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Witch Hunting in Sonbhadra: Reality and Intervention

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative

Witch hunting is a tool to oppress the critical thinking and wider participation of women in decision making process in the patriarchal society. In our Bhojpuri language they are called as KanDayan (initial form of witch hunting)


Reconciliation: New Politics for Victims of Torture

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Campaign, Report

Almost seven decades ago  while fighting for India’s freedom Gandhiji was seeking political reconciliation between Indians and Britishers, religious reconciliation between Hindus and Muslims and social reconciliation between upper caste and dalits.  Post Independence we lost the plot and Indian state failed to decentralize political discourse and reconciliation. For reconciliation to happen in the family or the nation, responsibility may need to replace blame; a readiness to understand may need to become more important than the longing to be understood. We may fail, even as Gandhi failed with his son; but perhaps we should try, even as Gandhi tried.


साम्प्रदायिक पुलिसिया अत्याचार के खिलाफ अलीगढ जन घोषणा पत्र

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Latest

मै चुप रहा तो और गलतफहमियाँ बढी,

वो भी सुना है उसने जो मैने कहा नही।

-    बशीर बद्र


Voice of Voiceless Newsletter:may 2012

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative

So miserable has been our life since birth
Leaving our native places we have to
Live away, away in hills
So unfortunate our lives have been
Others enjoy delicious lentils, boiled rice
The aborigines are destined to eat coarse Kodo
So unhappy forlorn has been our life!
Displaced, discarded, we are forced to live in the hills.


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