Politics

Bharat Bandh draws nationwide support for farmers’ protest

Bharat Bandh draws nationwide support for farmers&...

December 9, 2020

 “Soora so pehchaniye, jo lade din ke het, purja purja kat mare, kabhun na chhade khet (Brave is the one who fights for the rights of the poor/weak. Even if his body is chopped to pieces, he does not leave the battlefield),” says Satnam Singh, a sevadar (volunt...

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Thousands gather at Delhi’s Singhu border in support of farmers

Thousands gather at Delhi’s Singhu border in sup...

December 8, 2020

On the eve of the nationwide strike or Bharat Bandh called by the protesting farmers, leaders of National Alliance of Peoples’ Movements (NAPM), along with advocates, student organisations

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“Modiji, don’t help us anymore, you have already helped us so much,” say protesting farmers

“Modiji, don’t help us anymore, you have alrea...

December 4, 2020

Protesting farmers say nothing less than a total repeal of the three Farm Acts would be acceptable and they will continue to sit in protest for as long as needed.

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Interview: Agriculture is not unorganised but unprotected sector, says Medha Patkar

Interview: Agriculture is not unorganised but unpr...

December 3, 2020

 There have been allegations as to why only Punjab and Haryana farmers protesting and not the farmers from rest of India? What do you have to say to that? Any government, whenever they are challenged as the power holders, always try and condemn the movements and try to u...

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36 years of Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Victims’ battle for justice continues

36 years of Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Victims’ battle ...

December 3, 2020

The residents of JP Nagar have no way to escape the ghosts of their past. The ramshackle neighbourhood, on the outskirts of Bhopal, stands just metres away from the chemical factory where an explosion occurred just after midnight on December 2, 1984, and poisoned their lives fore...

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Farmers’ protest: A festive air & high spirits at Singhu Border

Farmers’ protest: A festive air & high spir...

December 1, 2020

Singhu border in northern Delhi, on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway, is normally crowded and busy with thousands of vehicles zipping through. However, over the past week, the area around the principal highway linking the national capital with rest of northern India seems to have tra...

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Rejecting Amit Shah’s offer of talks, reinforcements join protesting farmers at Delhi border

Rejecting Amit Shah’s offer of talks, reinfo...

November 30, 2020

The farmers unions unanimously rejected on Sunday union home minister Amit Shah’s offer of holding talks provided the farmers moved to Burari as a protest site. “Shah’s offer was conditional and it has been rejected after a meeting of the coordination committee of over 500 ...

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Farmers’ protest: Indian farmers let down by government on all counts

Farmers’ protest: Indian farmers let down by gov...

November 28, 2020

It’s been three days now that farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have been marching towards Delhi and are now in Delhi protesting against the three farm laws that were passed in September. The farmers say that the laws that concern them were passed withou...

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Victorious farmers enter New Delhi as government blinks

Victorious farmers enter New Delhi as government b...

November 27, 2020

farmers protest, Overcoming several barricades as well as braving tear gas shells and lathi-charge, protesting farmers manage to enter New Delhi as the government climbed down on Friday evening. Farmers say they are ready for the long haul if the government does not accede to the...

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On 71st Constitution Day, Indian Constitution lies mutilated beyond recognition

On 71st Constitution Day, Indian Constitution lies...

November 26, 2020

As India marks 71st Constitution Day, Rajratna Ambedkar, President of Buddhist Society of India and great grandnephew Dr B R Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution, says the document at the foundation of Indian democracy faces an existential challenge as Ambedkar’s teachin...

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