Issue 105

Responses to Manushi

Fewer Deaths, Fewer Births
Decline of Child Mortality in a U.P. Village
Pauline Kolenda

Criminal Neglect
An Update on the Union Carbide Disaster in Bhopal

Yours Nationally
Madhu Kishwar

Towards A Zero-Garbage City
A Crusader for Citizens Initiatives
Interview with Iqbal Malik

When Police Act as Pimps
Glimpses into Child Prostitution in India
Report by National Commission for Women

Short Story : Five Women
Manju Kak

Poem : Parting
P. Raja

Short Story : Kerala’s Demographic Transition
Editors : K.C. Zachariah & S. Irudaya Rajan
Review : William M. Alexander

Flim Review : Aan Poove (Male Flower)
Alternative Network of Media People, 20 minutes
Director : P. Balan
Review : Sevanti Ninan

Readers’ Forum

The Girl From Kathua

About the Book:

On January 10, 2018, a little girl allegedly disappeared in Kathua district of Jammu province. Even before her body was recovered a week later, a sinister narrative was launched alleging that the girl was abducted, gang raped and killed by ‘RSS-minded’ Hindus in a Hindu temple. Talib Hussain, a PDP-Hurriyat activist with criminal antecedents led the campaign, in which Patwari Sanji Ram was declared as the ‘mastermind’.

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