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Rajasthan: Family Kills 18-Year-Old Girl For Loving Dalit Man

Pinky Saini’s partner Roshan Mahawar accuses Rajasthan police of not acting on time. March 5, 2021 At first one could barely comprehend what Roshan Mahawar was saying. He mumbled and rued with his voice breaking midway “Had police acted on… Continue Reading →

Andhra Pradesh to Return 2,000 Acres Marked For Kakinada SEZ to Farmers

PTI Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday issued an order for returning 2,180 acres of land, which was originally sought to be acquired for the Kakinada Special Economic Zone (SEZ) back in 2007, to the farmers following a protracted struggle…. Continue Reading →

‘You Are A Dalit, Should Behave Like One’, Cops Shouted As They Tortured Me: Nodeep Kaur

During a protest last month, Haryana police arrested the 24-year-old under charges including murder and extortion among others. Preetha Nair  Days after being granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Dalit labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur spoke to Outlook about… Continue Reading →

Social Media Campaign – #KnowYourShaheed #FarmersProtests

March 1, 2021 – Punjab Women Collective in collaboration with Kractivist.org launched a social media  campaign  today  supporting the Farmers Protest  called #KnowYourShaheed, a series to recognise the farmers who have died during the ongoing farmer protest. We all know… Continue Reading →

Pen America calls for investigation into death in custody of Bangladesh writer

Mushtaq Ahmed died in custody at Kashimpur High Security Prison on Thursday after nearly ten months in pre-trial detention February 25, 2021 (New York, NY) — Bangladeshi writer and journalist Mushtaq Ahmed died in custody at Kashimpur High Security Prison… Continue Reading →

India’s COVID Vaccination Plan: What is the Ground Reality?

Is India truly conducting the world’s ‘biggest’ COVID vaccine drive? Why the focus on the ‘Make in India’ tag?NISSIM MANNATHUKKAREN India’s current national discourse is saturated with propaganda and disinformation — even with regard to critical areas like the COVID-19… Continue Reading →

State of India’s environment: Why farmers kill themselves

The back of the Indian farmour is against the wall amid rising costs of inputs, climate change-induced risks and faulty market mechanisms By DTE Staff Published: Wednesday 24 February 2021 More than 28 farmers and farm labourers die by suicide in India… Continue Reading →

Open Letter To Prime Minister Modi On The Sale Of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant

by E A S Sarma — February 26, 2021 To Shri Narendra D ModiPrime Minister of India Dear Shri Modiji, I write this letter to express my anguish as a concerned citizen of north Andhra Pradesh at the decision taken by the Central… Continue Reading →

Torture, Belief & A Love Letter: Khalid Saifi’s Year In Jail

One year since his incarceration, a man who campaigned against hate crime is defending himself in three cases, including the Delhi riots conspiracy case, which invoked India’s anti-terror law. In one bail order, the judge highlighted the “vindictiveness” of the… Continue Reading →

Japan appoints ‘minister of loneliness’ to help people home alone

Rise in suicides pushes Suga to tackle issue as major COVID challenge The pandemic has been particularly isolating for Japan’s older population, who are not used to communicating online.SHOGO KODAMA, N TOKYO — Telework and the lack of social gatherings during Japan’s fight… Continue Reading →

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