User: indiatogether Topic: Peace
Category: Assorted :: Non-Violent Protests
Last updated: Jan 18 2018 20:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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I am going to enter politics, says Tamil actor Vishal 18.1.2018 General News
Tamil actor Vishal, who was in news recently when his nomination for the bypoll to RK Nagar Assembly constituency was rejected, said "the situation" led him to decide about entering politics. "...I go back home and then I get it on the news saying my nomination is rejected. Fair enough... Actually, the territory and that situation made me decide on politics. Yes, I am going to come into politics. Thanks to them," he said, speaking at the India Today South Conclave here. The next Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu would be a game-changer, Vishal said. "...Today, I would say that yes, the next election in Tamil Nadu...is going to be a game-changer...I am not talking as a politician here. I am talking as a representative of the people. I have seen things happen for the few years... I have been seeing people wanting a change," he said. Asked who would make a successful leader among the stars including Rajinikanth and Kamal Haassan who have planned to enter politics, he said ...
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Fishermen stage dharna near meeting venue 18.1.2018 Hindu: News
They are demanding inclusion of their community in ST list
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Adivasis stage dharna, talk to Collector 17.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Lambadas plan agitations on February 5, 11 and 13
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Pope defends indigenous peoples in Chile 17.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Pope Francis on Wednesday called for respect for all native American Indian cultures and the end of violence while visiting the southern Chilean region of Araucania, the land of the Mapuche Indians.
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AATS dharna opposing ST (Plain) status to 6 OBC communities 17.1.2018 General News
The All Assam Tribal Sangha (AATS) Kokrajhar district unit today staged a three-hour sit-in demonstration here opposing Scheduled Tribe (Plains) status to six OBC communities of Assam. Demonstrating near Kokrajhar district Deputy Commissioner's Office here, the AATS in a memorandum to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal through the DC stated that the demand for ST(P) status to six advanced OBC communities of Assam "is a deep rooted conspiracy to destroy and exterminate the existing STs of Assam". A large number of AATS members supported by Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam (CCTOA) participated in the dharna which also demanded immediate filling up of 12,155 vacancies meant for ST (P) and ST (Hills) in various state government departments by a special recruitment drive within March 31 next. The memorandum also demanded eviction of suspected illegal Bangladeshi encroachers from Tribal Belts and Blocks, besides implementation of the Scheduled Tribal
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Calcutta HC lawyers threaten to go on indefinite strike if demand of appointing more judges is not met 17.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The Bar Association of Calcutta High Court on Wednesday threatened to go on an indefinite strike if immediate steps are not taken to appoint judges to fill up vacant posts at the high court, which is at present working at less than half of its sanctioned strength of 72 judges.
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Protest against Vairamuthu, demand apology 17.1.2018 General News
A large number of people from different sub-sects of Hindu religion today staged a protest demonstration here demanding unconditional apology from lyricist Vairamuthu for his alleged controversial remarks against Goddess Andal. The protesters, including Vaishnavites, devotees of Lord Vishnu and members of Brahmin Association, gathered near South Taluk office here and raised slogans against Vairamuthu and sought his unconditional apology for his alleged remarks against the Goddess. Meanwhile, another group of persons, including women, owing allegiance to Hindu Makkal Katchi also joined demonstrators and sang stanzas of 'Thiruppaavai' written by Andal. Hindu Makkal Katchi president, Arjun Sampath said that Vairauthu should apologise for his denigrating remarks against Andal, who is held in high esteem across the state. Andal, the only woman among the 12 revered Vaishnavite saints hailed as 'Alwars' in Tamil, is also venerated as a Goddess and a gifted poet in view of her .
Memory and meaning 17.1.2018 FrontLine: Home
For Dalits, Bhima Koregaon represents the promise of emancipation and social justice, and the recent violence against them indicates an upper-caste inability to confront the historical injustice done to them or understand their current struggle for equality. By GOPAL GURU
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Workers strike affects port activities in Paradip 17.1.2018 General News
Cargo handling activities have been affected at Paradip Port as employees of different stevedore companies started an agitation on Wednesday.
Ludhiana woman puts grandson's body in box: 'Won't cremate him till killers are... 17.1.2018 Hindustan Times - punjab
Facebook friendship gone wrong: Gurpreet’s mutilated body was recovered on January 9. The body was identified from the clothes.
