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Activist Teesta Setalvad’s ‘Foot Soldier of the Constitution’ in Kannada The Hindu

The book is being released on May 18 The Kannada translation of ‘Foot Soldier of the Constitution: A Memoir’ , a political narrative of the work and times of activist Teesta Setalvad, is being released on May 18. Writer-activist Satya S. has translated the work as Samvidhanada Kaalaalu, and it is being brought out by Kriya Madhyama at a…

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…

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