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Political prisoners start hunger strike today in Yeravda Central Jail

    Today, on 13th September, the martyrdom day of the great revolutionary Jatin Das, who sacrificed his life while on hunger strike for the political rights of the prisoners, 6 political prisoners in Yerwada jail have gone on a… Continue Reading →

UN Decries ‘Shameful’ Reprisals on Rights Activists in 38 Countries Including India

The annual report from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres included allegations of ill-treatment, surveillance, criminalisation and public stigmatisation campaigns targeting victims and human rights defenders in the countries. FILE PHOTO: Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres addresses the United… Continue Reading →

Muzaffarnagar Riots: Amnesty Blames UP Government For Plight Of Survivors

  They survived the bloody riots in September, but the winter chill seems determined to do some real harm to over 50,000 people displaced during the Muzaffarnagar riots and now living in dozen-odd relief camps. One of these – Malakpur… Continue Reading →

India – Rights Activists Arrest: This Law Is An Ass

  Arresting activists is an attack on dissent in keeping with UAPA’s history On August 28, the Pune police mounted raids across several cities,taking into custody five civil liberties activists, invoking that dreaded anti-terror law, the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act… Continue Reading →

Bail over jail: on due process

The chain of arrest, custody, and remand must be linked only by due process The power of arrest is an extraordinary one, conferred on the police to be employed with discretion and deliberation, not as a tool of oppression and… Continue Reading →

#BhimaKoregaonArrests: UAPA is writing the obituary for Indian democracy by curbing dissent and must be repealed

This piece comments on the Bhima Koregaon arrests, the multitude of problems with the UAPA as well as its empirically evident history of sinister targeting of those defending the powerless against State excesses. UAPA criminalises ideology and association. By virtue… Continue Reading →

Pune Police Is Diverting The Bhima Koregaon Investigation, Protecting Bhide, Ekbote: Deputy Mayor Siddharth Dhende

The Caravan publishes report of police-appointed committee, headed by Dhende, that finds Hindutva outfits “pre-planned” the Bhima Koregaon violence By TUSHA MITTAL |  SATISH BATE / HINDUSTAN TIMES / GETTY IMAGES The report of a fact-finding committee, headed by Pune’s deputy mayor… Continue Reading →

Mumbai Rises to Save Democracy- Kis Kis ko Qaid Karoge? #mustshare

Fascist BJP Government stop diverting attention of people from your oppressive policies and the failure of governance!!   Join Protest on 5th September 2018, 5:00pm outside Dadar (E) Station, Mumbai #NoMoreFakeCharges   #DefendDissent   #SaveDemocracy   #ExposeUndeclaredEmergency Since the beginning… Continue Reading →

Anand Teltumbde: On India’s rising authoritarian tide

Photo: dgSolidarity / Youtube On 28 August 2018, homes of several civil-rights activists, lawyers and writers across India were raided by the Maharashtra police for having ‘links’ with Maoists. Of these, five were arrested, in what is seen as a… Continue Reading →

Sudha Bharadwaj’s student pens a heartfelt tribute to her teacher at National Law University, Delhi

To Ma’am, With Love: She invoked awe and reverence as a woman who toiled amongst the most socially turbulent parts of the country with quiet strength and navigated the corridors of power with the claims of the powerless, all while… Continue Reading →

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