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  • Photo Feature: An Initiative in Rajasthan Is Transforming the Lives of Former Manual Scavengers Read more >

    Photo Feature: An Initiative in Rajasthan Is Transforming the Lives of Former Manual Scavengers

    Image: Rehabilitated manual scavenger, Usha Chaumar, 40, stands on the stairs of her newly built three storey house in Alwar, Rajasthan, India on 24 September 2016. Credit: Anindito Banerjee. By Anindito Mukherjee  Nai Disha is an initiative that rehabilitates manual scavengers, especially women, and provides them with vocational training to find alternative livelihoods. She didn’t […]

  • Media: Now A Danger To Democracy Read more >

    Media: Now A Danger To Democracy

    SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN. Thursday, October 13,2016 NEW DELHI: Since the September 18 attack on an Indian army post in the north Kashmir town of Uri, the media in this country has plunged into a mood of bellicosity, extreme even by its usual standards. It was a matter of some convenience that in the near-religious fervour with […]

  • Sri Lankan Civil Society Calls On Indian Government To Release HRD Khurram Parvez Read more >

    Sri Lankan Civil Society Calls On Indian Government To Release HRD Khurram Parvez

    (Khurram Parvez; Image- scroll.in) (SLB/23rd September 2016) Number of Sri Lankan Civil Society groups and individuals has called on the Indian Government to release Mr. Khurram Parvez, Chairperson of the Asian Federation against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and Program Coordinator of the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS). Mr. Parvez was barred by immigration authorities in […]

  • Intolerance In the Time of Modi Read more >

    Intolerance In the Time of Modi

    (Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations in Delhi, 15 August 2016,  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi) This statement was originally published on pen-international.org on 19 September 2016. An inefficient legal system and what amounts to unchecked abuse of vague and overbroad legislation have contributed to a chilling effect on free speech within […]

  • India: Journalist Burnt Alive; UP Minister, Cops Charged Read more >

    India: Journalist Burnt Alive; UP Minister, Cops Charged

    BAREILLY: Uttar Pradesh minister in charge of dairy development, Ram Murti Verma, has been charged with murder after a Shahjahanpur-based journalist, who had mounted on social media a relentless campaign again him, died of burn injuries late Monday evening. Jagendra Singh, his family alleged on Tuesday, was set on fire by a bunch of cops […]

  • Movements are Not Radical Anymore: Arundhati Roy

    (The Hindu) By saying that ‘caste is class,’ the Left has checkmated itself and made itself irrelevant, says writer-activist Arundhati Roy. Photo: K. Pichumani The writer-activist observes that the Left needs an intellectual re-evaluation of the role played by caste in Indian society. The fortunes of the Left in India are not going to change […]

  • Al-Qaida leader announces formation of Indian branch Read more >

    Al-Qaida leader announces formation of Indian branch

    Ayman al-Zawahiri calls on Muslims across Indian subcontinent to join ‘caravan of jihad’ Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaida, has announced the formation of an Indian branch of the extremist organisation, calling on Muslims across the subcontinent to join the “caravan of jihad”. In a 56-minute video posted online on Wednesday, Zawahiri also renewed a […]

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