WHO LIVE IT
The PESA law makes it mandatory for village councils to be consulted before any land acquisition in the village, but it is being blatantly violated today.
Apple and peach farmers in Budgam fear losing their land as the road of development lays down concrete through their orchards.
The Cooch Behar district administration has been felicitated for their commendable MNREGA work, but workers’ rights find no place in the celebration.
“They demolished our school,” says a young boy who expresses his desire to go to school. His opportunities and dreams have been submerged by the lower Indra Irrigation Project, another dam construction in the name of development.
In Jammu and Kashmir's Lassipora, the West Pakistan refugees say they're at the risk of being displaced because of the government’s double-dealing.
In the tea gardens of West Bengal, an Adivasi community school is taking the first steps to preserve its native language amidst political and cultural turmoil.
Crushing dissent and stifling voices seems to have become the state’s tried and tested formula in dealing with protests, but people’s movements continue to persist.