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Justice for Niyamat Ansari-I

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent murder of NREGA activist Niyamat Ansari in Kope Gram Panchayat (Latehar district, Jharkhand), as well as a similar attempt – the same day – on the life of his associate Bhukhan Singh. Briefly, the murder was the culmination of a series of acts of...

Murder of RTI Activist

The National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) is deeply shocked and grieved at the brutal murder of Right to Information (RTI) activist Satish Shetty in Pune on 13 January. Satish Shetty, 38, had been actively using the RTI Act to expose land scams and fake registration cases in...

Open Letter to Judges

In 1997, while adopting the “Restatement of Judicial Values” (also called the Code of Conduct), the judges of the Supreme Court decided that each judge would declare her/his assets in confidence to the Chief Justice of India. This was reiterated in 1999 in a conference of Chief Justices. These...

Neglect of Children under Six

The following is an open letter to prime minister Manmohan Singh: We are writing to express our deep concern about the neglect of children under six in the Union Budget 2007-08. You may remember meeting some of us on December 19 last year (just after “Bal Adhikar Samvad”), when we discussed the...

Child Marriage, Government and NGOs

The focus on the child marriage ceremonies which take place during 'akha teej' in Rajasthan has an upper caste and class bias and is a misinterpretation of a dalit and OBC custom. In the name of being modern, it is another chance to oppress dalits and OBCs, while shifting the focus from dowry deaths, the tortured existence of widows, etc, among the upper castes.

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