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‘SRFTI, I Won’t Let Go,’ Says Student Alleging Sexual Harassment

An online campaign organisation called Jhatkaa.org took up Smita’s case at the time, encouraging people to sign a petition which demanded the suspension of the accused and an efficient investigation.

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When city’s young eco-warriors took part in a global climate protest

Like across the world, the Indian team is also led by students and youth, whose aim is to put pressure on the government to declare a Climate Emergency. “Climate change affects us all. We all know someone whose house was damaged in the floods, or is suffering from asthma or other respiratory illnesses, made worse due to air pollution,” said Pranay Jajodia of Jhatkaa.org, an organisation that is joining the climate strike.

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Bengaluru: Citizens rally to protest climate change

“Climate change affects us all. We all know someone whose house was damaged in the floods, or is suffering from asthma or other respiratory illnesses, made worse due to air pollution,” said Pranay Jajodia of Jhatkaa.org

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Hundreds protest in Bengaluru, join global movement against inaction on climate change

Fridays for future is also petitioning Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change to declare a national climate emergency, and for the Indian government to implement rigorous policies to address the issue. See the petition here. To sign a petition, you can give a missed call to 910-850-7191.

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In Active Bengaluru, Conversation with folks from Jhatkaa.org

In ActiveBengaluru, RJ Kevin is in conversation with Pranay, Volunteer Coordinator, and Nimisha, AirPollution and ClimateChange Campaigner, from Jhatkaa. They discuss 'Fridays For Future', scheduled for 24th May, 2019, at Town Hall, Bengaluru.

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Pune NGO launches petition seeking increase in PMPML bus ridership

Parisar and jhatkaa.org, non-governmental organisations (NGO), on May 13 launched a petition to help increase ridership in Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML) buses by 25 per cent by 2020.

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‘I feel hopeless,’ says SRFTI student alleging sexual harassment

A 28-year-old female student at Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) was asked these questions by an internal complaints committee (ICC), during a cross-examination by the ICC on behalf of the accused. The female student had accused a member of the non-teaching staff of sexually harassing her, more than once. The accused continues to work on campus.

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‘Cried as I ate’ : Shanti Verma on breaking fast against harassment

Recently, campaigning and digital advocacy site Jhatkaa.org – on the heels of The Quint’s stories – also launched a signature campaign to help Shanti Verma. The campaign which aims to get 2,000 signatories, has addressed a letter to Fayyaz Shehryar, demanding that the investigation be re-opened and she be assigned duty.

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Environmental campaigner Avijit Michael support ‘Save Bharat Van’

A project that destroys the environment is not development, because it is going to end in destruction of human life — from rising temperatures, loss of water table, increase in air pollution which in turn will affect agriculture, human health and quality of life.

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India’s last remaining stretch of unbroken forests set to be lost to mining

Nimisha Agarwal of Jhatkaa.Org, who has started an online petition to save the forest range, says that the environmental clearance by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) for open cast coal mining in Chhattisgarh’s Parsa is an ecological nightmare. “The coal field covers a total area of 1,878 sq km, of which 1,502 sq km has forest cover. Around 80% of this is covered by good quality forest — approximately 1,176 sq km has a canopy cover of over 40%, while an additional 116 sq km has a canopy cover of over 70%,” Nimisha points out, adding that the devastation that will result from the mining will wipe out not just the green cover, but also harm animal life and further man-animal conflict. “It is India’s last remaining stretches of unbroken forests, home to elephants, leopards, bears and myriad other species of plants and animals. The forests are also part of an elephant corridor and cutting through the forest will further increase chances of human-wildlife conflict,” she adds.

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Bengaluru: Ola, Uber should not run polluting cars; Petitioners

The campaign launched by Jhatkaa.org has already generated more than 2,000 signatures. A Jhatkaa spokesperson told Deccan Chronicle, "Last year the Supreme Court had made it mandatory for the vehicles to have Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate to be able to renew insurance. Yet it is not mandatory for cars getting registered with Ola and Uber to have PUC certificates.”

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Online petition campaign against Ola, Uber polluting cars

The campaign launched by Jhatkaa.org has already generated more than 2,000 signatures.A Jhatkaa spokesperson told Deccan Chronicle, “Last year the Supreme Court had made it mandatory for the vehicles to have Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate to be able to renew insurance. Yet it is not mandatory for cars getting registered with Ola and Uber to have PUC certificates.” The spokesperson pointed out that as the app driven cabs are being used extensively in the city, they should be subjected to the same rule as other vehicles. This will help in keeping the city’s air pollution under check. “Ola and Uber are popular not only in Bengaluru, but in every metropolitan city in the country. But these aggregators have still not made PUC certificate a mandatory requirement for vehicles getting registered under them. Earlier Taxi for Sure had made PUC certificate mandatory, but after it was taken over by Ola, it is no longer the case. So we have started a petition,” the spokesperson said.