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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,…

Archive of reports by Justice Hosbet Suresh released Citizens for Justice and Peace brings it out on the occasion of his birth anniversary - The Hindu

An archive of reports of tribunals and public hearings by the late Justice Hosbet Suresh in his post-retirement years was released by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) on his birth anniversary on Monday.  In a statement, CJP said: “Justice Hosbet Suresh, legal luminary and a stalwart of human rights jurisprudence, continues to live on…

Allow postal ballot for migrant workers, rights groups tell EC Their memorandum points out that migrant workers are often unable to cast their votes as they are away from their home State - The Hindu

The facility of postal ballots should be extended to migrant workers, a group of civil rights organisations have said in a letter to Election Commission (EC). The Citizens for Justice and Peace, Lok Shakti Abhiyan, Bangla Sanskriti Manch, All India Union of Forest Working People and the Bharatiya Nagrik Adhikar Suraksha Manch have pointed out…

Plea to allow postal ballot: Only 31% of 10 crore ‘long distance’ migrants able to vote Counterview

Several civil rights groups have represented to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to declare migrant labourers as ‘notified electors’ in order to give them the right to cast their vote through the postal ballot. They have regretted that “the attendant ills of hegemony, money power in politics, class, caste and community interests” have overshadowed…

चुनाव आयोग को खुला पत्र: ‘प्रवासी मज़दूरों को भी मिले डाक से मतदान का अधिकार’ मीडिया विजिल

मशहूर सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता तीस्ता सीतलवाड ने चुनाव आयोग के नाम एक खुला पत्र जारी किया है। उन्होने बताया है कि सिटीज़न फ़ार जस्टिस एंड पीस की ओर से भारतीय निर्वाचन आयोग को ज्ञापन भेजकर प्रवासी मज़दूरों को भी डाक के जरिये मतदान का अधिकार देने की मांग की गयी है। कहा गया है कि आयोग…

CJP ने लिखा चुनाव आयोग को खुला पत्र, कहा- प्रवासियों की जिंदगी भी रखती है मायने Janchowk

तीस्ता सेतलवाड़, “आम नागरिक और लोकतांत्रिक शासन की सफलता में अपार विश्वास की बदौलत ही इस असेंबली ने वयस्क मताधिकार के सिद्धांत को अपनाया है। इस सभा का इस बात में पूरा विश्वास है कि वयस्क मताधिकार के जरिये एक लोकतांत्रिक सरकार की स्थापना से देश में जागरुकता और बेहतरी आएगी। लोगों का जीवन स्तर…

2nd Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award The Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: The Centre for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) has organized a press conference to announce the 2nd Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award to be conferred posthumously on Late Justice Hosbet Suresh. The press conference will be on Zoom Cloud Meeting on 13th July 2020 at 3.00 pm. The link of the…

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