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These Illustrations Remind You How 2 Students In Hyd Stood Up To Sexual Harassment

Three months ago, the lives of law students Apoorva YK and Snigdha Jayakrishnan were disrupted after they decided to speak out against one of the professors who sexually harassed students.

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This Illustrated Series Is Using Instagram to Spark Social Change

Infused with irony and important events organised in a timeline, the illustrated series highlights the controversial case which saw Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Hyderabad shutting out two students who took a stand against sexual harassment accusations against a college professor, in October 2018.

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Indian Transgender Woman Unable to Secure Malaysian Visa, Told to Change Gender to Male

A transgender senior level IT worker from Hyderabad, India, has said she is doubtful she will be able to make the journey to a conference in Penang, Malaysia, due to there being no appropriate gender option on Malaysian visa forms.

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Trans woman fails to get M’sian visa due to gender option

A transgender from Hyderabad was said to have been unable to obtain a visa to travel to Penang for an international summit because there is no option for a third gender in Malaysia’s e-visa application.

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Campaign against K’ntka’s proposed statue on river Cauvery gets 10k signatures

At the time of writing, 9,625 persons have supported an online/ missed call campaign started by Jhatkaa.org in January. Jhatkaa is yet to receive a reply from CM’s office, Karnataka government’s Ministry for Environment and Forests and the state Tourism Department on some questions regarding the acquisition of agricultural land, and feasibility of the project. Jhatkaa also argues that the construction will also directly impact the Cauvery water usage of Bengaluru city which has already been facing water shortage in recent years.

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Campaign against 125 foot statue on cauvery river gets stronger

At the time of writing, 9625 people have signed online/missed call campaign started by Jhatkaa.org

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Indian trans woman unable to get Malaysian visa, form has no option to choose gender

Bengaluru-based NGO Jhatkaa.org has now petitioned Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, asking her to intervene. The petition states that while Shane’s Indian passport mentions that she is a trans woman, the Malaysian consulate in Chennai asked Shane to change her gender to male in her passport as a solution.

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Campaign against Cauvery statue, Disneyland at KRS

Jhatkaa, an organisation, has launched an online campaign ‘Karnataka doesn’t need a statue: Say no to Cauvery statue’. As many as 5,845 people have already signed the petition addressed to Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.

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‘Stop widening NH4A’: Why activists are opposing expansion of Karnataka-Goa highway

Jhatkaa.org, a non-profit organisation campaigning for various issues including the environment, has started an online petition addressed to the state Forest Minister. Within a week, the petition has gained momentum with 500 people speaking in support of the campaign. The Jhatkaa petition points out, “Our sustenance on agriculture in these areas are primarily due to these forests. Diversion of forest would mean lesser water security in the coming years, drastically affecting farming and increasing man-animal conflicts.”

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Tweet storm brews over Symbi’s Hyd law college ouster to girl-duo

Jhatkaa.org, a campaign organisation, swings into action in support of students barred from college for calling out professors allegedly over sexual harassment

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In a first, giant billboards promote LGBTI acceptance in India

In a first for India, advocacy groups erected giant billboards promoting LGBTI acceptance in the capital, Delhi, last month. Local rights group Jhatkaa and equality campaigners All Out organized the advertisements above a metro station in in Delhi’s Connaught Place.

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Send Bannerghatta: Over 12,000 people send their objections to the Ministry of environment

United Bangalore and Jhatkaa two launched two separate online campaigns to rally support to save Bannerghatta.