Friday, November 03, 2006

Kherlanji Massacre

A dalit woman stands up for her land, which is grabbed by upper-caste landlords.
In return, she and her daughter are gang-raped, paraded naked and hacked to death.
Her two sons are also hacked to death, while her husband watches! ... the Kherlanji Massacre.

State compensates kin of slain Dalits and assures the victim Bhaiyyalal and the other dalit family of the village, that they would be relocated to a safer place and that Bhaiyyalal will be given a job!

Searched news.google.com with keyword "Kherlanji",
found 3 links!

asbestosized!

Give me more asbestos, says India!
Inspite of 95 per cent of the countries demanding that chrysotile asbestos be included in the Prior Informed Consent list, after a due scientific review process, the COP-3 failed to do this and deferred the decision to the next COP-4 in 2008. A proposal for a majority vote for decision making was sternly opposed by India and a few other countries, thereby forcing consensus to be the only way to decide on the listing issue.
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chrysotile asbestos is a known human carcinogen which represents 94 per cent of world asbestos consumption. Once used widely as an insulating and fireproofing agent in buildings, ships and consumer products, asbestos has been shown to cause cancers of the lung and other organs as well as breathing disorders. The World Health Organization estimates at least 90,000 people die every year from asbestos-related diseases.