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Land rights protests met with militarised response and brutality

  0 comments   |     by Indigenous World - IWGIA's global report on 15, November 2017

Arbitrary arrest and detention, shootings, tear gas, and killings. This is, how local authorities, military and police have reacted to non-violent protests of indigenous peoples throughout 2016. People were shocked by how the protesters at Standing Rock were met with a disproportionate militarised response. At the same time in India and Bangladesh, land rights protesters were met with even hars

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WHO WAS TIPU SULTAN? by Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad

  0 comments   |     by Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad on 29, October 2017

The blatantly false propaganda being spread by the Hindutva Sangha Parivar over Tipu Sultan is reaching outlandish proportions. A Hindutva troll is trying to teach me my own family history with regard to Tipu Sultan’s patronage of Hindu temples. She has been posting all kinds of nonsense on my timeline, disputing what I know about my own ancestors, and I have blocked her. Almost all the w

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LAND RIGHTS PROTESTS MET WITH MILITARY RESPONSE AND BRUTALITYE

  0 comments   |     by Indigenous World - IWGIA's global report on 17, October 2017

Land rights protests met with militarised response and brutality Arbitrary arrest and detention, shootings, tear gas, and killings. This is, how local authorities, military and police have reacted to non-violent protests of indigenous peoples throughout 2016. People were shocked by how the protesters at Standing Rock were met

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WSS Condemns Threats By Bajrang Dal On WSS Activist In Assam

  0 comments   |     by WSS on 07, June 2017

Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) strongly condemns the manner in which our member Ms Bondita Acharya, a well known women’s activist from Jorhat, Assam, is being criminally intimidated, abused in sexual language, defamed and trolled on her Facebook account only because she expressed her personal opinion regarding eating of beef, a common practice in her state of Ass

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NHRC Indicts Chhattisgarh Police For Sexual Violence

  2 comments   |     by WSS on 06, June 2017

 By Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) WSS welcomes the decisive intervention of the National Human Rights Commission in cases of sexual violence against Adivasi women by police and security forces engaged in anti-Maoist operations in Chhattisgarh. Validating our assert

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Caste, Gender And Other Such Issues Should Be Dealt With As Class

  0 comments   |     by Vidya Bhushan Rawat on 29, May 2017

Anand Teltumbde is a civil rights activist, political analyst, columnist and author of many books. He has a long association with peoples’ struggle spanning over three decades backing his theorizations on various issues.  Trained in technology and management from the top institutes in the country, he marshals his insights of the modern techno-managerial world to sharpen strategies of

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Depressing Uncertainty: Nagaland

  0 comments   |     by Dr. Asangba Tzüdir on 15, February 2017

 In the aesthetics of ‘beauty,’ certainty is beautiful while uncertainty is romantic. Conversely,the Nagas are going through a certain kind of uncertainty which has created crises and put the Nagas in a very depressing situation. This depression has somehow blinded and overshadowed the form and content of the crux of the issue with a need for quick answers and fixes; at least f

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The Adivasis of India -A History of Discrimination, Conflict, and Resistance

  0 comments   |     by C.R. Bijoy on 07, February 2017

The 67.7 million people belonging to "Scheduled Tribes" in India are generally considered to be 'Adivasis', literally meaning 'indigenous people' or 'original inhabitants', though the term 'Scheduled Tribes' (STs) is not coterminous with the term 'Adivasis'. Scheduled Tribes is an administrative term used for purposes of 'administering' certain sp

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Truth about Adivasis caught in the crossfire

  0 comments   |     by Special Report on 25, January 2017

Truth about Adivasis caught in the crossfire Special Report “Physical beating is a very common thing.” Social activist and researcher Bela Bhatia’s face was pinched with pain as she spoke about the violence that is a reality in the lives of people in Bastar, Chhattisgarh. She spoke about how people can readily show you their bruises a

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