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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 →

Activists Arrest – Pune Cops claims hold no water Lawyers

  By: Sagnik.Chowdhury The Pune Police’s spiel in court on the threats from ‘urban Maoism’ with regard to the Bhima Koregaon violence is only aimed at creating prejudice and stoking passions, alleged experts in criminal law. They said the police’s… Continue Reading →

India – Prof Shoma Sen and Portrait of a ‘ Maowadi”

By Jyoti Punwani, Mumbai Mirror |  Shoma Sen The last time I met Shoma Sen, who was recently arrested for her alleged Maoist links, was at Nagpur Airport. I told her she needn’t have come all the way to meet me. Her… Continue Reading →

Prof Shoma Sen arrested for Bhima Kaoregaon Violence suspended by Nagpur University #WTFnews

Shoma Sen was the head of English department at Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University Bhima Koregaon violence V-C says they have suspended Shoma Sen after learning from police that she has been detained under IPC sections Prof Shoma Sen, who… Continue Reading →

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