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Weeping Salandi: Communal violence in Bhadrak — a report

Weeping Salandi: Communal violence in Bhadrak — a report

On 6th of April, 2017, a day after Ramnavmi celebrations, the evening bulletins of electronic media broke the news of communal tension in the municipal town of Bhadrak, which has a sizeable Muslim population. The next day, the print media…

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: Update on 24 May, 2017

Bhangar movement: Update on 24 May, 2017

Sleepless night at Bhangar Sleepless nights are back again for the villagers of Bhangar. Ruling party hooligans raided the village of Khamarait in the core area of the movement in the morning of 23 May. They fired and hurled bombs…

The Post-Mandal University

The Post-Mandal University

Early morning on the 22nd of January, the students in the University of Hyderabad spread across the campus to various departments to close them down. The joint action committee for social justice formed before Rohith Vemula’s death to lead the…

‘Surgical strike’ on black money and thereafter

‘Surgical strike’ on black money and thereafter

Part One [The Bengali version of this part was published on Guruchandali on 14 Nov, 2016 ] When we rage over corruption and black money in the country do we do so over wads of ill-gotten cash? Or, the reasons…