ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Ashish Gupta

Why It Was Important to Win the Silicosis Case in Supreme Court

In a country where the occupational health of unorganised workers goes completely unnoticed, the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Silicosis case strengthens the long struggle of migrant workers in Madhya Pradesh holding the state accountable for life-threatening work conditions. 

 

The Real Divide in Bastar

The large rally-cum-publicmeeting of adivasi peasants, organised by the Bastar Sambhag Kisan Sangharsh Samiti on 1 June in Jagdalpur, opposing the construction of the Bodh Ghat dam and the privatisation of mines and river water resources was an eye-opener. In the savage war for "development" in Bastar, the wrath of the people is reserved for the state, which for decades treated them as less than human and is now busy promoting rapacious capitalism.