Articles by: Ganatantrik Adhikar Surakha Sangathan

Coral Island, Lakshadweep; Credit Sunita Rao

GASS denounces the steps by the new Administrator of Lakshadeep

Lakshadweep is one of eight Union Territories, which is under the newly appointed controversial Administrator. The Ganatantrik Adhikar Suraksha Sangathan, Odisha (GASS) is vehemently denouncing the repressive measures taken by the Administrator. The Administrator since January has been taking various steps against the people of Lakshadweep like in name of bringing ‘reforms’ in the island it is actually bringing threat[Read More…]

Are we heading towards the doom of a democracy or the herald of a new dawn?

Are we heading towards the doom of a democracy or the herald of a new dawn?

Both the Supreme Court and several High courts have upheld the view, time and again, that getting a quality public health service facility is a basic human right of every citizen. Despite of it, during this pandemic, the number of deaths is hiking in major cities of the country due to the non-availability of Oxygen; owing to this, the crematoriums[Read More…]

GASS condemns role of NIA to cover up the Vakapalli rape case

GASS condemns role of NIA to cover up the Vakapalli rape case

Bhubaneswar: The Ganatantrik Adhikar Suraksha Sangathan (GASS) condemns the witch-hunting of the National Investigation Authority (NIA) officials against the human and democratic rights activists from Andra Pradesh and Telangana in the name of so-called “Maoist links “. It is reported in various National dailies that the NIA officials conducted raids at 31 residential places of the human rights activist and arrested[Read More…]

Invoking UAPA against rights activist in AP condemned

Invoking UAPA against rights activist in AP condemned

Can demand of justice for rape survivors be called ‘anti-national’? Can providing food and shelter to Adivasi women who have come from remote areas to depose in a criminal trial mandated by the law be a crime? The present allegation of ‘anti-national’ against VS Krishna of HRF (AP and Telengana) and other human rights and dalit rights activist by the[Read More…]

Stimulus 3.0 is not a package, not stimulatory either for the economy in recession

Stimulus 3.0 is not a package, not stimulatory either for the economy in recession

The Finance Minister, Nirmala  Sitharaman has announced a series of measures in the name of Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 package in order to re-energise the stagnant Indian economy. These measures include credit support for the stress sectors, increasing of job creation, measures to boost the reality sector and tax relief to the homebuyers and developers. The whole amount is Rs. 2.65 lakh[Read More…]

Farm Reform Act Far from Farmers

Farm Reform Act Far from Farmers

Amid aggressive protest by the members of the opposition, the Rajya Sabha passed three farm Bills on 20th Sept 2020 by voice vote which were earlier approved by the Lok Sabha. After the approval of the President of India all these three Bills have been the acts for implementation. Those who are not connected to farming argue that the introduction[Read More…]

Work-from-home: The way to exploit

Work-from-home: The way to exploit

–“Sir, I haven’t been feeling well for last few days! I need rest at least for a day.” –“Well, you know that all the leaves including casual and medical have already been disapproved due to the covid19 pandemic. Moreover, all of our employees are working from home. What is the need of availing any leave?” — “Sir, as I have[Read More…]

National Education Policy 2020: Empty Vessel Sounds Much

National Education Policy 2020: Empty Vessel Sounds Much

The Union Cabinet approved the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) on 29th July 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic across the nation. This policy would replace the education policy in operation since 1986.  According to NPE 1986, the aim of education was threefold, namely, the overall development of the human resource, international co-operation, and peaceful co-existence, development of socialism, secularism,[Read More…]

Retrenchment, Attack and Arrest of Journalists during COVID 19

Retrenchment, Attack and Arrest of Journalists during COVID 19

The most stringent nationwide lockdown was imposed during the start of covid19 pandemic. This caused widespread retrenchment and job cuts throughout the country. The journalists of mass media have not also been spared from this. This has been an all India phenomenon. The corporatisation of mass media, like any other business, is always looking for its investment of capital and[Read More…]

Mass media, why all of them report on a similar way

Mass media, why all of them report on a similar way

The freedom of press comes from the Right to Speech which is guaranteed to all the citizens by the constitution of India vide article 19 (1) (a). The media has been recognised as the fourth pillar of democracy, four in row to save and to strengthen it. In the last seventy years of independence, we have seen exponential growth in[Read More…]

The condition of migrant workers and our responsibilities

The condition of migrant workers and our responsibilities

The condition of migrant workers in the present time aptly implies the violation of human rights in India. All existing organisations at both end (mother state and work place) should, therefore, raise the issue. Through this update, the Ganatantrik Adhikar Surakhya Sangathan, Odisha appeals all like-minded organisations and individuals to attempt for protecting their rights. On 24th June, 47 girls[Read More…]

A Journey from Self-reliant to Reliance

A Journey from Self-reliant to Reliance

One slogan that echoed more in the sky of Indian freedom movement was self-reliance India or Swadeshi Bharat. Many groups and individuals were interpreting this nationalist slogan on many ways. But what the common people had the feeling that this was call for Self-reliance, in real terms, the change of mode of production from feudalism to a democratic redistribution of[Read More…]

Is the future of migrant workers in the hands of Indian Capitalists?

Is the future of migrant workers in the hands of Indian Capitalists?

The government of Odisha says that about 5 lakhs of migrant workers have returned to Odisha (The Samaj 6th June). Near about 57.2 lakh of migrant workers have reached Uttar Pradesh and Bihar by train and 14 lakh of migrant workers to Madhya Pradesh (Source: Judgment declared on 9th June by the Supreme Court). What is the future of those[Read More…]

Undermining Pandemic: A look back

Undermining Pandemic: A look back

Health is one of the basic human rights of a human being. But this has always been undermined by the governments everywhere in the world, even though the UN has proclaimed–Health is a right. Some of the States have incorporated it in their constitution but it stands as a customary one. Majority of the countries don’t guarantee that none of[Read More…]