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Ram Van Gaman Path: Who are you to decide our vision for development?

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Bodhi Ramteke What could be the priorities for any poorest state, where literacy rate is low, malnutrition level is high, having no proper educational & health infrastructure and other endless issues The vision before such a state should be to overcome those issues through framing and implementing good and constructive policies in a very democratic …

Assertion

Neither the “anonymous complaints” nor the “threats of arrests” are new for me: Degree Prasad Chouhan

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  Degree Prasad Chouhan The state is continuously trying to establish a fake connection between naxals and me. I have been targeted by the state and non-state actors because of my sustained activism and my work against the feudal society, where the marginalized communities are suppressed and evicted, deprived of their human rights. This is …

Atrocities

Unlawful construction of ash pond for power plant in Raigarh

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  Amnesty International India The construction of an ash pond for a thermal power plant in Nawapara Tenda village, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh without informing or consulting local Adivasi villagers violates their right to free, prior and informed consent, said Amnesty International India today. TRN Energy, a subsidiary of ACB (India) Power Limited, operates a 600 MW …

Atrocities

The human rights lies of Coal India Limited

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  Dr. B. Karthik Navayan In August, Coal India Limited – the world’s largest coal miner – published a ‘sustainability report’ for 2016-17, as part of its compliance with reporting guidelines set up by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an independent international organization. GRI’s stated aim is to help businesses understand and communicate their impact …

Features

The merits ascribed to the castes of merit in Indian textbooks

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  Anitya Sanket Apologist arguments in favor of the caste system have not been a recent phenomenon in India. For a deeply oppressive system of social division to have survived more than 3,000 years, it was indispensable to have exponents of Brahmin-Savarna supremacy at successive stages to suppress any sign of a revolt to challenge …

Features

An urban adivasi’s perspective on Newton

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  Nolina Minj India’s official entry to the Oscars, Newton has done well for itself in the box-office. Critics have described it as ‘brilliant, subversive and one of the finest political satires we have seen in the last couple of years.’ With all this acclaim, I was curious to watch the movie, especially as its …

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An urgent appeal for support to terminated Dalit judge Prabhakar Gwal

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  Dear friends This comes as an urgent appeal to you seeking support and solidarity for Mr. Prabhakar Gwal. Gwal has been a well known people’s judge from Chhattisgarh. Gwal a Chief Judicial Magistrate who was known for his integrity was dismissed in April 2016. He was last posted as Chief Judicial Magistrate in Sukma …

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Chhattisgarh must investigate allegations of dispossession of Adivasi land through coercion, cheating

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  Amnesty International India Press Release The Chhattisgarh police must conduct a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into allegations by over 80 Adivasi villagers in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh that they had been unlawfully dispossessed of their lands by people acting as agents for two private companies. On 14 June, 81 Adivasi women and men tried to …

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An Appeal by Adivasi Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh

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  Adivasi Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Appeal by Adivasi Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Raigarh13 June 2017 Dear friends in Media and Civil Society, Displacement without consent is a crime! Please come and support the Adivasi struggle against the illegal dispossession of their lands by companies and land mafia.On 14 June 2017 around 100 Adivasis of …