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Dude, Process? Mumbai Rises Against Supreme Injustice

Dozens of Mumbai-based groups condemned and protested the “clean chit” given to CJI Ranjan Gogoi in the sexual harassment scandal that has rocked the judiciary. A GroundXero report.   Complaint and Proceedings An affidavit submitted on April 19 by a former employee of the Supreme Court (SC) alleged that the sitting Chief Justice of India […]

Extinction Rebellion: The Green Energy Commons versus Carbon Extinction

Emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuels are causing catastrophic climate change, and threaten to destroy all human life on our planet. Simply, climate change is the single greatest threat facing our species since our emergence as a species a half million years ago. It is a bigger threat than the biggest of our […]

Forests Are Our Lifeline And They Are Receding

Climate change threatens the very possibility of life on this planet. The dominant narrative of climate change is built around the reduction of emissions and the replacement of energy sources which ultimately goes to serve the interests of the same forces that have created the problem in the first place. The voice of the communities […]

Alembic Pharmaceuticals’ Sikkim Unit Discharging Highly Toxic Wastewater Effluent In Tista River

The Sikkim unit of Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd is discharging huge quantities of highly toxic effluents into the Tista river. The contamination of Tista is not only going to adversely affect the state of Sikkim but also downstream areas, including many districts in West Bengal. A GroundXero report.     The Sikkim unit of Alembic Pharmaceuticals […]

1919: The massacre and the masses

A hundred years to this day, the British massacred unarmed people in Jalianwalla Bagh, in undivided Punjab. From today’s critical juncture, Nilanjan Dutta looks back at the significance of 1919 for an articulation of civil liberties.     One hundred years ago, India stood at a critical juncture. The end of the First World War, […]

Away From The Public Eye, Thousands Of Prison Deaths Every Year

Prison conditions remain underreported while thousands die in prisons every year. A Groundxero report.   Lack of information about prison conditions   Prison conditions are a rarely reported subject in the mainstream media in India, even though thousands of inmates die in prison every year and the prison population is increasing every year as per […]

RIE Bhopal Expels Student Suffering from Depression, Sparking Protests Against Stifling Campus Conditions for Women

Women at RIE Bhopal have been demanding an extension of curfew timings, clean water on campus, 24*7 library access, resignation of the Chief Warden, and more. A GroundXero report.     The Regional Institute of Education, Bhopal, is a constituent unit of NCERT, and is responsible for training teachers from five states and two union […]

Emergence of Bahujan-Muslim political force in Maharashtra’s General Elections – Part Two

The Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi, while promising a new political articulation of the socially marginalised communities of Maharashtra, has also sparked a sharp debate. Their refusal to forge an alliance with the Congress-NCP in the state is being seen by a section of people as ‘aiding fascism’, that is, effectively ensuring electoral victory for the BJP. […]

Emergence of Bahujan-Muslim political force in Maharashtra General Elections – Part One

On 7th April, the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) in Maharashtra – an alliance between Adv. Prakash Ambedkar-led Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh, and the Asaduddin Owaisi led All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) – published its electoral manifesto. The forging of this platform is an important intervention in the upcoming elections in Maharashtra – a state which faces not […]

An Academy of Chowkidars: Caste and Gatekeeping at IIT Kanpur

If academia is going to take itself seriously it must first prove itself capable of exorcising its own demons, starting with the spectre of caste-based discrimination, writes Umar Sathe.     On April 1, 2019 The Indian Express reported that the Senate of the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur (IITK) has voted to revoke […]

Global Protest By Students Against Climate Change

In order to truly appreciate the magnitude of the student strike, it is important to consider the long-term social history which made it possible.To be more precise, they protested against two of the least-recognized but massively important effects of the long colonial era which ran from 1492 until 1945, namely colonial carbon and colonial demography […]

কলকাতার রাজপথে নারী ও রূপান্তরকামীদের ফ্যাসীবাদ বিরোধী মিছিল

সারা দেশের সঙ্গেই কলকাতাও ৪ঠা এপ্রিল সাক্ষী থাকল এমন এক মিছিলের যা মানুষের অধিকার আর গণতন্ত্রের কথা বলে, বলে – “নারী ও রূপান্তরকামী দিচ্ছে ডাক – ফ্যাসিবাদ নিপাত যাক।” যুদ্ধ-জিগির ও হিংসার বিরূদ্ধে, ঘৃণা ও বিভেদের রাজনীতির বিরূদ্ধে, এবং গণতন্ত্র, শান্তি, সংহতি ও ন্যায়বিচারের পক্ষে এই মিছিল এক নতুন সময়ের বার্তা দেয়। লিখেছেন সুদর্শনা চক্রবর্তী ।   […]

Act Globally, Act Locally

The #SchoolStrike saw participation in the millions across the globe, making it one of the largest climate change protests in history. Rahul D writes about the various challenges awaiting the youth leaders of the movement.     The image of fifteen year old Greta Thunberg standing alone outside the Swedish parliament one and a half […]

দৃশ্যমানতার উদ্‌যাপন হোক রূপান্তরকামী সম্প্রদায়ের

ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ট্রান্সজেন্ডার ডে অফ ভিজিবিলিটি – বাংলা মানে করলে দাঁড়ায় আর্ন্তজাতিক রূপান্তরকামী দৃশ্যমানতা দিবস। নিজেদের স্বত্ত্বা ও লিঙ্গ পরিচয় প্রতিষ্ঠার লড়াই চালিয়ে যাচ্ছেন, সেইসব রূপান্তরকামী মানুষদের জীবনকে উদ্‌যাপনের জন্য ও তাঁদের লড়াইয়ের বিষয়ে সচেতনতা বাড়াতেই ১১ বছর ধরে এই দিনটি পালন হয়ে চলেছে।  লিখেছেন সুদর্শনা চক্রবর্তী ।     ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ট্রান্সজেন্ডার ডে অফ ভিজিবিলিটি – বাংলা মানে করলে […]