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Framed in 157 cases, woman gets acquitted in all, released after 12 years from Chhattisgarh prison

Shams Ur Rehman Alavi BHOPAL/RAIPUR: After 12 long years, Nirmalakka has finally been acquitted in all the cases that were registered against her. Carrying the court order, her family members along with the lawyer, reached the Central Jail at… Continue Reading →

Open letter to Telengana CM from P. Hemalata on Varvara Rao’s imprisonment

Open Letter to KCR from Varavara Rao’s wife Hyderabad, April 9, 2019. Respected Chief Minister of Telangana Sri K Chandrashekar Rao, I am writing this letter to you in the context of your comments during the recent election campaign against… Continue Reading →

The Real Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy

by- Freny Manecksha When veteran leader and former trade unionist George Fernandes died earlier this year, obituaries referred to his days during the Emergency and the Baroda dynamite conspiracy case which was a key chapter in his life. Fernandes, it… Continue Reading →

Prof G N Saibaba , 90% disabled and suffering from 19 high health risks could not get bail

Vasantha Kumari March 25, 2019 Pl sign petition and share widely With great disappointment and unfathomable pain, I inform all democratic forces and the academic community that, today, the Nagpur High Court bench has rejected the bail application of… Continue Reading →

Jailed Manipur Journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem Seriously ill

Kishore has been put in the Sajiwa Central Jail in Imphal East since November 27 last year. ABDUL GANI Manipur journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem who has been in jail since 114 days. ‘Wake Up Everyone, Don’t Be Afraid’: Manipur Journalist In… Continue Reading →

From the other side of the bars: Rona Wilson’s quiet commitment to prisoners’ rights

AATHIRA KONIKKARA In jail since June 2018, Rona Wilson has campaigned for human rights for over fifteen years and is a founding member of the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners. COURTESY THE FAMILY OF RONA WILSON In March 2012,… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad case: HC reserves order on bail plea of activist Sudha Bharadwaj

Bharadwaj, a professor at NLU, Delhi, was arrested on October 27, 2018, for allegedly being part of a banned Maoist organisation and inciting violence after the Elgar Parishad was held in Pune. Activist Sudha Bharadwaj was arrested on October 27,… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad Case – Gadling: Can’t rely on seized data sans copies to accused

Lawyer Says No Offence Against Sudhir Dhawale Pune: Activist-lawyer Surendra Gadling argued before the special UAPA court on Tuesday that the electronic documents the Pune police seized in the Elgar Parishad case could not be relied on while deciding… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad Case – Varavara Rao seeks treatment at Sassoon hospital

Court To Hear Plea On February 25 Pune: Elgar Parishad case accused P Varavara Rao on Friday moved a plea before the special UAPA court seeking treatment of his left eye and fissure condition at the Sassoon General Hospital…. Continue Reading →

Koel Sen- ‘Every day has been a fight since my mother’s arrest’

Sonam Saigal In happier times: Koel Sen (centre) with her parents.   Prof. Shoma Sen’s daughter talks to The Hindu about her mother’s work for the betterment of the country, and the anger at hearing her being called anti-national It… Continue Reading →

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