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Disinheriting Adivasis: The Gadchiroli Game Plan

Disinheriting Adivasis: The Gadchiroli Game Plan

In a statement issued on April 16th 2018, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) claimed that the ‘National Policy and Action Plan’ to combat Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is ‘a multi-pronged strategy involving security and development related measures’. This new…

Major Gogoi and the continuing culture of impunity

Major Gogoi and the continuing culture of impunity

On May 30, 2018, the Jammu and Kashmir Police filed a status report before the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Srinagar regarding the case of sexual favours that Major Gogoi of 53 Rashtriya Rifles sought from a local Kashmiri woman, on…

Bhangar movement: statements against the arrest of Alik Chakraborty

Bhangar movement: statements against the arrest of Alik Chakraborty

Statement from Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations CDRO strongly condemns the arrest of the leader of the Bhangar anti-power grid peasants movement and spokesperson of the Bhangar Land, Livelihood, Environment and Ecology Protection Committee, Alik Chakraborty, from Bhubaneshwar on 31.05.2018…

BJP’s new sand-mining policy: award contracts to party supporters

BJP’s new sand-mining policy: award contracts to party supporters

When Bhartiya Janata Party government was formed in Uttar Pradesh under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath, a number of educated middle class people thought that days of caste politics and corruption were over. They were expecting clean government. Yogi Adityanath…

Fact finding report on the targeted attacks in Aurangabad

Fact finding report on the targeted attacks in Aurangabad

To enquire into the events and reasons behind the Aurangabad ‘riots’, a fact finding committee, from the Bhima Koregaon Shaurya Din Prerna Abhiyan, went to Aurangabad on 19-20 May and met with the victims, eyewitnesses, local people, police, administration, political…