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HEROIC VOICES FILLING THE DARKNESS OF SILENCE AND CONSENT Kashmir Times

Bol, ke lab azaad hai tere: Bol, zabaan ab tak teri hai, Tera sutwan jism hai tera – Bol, ke jaan ab tak teri hai. Truth-tellers might find themselves caught in the shackles laid by tyrannical forces that want to gag their voices but their lips remain free. As the fascist arms of the government…

An unstated Emergency in India: the country now resembles the Saudi Kingdom National Herald

We are clearly moving towards One country, One party, One leader, One voice and One agenda with no opposition, civil society or media to resist or raise their voice. Heil Modi! It was always on the cards but few, if any, anticipated the Narendra government in its second avatar would be even more brazen and…

Constitutional validity of FRA: Protest in states on July 22, rally likely in Delhi in Nov The Indian Express

On February 13, the SC had ordered the eviction of lakhs of tribals and other traditional forest dwellers whose claims under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, had been rejected following a three-tier process. Besides the demonstrations scheduled for July 22, plans are also afoot for a…

People from marginalised, low income families left out of Assam NRC list: CJP team Counterview

Teesta Setelvad, Vrinda Grover, Mihir Desai Counterview Desk  Following the National Register of Citizens (NRC) authority declaring on June 26 that an additional over one lakh names of people had been excluded from the NRC draft list, the Mumbai-based human rights organization, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), which is currently working in Assam, took a delegation…

Sahitya Akademi winner Durga Khatiwada among eminent Gurkhas left out of Assam NRC The Hindu

A file photo of NRC officials checking documents of residents during a hearing against the non-inclusion of names.   Many community members in the additional exclusion list of 1.02 lakh people. After Bengali Hindus and Muslims, the Gurkhas of Assam appear to be at the receiving end of the exercise to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC).…

Assam foreigners” tribunals need more transparency: Setalvad Outlook India

Guwahati, Jun 30 Rights activist Teesta Setalvad Sunday called for more transparency in the functioning of foreigners” tribunals (FT) in Assam while deciding the fate of suspected foreigners. The FTs are quasi-judicial bodies which determine the citizenship of people suspected to be illegal immigrants. “We are currently touring some districts of Assam and have come…

Assam foreigners’ tribunals need more transparency Setalvad The Week

Guwahati, Jun 30 (PTI) Rights activist Teesta Setalvad Sunday called for more transparency in the functioning of foreigners’ tribunals (FT) in Assam while deciding the fate of suspected foreigners. The FTs are quasi-judicial bodies which determine the citizenship of people suspected to be illegal immigrants. “We are currently touring some districts of Assam and have…

Assam NRC: Activist Teesta Setalvad Calls For Transparency In Functioning Of Foreign Tribunals News Central 24*7

“We have come across a large number of cases where people have been declared foreigners despite having the required documents.” Guwahati, Jun 30 (PTI) Rights activist Teesta Setalvad Sunday called for more transparency in the functioning of foreigners’ tribunals (FT) in Assam while deciding the fate of suspected foreigners. The FTs are quasi-judicial bodies which determine the citizenship…

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