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Protest News Updates: 20 December 2017

20 December 2017

Proddatur MLA launches fast 20.12.2017 Hindu: National
Seeks houses for the poor free of cost
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Cane ryots launch non-cooperation movement 19.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Demand reopening of NSF that was shut down 3 years ago
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Medicos stay away from hospital duties across State 19.12.2017 Hindu: News
They threaten to go on indefinite strike from December 23
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2017: A tough year gone for BJP, more challenges ahead 19.12.2017 Central Chronicle
Agencies, Bhopal A violent peasants’ agitation that led to the killing of six agriculturists in… more »
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FACT unions seek revival package ahead of land sale 20.12.2017 Hindu: Kochi
650 acres of company’s land to be sold; unions say price fixed is inadequate
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Need broadest platform of secular forces, alternative policies: CPI-M 19.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Calling for forming a “broadest platforma of secular and democratic forces armed with alternative policies” in the aftermath of the Gujarat poll verdict, the CPI-M on Tuesday said it was the only way to defeat “communal” forces of the BJP and the RSS.
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Protest meeting 19.12.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Protest meeting
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‘Government doesn’t care for workers’ 19.12.2017 Rediff: Business
‘On December 5, the government called unions for pre-Budget consultations.’
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Port workers seek a fair deal 18.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Federation alleges arbitrary codification of enactments
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The message in the verdict: on Gujarat Assembly poll 20.12.2017 Hindu: Home
The Gujarat result has held the mirror to both the BJP and the Congress and magnified their weaknesses
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The BJP can’t dismiss Rahul Gandhi now 19.12.2017 HBL: Opinion
He has shown an ability to strike new alliances and harvest farm distress to the Congress’s advantage in Gujarat
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Three musketeers behind Congress 19.12.2017 Hindu: Other States
They helped party put up a good fight
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anti-India rebels, woman killed during Kashmir fighting

ABC News 19h ago
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Kashmir unrest: Two militants, one civilian killed as protests break out after Shopian encounter [Photos]

From India Firstpost 9h ago 

Woman killed, 9 wounded during protests near gunfight site in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Xinhua 17h ago

Anti- GAIL protest resumes in Kozhikode

Times of India 9h ago

Ruling party MLAs join cotton protests

Times of India Dec 19, 2017


How India’s Student Activists are Standing Up for the Dalits

World Policy Institute (blog) 11h ago


Sunny pullout in ‘New India’

The Telegraph 4h ago


Rajsamand: Tension over shifting of idol

The Indian Express 2h ago


Isaac’s words irk KSRTC pensioners

Times of India 21h ago


Talking to 100 Rapists

WNYC Dec 15, 2017

Protest News Updates: 19 December 2017

19 December 2017

AgriGold victims launch 30-hour hunger strike 19.12.2017 Hindu: News
Demand immediate payment of compensation
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Lorry owners seek steps to open new sand quarries 18.12.2017 Hindu: News
Association plans to hold hunger strike on December 28 in Salem
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Dents in Saurashtra could spell trouble for BJP 18.12.2017 BusinessLine – News
The Congress saw its seats in the region doubling from 15 in 2012 to 31 this time
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Gujarat results: Rahul’s Congress falters on last mile as Modi spins magic 18.12.2017 India Today| Must Read
Stitching together Patidars, OBCs and Dalits, Rahul Gandhi’s Congress gave a tough fight to the BJP in Gujarat election. But, PM Modi’s personal connect with Gujarat and Amit Shah’s astute booth management exposed Congress’ organisational weakness in the state.
Three musketeers behind Congress 19.12.2017 Hindu: Other States
They helped party put up a good fight
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Scientists ‘inject’ information into monkeys’ brains 18.12.2017 Deccan Herald – Supplements
When you drive towards an intersection, the sight of the light turning red will make you step on the brake. This action happens due to a chain of events inside your head. Your eyes relay signals to the visual centres in the back of your brain. After those signals get processed, they travel along a pathway to another region, the premotor cortex, where the brain plans movements. Signalling the brain Now, imagine that you had a device implanted in your brain that could shortcut the pathway and inject information straight into your premotor cortex. That may sound like an outtake from The Matrix. But now two neuroscientists at the University of Rochester, USA say they have managed to introduce information directly into the premotor cortex of monkeys. The results of the experiment were recently published in the journal Neuron. Although the research is preliminary, carried out in just two monkeys, the researchers speculated that further research might lead to brain implants for people with strokes. “You could …
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Port workers seek a fair deal 18.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Federation alleges arbitrary codification of enactments
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Israel: Flights suspended at main airport over strike against drug-maker la… 17.12.2017 DNA: Bangalore
Israel: Flights suspended at main airport over strike against drug-maker la…
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TGBKS yet to constitute panels at SCCL mines 16.12.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Term of recognised trade union cut to two years
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NAPM condemns attack by Hindutva groups on Christians in Madhya Pradesh

