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[22 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 4,296 views]
Tales of Greed, Destruction and  State’s Myopia

The Independent People’s Tribunal on land acquisition, resource-grab and Operation Green Hunt was held at Constitution Club, New Delhi from April 9- 11, 2010 with the jury comprising of Justice PB Sawant, Justice H Suresh, Professor Yash Pal, Dr PM Bhargava, Dr Mohini Giri and Dr KS Subramanian. The interim report by the jury members was presented to public, government and the media after three days of deliberations and hearings of depositions and testimonies from affected people and activists from the states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa
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[25 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 2,542 views]
Bt: Farce and Facts

A panel of eminent judges, professors and experts headed the Indian People’s Tribunal on GM foods and Bt brinjal, organised by the Human Rights Law Network. The jury heard the testimonies from various experts, farmers and activists for two days on GE technology and its likely impact on food, agriculture, farm produce, health, environment and the current regulatory regime in India. The panel heard over 40 testimonies, one after another, expressing grave concern over adverse effects of GM crops on human health, livelihoods of farmers,  agricultural labourers and people in …