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India – Why is this Muslim youth still in prison? #freezakariya

A decade has passed since Koniyath Zakariya of Parapanangadi, was arrested and put in Bengaluru Parappana Agrahara Central Jail on charges under the draconian provisions of UAPA.  Zakariya’s imprisonment is continuing even after ten years as the trial and cross-examination… Continue Reading →

Prof Haragopal, Venugopal, Prof Katyayani others detained

Several activists, mostly teachers, including prominent educationist Prof G Haragopal, were detained by the Hyderabad police on Saturday as they attempted to hold an indoor meeting to demand the release of revolutionary writer Varavara Rao and other intellectuals, who are… Continue Reading →

Activists demand immediate release of Disabled DU professor G. N Saibaba

+ New Delhi, April 11, 2019: The ‘Committee for the Defence and Release of Dr. G.N. Saibaba’ came together on April 10 demanding the Delhi University Professor’s “immediate release on bail”. Stating that Mr. Saibaba, who is currently lodged in… Continue Reading →

Framed in 157 cases, woman gets acquitted in all, released after 12 years from Chhattisgarh prison

Shams Ur Rehman Alavi BHOPAL/RAIPUR: After 12 long years, Nirmalakka has finally been acquitted in all the cases that were registered against her. Carrying the court order, her family members along with the lawyer, reached the Central Jail at… Continue Reading →

Open letter to Telengana CM from P. Hemalata on Varvara Rao’s imprisonment

Open Letter to KCR from Varavara Rao’s wife Hyderabad, April 9, 2019. Respected Chief Minister of Telangana Sri K Chandrashekar Rao, I am writing this letter to you in the context of your comments during the recent election campaign against… Continue Reading →

The Real Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy

by- Freny Manecksha When veteran leader and former trade unionist George Fernandes died earlier this year, obituaries referred to his days during the Emergency and the Baroda dynamite conspiracy case which was a key chapter in his life. Fernandes, it… Continue Reading →

Prof G N Saibaba , 90% disabled and suffering from 19 high health risks could not get bail

Vasantha Kumari March 25, 2019 Pl sign petition and share widely With great disappointment and unfathomable pain, I inform all democratic forces and the academic community that, today, the Nagpur High Court bench has rejected the bail application of… Continue Reading →

Jailed Manipur Journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem Seriously ill

Kishore has been put in the Sajiwa Central Jail in Imphal East since November 27 last year. ABDUL GANI Manipur journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem who has been in jail since 114 days. ‘Wake Up Everyone, Don’t Be Afraid’: Manipur Journalist In… Continue Reading →

From the other side of the bars: Rona Wilson’s quiet commitment to prisoners’ rights

AATHIRA KONIKKARA In jail since June 2018, Rona Wilson has campaigned for human rights for over fifteen years and is a founding member of the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners. COURTESY THE FAMILY OF RONA WILSON In March 2012,… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad case: HC reserves order on bail plea of activist Sudha Bharadwaj

Bharadwaj, a professor at NLU, Delhi, was arrested on October 27, 2018, for allegedly being part of a banned Maoist organisation and inciting violence after the Elgar Parishad was held in Pune. Activist Sudha Bharadwaj was arrested on October 27,… Continue Reading →

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