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Varavara Rao’s wife moves SC seeking bail for him in Elgaar Parishad case

Pendyala Hemalatha’s petition said the writer and poet should be granted bail, citing various health issues that he is facing. A file image of Varavara Rao. New Delhi: The wife of Telugu poet and writer Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand – Activists Fast against Stan Swamy’s arrest in Bhima Koregaon Case

Attack on Birsa Munda’s legacy, says demonstrators Animesh Bisoee   |   Jamshedpur   |   Published 13.10.20, 01:43 AM Over 60 representatives of public organisations and tribal activists staged a hunger strike near tribal icon Birsa Munda’s memorial in Ranchi on Monday to protest against the arrest… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon Commission gets 7th extension; to submit report before Dec 31

The two-member commission is probing January 1, 2018, caste clashes at Bhima Koregaon near Pune and its previous extension ended on April 8 amid the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown The Maharashtra home department has granted a final extension to the Bhima Koregaon… Continue Reading →

India’s undertrials problem is spurring the COVID-19 outbreak in prisons

co-authored by Nikita Sonavane,Ameya Bokil As India has climbed to the second spot in overall numbers of persons infected by COVID-19 across the world, the healthcare situation is deteriorating rapidly, especially in prisons. On 23 March, the Supreme Court ordered… Continue Reading →

Statement -‘Disappointing’: No SC relief to winner of US feminist jurist award Sudha Bhardwaj

The hearing of Sudha Bharadwaj’s Special Leave Petition for medical bail in the Supreme Court on Thursday did not yield any relief for her, giving a big jolt to the immense faith vested by Bharadwaj’s friends and family members in… Continue Reading →

The Supreme Court in Decline: Forgotten Freedoms and Eroded Rights

Justice A. P. Shah delivered a memorial lecture in memory of late Justice Hosbet Suresh titled “The Supreme Court in Decline: Forgotten Freedoms and Eroded Rights” on 18th September, 2020. The lecture was organized collectively by Centre for Study of Society… Continue Reading →

Gujarat High Court allows ex-IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt’s plea for physical hearing

Ahmedabad Mirror / Updated: Sep 18, 2020, Sanjiv Bhatt.The ex-IPS officer had filed plea in HC that a courti in Palanpur shouldn’t hear four applications filed by him virtuallyFormer IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt’s application that a court in Palanpur should not hear four applications filed… Continue Reading →

3005 cases registered and 3974 arrest made under UAPA only 27% had chargesheets, govt tells Rajya Sabha

To a question on UAPA cases, MoS (Home) G Kishan Reddy told Rajya Sabha in a written reply that a total of 922, 901 and 1,182 UAPA cases were registered across the country in 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively. The… Continue Reading →

Indigenous Activists Arrested and Held Incommunicado Following Border Wall Protest

Two O’odham women arrested at the border were taken to a private prison where they were denied access to the outside world. Ryan DevereauxSeptember 16 2020, 4:39 p.m. Two Indigenous women who were arrested by federal agents while attempting to block… Continue Reading →

India’s Unforgivable Laws

Several unconstitutional laws in India repress its citizens. A reading list from the EPW Archives. As the second branch of government, the purpose of the legislature is to make laws that uphold the fundamental rights of all citizens. However, when… Continue Reading →

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