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1100 Feminists across India demand withdrawl of sedition charges against 3 women activists

About 1, 100  from all over India – organisations and individuals across religion, class, caste, ethnicity, ability, sexuality and genders – have issued a solidarity statement condemning what they have called “the targeted crackdown on Muslims and women activists in… Continue Reading →

Open letter to Safoora Zargar from her sister: “I am taking lessons from memories of you having courage”

May 3, 2020 This is a letter from Sameeya Zargar to her sister Safoora, currently lodged in Tihar Jail. Safoora, media coordinator of the Jamia Coordination Committee, has been charged under the draconian anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)…. Continue Reading →

India – Why Activists Want Prisons Decongested

The Supreme Court also wants to reduce the Covid-19 risks posed by overcrowded jails, but there is little progress so far. Subhash Gatade  Late in March, Sirous Asgari, a materials science and engineering professor from Iran, who is at present… Continue Reading →

Covid 19- Dr Kafeel Khan And The Story Of Another Epidemic

The expertise the imprisoned doctor offered to the fight against COVID-19 comes from a self-driven struggle with encephalitis, which kills thousands every year Mrudula Bhavani May 2020  The Supreme Court directed on March 23 that all prisoners, under trial or… Continue Reading →

NAPM Condemns Continued Oppression of Civil Liberties and Targeting of Dissent

Reaffirming our faith in the Constitution on Ambedkar Jayanti Selfless services of doctors, health and sanitation workers and spontaneous relief efforts from ordinary citizens and civil society raises hope for India Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the… Continue Reading →

WSS condemns the arrests of Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha and demands the immediate release of all political prisoners!

April 15th 2020 On April 14th, with undeniable irony, we have witnessed the surrender/arrests of Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Both Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha are known to us through their… Continue Reading →

Urban Naxals? Teltumbde, Navlakha, others being ‘incarcerated’ for political beliefs

 Those arrested are public minded individuals who have successfully brought to light untold misery being inflicted upon adivasis The attempt to browbeat rights activists, Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde to ‘surrender’ to the National Investigation Agency, amidst a nation-wide lockdown… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad case: On Ambedkar Jayanti, NIA arrests Anand Teltumbde; Gautam Navlakha surrenders before agency in Delhi

Mumbai:  Human rights activist and scholar Anand Teltumbde, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case, was arrested on Tuesday by NIA after he surrendered at its Mumbai office. He was remanded in NIA custody by a special court till April… Continue Reading →

Dr Anand Teltumbde’s Arrest On Ambedkar Jayanti: A National Shame

Jai Bhim! Coinciding with the upcoming Ambedkar Jayanti, Dr. Anand Teltumbde, one of India’s foremost public intellectuals and the strongest legatee of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s tradition of struggling for a truly democratic India, will be complying with the Supreme Court’s order… Continue Reading →

Ahead of his arrest, activist Anand Teltumbde’s writes an open letter to the people of India

Updated: Apr 13, 2020, 16:13 IST Anand Teltumbde outside the court. Photo: BCCLSocial activist Anand Teltumbde has written an open letter to the people of the country, a day before the Supreme Court’s deadline to surrender to jail authotities. In the… Continue Reading →

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