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‘I am not your data, nor am I your vote bank.’ In Memoriam: Sociologist and Activist Abhay Xaxa

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  Chitrangada Choudhury, Aniket Aga On 18 March 2015, near the Barwadih block office in Jharkhand’s Latehar district, a group of about 60 Adivasi men publicly defecated on copies of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s bill to amend the 2013 Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act. The …

Assertion

Patthalgadi: Completely constitutional, yet goes beyond the constitution

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  Subodh Kunwer When Enactment of a Tradition is met with Guns: Adivasi Demand for Constitutional Rights & Self-Rule On July 27, 2018, once again without engaging in any dialogue and discussion, the Raghubar Das government in Jharkhand has been unleashing force and violence on adivasi people under the pretext of repressing the ‘anti-national’ patthalgadi …

Atrocities

Forceful Eviction of a Dalit Community in Indore

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  Issues of Land Grab and Forceful Eviction of Dalit Community and Consequent Death of a Young Dalit A Fact Finding Mission on Chander Prabha Shekhar Nagar, Indore 25-26 September, 2015 Written and Compiled by Judith AnneKamalchand Kispotta ~ Fact Finding Team AnjaliAnand LakhanKamalchand KispottaJudith Anne National Dalit Movement for Justice –National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights ~ …

Atrocities

What the EXPLOSIVE Kandhamal tribunal report says

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Vicky Nanjappa A report of the National People’s Tribunal on the 2008 riots in Kandhamal, Orissa, is out. The report that runs into 197 pages points out that the brutality of the violence falls within the definition of ‘torture’ under international law, particularly the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. According to the tribunal, …