articles by Mrudula Bhavani

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Coronavirus crisis spotlights Kasargod's poor health facilities after border battle cuts off patients from Mangaluru hospitals

While the Kerala government is receiving global acclaim for its efforts at fighting the coronavirus and its excellent health facilities, the border blockade imposed by Karnataka has shone a spotlight on the woeful healthcare infrastructure in Kasargod district.

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Walayar rape and murder: Kerala Police ignored crucial eyewitness accounts in FIR, claim parents; ask if accused acquitted due to CPM affiliation

Kerala: The father said that the most important details were not on record. 'The children didn't commit suicide. There was no reason for them to commit suicide, when this happened my elder daughter was getting ready to take a bath and had kept her clothes in the bathroom. She had washed her siblings' clothes too. This is when the murder happened. Younger daughter informed the police that she had seen two people leaving the house, but still these details were not taken on record. This is why she was also killed. Even if she put two three chairs, she can't reach the ceiling. She is a short girl. It is difficult even for me to reach the ceiling from the cot,' he said.

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Sabarimala protests: People from weak sections of society being manipulated to spread violence, says Dalit activist

Sasidharan talks about the violent right wing mob protests at Nilakkal and Pamba in the name of protecting Sabarimala.

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Women protesting SC verdict on Sabarimala are living in utter slavery of patriarchy, says student activist Abhirami

Generations produced by these protesting women would also imbibe these rigid values, says Thiruvananthapuram student Abhirami.

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Church and sexual abuse: Pope has never done much about these incidents, says ex-nun Mary Chandy

The nuns may have to face all sorts of difficulties because they are out protesting, says former nun Mary Chandy.