articles by Kelly Kislaya

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In Jharkhand's Hazaribagh, traditional art forms wither on the vine courtesy widespread neglect, govt apathy

Hundreds of villages in Hazaribagh that practice traditional art forms are being neglected

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Jharkhand's Khunti village rife with tales of human trafficking, but threats keeps villagers from approaching police

Villagers in Jharkhand's Khunti district don't lodge police complaints as human traffickers threaten the safety of their families. As a result, very few cases reach the state's anti-human trafficking cell.

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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.

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In Jharkhand, girls are 'sold' cheaper than livestock; state's poverty-stricken regions hotspots of child trafficking

Recently, 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.

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Students in Ranchi district help families during the sowing season at a huge cost: Their education

Several 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.

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Residents of Ranchi's Islam Nagar slum struggle to make ends meet years after losing homes in demolition drive

As 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.

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Jharkhand Police launches 'mitra' programme to aid in fight against human trafficking, give youth jobs and structure

Many 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

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Ranchi Rath Mela begins tomorrow: Police on high alert as kidnappers, human traffickers target vulnerable girls at fair

Jagannathpur 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

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Jharkhand's missing children languish in Delhi, Haryana shelter homes due to lack of identity proof

A 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.

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After abuse from employers, rescued Jharkhand women now face abandonment from govt and discrimination from villagers

Girls are being rescued every day and sent back to Jharkhand, but none of them are properly rehabilitated

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Jharkhand sees rise in abandoned infants as lack of awareness, stigma lead mothers to dump unwanted babies by roadside

Data 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.

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Witch-hunts on the rise in Jharkhand: Govt gears up awareness campaign; land grab behind most cases

Jharkhand 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.

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Jharkhand's unsafe migration problem: Dumka district sets example by lending a helping hand to small industries

In a bid to stop unsafe migration, the Dumka district administration took a series of steps, including setting up small industries for silk production.

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Migrants from Jharkhand face threats of trafficking as poverty, government apathy push them to leave state

In some villages in Jharkhand, entire families migrate out to work at brick kilns and tea gardens in neighbouring states.