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#SundayReading – G. N. Saibaba: The Biggest “little man” in India #Disability

April 8, 2015 [Editorial Note: In view of G. N. Saibaba’s continued incarceration, we are reprinting this article which was written by P K Vijayan in June 2014 and originally appeared in the Economic and Political Weekly.] I want to tell… Continue Reading →

An intelligent person’s guide to Encounter Killings

Venkatesh Nayak explains the norms regulating the use of force by police and what must be done after an extra judicial killings April 07 turned out to be a bloody Tuesday in the newly formed States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana…. Continue Reading →

Arup Bhuyan, Article 19(1)(a) and Bail Jurisprudence in Terror-Related Cases

Arup Bhuyan, Article 19(1)(a) and Bail Jurisprudence in Terror-Related Cases   Gauta Bhatia  Introduction The distinction between “advocacy” and “incitement” is one that is familiar and important for constitutional courts world over. Advocacy of dangerous and subversive ideas is constitutionally… Continue Reading →

KKM Artistes branded as ‘Maoists’ say they won’t surrender their art & pen

The KKM artistes have recorded new songs for their CD – Gani Sangharshachi Naav Samaj Nirmitichi. The new CD will have all these songs, along with a couple of new songs. It will be launched in the next few days…. Continue Reading →

Urgent Appeal to NHRC – Maharashtra: Political Prisoner Hem Mishra assaulted in front of prison for protesting the use of handcuffs

Date:6th april 2015 Address:Shri A. K. Parashar National Focal Point – Human Rights Defenders & Joint Registrar National Human Rights Commission ManavAdhikarBhawan, Block-C, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi   Dear Sir I am a Woman Human Rights Defender , from Mumbai… Continue Reading →

Inmate’s wife moves Bombay HC over lack of basic supplies in jails

‘To get an essential item to your jailed kin or even to meet them, prison guards want bribe’ Mustafa Plumber @plumbermushi, DNA A 36-year-old woman, whose husband is lodged in the Kolhapur prison, has approached the Bombay high court, alleging… Continue Reading →

Riots – A festering sore on Indian democracy

A festering sore on Indian democracy A multitude of massacres in the name of religion has put India’s secular polity to test. A flashback on the travesty of justice by Pradyot Lal, NK Bhoopesh & Anurag Tripathi Pradyot Lal NK… Continue Reading →

#Goodnews- 10 political prisoners walk free in West Bengal

In the first ever group-acquittal since the Trinamool Congress (TMC) came to power in 2011, as many as 10 political prisoners were acquitted on Tuesday night by a Ranaghat district court in south Bengal. All the activists were allegedly working… Continue Reading →

Dalit musicians of India challenging rising inequality and untouchability

Pushpa Achanta April 2, 2015 In early April 2015, three courageous and revolutionary musicians from Kabir Kala Manch — Sachin Mali, Ramesh Gaichor and Sagar Gorkhe — will have completed two years of unjust incarceration in Maharashtra, a western-Indian state…. Continue Reading →

Political Prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal Is In Critical Condition

  By Herb Boyd, Amsterdam News 01 April 15   umia Abu-Jamal, one of the world’s most prominent and celebrated political prisoners, is reportedly in a diabetic coma and in intensive care at the Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, PA…. Continue Reading →

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