19 December, 2017

NAPM condemns attack by Hindutva groups on Christians in Madhya Pradesh

Attack on secular fabric of Indian Constitution continuing, upsurge in religious attacks dangerous for democracy and harmony of the country

Hindutva groups targeting Christians after continuous act of hatred against Muslims

New Delhi | December 18, 2017: National Alliance of People’s Movements expresses deep shock at the unprovoked violence against Christian priests and seminarians in Satna in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on the night of December 14, 2017. A group of people hailing from Bajrang Dal attacked a group of 30 Seminarians and two Priests of St. Ephrem’s Theological College as they were conducting a routine Christmas carol singing programme which has been the practice during the Christmas season for the last 30 years.

The group came with lathis and started threatening the Priests and Seminarians. Just then they called the police, who arrived in just 15 minutes and taken all Priests and Seminarians to the police station. It is very shameful that during the celebrations, not even the police restricted them of their freedom of religious celebrations but also tortured them by putting all of them in a room which cannot accommodate even half of them. Later when other priests from nearby villages came to enquire, the police allegedly beaten them up and shamelessly acted against the spirit of constitution, leaving Bajrang Dal people untouched and free to do violence inside and outside the police station. They even torched vehicles of priests and beaten up in front of police officials which only proves their involvement in the alleged planned attack and harassment of religious minorities in the garb of prevention from religious conversions.

This is not standalone case but we are seeing this as a trend under the rule of current Government. In most of the BJP ruled states, it has seen a rise in the last three years. Only in Madhya Pradesh, a dozen of incidents happened in the past giving a strong indication of religious attacks by Hindutva groups maligning the secular fabric of the country and constitutional rights of citizens of India.

It is worrying that this incident of mobocracy occurs among a host of other incidents around the country. The video clipping of the gruesome murder of Mohammad Afrazul, a migrant worker from West Bengal who was hacked with a cleaver and then set on fire by a man in Rajasmand, Rajasthan on the suspicion of being in a relationship with a woman from another religious faith has gone viral and many Hindutva groups are being proud of the act and also unfurled the flag on Udaipur session court. Lynchings of more than 32 persons over the last two years almost all from one minority community on the suspicion of killing a cow or possessing beef is creating a fear psychosis among the minorities. These acts of Cow vigilantes do not being credit to our democratic nation with its long tradition of being the model of civilized living and harmonious existence in comparison to some other countries in neighbourhood.

The incident in Satna just a few days before Christmas is shameful and deplorable. Even worse, lynchings, mob attacks and brutal killings of innocent people with culprits often not being found or going unpunished for months are largely blots on our democracy and judiciary.

We condemn the inaction of government and connivance of police forces with the Hindutva groups in this incident. We are deeply concerned and hurt at this religious terrorism. We demand the political leadership at Centre and States to follow the rule of law, respect the Indian Constitution, and to immediately arrest and notify the groups those are continuously acting on the behest of saffron terror groups spreading hatred among different communities. Hate politics cannot take India forward and will only create divisions in the society.


