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Statement on the Illegitimate and Inappropriate Use Money Bills and Finance Bills

More than 200 concerned citizens have expressed concern on the classification of the Finance Bill, 2017 as a "Money Bill" and appealed to Vice President Hamid Ansari. The statement is reproduced below:

Greenpeace Ban: Violation of Rights

(The following are extracts from an open letter sent to the Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh, protesting against the decision to freeze Greenpeace India’s accounts.) The move by the central government to freeze Greenpeace India’s bank accounts and block sources of funds, is a blatant...

'We Oppose the Death Penalty'

We, concerned citizens and organisations from different walks of life and with different world views, are united in opposing the death penalty and ­demanding its repeal in India. Though meant only for the rarest of rare crimes, the death penalty is widely being applied to an ever-increasing array...

Illegal POSCO SEZ

The ongoing POSCO Steel project in Odisha is infamous for several illegalities: tree-felling, grabbing forest-dwellers’ land, incomplete assessment and deliberate concealment of facts, seizing natural resources without requisite MoU and environment clearance, beating, arresting and killing those...

Unacceptable Cost of Dams

Hussain Master, Suniti S R, Rajendra Ravi, Ramakrishna Raju, Anand Mazgaonkar, Vimal Bhai, Madhuresh Kumar National Alliance of People's Movements

Hyderabad Metro

Ee would like to demand that the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) project be subjected to a rigorous scrutiny on environmental and economic aspects. The HMR has been one of the most controversial mega projects in public-private partnership (PPP) being pushed by the Government of India and Government of...

Industrialisation for the People, by the People, of the People

Those who oppose the current pattern of high growth are often branded as anti-development. In this article two well-known dissenters state why they oppose the present mode of industrialisation in India and set out an alternative path, starting with a few practical steps.

Sanjay Sangvai

Sanjay Sangvai is no more. Two decades of his work with the Narmada Bachao Andolan and the National Alliance of People’s Movements, as well as his contributions through organisations like Abhivyakti and the National Centre for Advocacy Studies (NCAS) have shown that Sanjay was an activist with...

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