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Fact Finding Bunkar Varanasi

लॉकडाउन से बुनकरों की बुरी हालत, CJP ने किया खुलासा देखिए पूर्वांचल के बुनकरों का यह विशेष वीडियो

CJP की फैक्ट फाइंडिंग टीम आपके लिए लेकर आई है पूर्वांचल के बुनकरों की हताशा और निराशा की दास्तान. जो लॉकडाउन तथा प्रशासनिक उदासीनता के प्रभाव को उजागर कर रही है. Related: Lockdown Impact: Crushing debt, mounting bills Lockdown Impact: Weaver family drowning in debt Lockdown Impact: Weavers forced to become tea sellers! How Purvanchal’s…

Lockdown Impact: Weavers forced to become tea sellers! Part-1 of our on-going series based on CJP's Purvanchal fact-finding mission examining the decline of the traditional weaving industry

The once thriving Banarasi weaving industry has come to a grinding halt in wake of the Covid-19 induced national lockdown. But despite the heritage status accorded to the traditional handloom industry that is a part of the Varanasi’s culture for more than a millennium, Banarasi weavers are struggling to make ends meet, mainly due to…

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…

Financial losses cannot be offset on the weary shoulders of the labourer: SC Court quashes anti-worker notification by Gujarat government

On October 1, 2020 a three-Judge Supreme Court Bench comprising Justices Indu Malhotra, DY Chandrachud and KM Joseph, quashed a Gujarat government notification exempting factories from paying overtime wages to workers and providing ideal working conditions to them amid the Covid-19 lockdown, on grounds of public emergency in Gujarat Mazdoor Sabha & Anr. v. State…

Why has India ratified but not yet adopted UN Resolution on farmers’ rights? Recently passed three farm bills have provisions that clash with international conventions

Corrigendum: A previous version of this report said that India had not signed up for or voted in favour of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas. The error is deeply regretted. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas was…

ASHA’s from across Maharashtra Gather in Mumbai Demanding government's attention and better pay

Recognised as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), these women are suffering because despite their hard work and critical role in improving the health and hygiene of people in villages across India they are not recognized as government employees and are grossly underpaid. Barring a few states, ASHA workers do not get fixed salaries, but incentives…

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“सुधा सोना” : जन्मदिन पर 1 नवंबर को सुधा जी अपने जन्मदिन पर जेल में होंगी, पर देश भर से बहुत सारी मुबारके उनके साथ होंगी।

संभवत देश का बहुत बड़ा वर्ग अमिताभ साहब के साथ–साथ करोड़पति बनने के सपने देखता है या मंच पर गाने और नाचने की प्रतियोगिताओं को देखने में मशगूल होता है। दिन भर की काम थकान और शाम को बहुत सारे चैनल पर देश भक्ति  की फसल  का हिस्सा बनने पर  मजबूर सा  रहता है। फिर…

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Sudha Bharadwaj’s Remarkable Journey: From Trade Unionist and Lawyer to ‘Urban Naxal’ Human Rights Defender Profile

Sudha Bharadwaj, born in 1961, has been associated with the trade union movement in Chhattisgarh for more than 25 years. She is the general secretary of the Chhattisgarh unit of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), and a member of Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS). After living and working in Bilaspur for several years,…

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