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CJP in Action: Forest workers unite with anti-CAA protesters Members of CJP's partner organisation AIUFWP met with Shaheen Bagh protesters to fight oppression together

Recently a contingent of 23 Dalit and Adivasi forest workers from Lakhimpur Khikri, Sonbhadra and Manikpur arrived in New Delhi to express solidarity with people protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The visiting contingent comprised members of the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP). Just like the protests at Shaheen Bagh are predominantly…

Your shit kills! Deaths of sanitation workers continue even as governments claim (sic) that they have no person involved in manual scavenging

“In India, a man is not a scavenger because of his work. He is a scavenger because of his birth irrespective of the question whether he does scavenging or not.” – Dr B.R. Ambedkar   In a report released recently by the ‘Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan’[1], Gujarat reported 62 deaths of manual scavengers, followed by Maharashtra and…

Death down the drain A timeline of deaths of sanitation workers

The National Commission of Safai Karamcharis reported that at least 50 people have died within the first six months of 2019 while cleaning sewers in India. However, the lives of these workers have not received a fraction of that government attention proffered to the Swacch Bharat Mission. Let us have a look at a timeline marking…

To Be or Not to Be The Identity Crisis of the Non-Savarna Indian

While for the Savarna Indian, to be without identity is an assertion of equality, for the vast numbers of Non-Savarnas, it is in the head-count that the quantum of caste privilege starkly stands out. The Good Since its inception, on paper at least, India’s Constitutional foundations declare its push to become a casteless society. The…

Nationwide Protest against possible Eviction of Lakhs of Forest Dwellers To Implement Forest Rights Act 2006

In the recently concluded two day national consultation of Land and Forest rights movement organised by Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan, it was declared that several Lands and Forest Rights Organisations will hold nationwide protest actions on the July 22nd against the Supreme Court order on eviction of Forest Dwelling Communities. The consultation voiced the pathos of…

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विशेष! आवाज़ दबाने का षडयंत्र: भीमा कोरेगांव केस के प्रथम शिकार, दलित प्रवासी कामगार 10 महीने के बाद भी पुरुष जेल में क़ैद हैं और उनकी पत्नियाँ न्याय के लिए दर दर भटक रही हैं.

12 जनवरी, 2018 को, पुणे में भीमा कोरेगांव एल्गार परिषद कार्यक्रम के दो हफ्ते बाद, महाराष्ट्र पुलिस के आतंकवाद विरोधी दल (एटीएस) ने रिलायंस इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर के चार श्रमिकों, एक ठेकेदार और एक अनियत श्रमिक को उठा लिया. गिरफ्तारी से पहले घंटों तक देर रात झोपड़पट्टी में उनके घरों पर छापा मारा गया था. एक दिन…

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नीला रंग चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद से एक मुलाक़ात, विमल जी के शब्दों में

विमल जी, जो जन आंदोलनों का राष्ट्रीय समन्वय के राष्ट्रीय समन्वयक हैं, ने हाल ही में रिहा हुए चंद्रशेखर से मुलाक़ात की. यहाँ पढ़िए उनका दिल को छू लेने वाला ब्यौरा| अचानक 13 -14 सितंबर की रात को 2:30 बजे सहारनपुर जेल से चंद्रशेखर को रिहा कर दिया गया। भीम आर्मी का युवा कोई बहुत लंबी-चौड़ी…

India: The new Lynchdom How the fear of the 'other' drives mob violence in India

Law may not be able to make a man love him but it can keep the man from lynching him.” Martin Luther King Jr.   These words were said by Martin Luther King Jr. in the era where the racial segregation was at its peak and the African Americans targeted in the form of lynching.…

Vinay Ratan Singh Surrenders in Style Police Gaffes continue as Bhim Army Chief presents himself before Saharanpur court

Bhim Army National President Vinay Ratan Singh surrendered before the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Saharanpur on Monday, April 23, 2018. Singh, 35 has been accused of involvement in the Saharanpur caste clashes in May 2017. He was remanded to judicial custody, but not before drama and police confusion that has come to be associated with this case.…

Dalit Activist

Raiding the Resilient Police’s high-handedness in dealing with Dalit Activists and Lawyer

Recently police raided the homes of well-known human rights activists and even a lawyer on the pretext of gathering information about their alleged complicity in fomenting hate and violence in Bhima Koregaon. Oddly enough the Maharashtra Chief Minister said the raids were conducted due to their ‘Maoist’ links. The fact that two parallel and equally…

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