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Will President Obama respect Indian Judiciary?

Will President Obama respect Indian Judiciary?

7/06/2016

When President Obama meets Indian Prime Minister Modi, the plight of the victims of Bhopal should not be ignored.

Exclusive: Interview with Goldman prize winner Ramesh Agrawal

Exclusive: Interview with Goldman prize winner Ramesh Agrawal

9/12/2015

Raigarh based activist, Ramesh Agrawal, talks about human rights violations in coal mining areas of Chhattisgarh, where public hearings are like election campaigns.

Meet the Gandhis, Mandelas and Malalas of Chhattisgarh

Meet the Gandhis, Mandelas and Malalas of Chhattisgarh

9/12/2015

Luckily, India does not have any dearth of such extraordinary individuals.

[In Photos] Bhopal: Children of the disaster

[In Photos] Bhopal: Children of the disaster

2/12/2015

It was once known as the City of Lakes. But Bhopal has since gone down in history as the site of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters.

Koyla Satyagraha: Raising Bapu’s clarion ‘coal’ in Chhattisgarh

Koyla Satyagraha: Raising Bapu’s clarion ‘coal’ in Chhattisgarh

29/10/2015

On 2 October over 5000 people shared their stories and walked from the village of Gare to the banks of the Kelo River to similarly claim their rights over the coal under their lands

A woman human rights defender’s satyagraha in India’s coal belt

A woman human rights defender’s satyagraha in India’s coal belt

2/10/2015

“I am often taunted by people saying you don’t have to become a Medha Patkar when you have your own family and home to take care of.”

Defending the constitution in India’s coal country

Defending the constitution in India’s coal country

15/08/2015

This August 15th, while we celebrate those who fought for India’s independence, let’s recognize what freedom means for those who still struggle for it everyday in central India’s coal country.

[Photos] A Glimpse into the Lives of People that the Land Acquisition Bill Will Affect

[Photos] A Glimpse into the Lives of People that the Land Acquisition Bill Will Affect

19/05/2015

Glimpses of land acquisition and social conflict from across a diverse series of projects, geographies and communities that could potentially be at risk from a bill, that many believe threatens to diminish their rights.

Rethink land bill changes

Rethink land bill changes

26/03/2015

While the central government is in a hurry to boost ‘nation-building’ projects, it is important to remember what SIA implies under the very Act that the BJP helped pass in 2013.

Corporations have rights. Now we need a global treaty on their responsibilities

Corporations have rights. Now we need a global treaty on their responsibilities

27/01/2015

Governments and businesses have failed to make the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights meaningful.

#Bhopal30 Survivor Stories: The doctor was told it was “not a serious matter”

#Bhopal30 Survivor Stories: The doctor was told it was “not a serious matter”

23/01/2015

To this day, Union Carbide has refused to disclose critical details about the composition of the gas and its effect on people – information vital for providing effective medical treatment.

Robust means needed to act against child labour: Amnesty International

Robust means needed to act against child labour: Amnesty International

16/12/2014

Amnesty International is calling on all governments to urgently reform their practices and live up to their commitments under the Convention, said Salil Shetty.

Director’s Take on Bhopal - A Prayer for Rain

Director’s Take on Bhopal - A Prayer for Rain

10/11/2014

One of our main motivations to make Bhopal-A Prayer for Rain was to ensure avoidable disasters such as Bhopal stay in the history books, never to be seen in the news again.

The Age of Consent

The Age of Consent

17/09/2013

What is it about India that makes the right to consent such ground-breakingly alien notion to swallow?