11 people get life sentence for burning Dalit man alive in Gujarat

A court in Gir-Somnath district of Gujarat on Thursday sentenced 11 people to life imprisonment till death for burning a Dalit man alive six years ago.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 54,500 on each of the accused, who were found guilty of killing Lalji Sarvaiya, a Dalit youth of Ankolali village in Una taluka in September 2012. Read more

Courtesy: Hindustan times

Responsible Mica Initiative accelerates towards building a robust and responsible Mica supply chain in India

While the world learnt about children labouring in mica mines in the Indian states of Jharkhand and Bihar, many companies using mica decided this was not acceptable, and started to act.

A DO-TANK called Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI) was created to join forces and work towards a sustainable change. November 2018, nearly two years since its inception, RMI presented its achievements during a conference held in Delhi. Read more

Courtesy: Business standard

The murderous attack on green activists in Meghalaya is an assault on our collective future

According to ‘Defenders of the Earth‘, a report released by international NGO, Global Witness, in 2017, being an environmental activist in India is a dangerous occupation. While Brazil tops the 2017 list with 49 deaths, India is ranked at fourth with 16 deaths. India got a special mention in the 2017 report as one of the countries where the situation is getting progressively worse, along with Colombia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more

Courtesy: hindustan times

‘Invisible Hands’ documentary exposes global child labor and trafficking

“Today there are roughly 200 million children working as child laborers around the world,” says director and producer Shraysi Tandon. “Many of these children are forced, trafficked, and held in factories, sweatshops and farms against their will. This isn’t just taking place in a poor, remote village in Africa or Southeast Asia, as is often thought because of extensive media coverage; it is happening right here in the United States too. Read more

Courtesy: Peoples world

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