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Lockdown has reduced lives of bidi labourers to ashes! Drop in wages leading to extreme financial distress

This report is part of CJP’s Grassroots Fellowship Program, and has been written by Mohammed Ripon Sheikh, who hails from Birbhum district. Here Sheikh showcases how the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the lives of bidi workers to a virtual standstill. Ever since the Covid-19 global pandemic struck and led to the country-wide lockdown that began in March 2020, its…

Uncovering the despair of Purvanchal’s weavers CJP fact finding brings to us stories from Purvanchal's weaving industry

CJP has undertaken, in association with our partners, a fact-finding mission to get to the bottom of what ails the once-thriving weaving industry of Purvanchal. Watch this video to know what to expect out of these investigations. Our partners and advisors include Dipak Malik, Vasanthi Raman, Abdullah Ansari, Lenin Raghuvanshi, and many others. Dr Muniza…

How Purvanchal’s traditional weaving industry came undone CJP’s ongoing fact-finding mission examines the twin-blows dealt by Covid and administrative apathy

Weaving is not just an industry in Uttar Pradesh’s Purvanchal region, it is the basis for a strong bond between people from two communities. Handcrafted textiles are the means through which craftsmen and women tell the story of their rich and vivid heritage. But now this bond appears to be weakening as the industry has been…

Covid-19 and Adivasi Empowerment: CJP’s unique contribution How have eight months of the Lockdown impacted India’s Forest Dwellers & Adivasis?

During the nationwide Lockdown that was announced in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, CJP found that hunger that had gripped urban India escaped our communities living in the forest as they continued their cultivation and had some measure of control over the resources and minor forest produce. We at CJP with our partners the All…

Did the Supreme Court use its judicial power enough to prevent the major crises during lockdown? Prominent advocates discuss lockdown and the role of Supreme Court of India

In this video, prominent advocates and lawyers try to find out the various ways in which the Supreme Court could have used its power of judicial review and dealt with the major crises of migrant workers, food and employment during the country-wide lockdown. Speakers include: Mihir Desai, Senior Advocate; Clifton D’ Rozario, Advocate (Manthan Law);…

Lockdown Impact: Disrupted harvest, lost jobs, hunger in rural India Professor Vikas Rawal speaks to Teesta Setalvad on the Lockdown Impact

WATCH: In light of a study by Vikas Rawal, Manish Kumar , Ankur Verma and Jesim Pais for SSER (Society for Social and Economic Research) , highlighting how the lockdown has brought misery to India’s rural population, Teesta Setalvad speaks to Prof Vikas Rawal. PROF VIKAS RAWAL is since September 2006, Associate Professor, Centre for…

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