This is the report of a fact-finding conducted jointly by nine democratic rights organisations in the year 1996 into the extra-judicial killings by the police in North Telangana. It starts by providing a background about the region and the CPI (ML) movement, the destruction of which is the purported aim of the state for resorting to immense repression. It shows that instead of considering the...
Reports - Year Wise
11 Nov 1997
17 Oct 1997
This report is regarding the workers struggle in the Jhalani Tools Ltd. (Faridabad Unit), a company that makes spanners, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers etc. Over 2000 permanent workers of the company were not paid any wages for over 19 months. The report exposes the complicity of the union with the management and the failure of the labour department in getting the workers their dues.
15 Oct 1997
The organized killing of poor peasants and landless labourers by middle and upper caste landed armies and retaliation by Marxist-Leninist organizations have been flashpoints in the agrarian scene in Bihar over the last fifteen years. Hence, this is not a new phenomenon.What is relatively new, however is thc entry,on the rural scene in parts of the central Bihar districts of Bhojpur,...
21 Sep 1997
The sixth custodial death of the year 1997 is an improbable story of suicide again. Booked for a seemingly petty offence at Old Delhi Railway Station Police Station, why would Ramesh, who according to the police is a bad character, commit suicide within a matter of half an hour? Or do these stories of suicides provide an easy alibi for not registering FIRs and for shielding the guilty?...
13 Jul 1997
Around the midnighr of 18-19 June 1997, a 35 year old woman was raped by a policeman in her own house at Lal Gumbad Jhuggi Camp. THis jhuggi camp is stuated adjacent to Sadhan Enclave, a posh residential colony under he Malviya Nagar Police Station, which refused to record the crime and register F.I.R. and also actively prevented a medical examination from being conducted.
11 Jul 1997
This report is about the rape of a 35 year old woman by the policemen of Malviya Nagar Police Station at her own house in Lal Gumbad Jhuggi camp during an assault on the Jhuggi dwellers by a contingent of around 60 policemen. Police Action on jhuggi dwellers came in the context of the demolition of a gate being put up by the residents of Sadhna Enclave to restrict the passage of Jhuggi...
22 May 1997
IN August 1995. a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Tata Iron and Steel Company (TISCO) and the Government of Orissa for the setting up of a steel plant and township, near the well-known Gopalpur beach and port, in Chhatarpur and Berhampur blocks of Ganjam district in Orissa. The plant is being projected by the government as well as by TISCO as a model solution needed to address...
15 May 1997
Not many people know that a month long workers' struggle in Fashion Team, a garment unit, has succeeded in making the management agree to take back 191 workers who were forcibly thrown out of the factory premises when they reported for duty on 2 April 1997.
02 Feb 1997
The supreme Court has given an amended order in 1996 for relocation and closure of polluting factories in Delhi. For workers, the order had a provision of compensation in case of loss of jobs due to relocation or closure. In this state of Affairs where more than half the workers of the city have no proof of their status as workers, the compensation clause in the order has no meaning.