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Making Every Vote Matter SOPs related to transfer, storage and handling of EVMs

Ever since they were first brought into play, EVMs have always attracted suspicion from different quarters. From fears of hacking to the possibility of malfunction, EVMs have remained controversial despite the Election Commission’s assurances. The ECI has in place certain ground rules about the transfer, storage, testing and use of the controversial devices. The EVMs and WPATs…

Election Model Code of Conduct

Election Model Code of Conduct: How to Spot and Report Violations Community Resource

For candidates, election season is often a battle for political survival and sometimes they end up crossing ethical and legal lines. Therefore, the Election Commission of India came up with a Model Code of Conduct to monitor and regulate the behaviour of candidates and parties during elections. This was done to ensure that elections take…

justice in the Naroda Patiya Massacre

Locating the Role of State and Changing Nature of Violence Part-1 of a Study on Communal Violence by Centre for Study of Society and Secularism

As per newspaper reports, the number of communal incidents all over India in 2018 has been the lowest in the past four years. The Centre for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) monitors reports of communal incidents in five newspapers every year. In 2018 the number of communal incidents reported was 38 as compared to…

Role of the Media: How Hate was Spread in 2002 in Gujarat Excerpts from the Concerned Citizens Tribunal Report, Crimes Against Humanity, Gujarat 2002

The following piece that first appeared in the Nov Dec 2002 edition of Communalism Combat examines the role of media in spreading hate during the Gujarat 2002 communal carnage.   The Tribunal recommends that all the recommendations made by the Editors’ Guild in its report on the Gujarat carnage be implemented. India; Rights and Wrongs the Editors…

hate on Facebook

गुमराह करने वाले न्यूज़ चैनलों के ख़िलाफ़ करें शिकायत घृणास्पद या उत्तेजक विषय प्रसारित करने वाले समाचार चैनलों के ख़िलाफ़ शिकायत कैसे दर्ज करें

जनता से जुड़े मुद्दों पर निष्पक्ष, सच उजागर करते और ईमानदार नज़रिए से लबरेज़ कार्यक्रमों का लगातार कम होता जाना, अब समाचार चैनलों में परिपाटी सा बन गया है. नज़रिए और नीयत की ये गिरावट कोई नई बात भी नहीं है. कुछ समाचार चैनल नियमित रूप से ऐसी सामग्रियों का प्रसारण कर रहे हैं जो…

Taking Errant News Broadcasters to Task How to file a complaint against news channels airing hateful or inciteful content

It is not new to see news channels, created to broadcast an honest and unbiased view of the world to the masses, tumbling in their work. Some news channels now are presenting aggressive, biased and allegedly dishonest content to the public on a regular basis. These news channels are required to follow a certain set…

बाल यौन शोषण – कैसे पहचाने और रोकें सामुदायिक संसाधन: अभिभावकों, शिक्षकों और अन्य जिम्मेदार वयस्कों के लिए तैयार दिशानिर्देश

बाल यौन शोषण भारत में महामारी के अनुपात पर पहुंच गया है. 2007 के एक महिला एवं बाल विकास विभाग की बाल यौन शोषण रिपोर्ट के अनुसार प्रत्येक दो बच्चों में से एक का यौन शोषण किया गया है. इसलिए इस खतरे को खत्म करना बेहद महत्वपूर्ण है. यहां बाल यौन शोषण को पहचानने और उसे रोकने…

New MSP for Kharif crops

भारत में किसानों, कृषि श्रमिकों और वन श्रमिकों के अधिकार सामुदायिक संसाधन

भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था हमेशा से देश भर में फैली नदियों के संजाल और उपजाऊ मिट्टी की प्रचुरता के कारण मुख्य रूप से कृषि प्रधान रही है. पंजाब में गेहूं के स्वर्णिम मैदानों से, गंगा और इसकी सहायक नदियों के बाढ़ के मैदानों में मक्का, बाजरा और दालों के जलोढ़ लहलहाते विशाल कृषि क्षेत्र तक, दार्जिलिंग…

Migrant Workers: Rights and Concerns Community Resource

Migration has been a much discussed topic of late, especially in wake of the Rohingya exodus. However, there are many other reasons for people to migrate. Here are a few observations and recommendations presented during a seminar held on February 3, 2018 at the Delhi School of Social Work is association with the Sadhbhavna Mission.…

Rights of Farmers, Agricultural Labourers and Forest Workers in India Community Resource

India has always been a predominantly agrarian economy give the abundance of rivers and fertile soil across the country. From the golden fields of wheat in Punjab, to maize, millet and pulses thriving in the alluvial rich vast agricultural expanse of the flood plains of the Ganga and its tributaries, to the lush paddy fields…

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