Medha Patkar, Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) and National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM)

Aruna Roy, Nikhil Dey and Shankar Singh, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), National Campaign for People’s Right to Information and NAPM

Prafulla Samantara, Lok Shakti Abhiyan, and NAPM, Odisha 

P.Chennaiah, Andhra Pradesh Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union-APVVU and National Centre For Labour and NAPM (Andhra Pradesh)

Binayak Sen and Kavita Srivastava, People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)

Gabriele Dietrich, Penn Urimay Iyakkam, Madurai and NAPM (Tamilnadu)

Geetha Ramakrishnan, Unorganised Sector Workers Federation, NAPM, (Tamilnadu) 

Sandeep Pandey, Socialist Party and NAPM, Uttar Pradesh

Sister Celia, Domestic Workers Union, and NAPM, Karnataka 

Maj Gen (Retd) S. G. Vombatkere, Mysuru, NAPM, Karnataka

Arundhati Dhuru, Manesh Gupta, NAPM, Uttar Pradesh 

Vilayodi Venugopal, CR Neelakandan and Prof. Kusumam NAPM, Kerala

Anand Mazgaonkar and Krishnakant, Paryavaran Suraksh Samiti, NAPM Gujarat 

Ramakrishnam Raju, United Forum for RTI and NAPM (Andhra Pradesh)

Vimal Bhai, Matu Jansangathan, NAPM, Uttarakhand 

Dayamani Barla, Aadivasi-Moolnivasi Astivtva Raksha Samiti, NAPM Jharkhand

Dr. Sunilam and Adv. Aradhna Bhargava, Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, and NAPM, Madhya Pradesh

Samar Bagchi and Amitava Mitra, NAPM West Bengal

Suniti SR, Suhas Kolhekar, and Prasad Bagwe, NAPM Maharashtra 

Kailash Meena, NAPM Rajasthan 

Gautam Bandopadhyay, NAPM, Chhattisgarh

Anjali Bharadwaj, National Campaign for People’s Right to Information and NAPM

Kaladas Dahariya, RELAA, Chhatisgarh

Meera Sanghamitra, NAPM Telangana-Andhra Pradesh

Bhupender Singh Rawat, Jan Sangharsh Vahini, NAPM, Delhi

Faisal Khan, Khudai Khidmatgar, NAPM Haryana

J S Walia, NAPM Haryana 

Lingraj Azad, Samajwadi Jan Parishad, Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti, and NAPM, Odisha

Guruwant Singh, NAPM Punjab

Richa Singh, Sangatin Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan, NAPM Uttar Pradesh

Arul Doss, NAPM (Tamilnadu)

Jabar Singh, NAPM, Uttarakhand 

Sister Dorothy, NAPM Bihar

Kamayani Swami and Ashish Ranjan, Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan, and NAPM Bihar 

Mahendra Yadav, Kosi Navnirman Manch, NAPM Bihar 

Basanat Hetamsaria and Ashok Verma, NAPM Jharkhand 

Bilal Khan, Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan, Mumbai and NAPM

Rajendra Ravi, Nanhu Prasad, Madhuresh Kumar, Sunita Rani, Amit Kumar, Himshi Singh, Uma, NAPM, Delhi

Aaquib Zabed Mazumder, Rajesh Serupally, NAPM, Telangana – Andhra Pradesh 





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Protest News Updates: 17 December 2017

