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Activists to protest SC order directing Teltumbde and Navlakha to surrender amid COVID-19

On April 14, when India commemorates the 129th birth anniversary Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and as the world continues to fight the disastrous pandemic caused by novel coronavirus, activists Dr Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha will surrender themselves to prison authorities… Continue Reading →

Political Prisoners Should be Among First Released in Pandemic Response: UN Human Rights Chief

Image for representation. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urged states to release every person detained without sufficient legal basis, including political prisoners, and those detained for critical, dissenting views. The UN human rights body… Continue Reading →

Campaign Against State Repression (CASR) demands the immediate release of all political prisoners!

April 8th 2020 On March 16th 2020, the Supreme Court of India rejected the anticipatory bail plea of civil rights activists, Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha, asking them to surrender by April 6th 2020. The review petition heard on April 8th 2020 cited… Continue Reading →

A Daughter Pleads For Her Mother’s Release From Jail During Covid Pandemic

Amnesty International India8 April 2020 The last time I met my mother – Professor Shoma Sen, was on 29 February 2020 at the Byculla District Jail in Mumbai for 15 minutes. All meetings at the jail have been cancelled in… Continue Reading →

A letter to Anand Teltumbde, on his way to jail

‘You are being sent to jail because you are part of a tidal wave of dissent against this government and what it has done to Indian democracy.’— Vijay Prashad & Sudhanva Deshpande  Dear Anand, On Monday, there will probably be a… Continue Reading →

India -Two imprisoned doctors promise to serve Covid 19 patients, one gets bail one still in Jail

Aurangabad: The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court has granted temporary bail to senior doctor after he submitted before the court that he would serve needy persons in the wake of Covid-19 scare. Lawyers S S Khivansara and S… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad case: Varavara Rao, Shoma Sen file for bail on medical grounds citing coronavirus outbreak

Sadaf Modak31 March 2020 Poet P Varavara Rao (in pic) and retired professor Shoma Sen, among the nine persons accused in the Elgaar Parishad case, have sought temporary bail on medical grounds from a special court. (File Photo) CITING THE… Continue Reading →

On Martyrs Day- 10 Lesser known facts about Bhagat Singh

March 23 is observed as Martyrs Day, also known as Shaheed Diwas as a tribute to martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru. March 23 is marked as Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs’ Day to remember the day when three… Continue Reading →

Stand in Solidarity with Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha

In August 2018, the Pune Police implicated Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha with other human right activists and lawyers in the now-infamous fabricated Elgar Parishad case. The police presented concocted theories since day one and these theories have not… Continue Reading →

The last letter Bhagat Singh wrote to his comrades on 22nd March 1931

On 22nd March, Bhagat Singh wrote the last letter of his life to his comrades and the last words he spoke from gallows were-Inqilab Zindabad and Down with Imperialism, spoken so loudly by all three martyrs-along with Sukhdev and Rajguru that… Continue Reading →

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