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HLL Lifecare: Kanam flays Centre 17.1.2018 Hindu: News
Says Assembly should pass unanimous resolution to retain it in public sector
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Uttam meets Manda Krishna in Chanchalguda jail 16.1.2018 Hindu: News
TPCC chief warns government of mass agitation if cases are not withdrawn
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Opposition boycotts council proceedings in J-K 16.1.2018 General News
The opposition National Conference and Congress today boycotted the proceedings of the Legislative Council in protest against the marshalling out of NC legislator Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo from the House. NC and Congress members, led by Kitchloo and Congress MLC Ghulam Nabi Monga, sat on the stairs at the entrance of the Legislative Complex on dharna and resorted to anti-government and anti-chairman slogans. Holding protests, they boycotted the proceedings of the House and demanded an apology from the chairman. "We have boycotted the House and are sitting on dharna. If they want that we should come back, the chairman should apologise for Marshalling out Kitchloo who was seeking a reply. This should have not done," Monga told reporters here. During the Question Hour in the Upper House yesterday, Kitchloo asked a supplementary question about halting of the construction of few power projects in Kishtwar district when Minister of State Asiea Naqash was replying to his ...
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JKNPP begins hunger strike against 'discrimination' with Jammu 15.1.2018 General News
The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today began a relay hunger strike here against what it called "socio-political discrimination meted out to Jammu" by the PDP-BJP government. A group of nearly two dozen JKNPP activists from Reasi district began the hunger strike near Tawi bridge in the heart of the city and will be replaced by the volunteers from Udhampur districttomorrow, the party said in a statement here. It said the relay hunger strike at the Maharaja Hari Singh Memorial would continue till "justice" is granted to Jammu region. Chairman JKNPP and former minister Harsh Dev Singh alleged that there had been a "huge regional bias" in the recruitments made by the government for the last three years which revealed "abysmally low share of Jammu region dropping to mere three to four per cent as compared to the Kashmir valley".
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Caste bias at Nabha school: Students, parents lock school against staff transfer 15.1.2018 Hindustan Times - punjab
Protesters say only those guilty should have been transferred.
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Teachers and Diwangs 15.1.2018 Central Chronicle
The teachers strike in Madhya Pradesh has become permanent feature. Despite Right to Education the... more »
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DU scholar, supporters continue hunger strike to demand teacher's arrest 14.1.2018 Education
The relay hunger strike by a Delhi University Ph.D. scholar -- who has filed a police complaint over alleged casteist remarks made against him -- and his supporters on the campus to demand the arrest of the so-called erring Professor continued for the fourth day on Sunday.
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Kerala youth protest: Support pouring in from various quarters 14.1.2018 General News
Support is pouring in from various quarters for a 29-year-old youth, who has been lying in front of the Secretariat here for the past 766 days, demanding a CBI probe into his brother's alleged custodial death. For the youth, Sreejith, who has been observing a sit-in protest on the side walk in front of the Secretariat, housing the offices of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, ministers and bureaucrats, his only mission is to bring those responsible for his brother, Sreejeev's death, to book. Sreejith is on a hunger strike since the past eight days. As the protest went viral on social media platform, people from various walks of life, especially youngsters, have been gathering in front of the secretariat to express solidarity holding 'Justice for Sreejith' banners. They took out a march this morning with women also participating. Congress leader V M Sudheeran and young Malayalam Actor Tovino Thomas were among those who visited Sreejith and extended their support this ...
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Number of protests in Delhi reduced by 11pc last year: Police 14.1.2018 General News
The national capital, which at times is a centre of social and political protests of diverse nature, witnessed a decrease of more than 11 per cent in such events last year compared to 2016, according to a Delhi Police report. Delhi, being the seat of the Union government, witnesses a large number of demonstrations, rallies and marches, and dharnas by organisations from across India on political, social, labour, youth and students issues, the report said. In 2017, a total of 9,546 different types of protests were held in Delhi, which was 11.47 per cent less than 10,784 protests witnessed in 2016, as per the Special Branch data. The protests included 4,116 dharnas, 1,586 demonstrations, 320 processions, 443 marches and rallies, 751 meetings and 2,330 other miscellaneous programmes. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned all dharnas and protests at Jantar Mantar, a hotspot of agitations, in October last year, saying that they violated the environmental law. And this ...
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Karnataka BJP members stage statewide protest against CM Siddaramaiah's 'Hindutva terrorist' remark; several detained 14.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The BJP on Saturday staged a demonstration in Bengaluru against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for his remarks branding members of the party and RSS as "terrorists.
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