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Seven Years Since Occupy, Part 1

  • International
  • July 29, 2018

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While Lynchers are Sent to Parliament, Dr Kafeel Khan is Imprisoned for Fighting Japanese Encephalitis
  • National
  • September 30, 2018

According to some accounts, Bahraich District Hospital in UP saw at least 75 children’s deaths over 45 days in August-Sept, looking starkly similar to the mass deaths of children at BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur last year due to Japanese encephalitis. Dr. Kafeel Khan, who have been consistently persecuted by the Adityanath Government because of his […]

Damning Report Accuses Vedanta of ‘Corporate Massacre’
  • News
  • September 28, 2018

On 27 September 2018, Foil Vedanta and a coalition of organisations in London released a report entitled ‘Vedanta’s Billions- Regulatory failure, environment and human rights’ – days before Vedanta Resources’ AGM and de-listing from the London Stock Exchange. The 32 page report gives a comprehensive account of legal judgments against Vedanta across its global operations, and blames […]

Denied All Social Security, Old Widow Dies of Hunger in Purulia
  • Society
  • September 28, 2018

On this 15th of August, as the rulers of the nation were busy thumping their ‘big chests’ screaming sermons of world leadership and patriotism, Bimala Pandey, an old widow in Purulia, West Bengal, died of hunger while begging for a morsel of rice at her last moments. Starvation deaths are intimately linked with non-deliverance of […]

Manipur University: Violations of MoA and 48-hour General Strike
  • News
  • September 27, 2018

BJP Government’s armed siege of Manipur University has provoked widespread condemnation. BJP Manipur accuses that Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU), Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) and Manipur University Staffs’ Association (MUSA) violated the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) – a tripartite agreement between MUSU, MUTA and MUSA, Govt of Manipur and MHRD. It also accuses students […]

There is Nothing ‘Spiritual’ in Cleaning Sewage and Carrying Human Excreta
  • Caste
  • September 27, 2018

In his book Karmayog, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks of manual scavenging as a ‘spiritual experience’. He gives this sermon even while manual scavenging is banned by law in India. At least one person dies every day while cleaning sewers and septic tanks. Besides risk to human health and life the occupation employing thousands of […]

Sanghis, Securitisation and Surveillance: Women Lead Student Protests in JNU, Force Admin to Back Down
  • Peoples' Movements
  • September 26, 2018

Following the disruption of the electoral process by ABVP vandalism, the JNU administration is using the attack as a ruse for further securitisation and surveillance on campus, while the known perpetrators of the violence roam around free and entitled. Women have particularly been the target of these new policies and have been fighting back through […]