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Democratic rights will be curtailed if BJP returns to power in Assam: Patkar

  • "If you give the BJP five more years, it will be devastating for the people of Assam. There will be no rights for the people." said Medha Patkar
Medha Patkar, 62, and 11 others were forcibly removed from Chikhalda in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh, on August 7, where they were staging an indefinite fast demanding a proper rehabilitation of Sardar Sarovar Project oustees, and were admitted in different hospitals.(Mujeeb Paruki/ HT Photo)
Medha Patkar, 62, and 11 others were forcibly removed from Chikhalda in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh, on August 7, where they were staging an indefinite fast demanding a proper rehabilitation of Sardar Sarovar Project oustees, and were admitted in different hospitals.(Mujeeb Paruki/ HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 25, 2021 04:29 PM IST
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Rushdie, Chomsky, Mira Nair, among 200 personalities demanding Khalid’s release

Earlier this month, Delhi Police commissioner SN Shrivastava had said they had examined a large number of persons regardless of their religion and party affiliation and dismissing allegations that they were targeting a particular community.
The signatories said no case has been registered against leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alleged hate speeches and criticised Delhi Police for their investigation into the riot cases.(HT Photo)
The signatories said no case has been registered against leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alleged hate speeches and criticised Delhi Police for their investigation into the riot cases.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 07:48 AM IST
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What is CAA? 80 groups to go door-to-door to explain

Over the next few weeks, around 80 groups of students and citizens will visit societies and slums to make people aware of various aspects of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC), so that they can oppose it.
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Updated on Feb 12, 2020 12:58 AM IST
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Medha Patkar: Amplifying the commoner’s voice

Founder of the Narmada Bachao Andolan 34 years ago and co-founder of the National Alliance of People’s Movements, she is a strong advocate of causes of diverse sections like the tribals, dalits, farmers, labourers and women across different parts of India.
Founder of the Narmada Bachao Andolan and co-founder of the National Alliance of People’s Movements, Medha Patkar is a strong advocate of causes of diverse sections like the tribals, dalits, labourers and women across different parts of India.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Founder of the Narmada Bachao Andolan and co-founder of the National Alliance of People’s Movements, Medha Patkar is a strong advocate of causes of diverse sections like the tribals, dalits, labourers and women across different parts of India.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 02:02 PM IST
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Medha Patkar ends indefinite fast after assurances by state govt

Besides Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar, six other persons, including four women, also ended their fast after the talks, a senior official of the state’s public relations department said.
Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar Monday night ended her nine-day-long hunger strike after discussions with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s emissary.(PTI File Photo)
Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar Monday night ended her nine-day-long hunger strike after discussions with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s emissary.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 09:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent

Medha Patkar, on hunger strike, refuses doctors to examine her

However, district authorities said they could not confirm health status of sexagenarian Patkar while claiming that she was not allowing doctors at the site to examine her.
The health of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar, on a hunger protest for the past eight days seeking rehabilitation of those displaced by the Sardar Sarovar Dam project, has deteriorated(PTI)
The health of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar, on a hunger protest for the past eight days seeking rehabilitation of those displaced by the Sardar Sarovar Dam project, has deteriorated(PTI)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 07:03 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: How AAP came down in Maharashtra

In 2014, despite losing from all 48 seats, AAP had created an impact in the state. This time despite announcing the formation of Maharashtra Samruddhi Aaghadi, at the last moment, the party decided it would not contest the polls.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was a force in Maharashtra, but five years later, it has now been reduced to a defunct outfit.(ANI)
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was a force in Maharashtra, but five years later, it has now been reduced to a defunct outfit.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 10:36 AM IST
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Mumbai residents to march for escape from toxic air

Almost 45 days after residents of Mahul started their protest on a pavement in Vidyavihar near a slum from where they were evicted, they will be marching to the Mantralaya on Saturday to reach out to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis over their rehabilitation.
Mahul residents’ protest at Vidyavihar last month.(HT)
Mahul residents’ protest at Vidyavihar last month.(HT)
Published on Dec 15, 2018 12:45 AM IST
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Supreme Court issues notice to 5 states over land acquisition law changes

Petitioners have challenged the power of the states to introduce amendments that are conflicting with the central land acquisition law and want them to be declared as illegal.
Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar with tribals during protests against raising the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam without proper rehabilitation.(PTI File Photo)
Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar with tribals during protests against raising the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam without proper rehabilitation.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Dec 11, 2018 01:12 AM IST
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Arvind Kejriwal, others acquitted in 2014 Mumbai AAP rally case

Delhi chief minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and others, including activist Medha Patkar and Meera Sanyal, were booked for allegedly holding a rally without prior permission from police.
In March 2014, a complaint was lodged against Arvind Kejriwal and others at suburban Mankhurd police station.(AP)
In March 2014, a complaint was lodged against Arvind Kejriwal and others at suburban Mankhurd police station.(AP)
Published on Sep 28, 2018 06:05 PM IST
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Dying Narmada will rob fishermen of their livelihoods

Fishermen fear the Bhadbuth Weir­cum­Causeway will rob them of their livelihood. It will cut off a unique ecosystem and after that, Narmada’s hilsa is expected to die out in three years
Members of the Samast Bharuch Machimar Samiti are a worried lot these days. The fishermen waved black flags at PM Narendra Modi on his visit last year.(Gayatri Jayaraman/HT)
Members of the Samast Bharuch Machimar Samiti are a worried lot these days. The fishermen waved black flags at PM Narendra Modi on his visit last year.(Gayatri Jayaraman/HT)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 09:32 AM IST
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