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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…

Proto-fascism and State impunity in Majoritarian India: An Interview with Teesta Setalvad Jindal Global Law Review

This interview with Teesta Setalvad was conducted in the wake of the February 2020 anti-Muslim violence in North East Delhi. Drawing on her vast experience as a human rights activist, journalist, and peace educator, Setalvad’s responses map the continuum — across years, anti-minority pogroms and ruling parties with divergent ideologies — of the cultures of hate,…

Forest Dwellers have no support from Gov’t in filing Land Claims: Roma CJP Secy Teesta Setalvad and AIUFWP Dy Gen. Secy Roma explore the complicated process of filing community forest rights claims and other related issues

In the second part of an exclusive conversation with CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad, the deputy general secretary of All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) Roma Malik highlights the complex and tedious process of filing claims under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006. Under the Act,…

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Lobby of Corporate Interests, Bureaucrats and Mafia looting Forest Land: Roma Part 1 of a two part EXCLUSIVE video interview

In an exclusive conversation with CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad, Roma Malik highlights the illegality of the February 2019 Supreme Court order (later stayed), the challenges in the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, the farce of pitting arguments of survival of forest dwellers versus wildlife conservancy and many more issues. The first part of…

Who is Teesta Setalvad? The Daily Eye

She’s simple, strong and she talks straight. She’s also one of the very few among us, who remains committed to fighting for the survival of India’s democracy in a toxic environment where, when you question the government, you’re called antinational, when you question the poor economic policies of the government, you’re tagged as one who hates…

The Truth about the Elgaar Parishad What was it and who organised it?

On December 31, 2017 a fiercely passionate gathering of activists, former judges and political leaders proclaimed their commitment to fight the repressive economic, social and cultural policies of the Modi regime. This was the Elgar Parishad that preceded the gathering at Bhima Koregain on January 1, 2018 where Dalit families were attacked and assaulted by the ‘Sangh’…

Kandhamal: 10 years later justice still eludes survivors EXCLUSIVE Interview with Father Ajay Singh

Anti-Christian violence broke out in Kandhamal district of Odisha in August 2008 following the brutal murder of Swami Lakshmanand Saraswati. The violence followed the path of his 200 kilometer funeral procession as it made its way across the region, leaving fire and blood in its wake. Thousands of people were rendered homeless and forced to…

“Thoothukudi firing is another Jallianwala Bagh!” Vikatan

தீஸ்தா செடல்வாட் – இந்தியாவில் இயங்கும் மனித உரிமைச் செயற் பாட்டாளர்களில் முக்கியமானவர். 2002 குஜராத்தில் நடைபெற்ற இனப்படுகொலைகளுக்கு எதிராக சட்டரீதியாக உறுதியாகப் போராடியவர். இந்தியாவின் முதல் அட்டர்னி ஜெனரல் எம்.சி.செடல்வாடின் பேத்தியும்கூட. தூத்துக்குடி ஸ்டெர்லைட் துப்பாக்கிச்சூட்டுச் சம்பவம் தொடர்பாக மனித உரிமைப் பாதுகாப்புக் குழுவின் ‘உண்மை கண்டறியும் அறிக்கை’ புத்தக வெளியீட்டுக்காகத் தமிழகம் வந்தவரிடம் பேசினேன்… “தமிழகத்தில் நிகழும் பொது நிகழ்ச்சிகளில் நீங்கள் அவ்வளவாகப் பங்கெடுக்காதவர். ஸ்டெர்லைட் போராட்டம் தொடர்பான நிகழ்வில் மட்டும் குறிப்பாகப் பங்கெடுக்கக்…

Ask Me Anything: आपके सवाल, तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ के जवाब कठिन प्रश्न, कड़ी निंदा या झूठे इलज़ाम - डट कर किया सामना

सिटीज़न्स फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस (CJP) की सचिव तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ ने शनिवार June 9, 2018 को स्टैंड-अप कमेडियन कुनाल कामरा से अपने काम और उनपर लगे आरोपों पर बात की. उन्होंने कुनाल को भारत में मानवाधिकार की स्थिति के बारे में भी बताया. यह हमारा पहला Ask Me Anything था, जिसमें तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ ने लोगों…

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