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Month June 2021

Farmers Observe Hool Kranti Divas in Solidarity with Adivasis all over India

The programme will be celebrated on large scale in Odisha Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Bengal. Today, June 30th 2021, will be marked as Hool Kranti Diwas in all the morchas in Delhi. Also known as the Santhal Rebellion, the… Continue Reading →

Hindutva groups take ‘Hindu Bank’ to Kerala; many call it polarisation tactic

Even as the cry for ‘Nidhi banks’ exclusively meant for Hindus grows louder in Kerala, experts say these are companies and not banks under the Nidhi Rules of 2014 and cannot be compared to Islamic banking on technical grounds Shahina… Continue Reading →

Action Alert – Affirmation of Feminist Principles- Sign-on Statement

JUNE 30, 2021 Women, feminist, LGBTIQ+, and trans-led organizations are coming together to reaffirm what we believe are core feminist principles and to amplify the positions that many feminists have historically taken in relation to understanding gender, sex, and sexuality. The affirmation… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 Needs a Regional Response, Say Physicians and Activists

Physicians and health right activists across countries came together on Sunday 27 June at a webinar to emphasize that the coronavirus pandemic must be fought collectively. The third in the South Asia Peace series of public webinars, the meeting focused… Continue Reading →

This Pride month, the LGBTQIA+ community wants to talk about healthcare, pandemic crisis

Published: Tuesday 29 June 2021 BY Sudarshana Chakraborty Over the years, Pride celebrations have become a symbol of protest against discrimination on the basis of gender and sexual identity, state repression and criminalising homosexuality. India was no exception.  June marks… Continue Reading →

91 organisations working on Farmers’ Rights, and on Digital Rights of citizens express grave concerns on Central Government’s Agri-Digitisation proposals

30th June, 2021 91 farm organisations and organisations working on digital rights of citizens express grave concerns with regard to the Government of India’s proposals on agri-digitisation, put forward in the form of a consultation paper. They demand that the… Continue Reading →

The law of sedition is unconstitutional

P.D.T. Achary An urgent review of the Kedar Nath judgment is necessary as ‘sedition’ violates the basic right of speech and expression In Vinod Dua’s case (2021), the Supreme Court of India has reaffirmed the law of sedition laid down in Kedar… Continue Reading →

Odisha -How A Tribal Community Is Battling Climate Change With Traditional Farming

Women farmers are taking the lead in reviving the cultivation of native varieties of millets that are resilient to drought, salinity, extreme heat, pests and diseases; need less water than paddy; and are richer in nutrition. Malkangiri (Odisha): Nestled in the… Continue Reading →

‘Even In Our Moment Of Freedom, State Tried Inflicting Pain’: Activists Natasha Narwal And Devangana Kalita

In an interview with Outlook, student activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita discuss their arrest and bail, the use of UAPA on protesters and the future of the anti-CAA movement Natasha Narwal and Devangana KalitaFile Photo Pinjra Tod activists Natasha… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh government must restore health and human rights of people in Bastar

By Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), Chhattisgarh and Chhattisgarh Right to Food Campaign (RTFC) June 29, 2021 Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) and Right to Food Campaign (RTFC), Chhattisgarh are writing to the Chhattisgarh government to bring attention to the poor status… Continue Reading →

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