खाप इलाके में दम तोडती पंचायतंे

पश्चिमी उत्तर प्रदेश और हरियाणा की खाप पंचायत वाले इलाके में खाप पंचायतों के मजबूत वर्चस्व तले लोकतंत्र की सबसे छोटी इकाई यानि पंचायती राज व्यवस्था दम तोड रही है, अगर सरपंच महिला है और दलित या मुसलिम भी है तो इस व्यवस्था पर दोहरी मार है, हालांकि अपने अधिकारों का प्रयोग तो जाट महिला सरपंच भी नहीं कर पाती ...

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More Women Power To J&K Panchayats

Economic development blooms in a snowbound village, tended by a local woman leader. Boonikhet is a nondescript panchayat, cradled in the lofty Pir Panjal mountains in Surankote block of Poonch district in Jammu & Kashmir, but its ward panch, Zaitoon Begum, is anything but ordinary. This leader, in her mid-50s, is raring to make a difference. “Militancy prevented developmental activity ...

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Can You Hear A Girl Weeping In The Corner

Kanthapuram Abubaker Musliyar, like “Indian Mujahideen”, is a name that the media are much interested in nowadays. When this Muslim cleric of Kerala opens his mouth the whole media rush to boil his words and cook it for hours, or even for days. He enjoys the mild loyalty of one Sunni group, of political parties like Congress, CPIM, and B.J.P, ...

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बच्चों को अकाल मृत्यु से बचाना जरूरी

भारत में साढ़े पांच करोड़ बच्चे हर साल कुपोषण की वजह से अकाल मौत के शिकार हो जाते हैं। महिलाएं और बच्चे दोनों ऐसे है जहां भारत की स्थितियों को लेकर अन्य देशों की तुलना में पीछे रहना पडता है युनिसेफ ने 5 वर्ष की उम्र में सबसे अधिक मरने वाले बच्चों के पांच देशों की सूची तैयार की गई ...

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Thousands Of Children Growing Without Education

• Seven years passed, 200 schools desolate • Maoist menace or incumbent’s indifference? Nearly 200 primary and higher secondary schools in Konta block of Sukma district of Bastar region have not been reopened till today since they were foreclosed eight years ago in the imperativeness necessitated by naxal menace. Interestingly, closure of these schools has not been taken with seriousness ...

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