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Social Policing
Calcutta  /  Published 16.09.20

In crisis, interest-free loans

Shankar Paswan ran a roadside sindoor stall in the Kalighat area before he had to shut up shop because of the lockdown. He used up his capital, borrowed money from lenders and survived on rations. Cu...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.08.20

Lottery sale & music at tea stalls ‘banned’

A kangaroo court (salisi sabha) has initiated unprecedented social policing measures for 12,000-odd residents of a village on the Murshidabad-Jharkhand border. The recently-formed samaj sanskar (soci...
By Alamgir Hossain in Samserganj


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