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NHRC sets up LGBTI Core Group, ropes in activist Harish Iyer

Equal Rights activist Harish Iyer has been appointed to the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) Core Group on Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex (LGBTI) issues. This is the first group set up exclusively to look into the concerns and challenges of India’s vibrant rainbow community and marks a step towards greater understanding and acceptance of…


Rahul Gandhi bats for Sukalo and Kismatiya

A campaign by CJP and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) for the release of dynamic forest rights movement leaders Sukalo Gond and Kismatiya Gond is gaining momentum every day. Now, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has tweeted expressing concern over their illegal arrest by Uttar Pradesh (UP) government and has appealed to Congress leaders and…


Dastardly attempt to assassinate Umar Khalid

Firebrand student leader Umar Khalid was shot at by an ‘unidentified gunman’ in New Delhi on August 13. The blatant attack, that many see as a scare tactic, ironically took place when JNU scholar was attending a program titled Khauf se Azaadi (Towards a Freedom Without Fear) at the Constitution Club. The program was organised by a group called United…


NRC or Anarchy?

The process of updating National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was started with the objective of identification of the Indian Citizens living in Assam. The process was welcomed by all sections of in the State, as it came with an assurance that all Indian Citizens, along with their descendants will be enlisted in the…


आदिवासियों की मौत का जश्न ख़ूब मनाया छत्तीसगढ़ की सरकार ने

छत्तीसगढ़ के बस्तर ज़िले में रहने वाले पत्रकार तामेश्वर सिन्हा ने 9 अगस्त (विश्व आदिवासी दिवस) की अपनी ख़बर में कुछ आंकड़ों का ज़िक्र किया है. ये आंकड़े उन घटनाओं के हैं जो बतातें हैं कि छत्तीसगढ़ के आदिवासियों को छत्तीसगढ़ की ही सरकार किस तरह लूटने और मारने पर आमादा हो गई है.  …


Exclusion from NRC allegedly leads to two suicides in Assam

Two people have allegedly committed suicide in Assam due to the exclusion of names of their family members from the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC). While 70 year old Deben Barman was found hanging from a tree in Dhubri district on August 7, 44 year old Rajesh Singh was also found hanging…


In through the out door

On Tuesday, August 7, the entire BJP opposition in the Delhi assembly — all of three MLAs in a house of 70 — rose to a man and demanded that the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government implement a controversial measure — the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that the BJP-ruled government of Assam…


Kashmiri Pandits bear the brunt of a corrupt and apathetic state

More than 800 Kashmiri Pandit families continue to live in Jammu and Kashmir, and there have been growing concerns regarding their safety and well-being. Sanjay Tickoo, the president of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangarash Samiti (KPSS), a partner organisation of CJP, has written to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Narinder Nath Vohra, about the state…


Uttarakhand Van Gujjars face Eviction!

Van Gujjars, the nomadic tribes living in Aasa Rodhi Range, Ramgarh in the Rajaji National Park (RNP) of Uttarakhand face an imminent threat of eviction that too during the monsoons! According to a statement issued by the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) this vulnerable community is being threatened and driven out by…


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