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Adivasi Community Denied Forest Rights in the Name of Tiger Conservation

 
/ November 1, 2018

As the government works to keep tiger reserves free from all human activity, Adivasi communities living in reserve precincts struggle to survive.

Inside the Staff Quarters of a Nagpur District Hospital: Defunct Toilets, Filth and Stench

 
/ October 29, 2018

The sanitation workers of the TB centre at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Nagpur have no option but to live in unsanitary conditions.

A Community’s Decade Long Struggle for Water in West Bengal

 
/ October 25, 2018

North Bengal suffers from an acute water shortage and from water contamination but both the government and the tea industry have been slow to act.

Atrocities Against Dalits Continue but Perpetrators Often Go Scot Free

 
/ October 23, 2018

Amidst debates on the dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, a family in Odisha struggles to bring their ‘upper’ caste perpetrator to task.

Five Months On, Minor Trafficked from Malda Yet to be Traced

 
/ October 19, 2018

West Bengal accounts for the highest number of reported trafficking cases in the country, yet victims often suffer further due to police inaction.

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Gaya’s Village of Migrant Workers

 
/ October 16, 2018

Out of the 132 families in this Bihar village, at least hundred have seen their younger members migrate in search of work, but not necessarily a better life.

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Health Workers Asserting their Rights Intimidated, Threatened by the Police

 
/ October 10, 2018

Police cracks down on demonstrating health workers in Bhopal, illegally detaining them; the workers are fighting for better pay and working conditions.

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Government Evicts Nomadic Communities in Jammu Without Notice or Rehabilitation

 
/ October 8, 2018

The Forest Right Act does not apply to Jammu & Kashmir, making nomadic communities in the state vulnerable to alienation, eviction and violence.