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11 Nov 1997

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.

17 Oct 1997

This report is regarding the workers struggle in the Jhalani Tools Ltd.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

15 May 1997

मजदूरों की छटनी; गैरकानूनी तरीके से  बर्खास्तगी; पुलिस, प्रशासन और मैनेजमेंट की मिलीभत और मजदूर के लिए बने क़ानूनों को पूरी तरह से लागू करने मे असक्छम विभाग। इन सबों की बीच फ़ैशन टीम के मजदूरों द्वारा, पुर्वांचल मजदूर ट्रेड यूनियन और दिल्ली जनरल मजदूर फ्रंट के सहयोग से अपनी जायज मांगो के लिए  आंदोलन  छेड़ा। संघर्ष काफी तीखा रहा और मजदूर की एक जूटता का निष्कर्ष सराहनीय रहा और उम्मीद की किरण तब जागी

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.