Image courtesy India Today 6 September 2017 Yesterday, September 5th, journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was assassinated in her home in Bangalore. Once more, a voice of dissent, a voice of reason, has been silenced with guns. This is a chilling continuation of the series of murders of rationalists, writers, scholars and activists, from Narendra…
From Khairlanji to Kopardi via Dilli, Mumbai, and any other desolate spot in a town or village. Only the names of places keep changing. Flags of power are thrust into my moist, protected yoni. And making candles of these, morchas are taken out, discs of news played, blaring out proofs of cruelty. Which is a woman’s caste,…
Well known Malayalam writer, director and Jnanpith awardee, MT Vasudevan Nair, has been attacked by the Bharatiya Janta Party for airing his views on demonetisation. In Malappuram on 27th December, while releasing a book on demonetisation written by Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac, MT spoke of the agony India’s poor have been facing the past…
Professor Y. S. Alone, along with four other teachers of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), has been served a legal notice from the administration. He has been persuaded to not address students at the Administrative Block in JNU. ICF's Anubha Rana recently interviewed Professor Alone on the possible ways of creating alternative politico-cultural spaces in academic institutions. Watch the video…
7 January 2017 Interim order validates WSS complaints WSS welcomes the decisive intervention of the National Human Rights Commission in cases of sexual violence against Adivasi women by police and security forces engaged in anti-Maoist operations in Chhattisgarh. Validating our assertion that sexual violence is being used as a weapon of war in Bastar, the Commission has held…
Indian Writers' Forum along with several organisations (Janwadi Lekhak Sangh, Pragitisheel Lekhak Sangh, IPTA, Jan Sanskritik Manch, Kalam Sanskritik Manch, Saajhi Duniya, Amit UP, Rajya Karamchari Mahasangh, Alag Duniya, U.P. Bank Employees Union, AITUC, PUCL, Mahila Federation, Neepa Rang Mandali, AIDWA) participated in 'Hastakshep: Jantantrik Aur Sanskritik Bahulata Ke Paksh Mein' on Wednesday December 28 at…
'This is what subdivisional magistrates are ordering across rural India. It's the police that is maintaining order as the situation is riot-like at times.' Last month we shared this interview with advocate and researcher Usha Ramanathan, published in Catch News, on our Facebook feed. In the interview Ramanathan comes out strongly against demonetisation…
The Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh is still plagued by feudal institutions. The powerful landlords in the area have used various means to hinder the implementation of the Land Ceiling Act, and have continually encroached on the lands of the adivasis and farmers in the area.
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