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When will we give women farmers their due? CJI's recent comments call for a closer look at women’s contribution to Indian agriculture

“Women farmers do most of the work in the fields. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the men everyday and so while protesting against the three farm Acts passed by the central government, we will not back down,” said farmer Nikita Kakra from Shahapur city in Maharashtra on January 13, 2021, when asked about the Chief Justice…

क्या संवैधानिक कसौटी पर खरा उतर पाएगा यूपी का ‘लव जिहाद’ विरोधी कानून? अध्यादेश व्यक्ति की आज़ादी, स्वायत्तता, निजता और पसंद के अधिकार के खिलाफ

यूपी का ग़ैरक़ानूनी धर्मांतरण प्रतिबंध अध्यादेश, 2020 को नवंबर के आखिर में गवर्नर ने मंजूरी दे दी है. कानून बनने के बाद इसके तहत अब तक दो लोगों के खिलाफ मुकदमे दर्ज हो चुके हैं यूपी के बाद उसी तर्ज़ पर अब मध्य प्रदेश, हरियाणा, कर्नाटक और असम भी ऐसे ही ‘लव जिहाद विरोधी’ कानून…

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आइये ‘किसान गठबंधन मोर्चा’ की रैली में भाग लेकर किसानों की आवाज़ बनें! Hear what Naseeruddin Shah and Teesta Setalvad have to say

मशहूर अभिनेता नसीरुद्दीन शाह के साथ पत्रकार-एक्टिविस्ट तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ समझा रही हैं कि, आज भारत के किसानों के साथ, कृषि विरोधी कानूनों के खिलाफ़ संघर्ष में हमें उनका साथ देना क्यों ज़रूरी है. 16 जनवरी 2020 को किसान गठबंधन मोर्चा में शामिल होकर, देश के किसानों की आवाज़ बने. स्थान: इस्लाम जिमखाना से आज़ाद मैदान तक समय: दोपहर 2 बजे।…

Hate Speech spreads like wildfire in Karnataka A closer look at hate offenders and how digital and print platforms have fulled the hate machine

A report titled Chronicle of Communal Incidents in Coastal Districts of Karnataka, compiled by Karnataka Communal Harmony Forum and People’s Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL), member Suresh B. Bhat, presents 47 instances of Hate Speech in 2020 as opposed to 12 in 2019. The report that collates information from the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi Districts…

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Don’t miss out on CJP Grassroots Fellows’ stories This #CJPWednesdays let's take a look at stories documented by our Grassroots fellows

CJP grassroots fellows are bringing out stories of communities that are often ignored by the mainstream media. From protests in solidarity with farmers in Bengal to daily wage workers’ concerns, from lives of the indigenous tribes to sharing traditional music of the communities that we work with, they have been busy documenting the world around…

Adivasi women forest workers allegedly assaulted by UP Police Police arrested the women for protesting an unauthorised construction on forest land

In yet another display of impunity, Uttar Pradesh Police have allegedly physically assaulted women forest workers in Lilasi village of Sonbhadra district. The police whisked the women away from the protest site on Thursday, January 7, and then allegedly beat them up in custody. Speaking to CJP, Shiv Prasad, a villager said, “For two days (January 5…

Why is a private member Bill of 2018 relevant to the farmers today? It seeks guaranteed remunerative MSP, regulated costs, grievance mechanism and compensation

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) chief and former Member of Parliament Raju Shetti has said that the farmers and the Union can reach a consensus only if the Prime Minister guarantees a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for farmers to cushion them from unexpected calamities and volatile market changes. SSS is one of the prominent unions under…

Have you ever heard the hypnotic notes of the Tarpa pipe? The Warli art of making music from gourds, bamboos and an ancient playbook of memories

It looks as unusual as it sounds, a bulbous pot-bellied gourd on one end, merging into slender bamboo on the other. You may have seen it in the centre of some traditional Warli wall paintings, where a Tarpa player is the core of the spiral of dancers, who seem to be moving in unison under…

AIFWP activist protest farm laws

Hundreds Of Adivasi Activists Gather To Protest Against Farm Laws CJP stands with AIUFWP and the forest dwellers

Watch: This CJP exclusive video where numerous Adivasis, forest dwelling activists and AIUFWP leaders gather to protest against the Agriculture laws. The forest dwelling farmers have been regularly harassed by the forest department, their farmlands have been dug out and the women have been severely assaulted. The AIUFWP activists have joined their movement against the…

NRC for Assam: A flawed design A process with an inherent potential to exclude millions of genuine citizens

The exercise for preparation and updating of NRC for the state of Assam was directed and also monitored by Supreme Court Bench consisting of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton Fali Nariman (in the ongoing matter, the judgement dated December 17, 2014 in the case of Assam Public Works Vs. Union of India & Ors (Writ…

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