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We Condemn Unlawful Arrest of Indian Activist Damodar Turi
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We Condemn Unlawful Arrest of Indian Activist Damodar Turi

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  Source: VVJVA, PPSC / The Dawn News / February 22, 2018 On February 15, Indian activist Damodar Turi was arrested by the police under false charges. He is a leading member of an anti-displacement social movement called Visthapan Virodhi Jan Vikas Andolan. Various groups have strongly opposed this arrest […]

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Kasganj, India: The Anatomy of a Communal Riot

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By Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta / Source: The Wire / The Dawn News / February 7, 2018 Anti-Muslim sentiment precipitated by the riot may help the BJP diffuse caste contradictions in central Uttar Pradesh and challenge Yadav dominance at the grassroots. Kasganj (Uttar Pradesh): There is an uneasy calm in Kasganj, […]

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How Free is the Media in India?

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Source: NewsClick / The Dawn News / January 24, 2018 The latest report reveals that with 11 journalists murdered, 46 attacked and 27 booked in police cases, India ranked at 136 out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index. What is the state of media freedom in India? […]

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Child Miners: The Dark Secret of Jharkhand’s Mining Industry

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Everyday, thousands of children play hide and seek with death in mines where lethal cave-ins are frequent. By: Tarique Anwar / Source: Newsclick / The Dawn News / January 8, 2018 The faces of children blackened with coal dust reveal the dark secrets of around 15,000-odd coal mines in mineral-rich Jharkhand. […]

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