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Mumbai residents pay respect to Hemant Karkare, condemn ‘distasteful’ remarks by Sadhvi Pragya Thakur The Indian Express

Members of the civil society and political parties also gathered at the memorial with placards with messages such as ‘Lest we forget’. IN THE light of BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Thakur’s “distasteful remarks” against slain cop Hemant Karkare, who was the chief of the state’s Anti-Terrorism Squad, residents gathered to pay their respects to the “city’s hero”…

EVM Malfunction: Does Criminalisation Deter Genuine Complaints? The Wire

Complainants may face a six-month jail term if their declaration is found false during a test vote. But the process does not differentiate between a deliberately false complaint and a genuine one. New Delhi: On April 23, standing outside a polling booth in Guwahati, former DGP and well-known Assamese writer Harekrishna Deka complained to the local…

Call for setting up equal opportunities commission The Hindu

‘Time to stop marginalisation of backward communities’ The Centre must set up an equal opportunities commission to prevent socially-backward communities from being further marginalised, civil rights activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad said here on Saturday. Such a body is required to ensure that they are not sidelined in government jobs and policies. It is also…

Women forest dwellers recount struggles, stories of resistance in Mumbai event TwoCircles.net

Even though there exist laws to protect forest dwellers in the country, residents, especially women, continue to face severe forms of harassment at the hands of officials, said women activists from Sonbhadra District of Uttar Pradesh during an event in Mumbai. They recounted stories of resistance and struggles in their attempts to secure land during…

‘Take Out The Insects From Your Food And Eat It’: Women Political Prisoners Recount Jail Horror Stories Feminism In India

For Soni Sori, while her custody in the police station itself was riddled with torture and sexual harassment, her time in the jail was also a harrowing experience. She wouldn’t eat in her initial days inside. One of her fellow inmates advised her, “If you want to stay alive, you better eat. Take out the insects…

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