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Press Statement: India Unites – Joint Agitation from Jan 30 to Feb 7 2019 at Jantar Mantar

Starting January 30, a joint agitation will begin amplifying some of today’s most critical issues affecting Indians everywhere. We, as citizens, intend to set out an agenda to which we will then seek a response from all political parties. The past four years have worsened the socioeconomic condition of Indians everywhere through a destructive mix …

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Developer Bhoomi Arcade filed an undertaking to make good any losses suffered by the home buyers due to extension of stay 1

Developer Bhoomi Arcade filed an undertaking to make good any losses suffered by the home buyers due to extension of stay

Press Release The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has directed developer to give an undertaking that the firm will cover any losses suffered by five home buyers, who got refund orders for delayed possession last month, till the filing of an appeal with the appellate tribunal. On September 27, 2018, MahaRERA had ordered the …

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Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals 3

Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals

We, the undersigned, are shocked by the serial raids across the country on the homes of activists and public intellectuals who are critical of the government and the ruling party at the Centre. The arrests of prominent activists and intellectuals Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Kranthi Tekula and others, are …

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Residents suffer noise and air pollution for nearly a decade, courtesy Indian Railways

By Raju Vernekar The residents of the Akash Horizon Premises Cooperative Society Limited, located bang opposite Western Railway’s (WR) car shed at Mumbai Central (east side), have complained about constant air and noise pollution, they are suffering for nearly one decade, due to the work of maintenance of trains, in the car shed adjacent to their …

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Prelimnary Fact-Finding Report on Gangrape of 5 Adivasi Women Activists in Khunti 8

Prelimnary Fact-Finding Report on Gangrape of 5 Adivasi Women Activists in Khunti

PRELIMINARY FACT-FINDING REPORT OF WOMEN’S GROUPS INTO THE INCIDENT OF GANG RAPE OF 5 ADIVASI WOMEN IN KHUNTI CONTINUING REPRESSION IN GHAGHRA AND NEIGHBOURING VILLAGES IN KHUNTI & ARAKI DISTRICTS OF JHARKHAND Press Release Date: 04 July 2018 Following up on media reports of the gang rape of 5 adivasi women in Kochang, Araki block, …

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Public statement by Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj 9

Public statement by Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj

*PUBLIC STATEMENT BY ADVOCATE SUDHA BHARADWAJ* Visiting Professor, National Law University Delhi and National Secretary, Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties I have been informed that Republic TV aired a programme on 4 July 2018, presented by anchor and MD Arnab Goswami as “Super Exclusive Breaking News”. The programme, which is being repeatedly shown, contains a …

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Farmer long march in Mumbai. Night at somaiya ground

A long march of the dispossessed to Delhi

Imagine a democratic protest where a million farmers, labourers and others march to the capital and compel discussion of the exploding crisis of the countryside in a special three-week session of Parliament   India’s agrarian crisis has gone beyond the agrarian. It’s a crisis of society. Maybe even a civilizational crisis, with perhaps the largest …

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