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PDS in Danger

[Text of letter sent to Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister of Food and Public Distribution on 15 September 2016.] Dear Mr Paswan, We are alarmed after seeing the programme of the “National Level Conference on End-to-End Computerisation of TPDS Operations and Other PDS Reforms” to be held in Delhi on 16–17...

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...

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...

Police Action on Ramdev-II

Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) condemns the forcible disbandment of Baba Ramdev’s protest on 4-5 June through police action. The right to peaceful protest, irrespective of ideologies, individuals or issues is fundamental to a functional democracy. The MKSS holds that a plurality of views and...

Ajit Bhattacharjea

The National Campaign for the People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) mourns the loss of yet another stalwart in Ajit Bhattacharjea, senior journalist and dear friend, who helped shape critically the campaign’s collective efforts to secure transparency and accountability in all institutions of public...

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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