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Sex workers in Bengal to press NOTA

  KOLKATA: Shefali Roy, a sex worker from Kolkata‘s red light area, Sonagachi, will not cast her vote for any candidate this Lok Sabha elections. Instead, she will press the NOTA (none of the above) button. But Shefali isn’t the only one in her community who… Continue Reading →

Bengal’s Injustice League

Death sentences for drinking and adultery, public flogging for petty theft, forced to eat one’s own excreta to ward off ‘evil spirits’, paraded naked for whistling, exiled for challenging village elders and stifling social boycotts for minor misdemeanors. All this… Continue Reading →

#India – Bengal Assembly passes resolution on #Aadhar #UID

Monday, Dec 2, 2013, 17:04 IST | Place: Kolkata | DNA The resolution, moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee, mentioned that only 15 per cent people of the state had got the Aadhar cards.   The West Bengal Assembly… Continue Reading →

Talk show panelists are involved in pornography: Mamata Banerjee #Vaw #WTFnews

By PTI | 20 Jun, 2013,   5 inShare Share More READ MORE ON » Women | West Bengal | talk shows | Talk show | Rape | Pornography | Mamata Banerjee Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today alleged that panelists of some local tv news channels critical of her were involved in pornography…. Continue Reading →

Press Release – Delhi protests against the arrests of peaceful protesters in Kolkata

Protest outside West Bengal govt’s bhawan, Rajiv Bhawan, New Delhi Photo courtesy: Bijayalaxmi Nanda June 14th To, The Resident Commissioner West Bengal Bhavan NEW DELHI We, members of the Citizen’s Collective against Sexual Assault, women’s groups, progressive groups and concerned citizens… Continue Reading →

Kolkata – ‘Lock-up for protest songs!’ #Vaw

14 Jun 13 The Telegraph A group of women wanting to meet chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday to tell her how unsafe they feel in Bengal was herded into prison vans and put in the Lalbazar lock-up for several… Continue Reading →

#India -13 Women activists from Maitree arrested for protesting in Kolkata #Vaw #WTFnews

Protests outside Mamata‘s house over report that claims Bengal is unsafest for women Edited by Surabhi Malik (With Inputs from IANS) | Updated: June 13, 2013 Kolkata: Women activists demonstrated outside Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee‘s residence in Kolkata this morning to protest against… Continue Reading →

#India – 14-year-old returning from school gang-raped, strangulated to death #Vaw #WTFnews

  Dailybhaskar.com | Jun 12, 2013, Nadia (west Bengal): If you think we have learned a lesson from the Delhi-gang rape of a student in moving bus, then think again. Crime against girls has shown no sign of abetting. Now, a… Continue Reading →

Story of a refugee grand mother, of identities and displacements #Sundayreading

In times of displacement, do we leave our former selves behind and create new identities? In this moving personal history, Garga Chatterjee profiles his Bengali grandmother whose true self was unmasked only by a tragic stroke . http://www.thefridaytimes.com/   I have crossed… Continue Reading →

A dangerous connivance

  GARGA CHATTERJEE, The Hindu It is worrying that West Bengal’s political class remained tactical spectators to the Kolkata rally organised by Muslim groups in support of Bangladeshi war criminals West Bengal looked to the Shahbag protests in Dhaka with… Continue Reading →

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