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Thousands march for repeal of AFSPA

August 12, 2016 Combo image of rallies held for repeal of AFSPA at Ukhrul, Chandel, Tamenglong in Manipur State and Kohima and Dimapur in Nagaland on Thursday. Morung Express News Dimapur/Kohima/Chandel/Tamenglong/Ukhrul | August 11   In a show of nonviolence… Continue Reading →

#Goodnews – Conditional bail granted to Piyush Manush

  In high spirits:Family members of Piyush Manush coming out of Salem Court after conditional bail was granted to him on Wednesday.— Photo: E.Lakshmi Narayanan Twelve days after social activist Piyush Manush was arrested for protesting against the construction of… Continue Reading →

#StandWithPiyush – Prison DIG seeks detailed report on his case

V.S. PALANIAPPAN Activist’s wife had alleged that he was beaten up by security staff inside Salem Central Prison The Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Prisons), Coimbatore Range, R. Arivudainambi, has asked for a detailed report from Salem Central Prison authorities on… Continue Reading →

What’s worse than Kashmir ?

WHAT’S WORSE THAN KASHMIR? By Jyoti Punwani, Bastar is worse than Kashmir. I’ve given up hope. A place where the IG of police calls meetings of judges and magistrates, of newspaper proprietors, and of IAS officers; where lawyers are hounded for… Continue Reading →

Demand Immediate release of Environmental activist PL SIGN PETITION #StandWithPiyush

PL SIGN AND SHARE , IMMEDIATE RELEASE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST PIYUSH SETHIA NOW https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Tamil_Nadu_Chief_Minister_Immediate_release_of_Environmental_activist_Piyush_Sethia/   Activist Piyush Manush, part of the Salem Citizen’s Forum, was arrested under charges of criminal intimidation when he chained himself to a road-roller on Friday to protest… Continue Reading →

Bastar journalists and jail, a year on

BY GEETA SESHU| Those fighting to free Santosh Yadav and Somaru Nag from jail themselves need defending in a state where the odds are stacked against both. GEETA SESHU reports on the anniversary of Nag’s arrest Santosh Yadav, left, and Somaru… Continue Reading →

World’s Disappearance Commissions: An Inhuman Quest for Truth

  Prof. Bishnu Pathak – Abstract Enforced Disappearance (ED) is a crime against humanity. It has a long but neglected history. It is a denial of all access to the families, lawyers and the like. The families of ED persons recall the whereabouts the fate of… Continue Reading →

Govt. turning journalists into contractors: Jailed Bastar scribe

  PAVAN DAHAT ‘Maoist insurgency an excuse to get funds from the Centre’ Prabhat Singh (left) being felicitated at an event in Raipur on Sunday—Photo: Special arrangement Prabhat Singh (left) being felicitated at an event in Raipur on Sunday—Photo: Special… Continue Reading →

India – This is How a Naxalite Dies

BY JAVED IQBAL ON 27/06/2016 • All agree that Rajita Usendi, a local Maoist commander in Gadchiroli, was trapped in a hut and consumed by fire. But beyond that simple story lies a more complex tale. Raje and Birija, the septuagenarian parents of the… Continue Reading →

#Goodnews – Kobad Ghandy cleared of terror charges

| Nirnimesh Kumar  A file photo of Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy being brought to the district court in Karimnagar amid tight security. | Special Arrangement Delhi Court, however, holds the Maoist ideologue guilty of cheating and forgery A Delhi court… Continue Reading →

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