Sangama nails father’s lies, comes to Lesbians’ rescue (Press Conference)

Sangama nails father’s lies, comes to Lesbians’ rescue (Press Conference)

Praja Rajakiya Vedike ಪ್ರಜಾ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ವೇದಿಕೆ

Press Release


Gurukiran Kamath, BT Venkatesh, Manohar Elavarthi, Saranya, Shruthi (Left to Right) addressing the press conference

Bangalore, 27 July 2013: Two lesbians from Kerala, who ran away from their homes, addressed a Press Conference here today saying that they came to Bangalore voluntarily and on their own without any pressure or force from anyone.

“The girls are safe here and both the local police and Kerala police know about it. Even the father has come here to the Sanjaynagar Police Station, where the police after taking a written statement from the women refused to send them back as the women did not want to go back to their families,’’ said Elavarthi Manohar, Joint Secretary, Praja Rajakiya Vedike and founder of Sangama.

Addressing a Press Conference at the Institute of Agriculture Technologists (IAT) on Queen’s Road here today, he added: “Her father has given false information and is misleading…

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Obituary Of An Abiku: Or How Hunger And Preventable Disease Claimed Another Child In A Metropolis

How Hunger And Preventable Disease Claimed Another Child In Bangalore

Where is FOOD SECURITY? Karnataka Minister for Women and Child Welfare Umashri says that Meghala died due to infection and not for malnutrition.

Governments and political parties have failed our people. What about human rights activists, progressive movements, civil society organisations?


IMG_9554Meghala (2006-2013)

This piece appears in another form along with a photo essay on Yahoo News on the 22nd of July, 2013.

* Abiku: The word is derived from Yoruba: (abiku) “predestined to death”, which is from (abi) “that which possesses” and (iku) “death”. Abiku refers to the spirits of children who die before reaching puberty; a child who dies before twelve years of age being called an Abiku, and the spirit, or spirits, who caused the death being also called Abiku.

‘Dekho meri beti kaise soh rahi hai,’ Said Muragama, a visually impaired single mother of two, whose second child now lay covered in ceremonial shrouds, as she and her eldest daughter, prepare to bury her at Dodamma Burial Grounds near DJ Halli in Bangalore on the 17th of July, 2013, just as news and the political-mudslinging of the mid-day meal tragedy, 23 deaths and counting at…

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Two trafficked Manipuri girls rescued by Praja Rajakiya Vedike

Two trafficked Manipuri girls rescued by Praja Rajakiya Vedike

Praja Rajakiya Vedike ಪ್ರಜಾ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ವೇದಿಕೆ

Two trafficked Manipuri girls rescued by Praja Rajakiya Vedike

Press Release

Bangalore, 14 July 2013: Following a request from Kuki Students Association of Bangalore, Praja Rajakiya Vedike managed to rescue two teenage girls from city houses where they were placed as domestic help against their will by an agent who trafficked them from Manipur.

“Two girls, who are just 19-year-old, where lured by an agent and were promised jobs in a beauty parlour as beauticians for a salary of Rs.5000 per month along with free food and accommodation. They were brought to Bangalore by train by a Manipuri man from Moyrang. The two girls from Churachandpur district in Manipur were handed over to another agent Mala in Bangalore. Mala, who also speaks Manipuri, stays in the city with her husband and after keeping the two girls for a couple of days they were both separated and placed as domestic maids…

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