Andhra Pradesh: Civil Society Appeals to Strengthen TB Control

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By Bobby Ramakant *

Civil society organizations came together in Hyderabad today to enlist gaps in tuberculosis (TB) control programme in Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and appeal to authorities to strengthen the TB response. Partnership for TB Care and Control in India, along with LEPRA Society, Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI), Catholic Bishops Conference of India – Coalition for AIDS and Related Diseases (CBCI-CARD), Damien Foundation India Trust, David and Lois Rees Hospital, Shivananada Rehabilitation Home, TB Alert India, Vasavya Mahila Mandali, World Vision India, Christian Association for Medical mission and People's development (CAMP) and Rayalaseema Gramena Vikas Society, submitted a memorandum to the authorities.

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Assam: Another Faultline

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By Giriraj Bhattacharjee
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

On February 12, 2013, at least 20 persons were killed in Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) areas in Goalpara District, Assam, as violence engulfed the region during the third and final phase of Panchayat (village Self-Governing body) elections in Assam. While 13 people died as a result of Police firing, when violent mobs comprising the Rabha people attacked polling centres and polling teams in RHAC areas, another seven were killed in clashes between Rabha and non-Rabha groups on the same day.

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Bihar: Persistent Vulnerabilities

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By Mrinal Kanta Das
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

Eight persons, including six Police personnel and one Special Police Officer (SPO), were killed when Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres blew up a Police vehicle between Uchla and Dhamania villages under the Roshanganj Police Station in Gaya District, on February 22, 2013. The eighth person was a civilian travelling with the Police. The Police party had gone to Balasot village on the request of the local Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), to provide security cover to a programme organized there for recruitment of village level workers.

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J & K: A Deepening Peace

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By Ajit Kumar Singh
Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management

Prospects of an enduring peace in the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) gained further momentum through 2012, with a steep decline in terrorism-related fatalities, from 183 in 2011 to 117 in 2012. The year also witnessed fewer terrorism-related incidents: 118 in 2012 as compared to 195 in 2011. Crucially, this was achieved in spite of the Inter-Services Intelligence’s (ISI, Pakistan’s external intelligence agency) relentless efforts to derail the peace through its various proxies – both terrorist and separatist.

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Kashmir: Let’s Speak For FREEDOM

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By Ravi Nitesh *

“ If music is controversial, what about the DOWRY, which is undoubtedly Haraam, unlawful in Islam… we also have in Kashmir banks which are based on interest, if they have much love to Islam, why they have not even initiated to establish an Islamic banking system in Kashmir.“

                                                   -  Asma Firdous, a student Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maulana Mufti started the new debate again and this time the venue is Kashmir. When he arugued about loud music in Islam, he forget the real objective of this saying and also never tried to view the music and its purpose. 

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Kashmir’s Nightmares

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By Aijaz Nazir *

I logged out of my facebook account early at night on mobile phone. Due to scarcity of electricity in the Valley these days, people hardly use their laptops or computers. In dark and silent nights, still snow slides down from roofs in our neighborhood. Listening to it carefully, it gives a strange feeling and lands me in memories, when I used to sleep in my Dadi's (grandmother) lap.

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North East: Menacing Nexus

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By Veronica Khangchian
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

India’s Northeast, troubled by decades of militancy and ethnic extremism had seen dramatic improvements in the security scenario over the past years. A multiplicity of enduring insurgencies had weakened considerably, either disintegrating or seeking peace through negotiated settlements with the Government. The region has, however, given cause for some concern in 2012. Insurgency-related fatalities in the Northeast had seen sustained and dramatic improvements, from a recent peak of 1,051 in 2008, collapsing to 246 fatalities in 2011. 2012 saw a reversal of this trend, with 317 killed.

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Odisha: Half Empty

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By Fakir Mohan Pradhan
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

Speaking in the State Assembly on December 3, 2012, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik claimed that situation was improving in Naxal [Left Wing Extremism (LWE)]-afflicted Districts due to “strong action” taken by Security Forces (SFs). “Districts such as Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Deogarh, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur and Gajapati have not witnessed any Maoist [Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)] violence this year while ultras were active in Koraput, Malkangiri, Nuapada, Bolangir, Bargarh, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur District," he elaborated.

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Uttar Pradesh: Untouchability Is Still Widely Practiced

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By Vidya Bhushan Rawat *

The Humanise India journey culminates in Lucknow today after 15 days of difficult yet fruitful visit to over 20 districts of Uttar-Pradesh. It gave us glimpse of the situation that existed at various places. The most gruesome factor is that Untouchability is still practiced and not just among the so-called upper caste and lower castes but also among various marginalized communities too. While the numerically stronger communities among OBCs and Dalits are vocal politically, the condition of those who do not possess numbers is pathetic to say the least. In the din of the politics of identity, these communities are left to fetch themselves.

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12










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