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Nikhil Dey
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Nikhil Dey (born 1963) is an Indian social activist. He works for the MKSS (Mazdoor Kishan Shakti Sangthan), Suchna Evum Rozgar Adhikar Abhiyan and NCPRI (National Campaign for People’s Right to Information). He has been actively working for Right to Information, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Lokpal bill and Right to Food and other Human Rights organisations.

After working briefly with the Kheduth Mazdoor Chetna Sangathana in Madhya Pradesh, he joined Aruna Roy and Shankar Singh in 1987 to go to Devdungri, in Rajsamand District in Rajasthan where along with many others they helped form and establish the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS).

Since 1990, he has been a full time worker of the MKSS, and a part of the organisations decision making collective. In this capacity he has been involved in struggles of the poor for justice, including grass root struggles for land and the payment of minimum wages. He has also been a part of the organisations involvement in larger campaigns- most notably for the Peoples Right to Information, and the Right to Work, the Right to Food, and the protection of other human rights guaranteed under the Indian Constitution.