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Free Legal Aid for Bahujans and other Citizens

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  Adv Soniya Gajbhiye Legal Aid is one of the most desirable services desperately needed by those who are unable to afford legal representation, engaging lawyers and to access the court system. It is necessary to provide access to justice by ensuring equality before the law. The right to have a counsel/lawyer and the right …

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Jyoti Chorghe vs State of Maharashtra – A UAPA case study

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Nikhil SanjayRekha Adsule “I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive.” – Harriet Tubman In this post-truth era, where democratic and participatory ethos …

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Dalit Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

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  Rajendra Jadhav India & Sustainable Development Goals through the Perspective of Dalit Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Asia Dalit Rights Forum has published its report on India & Sustainable Development Goals through the Perspective of Dalit Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction in the side event of High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York city …

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Social Justice in Higher Education: An Ever Receding Goal

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Hany Babu MT The letter dated 5 March 2018 from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to the higher educational institutions regarding the implementation of reservation in teaching posts has once again made it abundantly clear that those who are at the helm of affairs in the Ministry of Human Resources (MHRD) and the UGC have …

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Amnesty International: Scheduled Tribes Panel Order on Unlawful Land Transfers is Welcome

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  Amnesty International India  Statement released by Amnesty International India Bangalore11 May 2017 A recent order by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes to the District Magistrate in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh directing action in cases of unlawful transfer of Adivasi land is a positive move, said Amnesty International India today. On 9 May, the National Commission …

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The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016: Responses From the Trans & Intersex Communities

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The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 has been introduced by the Government in Lok Sabha this session. While we have all been waiting for legislation for protection of trans rights, this draft bill is a massively diluted, criminalizing and pathologising text while standing on distorted premises that amount to human rights violations. In fact, …

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India upholds Caste System at the UN

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Amar Khade [A compilation of news and commentary] Recently the Special Rapporteur on minority issues Rita Izsák, of United Nations Human Rights Council Published a report on minority issues. The report was presented and discussed in the UN Human Rights Council on 15th March 2016. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues was …

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Lathicharge on students for demanding Reservations in Private sector

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Hariram A Co-ordinator Bahujan Vidyarthi Sangha (BVS) India being a very complex state, has witnessed the subjugation of the human in every form, discrimination and subjugation of people in the name of the caste has been in practice in India since ages. The caste based discrimination has denied the basic opportunities for the indigenous communities …

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Narikkoravar’s constitutional struggle for dignity and representation

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  NDMJ-NCDHR It has been four and a half decades since the Narikoravan (a) Kuruvikaran community has been waging a constitutional struggle for Scheduled Tribe status. Narikoravan is a nomadic tribe involved in the making of ‘rudrasksha malai’ and other such long chains, rosary beads which have been historically part of temple economies. Their products …