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How the State makes Muslims pay for Hindutva terror

The court discharged nine accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case, which was an indictment of former ATS chief KP Raghuvanshi. By Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira KP Raghuvanshi, former chief of Maharashtra’s anti-terrorism squad (ATS), was understandably absent from… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh- failed Salwa Judum idea is being given a fresh lease of life

In Bastar, it looks as if the failed Salwa Judum idea is being given a fresh lease of life  Nandini Sundar i The security establishment never tires of claiming that human rights activists are partisan, and only blame the state. But… Continue Reading →

India: Stop Treating Critics As Criminals

Government Should Repeal or Amend All Laws Threatening Free Speech , says Human Rights Watch (New Delhi) – The Indian authorities routinely use vaguely worded, overly broad laws as political tools to silence and harass critics, Human Rights Watch said in a new… Continue Reading →

Tribals pitted against MNC in Odisha branded Maoists, intimidated, abducted, killed

  A Dongria Kondh protest rally against “intimidation” By Our Representative The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO), an apex body of right-based advocacy groups, has taken strong exception to unprecedented “intimidation” of Odisha’s tribals and activists pitted against… Continue Reading →

Punjab – #Torture Victim ready to testify against Pilibhit jail staff

Gurnam Singh Johal Strap: Gurnam Singh Johal of Tarn Taran was victim of 1994 torture, that left 7 dead, 21 injured Sarbjit Dhaliwal Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 14 A Pilibhit jail detainee, who suffered serious injuries during the nightlong… Continue Reading →

Clampdown on dissenting voices in Nepal

Guest Post by Tapan Kumar Bose Kanak Mani Dixit is one of the most vocal dissident voices on Nepal. I have known him for more than ten years as a journalist, human rights defender, teacher and a builder of institutions. … Continue Reading →

Kerala Maoist couple’s daughter vows to get them out

According to officials, the intelligence bureaus of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana joined forces to make the arrests. Written by Shaju Philip | Valappad (kerala) | Updated: May 6, 2015 8:26 am Ami and Savera with their… Continue Reading →

#Goodnews – Nepal SC orders Journalist Kanak Mani Dixit’s release

Supreme Court orders Kanak Mani Dixit’s release Kanak Mani Dixit with Nepal Police personnel after his release at the Supreme Court. Photo: Twitter/KundaDixit KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court of Nepal on Tuesday ordered the release of journalist and Sajha Yatayat Chairman… Continue Reading →

CPDR Condemns the Action against the Students by the JNU Authorities

The JNU row over the organization of a meeting by some students on 9 February on the anniversary of hanging of Afzal Guru and the so called anti-national slogans given there has already exposed the evil design of the ABVP/BJP… Continue Reading →

Malegaon Blast Case – Guilty until proven innocent

GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT Mumbai Mirror The eight men discharged from the 2006 Malegaon blasts case say it’s time all the cops who ‘conspired to ruin their lives’ are punished. ‘We were arrested to shield actual terrorists’ Noorulhuda Samshodduha Accused… Continue Reading →

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