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Bastar: Press Release on the  purported surrender of Podiyam Panda

Bastar: Press Release on the purported surrender of Podiyam Panda

The Podiyam Panda ‘surrender’ is the first one being challenged before a court. The entire experience shows the questionable legality of the surrender process in Chhatisgarh. In the habeas case filed by his wife, Muiye Panda, Podiyam Panda came and…

Towering resistance: A Report on the Bhangar Movement Against the Power Grid

Towering resistance: A Report on the Bhangar Movement Against the Power Grid

Summary A 12 member team of WSS visited Bhangar in early March, 2017, and met with affected villagers and concerned officials, in order to understand the origins and impetus behind the massive resistance movement against the power grid project being…

Mumbai: Fact finding report on Ambedkar Nagar Demolition

Mumbai: Fact finding report on Ambedkar Nagar Demolition

This is a report of the five-member fact finding team constituted by Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights (CPDR) to inquire into the demolition of homes and police harassment of residents of Ambedkar Nagar, Colaba between 3rd and 7th May, 2017. The…

Bhangar movement: an update

Bhangar movement: an update

Altogether 36 activists of the Bhangar movement got bail in three cases from the Baruipur ACJM court on 5 May. Among them were Kushal Debnath of Mazdoor Kranti Parishad and Sankar Das of CPI(ML)-Red Star, the former joint convenors of…

CDRO: Reflecting on the Sukma Attack

CDRO: Reflecting on the Sukma Attack

Wanted! A Responsible Government The Maoist attack of 24th April in Burkapal village in Sukma District which left 25 CRPF jawans and at least one Maoist dead is the latest instance in the cycle of violence and counter-violence between the…