(Thread) This week @KReadingRoom celebrates 'Manto Reading Week' on the occasion of Saadat Hasan Manto's 108th birthday. For those who can not join us for the discussions, we will share writings on this thread about his work. Manto was always proud of his Kashmiri heritage. (1/n)
Case of a woman testing positive for #Covid19 in Byculla women's prison where the #BhimaKoregaon women political prisoners--Shoma Sen, Sudha Bharadwaj--are lodged. In March, Sen's bail application over the pandemic was rejected.
Blood on your hands!
As the world commemorates #VEDay75, a reminder that "victory" in Europe was a moment of incredible gendered violence.
After WW2, women accused of sexual relationships with defeated Germans were tonsured in public. Image by Carl Mydans, during the liberation of Marseilles, 1944.
How can Solicitor General just go the the Supreme Court of India and just blatantly lie? Why is he not held in contempt of court? Indian justice machinery boggles the mind. https://twitter.com/lalarahul_IND/status/1259108621595471872
Migrant workers from Odisha tell The Wire they remain stranded because they don’t have Aadhar ID. Ironically, they missed out on Aadhar enrolment because they were away from their villages for work. | Rakhi Ghosh writes.
While on the subject of labour rights, I learnt something heartbreaking today. Delhi's Wazirpur Industrial area recently lost a man who had fought for workers' rights all his life. Mathura Paswan was a member of the CPI-ML. A Dalit man from Bihar, Paswan was a working class hero.
Today the New Indian Express had an article on how there is a communication gag on data and on officials which was causing hurdles during this pandemic. a few hours later it was taken down. Here’s a cached version. https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:cd17u7BuGDgJ:https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/may/08/centres-covid-19-communication-plan-hold-back-data-gag-agencies-and-scientists-2140842.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=in
Thread- Massive change in Uttar Pradesh labour laws. The Uttar Pradesh Government has just issued "Temporary Exemption from Certain Labour Laws Ordinance, 2020". It is set to turn back the clock on all progress made in labour laws over the course of the last century. (1/3)
The delay in the process of decongesting Maharashtra’s prisons has already led to the first major outbreak of COVID-19 in Mumbai’s Arthur Road central prison.
Of the 144 tested, 77 inmates and 26 staff members have tested positive.
My report @thewire_in
Childhood in #Kashmir. Having your home razed to the ground, looking for your notebook. Photo: @FirdousQadriph1
List from across the world:
(thank you for including us on this) https://twitter.com/COVIDStateWatch/status/1258356460108439553
This piece by @firstpost mentions @CPAProjectIndia's work with the DNT communities in Bhopal https://twitter.com/firstpost/status/1257894672346873861
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