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NAPM Condemns arrest of JNUSU President, harassment of students on charges of Sedition

Actions in JNU an attempt at diverting the students anger over Rohith Vemula Suicide and continued discrimination ·      Withdraw Police from JNU Campus, let there be an impartial enquiry in the incidents of February 9th by University ·      Release Kanhaiya Kumar immediately and… Continue Reading →

Former Students Of JNU Condemn The Arrest Of JNUSU President, Kanhaiya Kumar

By Former Students Of JNU  We condemn in the strongest possible words the high-handed police action in JNU. This is reminiscent of the dark days of the emergency when the state had swooped down on the campusand had arrested many… Continue Reading →

Crackdown on JNU students movement is actually to silence critiques of RSS

Friends, this is to inform you that JNUSU President, Comrade Kanhaiya has been arrested. Police are doing rounds of the campus and mindlessly witch-hunting activists. RSS is running campaigns to shut down JNU.  We need to Protest against the free… Continue Reading →

Remembering Shahid Azmi, a patron of justice and a victim of intolerance

PHOTO: FILE PICTURE February 11, 2016 marks the sixth death anniversary of advocate Shahid Azmi who was killed when he was just 32. Azmi was known for defending wrongly accused in terrorism cases. The young lawyer was gunned down by… Continue Reading →

Julian Assange is being ‘arbitrarily held’, UN panel to say

  4 February 2016 Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Media captionIs Julian Assange leaving the Ecuadorean embassy? A UN panel will conclude Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being “arbitrarily detained” in the UK,… Continue Reading →

#Goodnews – Gujarat anti-terror bill withdrawn; President Pranab Mukherjee rejects draconian legislation

  The bill was a revised version of Gujarat Control of Organised Crime Bill (GUJCOC), which was introduced by then Chief Minister Narendra Modi himself. It was earlier rejected in 2004 by then President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Activists have… Continue Reading →

Indian activist Henri Tiphagne selected for Amnesty human rights award

Indian activist and lawyer Henri Tiphagne has won the Amnesty International Human Rights Award 2016. Amnesty International Germany will confer the 8th award on him in April. The award and 10,000 euros will be given to him on 25 April at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin… Continue Reading →

SC: Is #AFSPA in Manipur eternal ?

      Dhananjay Mahapatra | TNN NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Manipur government how long the Army should be deployed in the state and enjoy unaccountable power under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and whether 35… Continue Reading →

Bombay HC slams Maharashtra on custodial deaths, asks it to install CCTVs in 6 weeks

Bombay High Court Wed, 13 Jan 2016-09:15pm , Mumbai , PTI Prosecutor Sandeep Shinde argued that currently the process of inviting tenders for installing CCTV cameras is on and an expert committee was slated to meet today to decide on… Continue Reading →

Tamils Still ‘Tortured’ In Sri Lanka: Rights Groups

THE CITIZEN BUREAU  A Tamil woman NEW DELHI: Two rights groups have alleged that Tamils, an ethnic minority in Sri Lanka who had waged a civil war in the country, continue to face torture. The allegations have come a year after… Continue Reading →

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