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Month August 2020

Denotified 68 Years Ago, ‘Criminal’ Tribes Still Fight Stigma, Poverty

August 31 is celebrated as Liberation Day by Denotified Nomadic Tribes across India, but real freedom stays far-fetched as social stigma and systemic discrimination continue to affect people belonging to such tribes. Imaad ul Hasan30 August 2020  A still from… Continue Reading →

NWMI denounces TV news coverage of the Sushant Singh Rajput case

The Network of Women in Media, India, denounces the media trial being carried out by a section of TV news channels in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. The case has dominated primetime news for almost a month now, to the… Continue Reading →

Statement by Prashant Bhushan in response to the sentencing order in the Suo motu contempt case

31st Augsut 2020The Supreme Court of India has announced its verdict on the contempt case against me. It holds me guilty of contempt of court and has decided to impose a fine of Re 1, and failing that imprisonment of… Continue Reading →

NCRB data: Higher share of Dalits, tribals, Muslims in prison than numbers outside

POSTED ON AUGUST 30, 2020 The latest data on prisons released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) show that Dalits, tribals and Muslims continue to be jailed in numbers disproportionate to their share in the population, unlike OBCs and… Continue Reading →

The COVID Heroism of Cuban Doctors

by EVE OTTENBERG With Covid-19 roaring through the U.S., now is a good time to discuss Cuban health care. It’s about as different from the American variety as possible. It is not for profit. It is socialized. It does not first… Continue Reading →

Meet Rona Wilson – He worked for release of political prisoners, now a prisoner himself !

Rona Wilson is a prison rights activist who has been in jail since April 2018 and denied bail several times. The Pune Police raided his home in Delhi on April 17, 2018, and arrested him subsequently for his alleged role… Continue Reading →

The Truth Behind The Lies-Arrests based on ‘forced conversion’

Shibu Thomas — August 28, 2020 Fabricated Charges leading to the imprisonment of innocent Christians has become increasingly common and is on a steep upsurge. Since 2018, Persecution Relief recorded 194 cases of false charges and arrests made against Christians of… Continue Reading →

Kurdish human rights lawyer Ebru Timtik dies after 238-day hunger strike

By Dana Kennedy August 29, 2020 | 10:02am People mourn as they attend the funeral of Ebru Timtik, a human rights lawyer who died during a hunger strike in a Turkish prison to demand a fair trial for herself and colleagues, in IstanbulAP… Continue Reading →

Denial of Bail by Bombay HC is Gross Injustice: Kin and Colleagues of Sudha Bharadwaj

Exactly two years after her arrest in the infamous Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case, on Friday 28 August, a Division Bench of the Bombay High Court turned down the medical bail application of Sudha Bharadwaj, a well-known trade unionist and lawyer… Continue Reading →

Prashant Bhushan vs. Supreme Court Contempt of Court or Truth and Democracy?

Sukla Sen Right now, we, Indians, are witnessing an extraordinary spectacle.Involving the highest court of the land.So much so that the venerable New York Times has characterised it as the Supreme Court being on trial!1 A brief recap of the developments that… Continue Reading →

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