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Day November 22, 2020

Activists demand the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKAY) till May 2021

The Anna Adhikar Abhiyan, Maharashtra and the Right to Food Campaign observed a National Day of Action on November 22, 2020 , to press for various demands with respect to the Public Distribution system.  Under the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan… Continue Reading →

Why are Kashmiri Muslim nomads being evicted?

A year after Kashmir was stripped of its limited autonomy, Muslim Bakarwal and Gujjars face eviction from their forest dwellings. By Aakash Hassan20 Nov 2020 Jammu, Indian-administered Kashmir – Last month, Mohammad Ashraf received a notice from the local forest department office… Continue Reading →

‘Kaun Banega Karodpati’ (KBC) in soup for its question on Manu Smriti Burning

 ‘Kaun Banega Karodpati’ (KBC) is probably one of the most successful mega programs on TV channels, with bumper prizes in toe. In its recent episode (Karmayog, November 2020) the host of the show Amitabh Bachan, following the script, asked a… Continue Reading →

Hathras Rape and Murder -Women huddle over strategy to prevent sexual violence

Historian Uma Chakravarti said there was cause for hope, as more young women were getting together and organizing, and the state apparatus appears to be reacting in some panic when a case of sexual violence is reported. She was commenting… Continue Reading →

In Gujarat, Rural Women Perform Turmeric Ritual to Remember Hathras Victim

A Dalit rights activist explained the ritual was taken up as the victim’ mother had regretted that she could not offer a proper cremation to her daughter as the cops burnt the body. By -Rosamma Thomas 31 Oct 2020 One would… Continue Reading →

UAPA and the growing crisis of judicial credibility in India

An independent and effective judiciary is the last hope to provide a check on executive excesses. Protest against the arrest of Umar Khalid under UAPA over his alleged role in the Delhi riots — 18 September 2020, Kolkata. Photo: Samir… Continue Reading →

Amartya Sen and famine: Why Bengalis are ‘uncomfortable’ with the economist

By Bhaskar Sur*  Amartya Sen was the second Bengali to win the Nobel after Rabindranath Tagore and enjoy almost Olympian fame. In his time Keynes certainly was more influential but not more famous. A polymath, Sen made signal contribution to… Continue Reading →

Gujarat – Suspecting witchcraft, relatives set ablaze migrant tribal female worker

In a gruesome incident, a migrant tribal woman worker has been allegedly set on fire after being suspected of being a witchcraftin Virnagar village, Jasdan taluka, of Rajkot district, Gujarat. The incident took place on November 18, when the three… Continue Reading →

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