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‘Action needed against GM crop regulators, seed suppliers’
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‘Action needed against GM crop regulators, seed suppliers’

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By: Vibha Sharma / Source: The Tribune India / The Dawn News / November 7, 2017 Reacting to a new major development in the GM crop controversy after illegal GM soy cultivation was discovered in Gujarat, the Coalition for a GM-Free India said it required an urgent action against the […]

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Right to privacy as Right to Life
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Right to privacy as Right to Life

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By: Kalpana Kannabiran / Source: The Hindu / The Dawn News / November 9, 2017 It is important for the courts to examine disability as a ground for the grant of bail In the Supreme Court’s right to privacy judgment (Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India), Justice D.Y. Chandrachud held: “Life and […]

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Human Rights situation in India going from bad to worse: Prominent Indian Human Rights Defender Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi, tells The Oslo Times

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Feb 4, New Delhi: Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi, is an Indian Dalit rights activist fighting against Caste discrimination and police torture. His organization, People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) works to protect human rights of lower caste and minorities in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Dr Lenin’s organisation has so far […]

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Land is a scarce resource in India - home to 1.3 billion people [Photo courtesy: Protest organisers]
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Rajasthan farmers sit neck-deep to protest land deal

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Hundreds of farmers near Jaipur city partially bury themselves in pits to protest against ‘forceful’ land acquisition. By: Saif Khalid / Source: Al Jazeera / The Dawn News / October 5, 2017 Hundreds of farmers in the state of Rajasthan, India, have been protesting against the government’s plan to acquire their […]

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