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The human rights lies of Coal India Limited

The human rights lies of Coal India Limited

28/11/2017

Coal India’s sustainability reports for 2015-16 and 2014-15 also feature the same line: “We don’t have any reported case of human rights violation”. Really? Because one group of people that Coal India’s report fails to include in its list of stakeholders are the people whose lands were acquired for its mines.

Chhattisgarh police should help Governments by helping Scheduled Tribes

Chhattisgarh police should help Governments by helping Scheduled Tribes

30/10/2017

P. S. Krishnan is a Former Secretary with the Government of India and has been working on issues of social justice for nearly seven decades.

Reshaping the Adivasi Struggle for Land Rights in Raigarh: dispossession without consent is a crime

Reshaping the Adivasi Struggle for Land Rights in Raigarh: dispossession without consent is a crime

6/10/2017

For decades, India’s Adivasis have borne the brunt of development-induced displacement. A range of protective laws have not prevented them from having their lands taken, their livelihoods destroyed, and their rights trampled on.

Meet The Real Life ‘Qaidi Band’

Meet The Real Life ‘Qaidi Band’

27/08/2017

This weekend, Yash Raj Films launched “Qaidi Band”, an unusual story of 7 undertrials in India who band together for a musical performance to win over authorities and earn their freedom back. This isn’t just a movie script. This unlikely story finds its roots in Tihar jail, South Asia’s largest prison complex.

I’m A Mumbai Western Railway Commuter & I Know My Rights

I’m A Mumbai Western Railway Commuter & I Know My Rights

20/08/2017

A ticket checker is going about her day, person to person ensuring that everyone has a valid ticket. I look up at her as she checks mine. “Sab theek hai?” she asks as she hands it back to me. Everything is not alright, but I pray that one day, it will be.