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More than 100 Activists condemn PAC recommendation of compulsory sex determination tests

Mumbai – We the undersigned representatives of women’s and health rights organizations strongly condemn the recommendations of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly making pre-natal sex determination and tracking of pregnant women mandatory to prevent  sex selection. These… Continue Reading →

Political Prisoner brutally beaten up in Maharashtra – Case of JNU Student Hem Mishra

      Hem Mishra brutally beaten on Nagpur Central Prison premises by Nagpur Police. Hem Mishra, Maroti Kurvatkar, and G Naga Saibaba demand strict action against guilty police personnel. (Below is the English Translation of a Press Note issued in Marathi by… Continue Reading →

Bombay HC asks Why victims of custodial deaths in Maharashtra only from minorities

Rosy Sequeira,TNN | Aug 1, 2014, Observing that custodial deaths are occurring routinely, the high court added, “It seems to be happening only against certain persons from the minority community.” RELATED MUMBAI: The Bombay high court observed on Thursday that the victims… Continue Reading →

What RTE? Maharashtra simply has no schools in 2,085 villages #WTFnews

Yogesh Pawar day, 22 July 2014 –  | Agency: DNA Uday Mohite DNA Assam diaries On April 8 2014, 11- year-old Radhika Gurung, studying in Class IV, was returning from school nearly 7 km away with her sisters Chandra and Maya… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra tops the list of incest crimes as saviours turn predators

Thursday, 4 July 2013 – 7:05am IST | Agency: DNA Maharashtra recorded maximum incest rapes compared to other states in 2012. Prashant Chaugule DNA When it comes to incest, it’s a matter of shame and concern that Maharashtra tops the list… Continue Reading →

Dumping garbage in rivers is now a crime in Maharashtra

Aparna Pallavi [1] Issue Date: 2014-7-4 Bombay High Court orders municipalities to register cases and take action against anyone who violates the law The Bombay High Court has declared washing vehicles and dumping nirmalya (flowers and other paraphernalia from worship rituals)… Continue Reading →

#India – Maharashtra tops custodial deaths again #torture #humanrights

Mateen Hafeez,TNN | Jul 1, 2014, 11.10 PM IST MUMBAI: Maharashtra has once again earned the ignominious distinction of having the most custodial deaths of all Indian states, according to the National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) latest report. A total of 35… Continue Reading →

Is Maharashtra Caste Blind or Caste Prejudiced?

By Anand Teltumbde 15 June, 2014 Countercurrents.org If you recall, Khairlanji, as it was first reported in the media (on 30 September 2006) was a crime that happened out of outrage of simpleton villagers at the defiance of a woman… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra – 560 farmers committed suicide in 4 months after hailstorms #WTFnews

Author(s): Aparna Pallavi  Date:Jun 11, 2014 State minister says relief will be provided to even those farmers who have not taken loans though their applications were rejected The hailstorms that struck central India in February and March this year destroyed crops… Continue Reading →

Is Maharashtra Police cracking down on social activism in the name of fighting Maoism ?

The ‘Maoists’ In Our Midst Is the Maharashtra Police cracking down on social activism in the name of fighting Maoism, asks Ushinor Majumdar USHINOR MAJUMDAR 2014-06-07 , Issue 23 Volume 11 Delayed justice? Sudhir Dhawale spent nearly 40 months in jail before he was acquitted…. Continue Reading →

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