Articles by Kelly Kislaya
Feb 19, 2019
In Jharkhand’s tribal areas, toothless laws against ‘witch hunting’ hand land mafias tool to target female landowners"The biggest reason for branding a woman a witch is land grabbing," said Sanjay Mishra, a social activist in Jharkhand who has worked closely with victims of witch hunting.
Aug 24, 2018
In Jharkhand, girls are 'sold' cheaper than livestock; state's poverty-stricken regions hotspots of child traffickingRecently, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi said that girls are being sold cheaper than cattle in the country. In Jharkhand, one sees that this statement is true.
Aug 13, 2018
Students in Ranchi district help families during the sowing season at a huge cost: Their educationSeveral government schools in Ranchi district don't deny students requests for leave during the sowing season as agriculture is the primary source of income for most of the state.
Aug 09, 2018
Residents of Ranchi's Islam Nagar slum struggle to make ends meet years after losing homes in demolition driveAs many as 1,275 families in Ranchi are said to have lost their houses in an anti-encroachment drive at Islam Nagar on 6 April, 2011.
Aug 07, 2018
Jharkhand Police launches 'mitra' programme to aid in fight against human trafficking, give youth jobs and structureMany residents of Jharkhand's Jamari have never left the village but this does not stop them from sending their children away to work in big cities
Jul 13, 2018
Ranchi Rath Mela begins tomorrow: Police on high alert as kidnappers, human traffickers target vulnerable girls at fairJagannathpur Mela, or the Rath Mela, is among the biggest fairs organised in the city, and lakhs of devotees from all parts of the state, visit the fair, making it a hotbed for traffickers as well
Jul 05, 2018
Jharkhand's missing children languish in Delhi, Haryana shelter homes due to lack of identity proofA similar story is told in the interiors of Jharkhand: If a child goes missing, finding him or her becomes a big problem — for both the families as well as the police — due to lack of photographs or proper documents.
Jun 11, 2018
After abuse from employers, rescued Jharkhand women now face abandonment from govt and discrimination from villagersGirls are being rescued every day and sent back to Jharkhand, but none of them are properly rehabilitated
Jun 07, 2018
Jharkhand sees rise in abandoned infants as lack of awareness, stigma lead mothers to dump unwanted babies by roadsideData collected by the Ashrayani Foundation, an NGO, under its Paa Lo Naa initiative, a drive against infanticide and abandonment of children, states that 121 children were found abandoned in Jharkhand since 2016 till May this year.
Jun 04, 2018
Witch-hunts on the rise in Jharkhand: Govt gears up awareness campaign; land grab behind most casesJharkhand has been on top when it comes to the number of people killed for practising alleged witchcraft for four consecutive years between 2013 and 2016.