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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…

Update on Bawana fire

Update on Bawana fire

About 1000 families have lost their homes and their belongings in a devastating fire that broke out in Bawana, on the outskirts of Delhi yesterday afternoon. The affected families are those who were arbitrarily denied resettlement when their original slum…

Bhangar people’s movement: OPDR fact-finding report

Released on 15-03-2017 A three member team visited a few villages of the Bhangar block 2 area and closely interacted with the people and also walked under the Grid Lines in the fields to verify the people’s perception of fear.…

The Massacre in Malkangiri

The Massacre in Malkangiri

by Prabhat Singha Roy This article, written in Bengali, is a report on the attack by the Greyhound commandos at Ramguda village of Malkangiri, Orissa, spanning October 24 to 27, 2016. The author, an activist in democratic rights movements, provides,…

Nellie Massacre: Who Will End the Assam Nightmare?

Nellie Massacre: Who Will End the Assam Nightmare?

February 18, 2017 marked the 34th anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam. The following is a re-publication of a report first published in Sunday Magazine Vol. 10 Issue 34, March 1983 carried on the blog Atikromi. Readers are also…

Delhi Airport displaced Dalit Families

Delhi Airport displaced Dalit Families

DELHI AIRPORT DISPLACED DALIT FAMILIES DEMAND IMMEDIATE JUSTICE WHY HAS AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF INDIA (AAI) EXCLUDED 58 DALIT FAMILIES FROM LAND COMPENSATION AND REHABILITATION ANOTHER MODERN INFRASTRUCTURE BUILT ON CASTE OPPRESSION Is there a single infrastructure development project that is…