Two brutal attacks just a week apart in Bhagalpur, and the very different political receptions they have got, say as much about Bihar’s caste politics as the assaults themselves.
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The protests are against the lack of school facilities, the shortage of textbooks and teachers, the quality of teaching, casteism, the lack of toilets in schools and police violence.
Activists opposed to displacement and mining in Gadchiroli speak about the new wave of state repression, adivasi culture, their own struggles with higher education, government policies and people’s movements.
From Kumram Bheem to the Koyas, Two Centuries of Land Alienation and Resistance by Tribals in Telangana
While the homes of Gotti Koya adivasis, migrants from Chattisgarh’s Sukma, are being burnt by the forest department, the original Koyas of this area are losing their land to non-tribal settlers.
Sachin Mali, who was granted bail by the Supreme Court on January 3, spoke to The Wire about his experiences in prison, his ideology, the caste system, and his relationship with his wife and son while imprisoned.
Sagar Gorkhe, Ramesh Gaichor, Rupali Jhadav and Deepak Dengle spoke to The Wire about the condition of Indian prisons, their experiences of imprisonment, and how this has impacted their political and artistic work.
The latest incident of police firing in Karanpura Valley was neither the beginning nor the end of the troubles for the villagers in the area.
The Maharashtra government has stepped up its efforts to facilitate mining for private companies in adivasi areas amidst allegations of a wave of repression
All agree that Rajita Usendi, a local Maoist commander in Gadchiroli, was trapped in a hut and consumed by fire. But beyond that simple story lies a more complex tale.
Two adivasis, armed to hunt as custom demands of them, in a forest that is theirs, were automatically identified as Naxalites and shot fatally. For them, their families and friends, justice remains to be done.
Maoists see Mahapatra as someone ‘strongly against revolution and specially trained/chosen to control the revolution’ in Malkangiri.
Intimidation mars mass village surrenders as the police takes advantage of CPI Maoist failures in the district.
On International Labour Day, Javed Iqbal followed a rally by over 3000 members of the Malkangiri Zilla Adivasi Sangh, Odisha, and other groups, as they demanded their rights and protested state oppression.
Javed Iqbal captures scenes of humour, calm and rage at Hyderabad Central University after the call for “Chalo HCU” on April 6, 2016.
Manoj Manzil is a popular leader among the young Dalits of Bhojpur, a region that has witnessed numerous acts of oppression.
January 19 marked the 29th anniversary of the police firing that claimed the lives of two Bunkars in Bhagalpur. Nearly three decades after the incident, the community is still plagued by the same issues.
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Bhajanpuri’s residents are still upset over the police firing that took four lives in 2011 but say they will do what it takes to defeat the BJP
First the legs of a cow were thrown in a Hindu area and then a dead piglet was left inside a mosque. Despite these deliberate attempts to provoke violence, the efforts of concerned citizens and a dedicated police chief ensured peace prevailed.