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New MSP for Kharif crops

खाद्य संप्रभुता बचेगी तभी होगा भारत आत्मनिर्भर छोटे किसानों के अधिकारों की सुरक्षा से ही महफूज रहेगा हर किसी के भोजन का अधिकार

(सरकार की ओर से हाल में पारित कराए गए तीन कृषि बिलों से देश की खाद्य संप्रभुता खतरे में पड़ गई है. इनसे खाद्य सुरक्षा के नियमन और इसके लिए जरूरी कानूनी ढांचे के टूटने की आशंका बढ़ गई है. यह ब्रीफिंग पेपर इसी मुद्दे से जुड़ा है) संसद में खेती-किसानी से जुड़े जो तीन…

Why has India ratified but not yet adopted UN Resolution on farmers’ rights? Recently passed three farm bills have provisions that clash with international conventions

Corrigendum: A previous version of this report said that India had not signed up for or voted in favour of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas. The error is deeply regretted. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas was…

Day 4 of Fast-unto-Death: KPSS decries Relief Department’s Apathy Releases all orders ignored by the department

As the Fast-unto-Death of Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) President Sanjay Tickoo entered its fourth day, the organisation denounced the apathy of officials of the Disaster Management Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRR&R) Department of the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Tickoo had, in an interview to us on Tuesday, said, “We have visited them…

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…

KPSS begins fast-unto-death Group demanding jobs and other rights for non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits

On Sunday, the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS), began its fast-unto-death in Ganpatyaar, located in the Habba Kadal area of Srinagar. The group was forced to take the extreme measure after no action was taken on its last memorandum submitted to the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory to provide urgent relief to non-migrant Kashmiri…

SC cuts short Sudarshan News’s diatribe on ‘UPSC Jihad’ Court calls show content 'insidious', ponders committee to monitor TV news standards

The Supreme Court has restrained Sudarshan News from further telecasting the rest of the episodes in its “UPSC Jihad” series while observing that the program was “insidious”. The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and KM Joseph was hearing a petition filed by Firoz Iqbal Khan against the communally inflammatory show seeking pre-telecast injunction…

Sudarshan TV airs ‘UPSC Jihad’ show No 'proof', but theatrics and allegations aplenty!

With friends in high places, Editor-in-Chief Suresh Chavhanke aired his controversial show ‘Bindas Bol’ alleging Muslims were ‘infiltrating’ the central services in great numbers. This is the first of the nine episode series, where he claims to bring ‘proof’ to show that the educated Muslim community was joining the civil services in ‘massive’ numbers. However,…

NBSA forwards CJP’s complaint against Sudarshan News to I&B Ministry The complaint was filed against the promotional video of the ‘UPSC Jihad’ show

CJP has received a response from News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) on its complaint against Sudarshan News that the complaint has been directed to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) since the news channel is not a member of News Broadcasters Association (NBA). The response states, “This is to inform you that Sudarshan TV…

Struggle for Forest Rights in India stretches from East to West Part-2 of CJP’s webinar reveals how grassroot activists from West Bengal to Maharashtra still struggle for Forest Rights

In the second leg, CJP and AIUFWP’s webinar titled Forest Rights Movement and Covid-19, moved from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to other parts of the country. Grassroot activists from West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra joined moderator and CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad to share stories of how they continued a peaceful struggle for forest rights,…

Gauri lankesh

Frail yet fearless: Remembering Gauri Lankesh CJP presents a collection of poems by Kavitha Lankesh

On the third death anniversary of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, CJP remembers her indomitable spirit and unwavering commitment to secular and democratic values. To honour her memory, we bring to you a collection of poems written by Gauri’s sister and filmmaker Kavitha Lankesh. Recalling the events of that Fateful night, CJP secretart Teesta Setalvad says, “I…

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