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‘Why is the government afraid of me? I am 90% disabled… But I think, I write’: GN Saibaba

‘The State is filled with systemic violence which all of us have to resist,’ says the DU academic, out on bail after 14 months in jail for suspected links with Maoists. Anumeha Yadav  ·  Photo Credit: Anumeha Yadav 34.4K Total Views Dr… Continue Reading →

Indian courts awarded death penalty to over 2,000 in 15 years

Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Updated: Jul 10, 2015 09:14 IST Representative photo of a noose  5 The debate over capital punishment may be still going on, but the courts in India awarded death penalty to 2,052 individuals between… Continue Reading →

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Kanimozhi advocate for abolition of #deathpenalty

  By: Apoorva Mandhani | July 8, 2015   Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has advocated for abolition of capital punishment in a response sent to the Law Commission consultation paper on the subject. Dr. Kalam said that he had been in… Continue Reading →

London: Report of picket demanding release of DU Prof – G . N Saibaba

July 6, 2015 People from various parts of England gathered outside the Indian Embassy in London on Sunday 28th June 2015 to demand the immediate release of Dr Saibaba. Dr Saibaba is a severely disabled wheelchair bound Professor at Delhi… Continue Reading →

To fight authoritarianism, we must first acknowledge its presence

The return of the shadow Anant Patwardhan’s film Prisoners of Conscience on political prisoners of the Emergency Written by Nandana Reddy |Updated: July 6, 2015 1:01 pm With each passing day, I can’t help but feel the gnawing sensation that the shadow of… Continue Reading →

Statement – On the Temporary Bail for DU Prof Dr. GN Saibaba

On 27 June 2015, the division bench of the High Court of Maharashtra ordered that no further time be wasted on the next date of hearing (i.e. on 30) due to delay in fulfilling the technicalities so that when the… Continue Reading →

Odisha Journalist slapped with sedition and criminal conspiracy #WTFnews

Hindustan Times (Mumbai) Priya Ranjan Sahu ■ priyaranjan.sahu@hindustantimes.com Laxman Choudhury, working as a reporter for leading Odia daily Sambad for the remote Mohana block exposed the nexus between ganja traders and the police though a series of stories in the publication…. Continue Reading →

How artists and individuals creatively resisted Emergency

From street plays held in the dead of the night to open rebellion, the story of the cultural resistance to the Emergency is one of many underground movements of artists and individuals. Anant Patwardhan’s film Prisoners of Conscience on political… Continue Reading →

Nagpur Prison like Abu Ghraib: says DU prof G N Saibaba on bail after 419 days

Soumittra S Bose,TNN | Jul 4, 2015, 03.34 AM IST Delhi University professor G N Saibaba was on Friday released from Nagpur Central Jail, 59 weeks and six days after his arrest on charges of being a top Naxal leader of the… Continue Reading →

Jail should be correctional institution , says Prof G.N. Saibaba

     Jul 3 Nagpur, July 3 (ANI): G.N. Saibaba, who is on three month bail after getting arrested from Delhi University for alleged links with the Naxalites, on Friday asserted that jail should be a correctional institution and not a… Continue Reading →

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