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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. But a recent amendment to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act could change all that.

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.

The Adivasis fight back

The Adivasis fight back

15/06/2017

For decades, the exploitation of the mineral rich lands of our Adivasis has happened without their meaningful consent and without adequate compensation and rehabilitation.

Manipur: In the waiting room of justice

Manipur: In the waiting room of justice

17/05/2017

“They don’t trust families. They don’t trust local judges”, a Manipuri researcher who didn’t want to be named, told me.