17 December 2017
50 Jana Sena activists arrested
Hindu: Visakhapatnam
About 50 workers of Jana Sena Party were arrested by the police when they staged a dharna in front of Visakhapatnam MP’s house K. Haribabu, on Saturday evening. About 150 of them had gone to submit a …
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Health services hit in Rajasthan as doctors go on mass leave
All News-IANS Stories
Medical and health services were crippled in state-run government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors went on mass casual leave on Saturday to press their demands, including raise in allowances and cancellation of cases against protesting doctors.
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Powell helps aspiring athletes with valuable tips
All News-IANS Stories
Legendary long-jumper Mike Powell on Saturday helped aspiring local athletes with valuable tips here, asking them not to think much about faulty jumps.
Medicos to strike work on Tuesday
Hindu: National
Medical students — undergraduates, house surgeons and postgraduates — in government medical colleges in the State will strike work and disrupt studies on December 19 to protest against the government…
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Health services derailed in Rajasthan as doctors go on indefinite strike
All News-IANS Stories
Medical and health services crippled in government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors declared they were to


on indefinite strike from Saturday, advancing their stir which was earlier scheduled to begin on Monday.
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Health services derailed across Rajasthan as doctors begin indefinite strike
All News-IANS Stories
Medical and health services were crippled in government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors declared they were going on indefinite strike from Saturday, advancing their stir which was earlier scheduled to begin on Monday.
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Million Britons miss out on ‘decent’ broadband speeds: Report
All News-IANS Stories
The UK’s digital divide has narrowed but more than one million homes and offices still struggle to get good broadband, a report said.
Delhi gangrape: Why we should remember the victim for more than her courage
Latest News
The ghastly Delhi gangrape that brought thousands on streets to protest 5 years ago brought sexual violence issues into public discourse more emphatically than decades of agitation by women’s groups
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Gujarat Elections 2017 | If BJP wins, we will intensify our agitation: Hardik Patel
DNA: Money
Even as exit polls predict an easy victory for the ruling BJP in Gujarat, the road to power might turn out to be anything but smooth for the party. Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel has now declared that if the BJP comes to power, the reservation agitation will continue with greater intensity. “We have not stopped the agitation. It will not be stopped until our goal is achieved. In the event the BJP comes to power, we renew the agitation for reservation with more vigour,” said Patel. “Goli


hai to maar de,

mein jaan deene



hu,” said Hardik about his plan to agitate if BJP comes to power. He, however, also insisted that the Congress would win over 100 seats. “There is a lot of anger among the people against the BJP,” adding that the Congress formula was acceptable to him and the party would implement it when it came to power. “If the Congress fails to do so, we will continue the agitation against them too,” said Hardik. Even before the elections, Hardik held several …
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AIMPLB strikes cautious note on Triple Talaq Bill
Hindu: Home
Will meet senior leaders of the Muslim community on December 17 to formulate a response
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2017: The year in protest music
BusinessLine – BL Ink
The country is politically polarised as never before, but don’t expect popular culture to reflect that. Even as our biggest musicians hide behind the fig leaf of commercial compulsion and


, other


are stepping up to fill the air with songs of resistance and biting irony
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Caste, development separate poll regions voting in phase II
BusinessLine – News
BJP faces the Patidar revolt in North Gujarat, but development may see it sweep central districts
How Modi-led BJP and Rahul-led Congress fought the fierce battle of Gujarat

News :


controversy surrounding the Gujarat Assembly elections was the delayed announcement of polling dates.
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Didi warns of nat’l movement against FRDI bill
DNA: India
TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, at the TMC core committee meeting on Friday, said that just like the way the party had started a national movement against demonetization, it would do a similar one against Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, uniting Congress and all anti-NDA regional parties against it. It was found out that the main point of opposition would be the bail-in clause in the FRDI Bill according to which the government would bail-out a bank trouble, which would, in turn, mean that other stakeholders, shareholders and even depositors would be saving the financial entity. “It involves the interest of crores of people. We have been told by the CM that the matter would be immediately raised within and outside the parliament. She had also said that TMC would play a pivotal role in bringing all the anti-NDA parties together just like she did in demonetization,” said a senior TMC leader on condition of anonymity. Mamata had earlier done this protesting …
TGBKS yet to constitute panels at SCCL mines
Hindu: Hyderabad
Term of recognised trade union cut to two years
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Govt to double farm income by 2022: Arun Jaitley
Business Standard: Economy & Policy
He said the government has taken various measures to improve rural infrastructure by building roads
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TNSTC staff strike enters Day 2
Hindu: Coimbatore
Tourists stranded as buses to The Nilgiris stay off road
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Sanitation workers to go on strike
Hindu: National
With a demand to scrap GO


