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India – Terror Laws compared

A Bill with almost similar provisions was earlier blocked by Presidents APJ Abdul Kalam and Pratibha Patil, and Governor Kamla Beniwal, mainly due to provisions for interception. Written by Parimal A Dabhi | Updated: April 29, 2015   Gujarat Governor O P… Continue Reading →

#SundayReading – Silence! court is in session

Pushing things to an extremeThe Thin Edge – Ruchir Joshi At some point while watching Chaitanya Tamhane’s film Court, I actually started to laugh silently with joy. This could be seen as somewhat perverse, for the themes and the story of the… Continue Reading →

Two Maoists go on hunger strike in Berhampur jail

STAFF REPORTER Dandapani Mohanty- Photo: PTI Dandapani Mohanty, Sabyasachi Panda demand political prisoner status : Dandapani Mohanty, former mediator between the Maoists and the government, started a hunger strike in Berhampur circle jail on Friday demanding political prisoner status. Arrested… Continue Reading →

Andhra and Telangana encounters: How police gets away with murder

  What links the two killings is the supreme impunity with immunity which classically defines the police encounter. ARUN FERREIRA AND VERNON GONSALVES The killings on April 7th, 2015 by the Telengana and Andhra Pradesh police seems a sort of… Continue Reading →

Texas- Hunger-Striking Immigrant Mothers Faced Retaliation

View image | SAN ANTONIO — Apr 23, 2015, 8:23 PM ET By SETH ROBBINS Associated Press Three immigrant mothers held at a Texas detention facility filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that they were held in isolation in retaliation for their… Continue Reading →

JTSA in solidarity with artists and poets of Kabir Kala Manch

    On April 10, 2015 Bombay High court refused bail to Sachin Mali, Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Gaichor of Kabir Kala Manch (KKM), who have remained in jail for two years without a trial. They are not charged with… Continue Reading →

Press Release – State Violating Fundamental Rights of Dr. G. N. Saibaba

Delhi University Teachers Association Press Release on Dr. G Naga Saibaba The DUTA believes that the State, under no pretext, has the prerogative to withdraw a citizen’s Fundamental Right to Life. However, that is precisely the case in relation to Dr…. Continue Reading →

Assassination Of Five Muslim Under Trial Prisoners Of Telangana

Fact Finding Report On The Assassination Of Five Muslim Under Trial Prisoners At Aler Town Of Telangana State Of India By Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee 19 April, 2015 A fact finding team of Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee comprising Lateef Mohammed… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – Offhand Police Encounters

Offhand encounters BY HARSH MANDER The purpose of police firing is to disperse crowds, not to kill. The scene at Seshachalam forest after the shootout.Photo: AFP ‘Encounter’ killings not only corrupt and brutalise the police force but also strip people… Continue Reading →

Press Release – Adivasi families forced to live in ‘Open Air Prison’ in Gujarat #WTFnews

Adivasi families forced to live in ‘Open Air Prison’due to construction of “Shreshtha Bharat Bhavan” as part of the Statue of Unity Project in Gujarat    Matter in the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone) for blatant violations of the EIA Notification,… Continue Reading →

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