बात करनी है तो गोली खाने को रहे तैयार! वे डरते हैं कि इक दिन निहत्थे और ग़रीब लोग उनसे डरना बंद कर देगें

बिहार के इस चुनावी माहौल में जिला कैमूर के अधौरा प्रखंड़ में अपने जल, जंगल और ज़मीन के हक़ों के लिए संघर्ष कर रहे आदिवासीयों पर पुलिस द्वारा बरबर गोलियां बरसाई गई। 11 सितंबर 2020 को पुलिस और वन विभाग ने निहत्थे आदिवासीयों पर गोली चालन किया जिसमें 3 लोग घायल हो गए और काफी…

SC cuts short Sudarshan News’s diatribe on ‘UPSC Jihad’ Court calls show content 'insidious', ponders committee to monitor TV news standards

The Supreme Court has restrained Sudarshan News from further telecasting the rest of the episodes in its “UPSC Jihad” series while observing that the program was “insidious”. The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and KM Joseph was hearing a petition filed by Firoz Iqbal Khan against the communally inflammatory show seeking pre-telecast injunction…

Desperate Times Now, desperate measures Channel broadcasts special show on ‘secret tapes’ using footage from Facebook Live by activists!

On Monday night, Times Now, a channel now infamous for making a mockery of journalism on a daily basis, put its foot in its mouth yet again, when it broadcast a ‘secret tape’ where several well-known human rights activists were seen and heard decrying the activities of Muslim extremist groups. The only problem was that…

CJP webinar on Forest Rights: Testimonies from Grassroot Activists In Part 3 of our report on the CJP webinar, activists strike a hopeful chord

In the concluding part of Day 1 of CJP’s webinar, grassroot activists, many of whom work closely with our partner organisation All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) shared stories of small victories that helped end the day on an upbeat note. Nivada Rana: We have been facing oppression since the days of my…

Sudarshan TV airs ‘UPSC Jihad’ show No 'proof', but theatrics and allegations aplenty!

With friends in high places, Editor-in-Chief Suresh Chavhanke aired his controversial show ‘Bindas Bol’ alleging Muslims were ‘infiltrating’ the central services in great numbers. This is the first of the nine episode series, where he claims to bring ‘proof’ to show that the educated Muslim community was joining the civil services in ‘massive’ numbers. However,…

NBSA forwards CJP’s complaint against Sudarshan News to I&B Ministry The complaint was filed against the promotional video of the ‘UPSC Jihad’ show

CJP has received a response from News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) on its complaint against Sudarshan News that the complaint has been directed to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) since the news channel is not a member of News Broadcasters Association (NBA). The response states, “This is to inform you that Sudarshan TV…

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