New edge to Dalit assertion couldn’t be imagined without young leadership which took charge

By Subhash Gatade* Image result for una struggle When I was born I was not a child I was a dream, a dream of revolt that my mother, oppressed for thousands of years , dreamt. Still it is untouched in my eyes Covered with wrinkles of thousand years, her face her eyes, two lakes overflowing… More New edge to Dalit assertion couldn’t be imagined without young leadership which took charge

Free ArgoMet messaging needs penetration to enable farmers to pare losses due to severe weather

By Dhruba Dasgupta In October 2014, Cyclone Hudhud made landfall in Andhra Pradesh, inflicting heavy damage on Vishakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vijayanagaram districts. As many as 25,000 people in 320 villages were affected, 22 persons died and mud and thatch houses were badly damaged. For farmers in these districts, the timing was really bad. Farming, a… More Free ArgoMet messaging needs penetration to enable farmers to pare losses due to severe weather

Indian agricultural system will remain trapped in the zone of backwardness sans land reforms

By Dr Vivek Kumar Srivastava* Chief Justice Supreme Court T S Thakur known for highlighting the socially relevant issues has explicitly brought into focus the gaps between the constitutional sprit and the reality prevailing at the realistic social world. In Shimla he stated that ‘Constitution of India provides equal rights to all, but in a… More Indian agricultural system will remain trapped in the zone of backwardness sans land reforms

Irrespective of political party in power, govts abuse extremely coercive, anti-democratic sedition provision

People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), demanding that the first information report (FIR) against Amnesty International India should be dropped: PUCL condemns the actions of the Bengaluru Police in foisting a case of sedition, creating enmity and other charges against Amnesty International India and unnamed staff for holding a meeting on 13th August, 2016 in… More Irrespective of political party in power, govts abuse extremely coercive, anti-democratic sedition provision

Adivasis’ century old method of conserving forests needs to be promoted, incorporated into CAMPA

By Gladson Dungdung It was first time in the Indian history, when the Indian State had officially accepted the historical injustice committed to the Adivasis and other forest dweller communities, and promised to right the historic wrongs by recognizing their traditional rights over the forest and forest land under the Scheduled Tribe and Other Traditional… More Adivasis’ century old method of conserving forests needs to be promoted, incorporated into CAMPA

NBA in its 31 years struggle has helped rehabilitate 14,000 oustees by ensuring land for land

The Narmada Bachao Andolan, completed 31 years of struggle and reconstruction on August 16. Text of the statement issued by Mumbai-based activists*, expressing solidarity with the movement, saying it “continues to fight for justice reaching to all – especially to the most deprived amongst the citizens of our country: The Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) movement… More NBA in its 31 years struggle has helped rehabilitate 14,000 oustees by ensuring land for land

Sri Lanka’s RTI Act: If benefits of disclosure outweigh harm, exempt info may be disclosed

By Venkatesh Nayak* On 04 August, 2016, the Hon’ble Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka certified their RTI Bill as having been “duly passed by Parliament”. With this certification, the RTI Bill has become law in Sri Lanka. Unlike many countries that have adopted the Westminster form of government, a Bill duly enacted by… More Sri Lanka’s RTI Act: If benefits of disclosure outweigh harm, exempt info may be disclosed