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#BhimaKoregaonArrests: Constitution turns into a mere piece of paper if we choose to ignore its tenets

A constitutional republic can only survive if there is a semblance of the rule of law. But yesterday the rule of law broke down. Raids and arrests occurred. Those who were arrested didn’t have the charges read out to them…. Continue Reading →

Full Text of Petition Filed Against Arrest of Five Rights Activists

  The Supreme Court has directed to keep the five accused under house arrest. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for September 6. Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Gautam Navlakha and Vernon Gonsalves. IN THE SUPREME COURT… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – 37 Rights Groups demand immediate release of human rights activists

JOINT STATEMENT OF RIGHTS GROUPS AT PRESS CONFERENCE HELD ON 29TH AUGUST 2018 AT MUMBAI PRESS CLUB, CONDEMNING THE ARRESTS OF PROMINENT HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS FOLLOWING SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-CITY RAIDS BY POLICE ON 28TH AUGUST 2018. On 28th August 2018, simultaneous… Continue Reading →

Will Mallya extradition woes provide incentive to rectify conditions in Indian jails?

The truth is that almost all Indian prisons are far from compatible with Minimum Human Rights standards. ARUN FERREIRA AND VERNON GONSALVES The latest twist in the Mallya affair has been a cause of much indignation as well as mirth. The London extradition… Continue Reading →

India – Call to defeat ‘Bharat Jalao Party’

Arundhati Roy rings pre-poll alarm Pheroze L. Vincent Arundhati Roy in New Delhi on Friday. Picture by Prem Singh New Delhi: Several counter-establishment figures on Friday called for unity to oust the BJP from power at a large gathering demanding the… Continue Reading →

Adv Surendra Gadling will be 50 on July 30, at Yerwada Prison, send him greetings #DefendDissent

*Advocate Surendra Gadling, the Human Rights People’s Lawyer will be turning 50 on 30th July 2018.* Due to the political prejudice of the Maharashtra police he will be in Yerwada Prison incarcerated in an FIR related to the Bhima Koregaon events,… Continue Reading →

When Daughter meets her mother in Prison #ReleaseShomaSen #DefendDissent

Mulaquaat #1 By Koel Sen Yerwada Women’s Jail Pune 26 June 2018 She says, “It’s nice, not as bad as I had expected”.. Maa already looks different. “No cots in the barrack… But the womens cell seems OK. Bedsheets and… Continue Reading →

Advocate Vanchinathan’s wife files habeas corpus plea

Madurai The wife of advocate Vanchinathan, arrested on the charges of spearheading the anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi, has filed a habeas corpus petition before the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday. She sought an order restraining the… Continue Reading →

Student Leader Richa Singh Arrested: “Police Not Students Set A Bus on Fire” #DefendDissent

Arrested for protesting against UPPSC Hindi paper leak  NEW DELHI: Richa Singh, former Student Union President (Allahabad University) has been arrested for staging a protest along with several other Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) aspirants, who were protesting against the… Continue Reading →

Enviornmental Activist Piyush Manush arrested, he was against expansion of Salem airport #DefendDissent

PL SIGN PETITION AND SHARE    Release Environmental Activist Piyush Manush, student activist Valarmathi and Villagers   Piyush Mnaush friend and activiwas vocal with his protest against the expansion of the Salem airport as well as plans for the proposed 8… Continue Reading →

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