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साझी शहादत-साझी विरासत: वसंत राव और रजब अली को याद करना क्यों जरूरी है

अहमदाबाद के जमालपुर के पास स्थित वसन्त-रजब चौक कितने लोगों ने देखा है? देखा तो कइयों ने होगा, और आज की तारीख में उससे रोज गुजरते भी होंगे, मगर अंगुली पर गिनने लायक लोग मिलेंगे जिन्होंने चौराहे के इस नामकरण… Continue Reading →

When Jail, not Bail, rules in a Pandemic

  NILIMA DUTTA |@| June 29,2020 SUSAN ABRAHAM |@| June 29,2020 The pandemic is worse showcased in the treatment meted to undertrials in our prisons. Despite guidelines directing granting of bail to undertrials with medical conditions and seniority in age, the courts… Continue Reading →

Romila Thapar, four intellectuals write to CM Uddhav Thackeray on health concern of Bhima Koregaon activists

Romila Thapar. Photo: BCCLNoted historian Romila Thapar and four intellectuals have appealed to the Maharashtra Government to shift 11 activists in state prisons in connection to the Bhima Koregaon case and put them under house arrest on health grounds. In a letter written to… Continue Reading →

Open Letter to Maharashtra CM on inhuman conditions in Maharashtra Jails

25 Jun 2020 The Hon’ble Chief Minister Maharashtra 25 June 2020 Subject: Urgent action needed towards inhuman conditions in Maharashtra jails Dear Sir As we mark the 45th anniversary of the day when emergency was imposed in the country and thousands of… Continue Reading →

Resist the Super Emergency ! Indian Democracy Matters! – June 25 One Day Online Film Festival

25 June 2020 will mark the 45th anniversary of the infamous Emergency imposed on India. On this day, we call upon all Indian citizens to launch a peaceful, non-violent nationwide movement to fight against the SUPER EMERGENCY the country is being subjected to today. This… Continue Reading →

Navlakha kept in ‘deplorable’ conditions, says partner Sahba

Remember that Maharashtra is the epicenter of the Covid epidemic. Dear Anand Gautam called me yesterday after a gap of 15 days. All I knew until then was that he was sent to a quarantine facility in Taloja on 26th… Continue Reading →

Please release my mother, Sudha Bharadwaj’

By PRASANNA D ZOREJune 17, 2020 10:36 ISTGet Rediff News in your Inbox:email  ‘If you don’t have any proof about her crime, then how can you keep her in jail?’ On August 28, 2020, the respected lawyer and human rights activist Sudha… Continue Reading →

American Bar Association- Safoora Zargar’s Detention Against International Law

US lawyers’ group criticises Safoora Zargar’s continued detention ABA said her detention doesn’t appear to meet international human rights standards] June 13, 2020 11:54 ISTSafoora Zargar | Facebook The incarceration of student-activist Safoora Zargar has been in the headlines ever since… Continue Reading →

Coronavirus: Jagtar Singh Johal and India’s lockdown

By Kirsteen Paterson   Jagtar Singh Johal has been in police custody in India for over two years ‘IT’S been two weeks for us and we’re moaning about it. My brother’s been in jail for 940 days. Imagine what it’s like for… Continue Reading →

Immediately Release Safoora and all activists arrested in baseless ‘ Consipracy Case

*STOP CRIMINALIZING DISSENT!* PINJRA TOD We strongly condemn the decision to deny bail to Safoora Zargar, an MPhil student at Jamia Milia Islamia, a member of the JCC and among the strongest voices of women students in the university. Safoora’s… Continue Reading →

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