No. 279 and minimum wages, sanitation workers in all the municipalities across the State would strike indefinitely from December 18. A Joint Action Committee of all Munic…
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MTC staff protest leaves commuters stranded
Hindu: National
Minister promises to convene meeting after


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Bank unions escalate protest against proposed FRDI Bill
Business Standard: News Now
Major bank unions across the country have upped their opposition to the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (


) Bill, first opting for a preliminary depositors’ signature collection campaign with plans to go for a nationwide strike in case the Bill is tabled in the winter session of the Parliament.Bank Employee Federation of India (BEFI), the third largest of the nine bank unions, will be holding a meeting on December 17 in Chennai to plan its future course of action post which an all-union meeting will be held to form a united forum to oppose the Bill.”All the bank unions will be meeting to discuss the road ahead. In case the government pushes to pass the Bill in the winter session of the Parliament, we can go on strike”, Pradip Biswas, general secretary of BEFI told Business Standard.Although various bank trade unions are opposing the Bill, there is no united opposition till now and the proposed inter-union meeting is set to arrive at a joint opposition movement


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Port workers’ protest on Dec 20
HBL: Home
The All India Port & Dock Workers Federation has protested against the alleged anti-labour and anti-port policies of the Centre as well as the unilateral approach of Indian Ports Management in


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TNSTC employees, pensioners begin sit-in strike
Hindu: Home
Over 500 employees and pensioners affiliated to nine trade unions, except Anna Thozhirsangham affiliated to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagan, began their two-day sit-in agitation inside the h…

Rahul Gandhi takes over as Congress President

16 December 2017

Rahul Gandhi is formally taking over from his mother as the president of India’s main opposition party. The Congress had been losing ground over the past three years after being defeated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP in national polls. Congress party under the leadership of Rahul is placing much hope of revival in the ongoing Gujarat Assembly election. 


Protests in India – News Updates

Protests in India – News Updates



India court sentences man to death for brutal rape and murder of law student

South China Morning Post Dec 14, 2017


Ernakulam: Latest News, Videos and Photos | Times of India

Most Referenced Times of India 16h ago



Come the revolution

India Today 15h ago


Official thrashed as he protests private lab ads

Times of India Dec 15, 2017


Cong protests in front of EC, alleges ‘bias’

United News of India Dec 14, 2017


China fumes over potential US navy visits to Taiwan

Times of India Dec 14, 2017

WTO 11 Ministerial Meeting – News Updates

WTO Ministerial meeting

#NoRussiaNoGames: Russian backlash against Olympic ban

Jack Stubbs | Reuters | Moscow
Last Updated at December 9, 2017 21:29 IST

#NoRussiaNoGames: Twitter ‘bots’ boost Russian backlash against Olympic ban
Russians protest against Olympic team ban; support of millions of Russians, says state media, but automated Twitter accounts amplifying reach; some supporters linked to previous pro-Kremlin campaigns

What began as a grassroots online campaign featuring a schoolboy has grown into a mass hashtag protest against Russia’s exclusion from the – backed by what appear to be fake accounts and users connected to past pro-Kremlin causes.
Many ordinary Russians are undoubtedly upset about an Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to ban Russia’s team from the Pyeongchang games in early next year due to “unprecedented” doping violations.
However, this public sentiment has been amplified by apparently automated or semi-automated accounts known as “bots” and “trolls”, according to analysis of social media traffic by Reuters and a British-based security researcher.
Courtesy: Business Standard

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