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Thoki Raj: Creating order by trampling on law is one of the elements of Adityanath’s ideological success

Written by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Updated: July 11, 2020  Police officers cordon the site where top criminal Vikas Dubey was killed near Kanpur, India, Friday, July 10, 2020. (AP Photo) The killing of Vikas Dubey and the chain of events leading up to it… Continue Reading →

Gendering the Pandemic in the Prison

That the prison system needs reform and that its conditions are inhuman is a matter of state record and acknowledgment. The legal principle ‘bail not jail’ frames every legal commentary on bail. The law therefore intends for undertrial prisoners (UTPs) to… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad case: HC seeks details of jail where Sudha Bharadwaj is lodged

MUMBAI Updated: Jul 10, 2020 20:35 IST K A Y Dodhiya The Bombay high court on Friday directed the state and prison authorities to submit details about the conditions of inmates in Byculla women’s jail after Dr Sudha Bharadwaj, former professor… Continue Reading →

Sharjeel Usmani, another Muslim student leader, falls victim to Hindutva State

by Dr Abhay Kumar — July 10, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) student leader Sharjeel Usmani has been victimized because of his Muslim identity. A bright youth leader, emerging scholar, and asset of the country as well as the community has been picked up… Continue Reading →

Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women COVID-19 and the Increase in Domestic Violence

In response to the call for submissions by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, their causes and consequences, CREA and its partners made a submission on the increase of gender-based violence against women and domestic violence in… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand – Legal challenge against Adani’s proposed Godda coal plant #StopAdani

Adani power plant and coal plans threatened by land owner court action By Stephen Long Cranes and a giant steel skeleton stand behind the home of Chinta Mani Shah, a retired schoolteacher from Motia village outside of Godda in the… Continue Reading →

Demand justice for all the undertrials incarcerated in Maharashtra Prisons amidst the COVID -19 Pandemic

The Constitution of India, Article 21, guarantees protection of life and personal liberty to every individual. Yet, the rights of activists and lawyers incarcerated under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) since 2018 in Maharashtra jails are at grave… Continue Reading →

Jailed Assam peasant leader Akhil Gogoi tested for COVID-19 after 2 associates found positive

Assam peasant leader and founder of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) Akhil Gogoi has been tested for COVID-19 after two of his associates have been found positive for Covid-19. INDIA Updated: Jul 09, 2020 17:15 IST Hindustan Times, Guwahati Assam peasant… Continue Reading →

Blind girl dies due to want of foodgrains, medicines as she did not have updated aadhaar card

New Delhi, Jul 7 The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response of the AAP government on a PIL which alleged that a 12-year-old blind girl died recently for want of foodgrains, medicines and financial help, all of which were… Continue Reading →

Police to journalist: Why do you criticise the govt?

Reply: It’s my right. I’m not obliged to answer you    |   Published 08.07.20, 02:51 AM The Supreme Court on Tuesday told veteran journalist Vinod Dua not to answer a second questionnaire sent to him by Himachal Pradesh police in a sedition… Continue Reading →

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