Speaking truth to power often means paying the price: India in 2023

These are critical times in India’s history: in fact, whether we would like to accept it or not, it is a break or make moment! At stake is the...

Adivasi Manch Pledges to Fight BJP Govt’s ‘Anti-Tribal’ Policies at National Conference

The fourth conference of the Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch (AARM) stated that the present government is depriving adivasis of their forest, water, land, education, employment, and even gram sabhas.

The blatant anti-Muslim bias displayed in the Indian parliament is a shame for the country

BJP MP targets a Muslim MP, uses anti-Muslim slurs, calls him “Muslim terrorist and militant” during the Special Session of the Lok Sabha, comments expunged after uproar

Wither Intersectionality? Women’s reservation and (lack of) inclusivity 

The exclusion of Bahujan women does not serve the purpose of inclusion and empowerment

Stop saluting us, treat us as equals, TN MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi’s impassioned speech on the Women’s Reservation Bill

Delivering a short but powerful speech the DMK MP from Thuthukudi (Tamil Nadu) traces the history of this yet to become law and points out how it was in her state, that the Justice Party, Nidi Kachi passed a resolution on May 10, 1921 to grant voting rights for woman for the first time in India

FIR against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma for hate speech

Filed by senior Congress MLA Debabrata Saikia, the complaint outlines how Himanta Biswa Sarma incited violence and arson, reports The Hindu

ECI undertaking to SC: Aadhaar number not mandatory to enrol as voter

ECI states to the SC that "Appropriate clarificatory changes" will be made in Forms 6 and 6B of the ECI forms for registration in e-roll so that this misguided inclusion is rectified, details for electoral rolls authentication are issued

Meta Facebook releases second human rights report, activists say no concrete plan to tackle issues in India

The report was criticised by Access Now as failing to "show any meaningful or verifiable progress" on Metaʼs human rights harms in India or any clear proposals to prepare for the 2024 general elections.

Narmada floods: Why no output at 1200 MW dam power house for 10 days? asks SANDRP

Continuing its analysis* of unprecedented floods of the Narmada river both upstream and downstream of the Sardar Sarovar dam, the advocacy group South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) has said that the “avoidable” disaster, caused by “unaccountable” Sardar Sarovar operators could have been minimised if the River Bed Power House at the dam site had continued its operations by releasing 1200 cumecs or, 42000 cusecs of water over ten days.

Women’s Bill Throws Dust in the Eyes – Brinda Karat

Indian women and women's organisations have waged a long struggle over the demand for women's reservation in Parliament and state legislatures.


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