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Ensure Justice in Kasganj

Did Police purposely derail Kasganj Investigation? Report reveals how members of one community were framed to protect those from another

On Republic Day this year, Kasganj town of Uttar Pradesh became the scene of violent communal clashes where a young man Chandan Gupta lost his life. While it was initially claimed that the riot was triggered by members of the minority community who tried to prevent members of the majority community from taking out a…

Tuticorin firing

The Day Tuticorin Burned Findings of the People's Inquest

On May 22, 2018, police fired into a crowd of protesters near the Collectorate in Tuticorin (Thoothukudi) in Tamil Nadu to mark the 100th day of peaceful protests against the proposed expansion of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant. By that evening, 11 people had been killed, and four more died over the subsequent days. Here…

actions of BCI politically motivated

SC takes suo motu cognisance of Kathua lawyers’ unruly behaviour Lawyers had called strike in support of the accused, obstructed victim's lawyer and cops from entering court

The Supreme Court on April 13, 2018 took Suo Motu notice and started proceedings on the unruly conduct of Kathua Lawyers and some members of the Jammu Bar Association, where they obstructed advocate Deepika Thusoo, the lawyer appearing for the family of the eight year old Bakherwal girl who was brutally raped and murdered in…

Under Siege: Violence against Children in Jammu and Kashmir Shocking findings of a JKCCS Report

The Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) recently published a report, titled ‘Terrorized: Impact of Violence on the Children of Jammu and Kashmir’, which details the various ways in which violence has been perpetrated against children in Jammu and Kashmir, and its effects. First, the report notes that children in the state “are living…

Growing Communalism in Jammu Concerned Citizens Group's disturbing findings

The Concerned Citizens’ Group (CCG) visited Jammu and Kashmir earlier this year to take stock of how people are being affected due to increased cross-border firing and growing communalism. They travelled to the villages of Kapurpur, Bera, and Jeora Farm in Jammu (along the international border or IB), the village Ganiah on the LoC, as…

Hanged by Gaurakshaks, Denied Justice by the State Independent Investigation reveals how Jharkhand Police sabotaged lynching probe

An independent investigation by journalist Ajit Sahi has brought to light several instances of police negligence and even outright sabotage in connection with investigations into the hanging of Mazloom Ansari (32) and Imtiaz Khan (12) in Latehar, Jharkhand in March 2016. The report titled Hanged by Gaurakshaks, Denied Justice by the State was released in New…

Gujarat Lags Behind 14 States in Tribal Land Redistribution: Eklavya Sanghatan Tribals given pieces of paper with little legal value

A report released by Eklavya Sangathan, a Gujarat-based tribal rights organization, claims that Gujarat lags behind as many as 14 other states in ensuring that its tribal people get rights to forest land. The report is based on information released by the Government of India’s Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), that showcases the achievements of 20 states.…

Increased Cross-border Shelling has devastated lives: Concerned Citizens Group Six fold increase in ceasefire violations, 40,000 civilians evacuated

In view of the rise in cross-border firing between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, the Concerned Citizens’ Group (CCG) decided to visit some of the affected areas. They also held discussions with prominent opinion makers in Jammu and in Srinagar. The primary rationale…

Curb Cow Vigilantism

Divide and Rule in the Name of the Cow Findings of Fact Finding team investigating cow vigilantism and lynching

In a damning indictment of the government’s failure to stop violence against minorities, especially in the name of the cow protection, a new report by a fact finding team led by the Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan has found that the so called ‘Gau Rakshaks’ are a communally motivated group that thrives on religiously motivated violence. What…

How the National Register of Citizens causes ‘othering’ of minorities in Assam Findings of a study by Sadbhav Mission, Delhi

On February 3, 2018, Sadbhav Mission, in collaboration with Delhi School of Social Work, organized a one day seminar, “Migrant Workers: Rights and Concerns”. A special session was held on National Register of Citizens (NRC) update in Assam. Based on the presentations and discussions following consensus emerged.   Assam is the only state in the…

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