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Human Rights Day- Our Rights, Our Freedom Always

Human Rights Day 2015 10 December Fifty years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted two international treaties that would forever shape international human rights: The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political… Continue Reading →

India – 2  Million Cases Await Justice For Decade Or More #WTFnews

Himadri Ghosh, December 3, 2015   When the Gujarat government decided to build a municipal market in Vadodara in the early 1980s, it acquired land from a man we will call Mr X, who said he was paid nothing. His family… Continue Reading →

India – Is ‘ Sedition’ the favoured weapon of INTOLERANCE ?

IS ‘SEDITION’ THE FAVOURED WEAPON OF INTOLERANCE? THE CITIZEN BUREAU Thursday, November 26, 2015 A cartoon after Aseem Trivedi’s arrest on sedition charges NEW DELHI: An old 1870 law that a democratic state should have struck down seems to have become the… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh- Sukma encounter fake: victims’ kin

The family members of the three alleged Maoists killed in an exchange of fire in Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh on Tuesday claimed that the three were “common villagers” and were killed by security forces in a fake encounter. PAVAN… Continue Reading →

Irom Sharmila – ‘15 years of Hunger Strike’ and ‘57 years of bloody AFSPA’

Guest Post – Lalit Lalit North East India comprises seven sister states (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura) and Sikkim and a narrow corridor between Bhutan and Bangladesh links North Eastern part to mainland India. During British… Continue Reading →

India – Repeal sedition law – Human Rights Watch (HRW)

NEW YORK: Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called for the repeal of a sedition law under which a folk singer has been arrested in Tamil Nadu for criticizing chief minister J Jayalalithaa. Police arrested S. Kovan, 52, in Tiruchirappalli district… Continue Reading →

Repeal AFSPA: 15 years on Irom Sharmila’s hunger strike

    A convention on Repeal AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) was organized here at New Delhi today with the objective to bring demand of Repeal AFSPA in political priorities.  This convention was organized on the eve of 2nd Nov… Continue Reading →

Repeal AFSPA and Release Political Prisoner Irom Sharmila Now !

REPEAL OF Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) FROM ALL REGIONS OF MANIPUR, OTHER NORTH EAST AREAS AND J&K  RELEASE OF IROM SHARMILA We are petitioning to Prime Minister of India for his urgent and immediate intervention to start process… Continue Reading →

Why we oppose ‘The Gujarat Control of Terror and Organised Crime Bill, 2015’

 Guest Post – Rohit Prajapati & Trupti Shah The Gujarat Control of Terror and Organised Crime Bill, 2015 (“the GUJTOC Bill”), now awaiting for the President’s assent, violates principles of civil liberties and the constitution both in spirit and its fine print. It draws… Continue Reading →

India – Remove secrecy surrounding mercy petitions #DeathPenalty

Nishant Gokhale and Lubhyathi Rangarajan Remove secrecy surrounding exercise of mercy powers. Make the reasoning public. Clemency powers operate in relation to both the conviction for an offence and the sentence. A person can be pardoned or granted a reprieve… Continue Reading →

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