On February 18th, a Fact-finding Committee of National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) and other people’s organizations visited the project-affected villages of Chintalapudi Lift Irrigation Project. The committee visited villages in 3 Mandals – Jeelugumilli, T.Narsapuram and Chintalapudi of West Godavari district – where people were losing lands and livelihood due to the Chintalapudi project, in order to understand the problems being faced by the people and assess the implementation of the 2013 Land Acquisition Act
On 24th January, 2017 a demonstration and Hall meeting was organized by the INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE’S LAWYERS (IAPL) in Mumbai to mark the “International Day of the Endangered Lawyer”. A fact finding report by IAPL (see attachment) “on the attack of Lawyers in Chhattisgarh” was released by Advocate Mihir Desai.
To shed light on the current shambolic system plaguing the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Centre for Policy Analysis(CPA) initiated a study by a team of senior journalists comprising Prem Shankar Jha, Anand Sahay, Sukumar Muralidharan, and Seema Mustafa who visited the Valley to put together a report based on intense discussions with a cross section of Kashmiris covering local activists,officials, politicians,academics, journalists and the youth.
Report of Fact-finding Visit on “Infant Deaths due to outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis / Acute Encephalitis Syndrome” in Malkangiri district, Odisha
A report on the death of two workers in Anna University on 21 June 2016 by a Citizens’ Fact Finding Team
Apart from recommending enactment of universally applicable workplace safety and health legislations, the team also holds the employers accountable for failing to provide basic safety gear and adequate supervision while handling toxic chemicals like toluene. While compensation is an essential part of rendering justice, the team feels that enhanced punitive action and holding the state agencies (Department of Industrial Safety and Health) and the employers (Anna University and Kavimeena Rubber Products) is vital and will serve as a deterrent.
Sushant’s case is a wakeup call. It actually exposes the gory picture of a student’s experience beyond the glossy and inspiring brochure photographs. Yes, the sad truth is that educational institutions today completely lack empathy and humane approach towards the students.
Bastar – Where the Constitution Stands Suspended: Read AIPF’s Full Report