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Wanted! A Responsible Government

The Maoist attack that took place in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on 24 April 2017 left 25 Central Reserve Police Force soldiers and at least one Maoist dead. This is the latest instance in the cycle of violence and counter-violence bet­ween the security forces and the Maoists in the state, which...

Kashmir: Killing Civilians

The Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation (CDRO) is alarmed at how a demand for justice results again in the killing of civilians by a trigger-happy government force in Kashmir. The alleged molestation of a 16-year-old girl on 12 April by a member of the 21 Rashtriya Rifles posted in...

Army Atrocities in Meghalaya

Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO) strongly condemns the continuing army atrocities in the name of combing operations in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills. While Meghalaya is not notified as a “disturbed area,” and the writ of the army does not run large there, the Armed Forces (Special...

UAPA: Political Vendetta

Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO) unequivocally condemns the judgment of the Midnapore (West Bengal) District and Sessions Court on 12 May 2015, which convicted Chatradhar Mahato, spokesperson of the People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA) of Lalgarh, along with...

Managing the Transition to Convertibility

There is little doubt that moving towards a more open capital account would benefit the country enormously. The domestic foreign exchange market is providing a leading edge in the move to convertibility. The Tarapore Committee should ensure that residual controls on foreign direct investment and external commercial borrowings are removed and sectoral imbalances in the economy are addressed.
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