The differences between Narendra Modi and Pranab Mukherjee’s recent speeches are as clear as day and night. What should we take away from them?
The Sukma superintendent of police apparently made the comments at a function organised by an automobile company.
Given the scale of rights violations in Bastar, the government’s decision to send Kalluri on leave looks more like a way of avoiding effective action against lawlessness there.
“The aim of acts of intimidation and hostility appears to be to clear the area of any dissenting voices [in Bastar] so that the police and security forces have a free hand.”
Bhatia was asked to vacate her house for allegedly being a Maoist sympathiser prompting civil society activists to voice their support for her.
The Modi government’s clampdown on foreign funding has forced several NGOs to lay-off its employee, and has impacted education and social welfare initiatives.
The attack comes days after the researcher accompanied an NHRC team to record the statements of rape and sexual assault survivors who have filed FIRs against police personnel.
Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group member, Shalini Gera, speaks to The Wire about the human rights situation in Bastar and how activists are being targeted.
Chhattisgarh Security Forces Mask Unconstitutional Vigilantism Under Garb of ‘Perception Management’
Public protests in urban centres in Chhattisgarh cannot be expected to wean people away from Maoism. What, then, is their real motive?
FIR Against Nandini Sundar and Archana Prasad a Clear Case of Vendetta Politics, Say Civil Society Members
Eminent citizens have unequivocally condemned the Bastar police’s efforts to frame academics and political activists in the murder of a tribal villager.
‘Big breaking news’, a WhatsApp message advertising the police protest said. “In Kondagaon at 3:30 PM, the police will burn the effigies of Nandini Sundar, Bela Bhatia, Manish Kunjam, Himanshu Kumar.”
Indian women journalists face all the usual threats that come with rigorous reporting — from physical attacks to intimidation. But they also face a continuous stream of misogyny and harassment.
Bela Bhatia has brought to light several cases of rapes and sexual assaults by security forces
An attack on constitutional freedoms in India’s capital, but a gaping constitutional void in her heartland.
As journalists, scholars, lawyers and political activists documenting the unfolding tragedy in Chhattisgarh are systematically hounded out of the region, fears mount for what’s in store for Bastar’s adivasis.
In the forested adivasi areas of Chhattisgarh, the Constitution of India and the orders of the Supreme Court hold no sway over the government.