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Death of Motilal Baske in a false encounter: a fact-finding report

Death of Motilal Baske in a false encounter: a fact-finding report

This is a report, in Bengali, of a fact-finding involving representatives of CDRO organizations into the killing of a "Dooli-bearer", Motilal Baske, in a false encounter by the CoBRA in the Pareshnath hills of Jharkhand. The report also discusses the…

Timeline Bhangar

Timeline Bhangar

In Bhangar, West Bengal, through chicanery, intransparency and force the government is building high voltage power infrastructure in a densely populated area. In January the police of the TMC government shot and killed two protestors. This was followed by arrests,…

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…

ADB’s 50 years greeted with nationwide protests

ADB’s 50 years greeted with nationwide protests

New Delhi: "From where the poor vendor will pay a penalty of Rs. 500 for selling their goods when they are there to sell goods worth less than 500 every day to early their daily bread," Anita Das, General Secretary…

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…

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…