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Why India Trails China- Amartya Sen

  MODERN India is, in many ways, a success. Its claim to be the world’s largest democracy is not hollow. Its media is vibrant and free; Indians buy more newspapers every day than any other nation. Since independence in 1947, life expectancy… Continue Reading →

Political prisoners observe Hunger strike on 23rd March Bhagat Singh’s martyrdom day for ABOLISHMENT OF #Deathpenalty

PRESS RELEASE,  NAGPUR , MARCH 21, 2013 Numerous countries across the world have abolished the death sentence as a form of punishment. However India, claimed repeatedly by its rulers to be a democratic country still retains this inhuman practice and… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE-State Repression on Punjab farmers: an offensive response to democratic protest

March 10, 2013 PUDR Press Statement Democracy within its value frame assumes the right to protest as a vital means towards ensuring the guarantee of those rights and values it stands for. However, today we are witnessing a different ‘culture… Continue Reading →

Film fete provides platform for Koodankulam protesters

STAFF REPORTER, The Hindu 100 short films, documentaries to be screened Xavior Amma, leader of People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy, addressing the 8th edition of Vibgyor International Film Festival heldin Thrissur on Saturday. Nothing can dampen the spirit of the… Continue Reading →

Breaking the Collective – Notes from Jantar Mantar & Koodankulam #womenrights #Vaw

JANUARY 11, 2013 tags: Anti-Nuclear Protests, Delhi Gang Rape, Delhi protests, Jantar Mantar, koodankulam, public space, state repression by Shuddhabrata Sengupta Guest Post by Vivek Vellanki, kafila.org The death of the young girl brought incommensurable grief for the ‘Indian’ people. A national angst ensued with divergent voices seeking… Continue Reading →

Launch of ‘Bole Gujarat’ campaign, based on ‘ Kolavari Di” #mustshare

Where is Democracy? on August 17, 2012 at 4pm in Ahmedabad. The song would not have been possible without Dhanush. We are indebted to Dhanush for Kolaveri which became a craze with people of all ages. ‘Where is Democracy?’ based on… Continue Reading →

An Urgent Appeal to the Conscience of Nation on Koodankulam

  Dear Fellow Citizens of India, On the occasion of our Parliament, the pinnacle of democratic governance, celebrating its 60th anniversary, our hard earned democracy is being ruthlessly repressed and violently suppressed. Within the accelerated race towards ‘destructive development’ and… Continue Reading →

Video: why the IT Rules are a threat to your Internet as you know it

At the Internet Democracy Project, we believe that the Internet is changing democracy just as irrevocably as it is changing dictatorships. But if that is the case, what does that mean for our struggles and visions for social change in… Continue Reading →

The Seed Emergency: The Threat to Food and Democracy

Vandana Shiva Patenting seeds has led to a farming and food crisis – and huge profits for US biotechnology corporations. The seed is the first link in the food chain – and seed sovereignty is the foundation of food sovereignty…. Continue Reading →

Open Letter to Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch

Separate  Between Religion and State Having experienced the ways in which religious fundamentalists have used both armed violence and state power to attack fundamental freedoms, we want to express our alarm at the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and other… Continue Reading →

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