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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 →

Pune Court slams Yerwada jail for witholding books

Pune Mirror |  Surendra Gadling Prison authority showcaused for sharing 2 out of 10 books The sessions court on Thursday slammed the Yerwada central prison authority for not providing books to Surendra Gadling, the lawyer and activist, who has been lodged in the jail for alleged… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon case -WSS condemns the majority judgment of the Supreme Court

  WSS deeply condemns the majority judgement of the Supreme Court which has dismissed the PIL filed by Romila Thapar, Devaki Jain, Satish Deshpande, Prabhat Patnaik and Maja Daruwalla and has in effect granted the notorious Pune Police impunity to… Continue Reading →

India – Modi and the art of distraction

‘The arrests of Sanatan Sanstha members for committing murder and stockpiling explosives with the alleged intent of committing mass murder must be embarrassing to a majoritarian government,’ notes Devangshu Datta. The great Jadugar K Lal once told me that stage… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon: Read the FIR that triggered the arrest of activists & lawyers

  On Friday, the Supreme Court reserved its verdict in the case challenging the arrest of activists and lawyers in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence. The matter was heard by a Bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkarand DY Chandrachud…. Continue Reading →

Human rights activists’ arrest: Will this be another case of justice delayed?

  Human rights activists’ arrest: Will this be another case of justice delayed? KAMAL MITRA CHENOY A number of severe laws have been existing in the annals of Indian politics and society. We often fail to assess them.   For… Continue Reading →

UP Govt to Release Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad,after 15 months in Jail #Goodnews

After 15 Months in Jail,  The Dalit rights activist, accused in the 2017 violence in Saharanpur and booked under the NSA, was to be released on November 1. Credit: Citizens for Justice and Peace Chandrashekhar was booked for his alleged… Continue Reading →

Political prisoners start hunger strike today in Yeravda Central Jail

    Today, on 13th September, the martyrdom day of the great revolutionary Jatin Das, who sacrificed his life while on hunger strike for the political rights of the prisoners, 6 political prisoners in Yerwada jail have gone on a… Continue Reading →

UN Decries ‘Shameful’ Reprisals on Rights Activists in 38 Countries Including India

The annual report from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres included allegations of ill-treatment, surveillance, criminalisation and public stigmatisation campaigns targeting victims and human rights defenders in the countries. FILE PHOTO: Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres addresses the United… Continue Reading →

Muzaffarnagar Riots: Amnesty Blames UP Government For Plight Of Survivors

  They survived the bloody riots in September, but the winter chill seems determined to do some real harm to over 50,000 people displaced during the Muzaffarnagar riots and now living in dozen-odd relief camps. One of these – Malakpur… Continue Reading →

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