Dissent in Democracy: Community Correspondents Discuss the State of the Country on Gandhi’s Birthday
In recent times, there has been a clampdown on voices of dissent in India. On Gandhi Jayanti, correspondents shared their experiences reporting about issues that may ruffle feathers, and decided that Gandhi would have approved.
Locals from Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir were forced to scan their fingerprints for ration despite a suspension order from the government.
Amidst the nationwide second phase lockdown the daily wage workers living in Delwara, Rajhasthan fear the unsurity of jobs post lockdown and the subsequent hunger.
A video helped the Ujjwala scheme beneficiaries, who were struggling to refill the gas cylinders for the last six months in a village in Maharashtra. Under the scheme titled Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, (PMUY) families in Mangali village, Brahmapuri, Maharastra, got their first cylinder of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). A...
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana promises houses for all by 2019 in Maharashtra. This is a cruel joke for 50 families living out of tents for the past thirty years in Risod.
The Forests Rights Act (FRA) was passed about 10 years ago, even now its implementation is patchy and dependent on the initiative of individual district administrators. The FRA recognises that forest dwellers’ have rights over land that they have been occupying and their communities have rights over use and management...