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PUDR welcomes the release of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira on bail, but protests onerous bail conditions

By Peoples Union for Democratic Rights People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) welcomes the Supreme Court order granting bail on merits and release of Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, two of the accused in the infamous Bhima Koregaon case under… Continue Reading →

Why this Desperation for ‘One Nation, One Election’?

-Dipankar Bhattacharya, General Secretary, CPI(ML) Liberation Even as representatives assembled in Mumbai for the third meeting of the united opposition, now known by the acronym INDIA, the Modi government announced an extraordinary session of Parliament from 18 to 22 September…. Continue Reading →

Dalit IAS Officer’s Relentless Ordeal: Transferred 5 Times in 1 Year, Alleges Discrimination and Intimidation in J&K

Posted On August 31, 2023 In a startling revelation that has sent shockwaves through administrative circles, Ashok Parmar, a senior IAS officer hailing from the Dalit community, has accused the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory administration of subjecting him to… Continue Reading →

Caste, gender, climate change: Farmers in Uttarakhand struggle for survival

Unable to adapt to effects of climate change such as forest fires and scarce rainfalls, smallholder farmers in the Himalayan state risk losing their livelihoods. by SWATI THAPA Neema Devi sits with her sister-in-law, Prema Devi, threshing wheat by hand in… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand: School girl dies by suicide after teacher beats up for wearing a ‘bindi’ in Dhanbad

The incident took place in Dhanbad’s Tetulmari area on Monday. Where parents of the deceased girl and locals on Tuesday held a protest against the school management A school girl died by suicide reportedly after being harassed and beaten up… Continue Reading →

WFI Chief ‘Liable To Be Prosecuted And Punished’ For Sexual Harassment, Molestation And Stalking: Delhi Police Chargesheet

Agencies , July 12, 2023 Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president and outgoing BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who is facing charges of sexual harassment, is “liable to be prosecuted and punished for offences” of stalking and molestation, Delhi… Continue Reading →

Identification of the four accused who beat the Dalit youth: The victim said- I went to ask the address, they started beating

Posted On July 11, 2023 In the Motinagar police station area of Sagar, four accused have been identified in the case of beating a young man naked after taking him hostage. After identification, the police started nabbing the accused. While… Continue Reading →

Dalit leader and Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad stable, vehicle used by attackers recovered: Police

Posted On June 29, 2023 The vehicle used by the attackers of Dalit leader and Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad have been recovered from a village here, police said on Thursday.A bullet grazed Aazads abdomen when unidentified assailants opened… Continue Reading →

After 63 Days In Jail Under Anti-Terrorism Law For Poem On Defiance, Assam Poet Now Writes Odes To Love

SANSKRITA BHARADWAJ 28 Jun 2023 12 min read For a poem she posted on Facebook in 2022, Assam teen Barshashree Buragohain was arrested and jailed for two months under India’s draconian anti-terror law, widely used against protestors or dissidents, with… Continue Reading →

Surviving Statelessness and Trafficking: a Rohingya Case Study

In the battlefieldI am a survivorOn the sandI am a travelleralone,survivingpainful heat.On the sampan,in the risky waves,I am a travellersurviving.Under the rain,I am a travellerumbrella-lesssurviving.In the noise,I am a travellerfeelingalonein the crowd,searchingthe deep breathofpeace.This poem was first published in James… Continue Reading →

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