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    Gujarat court gives life sentence to 11 accused in lynching case

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    Date: 03/12/2018

    On September 13, 2012, 11 men gathered outside the house of 27-year-old Lalji Sarvaiya, a Dalit man, locked him inside, poured kerosene and set the house on fire, burning him to death.
    Six years… Read More

    Replug: Stand up against torture

    By: Colin Gonsalves (The story appeared in The Hindu first)

    Date: 24/10/2018

    India has undermined its prestige by repeatedly promising — and failing — to ratify the Convention Against Torture

    The Convention Against Torture (CAT) came into force in 1987 and India… Read More

    Minor girl working as bonded labour for 8 years rescued from Delhi

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    Date: 31/08/2018

    An eight-year journey of bonded labour finally came to an end for a minor girl from Delhi, who was rescued and restored to her parents by the Child Welfare Committee on Thursday.

    The girl, a… Read More

    Women working as bonded labour rescued from Pathankot, FIR lodged against captor

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    Date: 24/08/2018

    A woman from West Bengal, who was being held as a bonded labour, was rescued from Pathankot on Thursday (23rd August, 2018), after one of her acquaintance reached out to National Campaign Committee… Read More

    Family planning deaths must not go unpunished

    By: Colin Gonsalves (The story appeared in The Hindu first)

    Date: 26/02/2017

    Last week, the criminal trial of the surgeon who conducted laparoscopic tubectomies which resulted in the deaths of 13 women in Chhattisgarh was quashed by the Chhattisgarh High Court. After telling… Read More

    Souls that roar for justice: The inimitable Amma Jaitun

    By: Jameen Kaur

    Date: 20/03/2016

    On Saturday 17 March 2017 a warrior for justice – Jaitun – commonly referred to as ‘Amma’, took her last breath and with the stillness of the night; like a rainbow that came to show her… Read More

    Chhattisgarh HC to frame guidelines for medico-legal examination of rape survivors

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    Date: 16/07/2010

    In a petition filed by a survivor of rape and trafficking in the high court of Chhattisgarh, the petitioner pleaded for termination of her pregnancy resulting from rape. Before knocking the doors of… Read More

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