THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
15 December 2017
Human Rights
MUNICIPAL WASTE
Holding a municipality accountable

Hasmukh Dhumadiya describes the ordeal of residents of Bakshipunch Housing Society in Dwarka, Gujarat, and their efforts in overcoming it.

Environment Right To Info

NDA GOVERNMENT
Popularity vs Performance Pradeep Baisakh analyses a recently released report by human rights activists and civil society organizations to see how the present government has performed in the three years it has been in power.
Government Opinions
KASHMIRI WOMEN’S DAY OF RESISTANCE
The “disappeared” Kashmiris Pushpa Achanta writes about the challenges and aspirations of people in Kashmir on Kashmiri Women’s Day of Resistance which is observed today (Feb 23rd).
Nat. Security Jammu and Kashmir
KOLKATA PEOPLE’S FILM FESTIVAL
People's cinema with people's support Shoma A. Chatterji writes about a film festival that lacks the glitz and glamour of stars, television cameras and paparazzi chasing famous people to freeze them for the media.
Adivasis Media
MANUAL SCAVENGING
A gross violation of human rights Manhole is a scathing celluloid indictment on the state of manual sewer cleaners in India, writes Shoma A. Chatterji
Films Caste
CINEMASCOPE
Saankal – strong content, weak movie Even a badly made film becomes a learning experience for the viewers because it sheds light on issues not known widely otherwise, says Shoma Chatterji as she reviews the movie Saankal.
Reviews Art
HUMAN RIGHTS REPRESSION
Debaranjan Sarangi: Another artist incarcerated Debaranjan Sarangi, a documentary film maker, writer and human rights activist was arrested recently in Kashipur, Odisha. Shoma Chatterji writes about Sarangi's arrest, his activism and his films which deal with Adivasis and their struggles.
Films Society Films and Books
HUMAN RIGHTS
Ishrat Jahan case: Is the political furore skirting the core issue? The Ishrat Jahan case has again hit the headlines with former home minister P Chidambaram being accused of rewriting an affidavit to prove the 19-year-old’s innocence. But the legal probe into whether she was a victim of an extra-judicial killing seems forgotten. Ramesh Menon presents a recap and investigates where things stand now.
Government GUJARAT
REDUCING ROAD FATALITIES
The Supreme Court just made it easier for you to save lives; here’s how! You don’t have to fear police harassment if you report or help an injured accident victim. You don’t even have to reveal personal details unless you wish to testify. Here’s a summary of the “Good Samaritan” guidelines that the apex court has now made compulsory for states to follow.
Laws Society
UNORGANISED LABOUR
An endless wait for social security The finance minister’s dream of extending social security cover to all unorganised workers in the country is a lofty one undoubtedly, but Kathyayini Chamaraj identifies the many gaps in the existing law that need to be addressed for that dream to be realised.
Labour Issues Livelihood
BAUXITE IN BAPHLIMALI
In Odisha, more tribal voices against mining Around the country tribal communities are fighting against the mining companies, whose operations have threaten their livelihoods and ecosystem. The Kashipur movement to protect Baphlimali in Odisha is a classic example. Unfortunately, this too, like many other protests, saw merciless suppression and gross violation of human rights, reports Abhijit Mohanty.
Mining Environment
MAHESHWAR HYDROPOWER PROJECT
Turning a full circle The situation that Maheshwar Project is in, brings sharply into focus the issue of accountability of those responsible for the decisions that impact millions of people, involve thousands of crores of rupees and vast natural resources. Shripad Dharmadhikary hopes that Maheshwar would also offer a chance to demonstrate how those liable for the mess can be held accountable.
Energy Displacement M.P.
IROM SHARMILA’S 15-YEAR HUNGER STRIKE
Where suicide is a crime, but not murder For the last 15 years, India has been unable to deal with a fasting, frail poet! Anjuman Ara Begum writes how Irom Sharmila has been waging a protest against the cruel Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, enforced in her home state of Manipur and other parts of northeast India.
Nat. Security MANIPUR
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