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Month October 2020

Fortis Hospital – Female patient ‘is raped while semi-conscious in ICU while being treated for TB’

The 21-year-old woman had been admitted to Fortis Hospital in Gurugram for TB There, she claims a hospital worker raped her while she was in the hospital’s ICU  She told her dad through handwritten notes because she was on a ventilator  Police… Continue Reading →

Khap Panchayat in UP bars boys from sporting shorts

Men roaming around in half pants is distasteful, says Muzaffarnagar khap leader This is not yet an order, but a piece of advice which has come from the elders, Naresh Tikait said. Influential khap panchayat leader Naresh Tikait has said… Continue Reading →

Adani – the company that dare not speak its name

Geoff Law Oct 30, 2020 Australia’s media and journalists’ union on Adani Adani boasts that work on its Carmichael coal mine in Queensland is ‘well underway’, but the company’s behaviour betrays an attitude of deep insecurity. In August 2020, Adani Australia launched legal proceedings against… Continue Reading →

Give A Dalit Man A Pair Of Scissors, And He’ll Show You What Freedom Is

In the 13 years that we’ve lived in our house, our neighbours have remained just neighbours, nothing more, nothing less. For companionship, my Appa has his pigeons, hawks and crows.By Vijeta Kumar30/10/2020 04:53pm IST When we first moved to Basavanagudi in… Continue Reading →

COVID masks used in fightback against Adani

K. Saravanan, Nityanand Jayaraman and Pooja Kumar  Fish vendors from Chennai sport masks declaring their opposition to Adani’s port expansion plans in Pulicat, 60 km to their north. The port-led industrialisation is expected to make Chennai more vulnerable to floods,… Continue Reading →

Love Jihad: Why every interfaith marriage has potential to turn into communal flareup?

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat*A young aspiring Nikita Tomar was murdered by Tauseef, who happened to be stalking her since here college days, as both studied in the same institution in Faridabad, a North Indian town. Nikita, it is reported, had… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon case: SC asks Bombay HC to expeditiously consider Varavara Rao’s bail plea

The apex court took note of the fact that the bail application has not been heard by the High Court since 17 September and said the matter raises questions regarding the prisoner’s human rights File Image of Varavara Rao The… Continue Reading →

Punjab – NGOs take to streets, demand justice for Hathras rape victim, effigies of Modi Burnt

*October 29, 2020* ·        #IfWeDoNotRise,  #JusticeforHathrasRapeVictim,    #AnnihilateCasteAndPatriarchy The alleged gang rape and brutalization by upper caste men of a young Dalit woman from Hathras shook the country. She died in a hospital in Delhi. The police refused to hand over… Continue Reading →

Who is Afraid of Anuradha Bhasin?

Attacks on the media have become more “sophisticated”, such as stopping advertisements, which adds to the threat of violence. Subhash Gatade 28 Oct 2020 In the first week of October came news from Jammu that the government-allotted apartment where Anuradha Bhasin,… Continue Reading →

Post-Covid, people would look to Ambedkarite, Marxist and Socialist ideologies for direction

Former managing editor of “Forward Press”, a Bahujan-centric journal, Pramod Ranjan, assistant professor at the Rabindranath Tagore School of Languages and Cultural Studies of Assam University, in his article “Post-Covid world and responsibility of Bahujan workers”, tries to find out what kind… Continue Reading →

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