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Adulterated antibiotics caused Bilaspur tragedy?

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After the revelation of gross negligence, unhygienic conditions and money making sterilization camps in news reports and by activists, Chhattisgarh Health Department point the finger at contaminated medicines as the cause of deaths of 13 tribal women in Bilaspur By Team FI The preliminary enquiry conducted by the Chhattisgarh Health Department into the death of

Health activists issue statement on sterilisation deaths in Chhattisgarh

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Full text of the statement; The Sama Resource Group for Women and Health, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Commonhealth and National Alliance for Maternal Health and Human Rights are shocked at the death of 11 women and the critical condition of 50 other women due to the callous negligence of the Health Department, Government of Chhattisgarh. The

Oh Darling…Kiss is India!

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Parodevi Pictures has created a map of Indian kiss words, expressing solidarity with the Kiss of Love protest that took place in Kerala last Sunday. link to Parodevi Pictures

Kerala’s Kiss of Love protest goes viral

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Kiss of Love Community calls for similar campaigns across universities, public spaces and cultural arenas to protest against the criminal activity of moral policing and cultural fascism By Team FI Even as right wing protestors and the Kerala police prevented the Kiss of Love campaigners to hold their ground in Marine Drive, Kochi, the idea

Adulterated antibiotics caused Bilaspur tragedy?

sterilization-deaths-India

After the revelation of gross negligence, unhygienic conditions and money making sterilization camps in news reports and by activists, Chhattisgarh Health Department point the finger at contaminated medicines as the cause of deaths of 13 tribal women in Bilaspur

By Team FI

The preliminary enquiry conducted by the Chhattisgarh Health Department into the death of 13 women after undergoing sterilization procedure [...] Continue Reading…

Health activists issue statement on sterilisation deaths in Chhattisgarh

sterilisation- deaths-Chattisgarh

Full text of the statement;

The Sama Resource Group for Women and Health, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Commonhealth and National Alliance for Maternal Health and Human Rights are shocked at the death of 11 women and the critical condition of 50 other women due to the callous negligence of the Health Department, Government of Chhattisgarh.

The deaths and morbidities are [...] Continue Reading…

Oh Darling…Kiss is India!

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Parodevi Pictures has created a map of Indian kiss words, expressing solidarity with the Kiss of Love protest that took place in Kerala last Sunday.

link to Parodevi Pictures

Kerala’s Kiss of Love protest goes viral

Kiss-of-love-protest-kerala

Kiss of Love Community calls for similar campaigns across universities, public spaces and cultural arenas to protest against the criminal activity of moral policing and cultural fascism

By Team FI

Even as right wing protestors and the Kerala police prevented the Kiss of Love campaigners to hold their ground in Marine Drive, Kochi, the idea behind it has snowballed beyond the [...] Continue Reading…

Reyhaneh Jabbari’s last message to her mother

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Reyhaneh Jabbari, the 26-year-old Iranian woman who was hanged to death on Saturday in Tehran after 7 years of solitary imprisonment, has recorded her will in the form of an audio message to her mother, Sholeh Pakravan. Reyhaneh Jabbari, an interior designer by profession was imprisoned and executed on the charges of killing an Iranian intelligence officer who [...] Continue Reading…

Remembering Geeta Das

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All India Progressive Women’s Association’s (AIPWA) honorary president Comrade Geeta Das passed away on 24th October at the age of 78

By Kavita Krishnan

I first met her when I was a student in the 1990s. A small, feisty, lively woman, who moved busily, like a bird. A face full of warmth and feeling. And speaking to her, I never felt [...] Continue Reading…

A risky freedom

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Namrata Acharya writes about the plight of inmates of the rehabilitation home for girl children in Purba Medinipore, West Bengal

Eighteen, the official age of attaining adulthood, is often a reason to celebrate. It is the age of freedom, aspirations and verve to challenge the conventional.

Ruksana (name changed) turned eighteen a few months ago, but in captivity. She [...] Continue Reading…

100 days of Narendra Modi: A counter report

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By Team FI

Ghadar Alliance, a coalition of diasporic Indian groups in the United States, has released a critical review of first 100-days of Narendra Modi Government. Although many media houses have issued 100 day reports on the Modi government, none have been as thorough and pro-people in their analysis. The well laid out 55- page report covers [...] Continue Reading…

Activists condemn police brutality, molestation on Jadvapur campus

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Members of Maitree Women’s Network have strongly condemned the late night attack on protesting students by police and another group allegedly owing allegiance to the ruling Trinamool Congress.

By Team FI

Expressing their solidarity to the protesting students, Sarmistha Dutta Gupta, who spoke on behalf of Maitree said, “We are shocked to see the attack being officially defended saying that the [...] Continue Reading…