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Press Release- Women groups demand apology from Advocate General West Bengal #Sexist

PRESS RELEASE FROM MAITREE Date: 07th June 2013, Kolkata We are writing to you on behalf of Maitree, a women’s rights network of 60 organisations and individual activists based in West Bengal. We strongly condemn the comments made by the Advocate… Continue Reading →

Rights rap on West Bengal Government #FOE #FOS

– Strongest charge against Ambikesh was an ‘afterthought’MONALISA CHAUDHURI, Telegraph   The state human rights commission has refused to accept the Mamata Banerjee government’s justification for the arrest of Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra, citing depositions by top police officers… Continue Reading →

Give Maoists political prisoner status as stated by Calcutta High Court

March 22, Kolkata– “The state government must immediately withdraw the petition challenging the Calcutta High Court’s decision. Political prisoner status is a democratic right and the government cannot take away this right,” said Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR)… Continue Reading →

#West Bengal : HC orders CBI probe death of 3 women in gurap shelter home #Vaw #Rape #Murder

Kanchan Chakrabarty : Kolkata, Tue Feb 19 2013, Dissatisfied with the CID investigation into the deaths of two women of a welfare home in Gurap in Hooghly district, the Calcutta High Court today handed over the probe to the CBI. A… Continue Reading →

#DeathPenalty Doesn’t Serve as Deterrent: Amartya Sen

Kolkata, Feb 7, 2013, Outlook Amid the nationwide debate over giving rapists the death penalty, Nobel prize winning economist Amartya Sen is not in favour of capital punishment, saying it does not serve as a “deterrent” and “preventive function”.Sen at… Continue Reading →

Calcutta High court grants ‘political prisoner’ status, to seven members of PUDR

  PEOPLE’S UNION FOR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS                                                 7TH November 2012   Calcutta High Court Judgement and Political Prisoners The West Bengal High Court judgement of August 2012 granting ‘political prisoner’ status to seven members of the People’s Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA)… Continue Reading →

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