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Gujarat- Dalit woman sarpanch who ‘stands against’ predecessors sent to jail #Vaw

Parimal Dabhi : Lakhvad (Mehsana), Thu Apr 18 2013, IE The main entrance of Lakhvad village, around 3-4 kilometres from Mehsana. A dalit woman sarpanch from Lakhvad village of Mehsana district, Kamla Makwana, her husband, their son and two others were… Continue Reading →

In Narendra Modi’s Gujarat- Cries of caste discrimination reverberate

TNN | Apr 14, 2013, 02.24 AM IST AHMEDABAD: “We are not allowed to get our hair cut at the barber’s shop in our village even if we are ready to pay a few rupees more. If the barber agrees to cut… Continue Reading →

Press Release – PESA and bauxite mining in Andhra Pradesh- HRF

April 4, 2013 The Human Rights Forum (HRF) takes strong objection to the reported view of the AP Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC) that it does not have to hold gram sabhas in the area where it is leasing in land… Continue Reading →

Gujarat- Illegal mining in Tapi district causing havoc to environment

 Adivasi Ekta Parishad  http://www.counterview.net Ashok Shrimali By Our Representative The Adivasi Ekta Parishad has strongly protested against the alleged large-scale illegal mining of soil, rampant in Valod taluka of tribal-dominated Tapi district in South Gujarat. In a representation to the… Continue Reading →

#India, #Chhattisgarh- Kanker and its sordid tale of rapes and abuse #Vaw

In Kanker primary school-going girls were repeatedly raped by a teacher and a watchman at a hostel under the administration’s nose Anil MishraMore by the author > January 9, 2013 The hostel in Kanker, Chhattisgarh. Tehelka photo While the country… Continue Reading →

Recommendations on Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996

The Recommendations of National Advisory Council on PESA and Scheduled Area passed on 21 December is provided below and also attached. Also accessible at http://nac.nic.in/pdf/pesa_31dec.pdf National Advisory Council (NAC) Recommendations on Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 Summary The… Continue Reading →

#India- BSF devastated livelihood of a petty trader – #impunity

11th December 2012   To The Chairman National Human Rights Commission Faridkot House Copernicus Marg New Delhi-110001   Respected Sir,   We lodge this present complaint in the matter of the victim Mr. Abed Ali Gazi from district-North 24 Parganas, West… Continue Reading →

#India-Widow starving and living in a for10 yrs #Vaw

30th November 2012   To  The Chairman National Human Rights Commission Faridkot House Copernicus Marg New Delhi-110001                                                                                                                                                                Respected Sir,   We conducted a fact finding upon information received that the victim Ms. Sabita Pal, wife of- Late Bimal Pal, aged… Continue Reading →

#India- Status of doctors at Primary Health Centres

Nov 12, 2012 According to PRS legislative Research , Public health care in rural areas is provided through a multi-tier network. Public Health Centres (PHCs) are provided for every population of 30,000 in the plains and 20,000 in the hills. Generally, each… Continue Reading →

Dhinkia Gram Sabha Unanimously Resolves NOT to Divert Forest Land for #POSCO

Dear Friends, On 18th of October 2012 , more than 2000 people participated in the Dhinkia Gram Sabha ( Panchayat level assembly of adult members) meeting and passed unanimous resolution stating their refusal to grant consent to the proposed diversion… Continue Reading →

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