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Day September 11, 2021

How a Woman’s Can’t-Stand-It-Anymore Road Trip Inspired China #SundayReading

Yin Shenglin Tired of her abusive husband, 56-year-old Su Min took the car and left. Her journey made her an icon for China’s unhappy housewives. Su Min never thought that one day she would feel this free. She had finally reclaimed… Continue Reading →

Dalits, Adivasi children locked out of education during Covid-19 lockdown

A survey of nearly 1400 kids found that nearly 75% parents said their childrens’ reading abilities had declined during the pandemic. September 8, 2021 Help India! The report reveals that only 4% of Dalit and Adivasi children have been attending… Continue Reading →

9/11 and After: The Need Is Still for Justice, Not Vengeance

By John Cavanagh and Phyllis Bennis In those first harrowing hours after planes were turned into bombs on September 11, 2001, people across the country were paralyzed with fear. Few people alive 20 years ago had experienced an attack on… Continue Reading →

The SCs and STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act Online Review of implementation in Tamil Nadu 2020

Citizen’s Vigilance and Monitoring Committee 11 September 2021 On the 32nd anniversary of passing of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989,over 100 delegates of the citizen’s vigilance and monitoring committees (CVMCs) from across Tamil Nadu… Continue Reading →

Inglorious end? SC dismisses Vedanta petition claiming iron ore mining rights until 2037

By Rosamma Thomas  Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by Vedanta Ltd against a Bombay High Court order of November 2019 concerning their alleged iron ore mining rights for a period of 50 years, until the year 2037. A… Continue Reading →

Gendered role and access to education in India

by Sania Muzamil If we trace the historical process of the evolution of education in South-Asia, taking into consideration   socio-cultural and economic factors like colonization, patri-focal family set-up, privatization and globalization, etc. we can map the differential structures of institutional… Continue Reading →

Twenty Years On: The Legacy of 9/11

Bellevue Hospital memorial to victims of the World Trade Center attacks in New York, September 19, 2001.  On September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda hijackers turned four commercial airliners into instruments of terror, killing nearly 3,000 people and devastating the lives of… Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka’s political detainees tortured in custody: Rights group

Al Jazeera A report by International Truth and Justice Project says 15 Tamils were beaten, burned, suffocated and sexually assaulted for two years. Political detainees in Sri Lanka are being tortured while in police and military custody, a human rights… Continue Reading →

Indebted India: Over half of farm households still under debt

Andhra, Telangana have highest percentage of agricultural households under debt; Average debt: Rs 2.45 lakh in Andhra By Shagun Kapil Published: Saturday 11 September 2021 More than half of India’s agricultural households were in debt, with an average outstanding of Rs 74,121, according… Continue Reading →

Mumbai Woman, Raped And Tortured With Iron Rod, Dies In Hospital

One accused – 45-year-old Mohan Chouhan – has been arrested; he was arrested under charges of rape and attempt to murder The woman was found lying by the side of the road in a pool of blood57New Delhi:  The 34-year-old… Continue Reading →

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