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Understanding LGBTQIA Community Resources

Whether you are a person discovering your gender and sexuality or the parent of such a person, it is important to empower yourself with correct information. Here are a few resources that can help you learn about the vibrant LGBTQIA community. Understand the Law The first step is to understand the section of the law…

Tabular Critique of the Transgender Bill 2016 Community Resources

This table compares the provisions in the Transgender Persons [Protection of Rights] Bill 2016 that will reportedly be tabled in the winter session of the Indian Parliament against the criticisms made by trans*, gender variant, and intersex groups, and the demands for revisions required to protect our rights. This was originally published on Sampoorna India Blog PROVISION…

CJP Targeted A Comprehensive Account of Every Time our team has been Harassed and Bullied

Recently two TV news channels labeled CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad “anti-Hindu” due to her commitment to secularism and human rights related work with religious minorities. This prompted CJP to move NHRC, as such irresponsible and malicious reportage puts a virtual bull’s eve on Setalvad’ back and endangers her life. But this is not the first…

Ayodhya

How the Babri Masjid was demolished-excerpts from the Liberhan Commission Report, 2009

December 6, 1992: In blatant violation of the solemn assurances given by senior leaders of the sangh parivar and then BJP chief minister of UP, Kalyan Singh, to the Supreme Court and to the Congress government at the Centre, the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya was demolished in full public view. Ten days later, the government…

Land Acquisition Act Legislative Brief and Factsheet

Land Laws Under BJP Regimes In 2014 itself, months after assuming power, the Modi regime tried to test the political waters by bringing in a Land Acquisition Ordinance to  overturn a 2013 Law that had, itself re-visted colonial legislation that empowered the forest official and timber mafia to exploit forest dwellers and tribals. United Opposition…

India’s Housing Crisis

India’s Housing Crisis: How the Poor Always Get a Raw Deal

For activists and human rights defenders, engaging with issues of settlements, housing and eviction, has always posed a challenge. While there may be an understandable revulsion to the increasing brutality and violence with which most local authorities have been carrying out demolitions or evacuations, the sense of entitlement in the middle and professional classes fails…

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