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Jai Jawan Jai Kisan

user Nirupama Sekhri | Listener of Small Voices | Updated 06 Nov, 2018

“One BSF jawan commits suicide every week!” So claims Navratan Choudhury, who put in four years of service in the BSF (Border Security Force) in a clerical position between 2012 – 2017. He goes on to say – “It is unemployed people who commit suicide or people who don’t enjoy job secu...read more

“One BSF jawan commits suicide every week!” So claims Navratan Choudhury, who put in four years of service in the BSF (Border Security Force) in a clerical position between 2012 – 2017. He g...read more

Current Topics protest-against-child-labor-at-jantar-mantar-letsdiskuss

BRO Woes

user Nirupama Sekhri | Listener of Small Voices | Posted 23 Nov, 2018

“Why are our children condemned to be labourers too?” “When we join the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as labourers, it is understood that our children will do the same because no educational facilities are provided for them. We eat dust, burn in the sun, brave the rain and sleet; don’t we...read more

“Why are our children condemned to be labourers too?” “When we join the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as labourers, it is understood that our children will do the same because no educational ...read more

Current Topics protest-at-jantar-mantar-letsdiskuss

Assam Rifles Protest

user Nirupama Sekhri | Listener of Small Voices | Posted 07 Dec, 2018

Country’s right civil arm & military’s left, but stepchild of Govt. This is what Assam Rifles (AR) veterans consider as their status. While its 66000- strong servicemen are deployed across the north-eastern regions, their one lakh ex-servicemen hail from across India and Nepal, some o...read more

Country’s right civil arm & military’s left, but stepchild of Govt. This is what Assam Rifles (AR) veterans consider as their status. While its 66000- strong servicemen are deployed acr...read more

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Resume Mining in Goa

user Nirupama Sekhri | Listener of Small Voices | Posted 19 Dec, 2018

‘Legal’ Mining! Who’s speaking for the land? Since mechanized mining began in the 17th century, it has left in its wake kilometers-long, surreal-looking, gaping gashes of devastation and toxic waste. While in the last century, many developed countries have implemented stringent regulations - ...read more

‘Legal’ Mining! Who’s speaking for the land? Since mechanized mining began in the 17th century, it has left in its wake kilometers-long, surreal-looking, gaping gashes of devastation and toxic ...read more

Current Topics protest-at-jantar-mantar-letsdiskuss

Railway Engineers Protest

user Nirupama Sekhri | Listener of Small Voices | Posted 22 Dec, 2018

“Stop humiliation of engineers!” “Imagine an engineering job with NO promotion!” that is a primary grievance that an energetic, dynamic group of railway engineers have with their job. (Stop humiliation of engineers)“We are the backbone of the railway network. We have to continuously upg...read more

“Stop humiliation of engineers!” “Imagine an engineering job with NO promotion!” that is a primary grievance that an energetic, dynamic group of railway engineers have with their job. (Stop...read more

Current Topics protest-at-jantar-mantar-delhi-letsdiskuss

Jat Threats

user Nirupama Sekhri | Listener of Small Voices | Updated 31 Dec, 2018

Not the Creamy Layer They were back. Headed by their bolshie leader Yashpal Malik; with their now signature bullheaded belligerence, they streamed down Jantar Mantar street to demand Jats to be on the central OBC (Other ‘backward’ Caste) list to be qualified for the 27% reserved quotas in gover...read more

Not the Creamy Layer They were back. Headed by their bolshie leader Yashpal Malik; with their now signature bullheaded belligerence, they streamed down Jantar Mantar street to demand Jats to be on th...read more

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AISEC Demands

user Nirupama Sekhri | Listener of Small Voices | Posted 03 Jan, 2019

“Introduce Pass-Fail from Class 1” It was under the UPA government in 2010 that the no-detention till Class 8 policy was introduced. The justification was to reduce academic stress on children and promote healthy, holistic growth in budding minds and bodies. (AISEC Demands) However, acco...read more

“Introduce Pass-Fail from Class 1” It was under the UPA government in 2010 that the no-detention till Class 8 policy was introduced. The justification was to reduce academic stress on childre...read more

Current Topics Protest-at-jantar-mantar-letsdiskuss

Demand for Retirement Benefits

user Nirupama Sekhri | Listener of Small Voices | Posted 13 Feb, 2019

“Give us old pension scheme or STOP your own!” This was the rallying cry of the hundreds of state government employees from across the country, who gathered at Jantar Mantar. Under the old pension system, a retired state government employee was assured a pension that was adjusted to the risin...read more

“Give us old pension scheme or STOP your own!” This was the rallying cry of the hundreds of state government employees from across the country, who gathered at Jantar Mantar. Under the old pens...read more

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BSNL Protest

user Nirupama Sekhri | Listener of Small Voices | Updated 06 Apr, 2019

“We support RSS & BJP ideology but will oppose them on policy” “There are more than one and a half lakh direct employees of BSNL, and thousands of retired employees as well as contract labor – we will all oppose the ruling government because their policies have hurt each of us,” was ...read more

“We support RSS & BJP ideology but will oppose them on policy” “There are more than one and a half lakh direct employees of BSNL, and thousands of retired employees as well as contract lab...read more

Current Topics protests-at-jantar-mantar-letsdiskuss

Children’s Parliament Manifesto

user Nirupama Sekhri | Listener of Small Voices | Posted 27 Apr, 2019

Nine Is Mine With Jantar Mantar formally closed for protests until the end of Lok Sabha elections, there was yet an unusual group that came to put forward their election agenda for all contesting parties to take into account - children. From various schools around the city, they shared their visi...read more

Nine Is Mine With Jantar Mantar formally closed for protests until the end of Lok Sabha elections, there was yet an unusual group that came to put forward their election agenda for all contesting par...read more