Experts welcome health assessment mandate for thermal power plant clearance

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has now made it mandatory for all new Thermal Power Plants in the India to comply with “Human Health and Environment” criteria as part of the mandatory clearance procedures. Through an Office Memorandum issued on 19th November 2018, the MoEFCC mandates that a baseline health status within … Continue reading Experts welcome health assessment mandate for thermal power plant clearance

India is on its way to becoming a fragile state

An excellent overview of current conditions in India published in The Wire. "If steps are not taken now failure will set in. These failing conditions have not appeared suddenly like some fever. They have been creeping up on us for decades. Successive governments have covered them up and denied they exist. Each of these conditions … Continue reading India is on its way to becoming a fragile state

Statement by IAPL on issues raised by four senior judges

IAPL STATEMENT ON ISSUES RAISED BY FOUR SENIOR SC JUDGES ON 12.1.2018 12th January 2018 The Indian Association of People’s Lawyers applauds the courageous step taken by the four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court in placing, before “we, the people” as the ultimate authority, the impasse that has been created by the refusal of … Continue reading Statement by IAPL on issues raised by four senior judges

Crisis in the Indian Supreme Court

First Judge Loya dies in mysterious circumstances after being pressured to decided in a certain way in the Sorabuddin case which directly implicates Amit Shah the second in command and party chief after Modi. Now there is attempt at 'bench fixing' and four senior judges have come out publicly and called a press conference!!!  The … Continue reading Crisis in the Indian Supreme Court

Report Launching and Storytelling

From Raigarh to Bastar : Women`s Voices against the Corporate Looting in Chhattisgarh An evening of storytelling, report launching and discussion about the health impacts of mining, people`s resistance and violence against women in Chhattisgarh Friday 18th of August, 6-9 pm Amnesty International UK Seminar Room 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA Organised by … Continue reading Report Launching and Storytelling

Home Ministry “links” two NGOs to Maoists

This is chilling news. "The Home Ministry has said in its annual report that at least two civil rights groups working for tribal people in Odisha and Jharkhand were allegedly acting as a front organisation for the Maoists and were using “displacement of local communities” as their main plank." Read the rest of the article … Continue reading Home Ministry “links” two NGOs to Maoists