Rights and Freedoms

October 19, 2019
With state under a communications blackout, the J&K FAC has worked with stealth, issuing record forest clearances Since August 5, the day Article 370 was abrogated in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the state has cleared 125 projects on forest land in just three meetings. Was this the hidden agenda, then of the Modi regime?...
October 18, 2019
The murder of Kamlesh Tiwari, notorious for making inflammatory and religiously offensive statements has sparked protests not only on the streets but especially on social media, where propagators of hate are continuously posting provocative content Image Courtesy: newsstate.com Soon after the news of murder of KamleshTiwari, the self-proclaimed working president of Akhil Bharat Hindu...
October 18, 2019
Six residents injured in ensuing vandalism; accused allege local youths in Nalasopara killed their partner Image Courtesy: TOI After the suspicious death of a friend in the wee hours of Wednesday, a group of over 25 Nigerian nationals went on a rampage and vandalized several vehicles in Nalasopara East. The police said that at least six locals were injured in the violence that ensued, the...
October 18, 2019
Within four hours of the protest, the varsity had expelled students on the charge of violating the model code Image Courtesy: Economic Times On Wednesday, the Election officials gave a clean chit to five students and a former alumnus of Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (MGAHV), in the case of allegedly violating a model code of conduct in poll-bound Maharashtra leading...
October 18, 2019
Over 200000 tribal workers from Gujarat and Maharashtra annually migrate to Surat to harvest sugar collectively gathered under the banner of Majdur Adhikar Manch to demand higher daily wage among others Sugar factory workers on strike Surat/Kolkata: The 14-day-long strike called by the tribal workers who annually assemble in and around Surat to harvest sugarcane formally ended without...
October 18, 2019
The 310 men and one woman who were said to be in Mexico ‘illegally’ were sent back on a chartered flight Image: Mario Tama/Getty Images Even as a divisive regime is busyperpetuating a citizenship crisis in the state of Assam, Mexico is giving it a taste of its own medicine. They have deported more than 300 Indians back to their country of origin. In an unprecedented transatlantic mass...
October 18, 2019
The CRPF had earlier faced criticism for using pellets as a non-lethal alternative to bullets during protests in the Valley in 2016 In an eerie order, the Home Ministry has empowered the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) high-ranking officers to procure a large quantity of non-lethal crowd-control munitions to tackle protestors. The government issued this command anticipating long-drawn...
October 18, 2019
New Delhi: The new expanded definition of a “person” who can set up a unit in a special economic zone (SEZ) can help increase the number of exporting units in India and help utilise the full potential of the land in these zones, experts say, though it may not further the SEZs’ basic purpose of increasing the country’s net exports. The Centre amended the Special Economic Zones Act (SEZs Act...
October 18, 2019
A silent protest against the undemocratic clampdown on daily life in Kashmir over the past two months was held at Dharna Chowk, Indira Park in Hyderabad on October 15 in which social and political activists participated. Protesters gathered at Indira Park in Hyderabad After denying permission to several political outfits, non-government organisations and others, the Police department of...
October 18, 2019
Through persistent struggles, the differently abled have achieved access to crucial jobs in society. The number might be small but they have proved that ‘disability ‘ is not hindrance to performing important productive tasks in society. Pranjal Patil, the young woman who battled  great odds  to become the country’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer took over as sub...