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Sedition Case Filed Against 2 Groups for Teaching Patna Street Kids About CAA, NRC

The case was registered after the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) took suo motu cognizance of the matter, dating back to the passage of the CAA in Parliament in December 2019. Written by Santosh Singh | Patna |Updated: April… Continue Reading →

Over 300 writers, intellectuals in Pakistan condemn hate speech against humanist writer, partition critic Amar Jaleel

by Sankar Ray, April 9, 2021 In response to an outpouring of threats of violence by reactionary elements in Pakistan against writer Amar Jaleel after an old video of him reciting one of his short stories went viral for being… Continue Reading →

When The Struggle is its Own Reward

KALPANA KANNABIRAN ‘This unfinished Sisyphean struggle has not made me tire of it but I have been spared of the futile struggle with which Sisyphus was condemned; mine has been the struggle for a better world and the struggle is… Continue Reading →

Hindu radicals threaten Catholic nuns in northern India

By Jessy Joseph New Delhi: A group of Hindu radicals has forced Catholic nuns out of a train after accusing them of indulging in religious conversion. Two members of the Sacred Heart congregation were on March 19 traveling to Odisha from… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh- Mob attacks Christians , 8 hospitalised

Hindutva hardliners accused the Christians of conversions, when they were praying at a house church in Dantewada districtSabrangindia17 Mar 2021 Eight Christians were injured and hospitalised in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, after being attacked by a mob of alleged Hindutva radicals…. Continue Reading →

After a decade in several prisons, Kobad Ghandy , is finally adjusting to life

By Mandira Nayar March 21, 2021 Past the Parsi hostel for women in Worli, through a narrow opening almost down a rabbit hole, lies the once-slum colony of Mayanagar. The birthplace of the Dalit Panthers in the 1970s has now been… Continue Reading →

Dalit, Adivasi women facing sexual violence has ‘increased’ during pandemic:

India’s civil rights network, National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), in a statement on the occasion of well-known gender rights leader Savitribai Phule’s 124th death anniversary, being observed as part of the Feminist Week of Resistance and Reflections (March 7… Continue Reading →

Labour rights leaders like Nodeep Kaur, Shiv Kumar ‘crucial’ for survival of democracy

Young labour rights leader Nodeep Kaur, who shot into prominence after the police controversially arrested her on the Delh-Haryana borders where she was organising workers’ support for the protesting farmers, has said that one of the most pressing issues today… Continue Reading →

Bilkis Dadi of Shaheen Bagh, a modern-day Rani Ki Jhansi

India’s 83-year-old protesting grandmother and the warrior queen who inspires her. By Tavleen Tarrant8 Mar 2021 When asked which woman she most admires, Bilkis, the notorious “Dadi” of Shaheen Bagh, replies without hesitation: “Rani Ki Jhansi” (Queen of Jhansi). India’s warrior… Continue Reading →

India – Hate Crimes in the year 2020

By Irfan Engineer Neha Dabhade Communal polarization in the year 2020 was primarily heightened with the help of structural violence and attitudinal violence, or what is also popularly termed at hate crimes, rather than by physical violence. In the previous… Continue Reading →

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