“Let us not allow RSS/ABVP to convert our universities into Shamshaans and Kabristans! The attack today in Ramjas College might appear to be a fall out of ABVP’s opposition to my presence in the seminar. I was supposed to speak in the seminar titled ‘Cultures of Protest’ and my presentation […]
FEMINISTS CONDEMN OPPOSITION TO WOMEN’S RESERVATION IN NAGALAND MUNICIPAL COUNCILS. ASSERT WOMEN’S DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS. We, the undersigned women’s organisations and concerned individuals take serious note of the fierce opposition to women’s reservation of 33% seats in Nagaland Municipal Councils by male dominated tribal bodies in Nagaland in the name of […]
Situation in Bastar Now is Worse than it was in Colonial Times – Activist Bela Bhatia on the Unheard Horrors of Life in Bastar
People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) and Bastar Solidarity Network – Delhi Chapter organised a public meeting on’Voices from Chhattisgarh : WHAT THEY DON’T WANT US TO HEAR’. Among the speakers were SONI SORI (adivasi and democratic rights activists), BELA BHATIA (social activist and scholar who has consistently been harassed […]
Priyasmita and Reeju Pathak On Tuesday, 17.01.2017, the peaceful agitators at Bhangar witnessed the ruthless violent side of state terror. West Bengal police in an unholy nexus with local TMC goons, open fired on the agitating mass, killing two young men (Alamgir and Mafizul). The former was a 22 […]
A tenth standard schoolgirl, Dika Kumari, was abused by her teachers and her voice of dissent was silenced by painful rape and murder. It is time that we raised our voices and demand justice for her. Radhika Menon writes about why Dika Kumari should matter to us and why she […]
Civil Hospital, Jind, Haryana has become a site of protest for the last 48 hours where 400 people sit sloganeering to ask for Justice for Ishwar Singh. Ishwar Singh, from Jind, Haryana, a chamar by caste, was forced to commit suicide on 18th January, 2017 early morning due to the helplessness, hardships and humiliation that he felt due to the Brahminical police-CONFED officials-contractors nexus.
On 17th of January 2016, the scholar committed suicide on the campus of the same university where he came with a hope of avoiding what he wrote in his last letter “…unappreciated child of my past.” The death of Rohith Vemula, a PhD scholar, at the Hyderabad Central University shook […]