CPIM opposes Child Labour in Family Enterprises

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly opposes the Union cabinet’s approval to legalise child labour in “family enterprises”. This is a retrograde measure which legalizes the exploitation of the labour of children below the age of 14. To suggest that “poverty and the social fabric of India” justify the use of child labour is to punish children for their poverty. … Continue reading CPIM opposes Child Labour in Family Enterprises

CHILDREN OF NUAPADA – Kabir Sharma

It is evening and I am sitting in a Learning Enrichment class at Khamtarai in Nuapada, Odisha. There are children from classes 3 and 4 here. A lot of fun, creative methods and materials are being used to explain things. The teacher, Devang, is vibrant, energetic, very active about the classroom and popular with the children. With the help of Oriya alphabet cards, children are writing names of … Continue reading CHILDREN OF NUAPADA – Kabir Sharma

Articles on the proposed amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act.

Article by Vrinda Grover- http://m.deccanherald.com/content/423287/remedy-worse-malady.html/   Interview with advocate Nandita Rao- http://www.deccanherald.com/content/423286/society-should-change-crimes-come.html   Interview with Professor Ved Kumari- http://www.deccanherald.com/content/423285/severe-punishment-itself-not-deterrent.html   Article by Enakshi Ganguly and Bharti Ali-  http://www.deccanherald.com/content/423284/minister-repealing-her-own-lawnbsp.html Article by Kishore Jha on Kafila- http://kafila.org/2014/08/04/need-to-re-enact-juvenile-justice-act-myths-and-realities-kishore/ Continue reading Articles on the proposed amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act.

असफल बच्चे नहीं हम होते हैं ! किशोर

पिछले महीने मैं मुंबई से दिल्ली ट्रेन से सफ़र कर रहा था.एक छोटा सा परिवार (मां, बाप और ३ साल का लड़का)  मेरे हमसफ़र थे.बच्चा अपनी इस रेल यात्रा को लेकर काफी उत्सहित था जैसा कि अक्सर बच्चे होते हैं.अक्सर ट्रेन में बैठने और सोने के लिए लेयर में बनी सीट्स और बर्थसउन्हें परीकथा जैसे लगते हैं  . वो बार-बार अपनी सीट से उतर कर … Continue reading असफल बच्चे नहीं हम होते हैं ! किशोर

Biased Reporting Or Plain Mysogyny?

    Pascal Mazurier is facing trial for raping his three and half years old daughter.  What should one make of Indian Express’ reportage — plain insensitivity or misogyny?  According to our sources some sections of the media seem to be going out of their way to clean up Pascal Mazurier’s ‘image’ – ignoring the medical evidence that presented proof of sexual abuse. The matter is in court. … Continue reading Biased Reporting Or Plain Mysogyny?

Gujarat: Modi presides over crumbling social, health indicators

The United Nations Children Education Fund ( UNICEF)- India in its website has published an introduction of Indian states which is critical of the social and health indicators in the state of Gujarat touted for its developmental model by Narendra Modi. UNICEF says that every second child below the age of five and one mother in three is under nourished. Child labour and poor quality … Continue reading Gujarat: Modi presides over crumbling social, health indicators

खून टपका है हरफ़ बन के हर एक कोने में – खुर्शीद अनवर

Pakistani Taliban leader Adnan Rasheed has sent a letter to schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, expressing shock over attack on Malala. He also claims the shooting was not in response to Malala’s campaign for girls’ education, but because she ran an anti-Taliban “smear campaign”. हार गए तुम तालिबानों. एक मासूम बच्ची के हाथों . और सुना था तुमने कि वह चाहती है कि तुम्हारे बच्चे बच्चियां भी … Continue reading खून टपका है हरफ़ बन के हर एक कोने में – खुर्शीद अनवर