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#Sundayreading – Wikipedia, Bhanwari Devi and the need for an alert feminist public

Guest Post by URVASHI SARKAR Until June 20th 2014, if you visited the Wikipedia entry on Bhanwari Devi — a women’s rights Dalit activist who was raped for taking on child marriage in an upper caste community in her Rajasthan… Continue Reading →

“Aadhaar” of Direct Cash Transfer is more of assumptions, less of ground-level realities #UID #MUSTREAD

14 DEC, 2012, The government announced that from January 2013, 51 districts of the country would be subjected to Aadhaar– based direct cash transfers (DCT). We need some basic answers before we get to term the initiative as a game-changer…. Continue Reading →

Bangalore-Protest Against Section 66A to protect #FOE #FOS @2Dec

Cyberzens click in protest, demand review of law DEEPA KURUP, The Hindu The internet, like the real world, is a much divided space. So when a controversial leader like Bal Thackeray dies, there are condolence messages and tributes, hot discussions… Continue Reading →

#Russia -#Censorship f’Internet blacklist law takes effect #FOS #FOE

Nov 1, 2012  BBC A law that aims to protect children from harmful internet content by allowing the government to take sites offline has taken effect in Russia. The authorities are now able to blacklist and force offline certain websites… Continue Reading →

FAQ -Copyright Amendment Act and impact on print Impaired persons

Some Frequently Asked Questions to the Amendment to the Copyright Act of India, 1957 and its Impact on Print Impaired Persons 1. Who benefits? All print impaired persons be they totally blind, low vision, learning disabled or orthopedically challenged in certain… Continue Reading →

Online essay competition on disability issues

Sruti disAbility Rights Center invites you to join an online essay competition. Topics: 1.     My response to a wheelchair. 2.    When the bus conductor denied Nagma, a young blind girl, a journey to her destination… 3.    Inclusive Education for children with disabilities in… Continue Reading →

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