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Delhi court tells Centre to unblock Greenpeace funds, exposing Modi govt's attempt to stifle civil society

Jan 21, 2015

Delhi court tells Centre to unblock Greenpeace funds, exposing Modi govt's attempt to stifle civil society

Courts reversal of governments decision to block funds to Greenpeace in India from its headquarters is a blow to its illegal efforts to muzzle civil society voice. #HowThisWorks #Ministry of Home Affairs #Greenpeace #Free Speech #Greenpeace activists #Priya Pillai #Free Civil Society #Autocratic Government
Ghar Vapsi: Civil society needs to challenge RSS's conversion agenda

Dec 14, 2014

Ghar Vapsi: Civil society needs to challenge RSS's conversion agenda

As the RSS goes ahead with its communal agenda by raising issues like love jihad and ghar vapsi, civil society needs to acknowledge these problems and fight this hateful agenda. #WhyNow #Civil society #Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh #Sangh Parivar #Modi #RSS #VHP #PM Modi #Love jihad #ghar vapsi
Srinagar Police ban academic lecture citing Section 144

Jul 10, 2014

Srinagar Police ban academic lecture citing Section 144

The police on Wednesday barred an academic lecture by writer Dr Mridu Rai from taking place at a hotel in Srinagar, citing Section 144. #India #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Omar Abdullah #Police #Srinagar #ban #PDP #CCS #writer #Section 144 #Mridu Rai #academic lecture #Rughonath Vaishnavi Annual Talk #Coalition of Civil Society
IB report on foreign-funded NGOs raises fears of curbs on dissent

Jun 13, 2014

IB report on foreign-funded NGOs raises fears of curbs on dissent

The IB report has elicited angry reactions from NGOs, who have have slammed it as an attempt to muzzle and silence civil society who raise their voices against injustices to people and the environment by asking uncomfortable questions. #HowThisWorks #Civil society #Intelligence Bureau #NGOs #Greenpeace #IB #Green Peace India #IB report on NGOs
Hate speech laws not being effectively executed SC Judge

May 08, 2014

Hate speech laws not being effectively executed SC Judge

The root of the problem in tackling the menace of hate speech is not absence of laws but lack of their effective execution, Supreme Court Judge Justice B S Chauhan said today. #Civil society #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #SC judge #BPRD
LS polls Here's civil society's womanifesto for political parties

Mar 08, 2014

LS polls Here's civil society's womanifesto for political parties

The time has come to demand not just the highest levels of integrity in public life and effective governance, but also to abide by the constitutional and policy pledges made to half the population, women who are waging personal and political battles everyday, write the spokespersons for the Womanifesto. #Civil society #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Womanifesto
Civil society organisations demand CBI probe into snooping

Nov 20, 2013

Civil society organisations demand CBI probe into snooping

Civil society organisations held a protest Tuesday against alleged illegal surveillance of a woman by Gujarat government. #Civil society #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Gujarat government #Amit Shah #Snooping #illegal surveillance
Tax rich more, mop up tax-GDP ratio, demands civil society

Feb 05, 2013

Tax rich more, mop up tax-GDP ratio, demands civil society

The demands include increasing direct taxes can by taxing the rich more, increasing the share of property tax and re-introducing of inheritance tax , eliminating corporate exemptions and close loopholes on tax avoidance. #Civil society #Direct Taxes #Budget2013 #Budget Expectations #Aam admi
WEF calls for 'golden triangle' approach to tackle global woes

Jan 23, 2013

WEF calls for 'golden triangle' approach to tackle global woes

World business leaders today said there is a need for a 'golden triangle' collaboration between governments, companies and the civil society to rejuvenate the global economy, create jobs and fight corruption. #Civil society #Government #companies #WEF2013 #Resilient Dynamism
Delhi rape case Beware of the symbolism and quick-fixes

Jan 01, 2013

Delhi rape case Beware of the symbolism and quick-fixes

The protest in Delhi over the macabre gangrape and murder of a young girl is overwhelming. But to believe that it is going to be the real wave that will change India because the countrys youth are riding it, is a bit too optimistic. #HowThisWorks #Delhi gangrape case #Civil society movements