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Press Release: No Solution in Sight For Rohingya

For Immediate Release — The stark reality is that there are still around 2,500 Rohingya who are stranded in the Andaman Sea. Their exact location is unknown. Their exact number is unknown and the condition of those on board is unknown.   The families they’ve left behind, their compatriots who have managed to reach shores, […]

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The Latest in a Long Line of Abuses Against the Rohingya

Latest in a long line of abuses against the Rohingya a piece by Mabrur Ahmed Co-Director & Co-Founder ~ RestlessBeings Over time it’s very easy to become desensitised to reports which relay ‘the number of dead..’ or ‘the number of displaced..’ etc when we face a barrage of humanitarian disasters, war torn communities and the like […]

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‘Adivasi Campaign’ demands rejection of the Land Acquisition Ordinance, 2014 By Gladson Dungdung

‘Adivasi Campaign’ demands rejection of the Land Acquisition Ordinance, 2014 By Gladson Dungdung In order to address historic injustices committed against mainly indigenous peoples of India under the Land Acquisition Act of 1894, the Government of India enacted the ‘Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013’ (LARRA) on 27 […]

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Songlines Encounters Music Festival

  The Songlines Encounters Festival at King’s Place, York Way, London N1 Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th June 2015 The fifth Songlines Encounters Festival features musicians from Portugal, Cyprus, Iran, the UK and Bangladesh. There are some UK premieres, some first time collaborations and lots of supremely inspirational music from artists that have impressed us […]

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The Need for a New Approach to Adivasi Development By Gladson Dungdung

On 28 February 2015, Arun Jaitley, India’s Union Finance Minister, presented the first full budget of Modi’s new NDA Government. Yet there is nothing new to cheer for in it, as far as the country’s 104 million Adivasis (Scheduled Tribes – STs) are concerned. The Government has not announced any new programme, scheme or legislation […]

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Mahatma Gandhi Statue Unveiled in Parliament Square

Historic Statue of Mahatma Gandhi Unveiled in Parliament Square   Political leaders led by Prime Minister David Cameron and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were joined by Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan at the unveiling ceremony of the bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square. The statue will stand alongside […]

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Inspired by Gandhi 2015 – An International Writing Competition

An International Writing Competition organised by Sampad – South Asian Arts Development “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~ Mahatma Gandhi is a towering figure in history whose philosophy of non-violence, passion for equality and independence and socio-political intelligence continues to be an inspiration for many leaders. […]

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