“Today there are roughly 200 million children working as child laborers around the world,” says director and producer Shraysi Tandon. “Many of these children are forced, trafficked, and held in factories, sweatshops and farms against their will. This isn’t just taking place in a poor, remote village in Africa or Southeast Asia, as is often thought because of extensive media coverage; it is happening right here in the United States too. Read more
Courtesy: Peoples world
“Every year globally, almost 700,000 lives are lost. More than 58,000 children die
every year in India alone, from antibiotic-resistant infections,” said CDDEP. Read more
Courtesy: Business insider
Environmental rights activist K Rajendra says that it is common practice in the region to take permission for laterite mining, but instead indulge in bauxite mining.
“From 2002, tribal lands have been snatched and the environment exploited. Such a ruthless exploitation of the hills will result in big problems in the future for surrounding villages, wildlife and tribal culture,” he says. Read more
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Indu Netam (IN) is the founding member of “Adivasi Ekta Mancha” and an activist of the movement against illegal land grab in Chhattisgrah. Swaraj Das and Sumit Ghosh listened to her take on the politics of Chhattisgarh… Read more
SHILLONG: Two persons were arrested on Friday in connection with the brutal attack on CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing and her companion Amita Sangma in East Jaintia Hills.
East Jaintia Hills SP Sylvester Nongtnger in a statement said the suspects, Elphon Dkhar and Meklison Siangshai, were arrested during a pre-dawn raid in the Kongong area.
Nongtnger said a suo motu case was taken up by police since the victims were not in a condition to file an FIR. Read more
Courtesy: The Shillong Times