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Medha Patkar

‘BJP Would Be Defeated If Regional Parties Unite’: Mamata Banerjee

Dec 01, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Mamata Banerjee, who is West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo said: ‘BJP is not safe and the need is to keep the country safe’. She also said UAPA is being ‘misused’ in the country.

Farmers’ Movement Akin To India’s Freedom Struggle: Medha Patkar

Aug 03, 2021 Astha Savyasachi

In an interview with Outlook, Medha Patkar shares why she’s backed the farmers’ protest, her hopes from the movement and the road ahead.


Don't Vote For The BJP: Patkar, Tikait Thunder From Nandigram Dais

Vote against the BJP, says Patkar echoing Mamata on communal harmony and reviving memories of Nandigram land struggle.

International Human Rights Day: Hundreds Gather At Parliament Street In Delhi To Celebrate Resistance

Dec 10, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

Activists Medha Patkar and Shabnam Hashmi among hundreds of people from across India gathered at Parliament Street in central Delhi to celebrate International Human Rights Day.


Indore High Court Grants Bail To Narmada Bachao Andolan Leader Medha Patkar

Patkar was on indefinite strike since July 27 to demand proper rehabilitation of Sardar Sarovar Dam project oustees

07 August, 2017

Narmada Bachao Andolan Leader Medha Patkar Arrested In Madhya Pradesh: Sources

Outlook Web Bureau

Patkar's indefinite fast for rehabilitation of the Sardar Sarovar Dam oustees in Madhya Pradesh entered the 12th day on Monday.



14 April, 2014

Mumbai Musings

Prachi Pinglay-Plumber

And the improvisations continue, leaving not even Medha Patkar immune...


09 April, 2014

Wrestling With The Snake

Venu Madhav Govindu

AAP's leadership has shown exemplary courage in its choice of representatives. Consider the troika of Medha Patkar, Soni Sori and S.P. Udayakumar...


09 October, 2013

Mumbai Musings

Prachi Pinglay-Plumber

The relentless Medha Patkar and her team have now unearthed another fraud— this time from the sugar co-operatives.


19 April, 2013
A heap of debris at the site of the building in Thane which collapsed.

Mumbai Musings

Prachi Pinglay-Plumber

If civic complaints don't even get voiced, what are the chances of any of these getting resolved before monsoons?


09 September, 2011

'The Press Decides Which Revolutions To Report'

Rajesh Joshi

The celebrated dissenter on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, mass uprisings in the Arab world, the Anna Hazare movement, her old comrades-in arm like Medha Patkar and Prashant Bhushan, Maoism, writing and much else.


23 April, 2011

Secular Fatwas

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

The disdain with which Anna Hazare was treated for his praise of Modi’s rural development work in Gujarat shows that many of the “civil society" lack even elementary norms of civility even towards their own leaders.


06 November, 2007

'War Against People'

Medha Patkar

Nandigram erupted again, killing two and injuring many more, but there were forebodings of a 'warlike situation unfolding due to the presence of thousands of CPM cadres surrounding Nandigram'...


22 August, 2007

'Stop The UPA From Proceeding Before A Public Debate'

Medha Patkar

'The UPA government is proving to be increasingly submissive to the exploitation of our resources, knowledge and cheap labour by commercial interests and corporate interests.'


08 December, 2006

'Imperialism At Its Worst'

Medha Patkar

While the irony of CPI(M) complaining about 'strange bedfellows' — BJP president Rajnath Singh, Trinamul Congress's Mamta Banerjee, sections of state Congress leadership and Medha Patkar — is delicious, at least those like Medha Patkar have been cons


17 April, 2006

'Take The Fight Far Beyond'

Medha Patkar

'The Prime Minister and the Congress Party have exhibited unbelievable weakness in challenging the communal and criminal pressures of Gujarat politics ... Modi is all out to commit another heinous crime against humanity ... He is falsely projecting h


16 May, 2003

A Corrupt Politics

Medha Patkar

Along with the nefarious designs of the infamous Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, the anti-people role played by the two Congress CMs -- Sushilkumar Shinde of Maharashtra and Digvijay Singh of MP -- has also been equally hideous.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz