By Sheshu Babu* Once again, the preparations for celebrating independence have begun and many martyrs are being remembered. Among those who have laid down their lives for freedom, many have been forgotten or not remembered very frequently. One such young person who fought the tyranny of colonialism was from Bengal — Khudiram Bose. According to … More Khudiram Bose: Remembering a young revolutionary who fought the tyranny of British colonialism
Suggestions/objections/comments on the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) by Mahesh Pandya of Paryavaran Mitra, Ahmedabad, to the member secretary, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Gandhinagar: This is in reference to the Notification No. S.O. 19(E) dated 6th January 2011 issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC, Government of India in … More Misleading information on public hearings on coastal zone management plan for Gujarat
Statement by Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) seeking justice for Shanavi Ponnusamy, and condemning gender discrimination and transphobia: Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) strongly condemns the denial of a job by Air India to Shanavi Ponnusamy on account of her identifying herself as a transwoman. In a shameful but … More Shanavi’s ordeal: Is this how Central govt seeking to implement Supreme Court’s NALSA judgment?
Letter to Justice (retd) RV Raveendran, chairperson, News Broadcasting Standards Authority, Noida, by the civil rights organization Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), Mumbai, complaining against Zee News for telecast of programme titled “Kya Kehta Hai India” on June 30, 2018: Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) is a human rights movement dedicated to upholding and … More Rhetoric of violence propagated by news channel betrays all commitments to media ethics
By Zamser Ali Ziauddin Ali Ahmed, a simple man of about 50 years! He is a marginal farmer. But farming is not sufficient to run his small family of four members. So, he works as seasonal fisherman! Still the poor and simple person, who spends his normal life without any complications commands a quiet respect … More How Ziauddin Ali Ahmed, nephew of India’s 5th President was kept out of Assam’s NRC
By Venkatesh Nayak* Readers may recall recent media reports about the latest amendment made to the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978 (J&KPSA) by HE the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). Prior to this amendment no permanent resident of J&K who was detained under this law could be lodged in a jail outside the State. … More Advisory Board under J&K Public Safety Act spent 75% of its budget upholding detention orders
Three minor girls Mansi (8), Shikha (4) and Parul (2) died on July 24, 2018 in Mandawali, East Delhi, and the post mortem reports listed starvation as the cause of the deaths. Members of the Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan (DRRAA), Anjali Bhardwaj and Amrita Johri along with Harsh Mander (former special commissioner to the … More Starvation deaths in Delhi: Lack of ID proof, aadhaar, excluding most needy, marginalised