SC verdict on Right to Privacy: Will the “legitimate aims” of the State come in the way of fulfilment of this right?

Submitted by admin on Sat, 2017-09-23 17:11

JudgementA nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court has recently passed a judgement that Indians enjoy a “fundamental right to privacy”. This right is intrinsic to the “right to life and liberty”. The judgement was in response to a petition filed by former Karnataka high court judge Justice K.S. Puttaswamy and others.

Farcical drama exposes the fraud of this parliamentary democracy

Submitted by admin on Sat, 2017-09-23 16:59
The ruling by the Madras high court on 20 September 2017 extending its stay on conduct of a floor test in Tamil Nadu assembly till further orders is one more twist and turn in the sordid drama taking place in the quest for political power in the Tamilnadu Assembly between various contenders including the party in power at the centre.

Protest demonstration in Delhi in defence of rights of Rohingya people

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2017-09-15 16:05

ThumbnailMore than a thousand people gathered in front of Teen Murti Bhavan to protest against the inhuman genocide of Rohingya muslims in Myanmar. They demanded that the Indian government should not send back thousands of refugees who have come to India to escape death, after losing all their belongings. Protestors demanded that the government should take positive steps in this situation. Protestors were from all walks of life such as rights activists, journalists, lawyers and others.

Sadak Par – A local movement for accountability in education!

Submitted by admin on Sat, 2017-09-09 19:21

In Thumbnailthe atmosphere of stark neglect that pervades the education infrastructure of Bihar, many students, almost all from poor, Dalit and Muslim families have been holding makeshift classes in protest in the streets of Bhojpur district which have now popularly become known as ‘Sadak Par’ schools. They have been protesting the poor and non-existent school facilities, including the lack of teachers, libraries, books, proper sanitation; caste-based discrimination and the overall state of neglect of government schools. Further, in a disturbing incident, Dalit students in a school in Agaion block were made to clean the school toilet with their own hands. Stirred to action, many people from these areas participated in the strident protests since mid-April.

Condemn the dastardly killing of Gauri Lankesh

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2017-09-07 12:06

ThumbnailLok Raj Correspondent, Sep 6, 2017

Gauri Lankesh, was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru yesterday night. She was a senior journalist, activist and had raised voices against the ruling establishment. Ms Lankesh's killing has triggered widespread anger amongst journalists, activists and rights organisations. Many protest meetings have been organized today across the country. Lok Raj Sangathan urges people to unite against all attempts to silence progressive people working for pro-people changes in society. It is only by getting organised and raising our voice that we can ensure that killers and the forces behind them are identified and held accountable for their crimes!

IT workers are the ones who create profit and wealth of IT companies

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2017-09-07 11:08

ThumbnailA large number of IT, ITES and IT based consulting and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies are throwing out employees in tens of thousands under various pretext. Most of the companies claim that only non-performers who could not improve their performance, in spite of opportunity given by the company, have been asked to find another job. ... IT workers need to understand this reality and not be misled by all the ‘gyan’ the IT company owners give. In order to understand the above better with facts and figures, a study and analysis of the officially published documents of the major IT companies – the Annual Reports – for the last few years has been carried out by a team appointed by the Maharashtra Regional Council of Lok Raj Sangathan. The first in this series is the analysis of Tech Mahindra, which is presented here..

On deaths of children in Gorakhpur

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2017-08-14 12:13

As we go to press, the death toll of children has gone up to 70 children die in Gorakhpur72 in the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital, in Gorakhpur, UP. As news of the deaths came in, the UP CM, and officials have all been misinforming the public on the real cause of these unnecessary deaths. Lack of Oxygen is cited a cause, while it is also being said that it was due to uncontrollable encephalitis. The opposition has also jumped in and suddenly all political leaders are showing “great concern” for the children of the poorest of poor families.

“We will shed our inhibitions and organize!” declare IT-ITES professionals

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2017-07-18 16:52
IT and ITES sector is not only one of the major drivers of the Indian economy but is also a sector which directly employs millions of working people. These working people are under severe attack in recent times with a very large number already thrown out and a huge number experiencing that threat. These working people are completely disempowered and even their fundamental rights and human rights are routinely violated. Lok Raj Sangathan feels that it is extremely important to assist them in their struggle in defense of their rights, and that is why it is actively doing so. As a part of this work Lok Raj Sangathan worked with the Forum for IT Employees (FITE) activists of Pune towards organizing meeting on 8th July ’17.

Mass demonstration and rally in New Delhi: For a new direction to the economy and politics in our country

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2017-07-17 11:11

Thumbnail-ProcessionLok Raj Sangathan, together with Social Democratic Party of India, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, United Muslim Front, Communist Ghadar Party of India, CPI (M-L)-New Proletarian, Welfare Party of India, Popular Front of India, Purogami Mahila Sangathan, National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations and others, organized a massive demonstration of several hundreds of activists in New Delhi on July 16, 2017. The demonstration began at Ram Lila Maidan, marched through the crowded streets of the old city and finally culminated in a public rally at Jantar Mantar, in the vicinity of Parliament.

Rally to Reorient the Economy and Politics

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2017-07-12 17:07
Rally-poster
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Sunday, 16 July 2017 at 11:00 AM
from Ramlila Maidan to Parliament Street, New Delhi

We will end!

  • Attack on the right to conscience,
  • Rising unemployment,
  • Attacks  on the rights of workers,
  • Destruction of peasants' livelihood,
  • Killings in the name of religion and caste ...

We will succeed!

Jointly organised by:

Social Democratic Party of India  +  Communist Ghadar Party of India  + Welfare Party of India  +  Students Islamic Organisation of India  +  Purogami Mahila Sangathan  +  Jamat-e-Islami Hind  +  CPI (ML) New Proletarian  +  Association for Protection of Civil Rights  +  AIFTU (New)  +  National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations  +  United Muslims Front  +  Citizens for Democracy  +  Sarvhara magazine  +  South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre

Convener: Lok Raj Sangathan
Contact: E-392, Sanjay Colony, Okhla Phase - II, New Delhi 110020
Mobile: 9818575435, Web: www.lokraj.org.in, Email: lokrajsangathan@yahoo.com