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#India- arrests at Mavelikkara: Against UAPA, For the right to dissent #Draconianlaws

by Gilbert Sebastian on Monday, 7 January 2013 , on FB There is a saying in Malayalam, ‘Kaaryam paranjaal Communistaayi!’ meaning, you will be labelled a Communist if you tell the truth. This used to be a saying during the decades when the Communist… Continue Reading →

#India -Reject Amendments to Counter terrorism Law

December 14, 2012, HumanRights Watch While India has a responsibility to protect citizens from terror attacks, the counterterrorism law has long been abused to detain suspects for excessive periods, file charges on fabricated evidence, and ban organizations without due process… Continue Reading →

#India- (UAPA) Draconian Law against liberty-quietly amended #Loksabha

From The Indian Express: The Lok Sabha has quietly amended the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, a dangerous tool in the hands of any government When two young women were arrested for a Facebook post questioning the shutdown in Mumbai for Bal… Continue Reading →

#India-Journalists report the police version of crime: Seema Azad

|October 21, 2012 Do journalists question enough, asks Seema Azad, ‘Dastak’ editor who was charged under the UAPA in this interview with SHOBHA S V [Courtesy: THE HOOT] Seema Azad 37-year old Seema Azad’s calm demeanour belies the trauma that she’s… Continue Reading →

This war against our own people-Report of All India Rally and Dharna

  CDRO – Report of All India Rally and Dharna October 7, 2012 COORDINATION OF DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS (CDRO) Out of 640 district of India, 101 are reeling under Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA). This war against our own… Continue Reading →

The posters that landed retired SIMI secy in jail #draconianlaws #ban

  Muzamil Jaleel : New Delhi, Fri Sep 28 2012, 03:41 hrs Cases registered 12 years ago — before SIMI was even banned — on flimsy charges and an investigation that has been rapped for loopholes left Munir Deshmukh a wanted… Continue Reading →

Over a month, four ‘terror’ arrests in Indore for ‘shouting slogans’ #draconianlaws

  Muzamil Jaleel : New Delhi, Thu Sep 27 2012, 03:32 hrs, Indian Express It’s just not Urdu writings or a magazine copy that can get you booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). In many cases — including… Continue Reading →

2 years, 5 cities, 6 cases – and ‘proof’ everywhere is the same magazine #draconianlaws

Muzamil Jaleel : New Delhi, Wed Sep 26 2012,  Indian Express On April 16, 2006, Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh was tense. There had been communal clashes a week ago during Eid-e-Milad. In the afternoon, policemen from the Kotwali police station arrested… Continue Reading →

How are legitimate citizens converted into public enemies?

— By Ilina Sen [ PUCL Bulletin, August 2012, www.pucl.org ] On June 26, as we remembered the clamping down of the internal Emergency on the people of the sovereign democratic republic of India 38-years ago, why is that our thoughts turn,… Continue Reading →

IMMEDIATE RELREASE-June 26th- Emergency Day- hunger strike in all Prisons in INDIA !!

COMMITTEE FOR THE RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS 185/3, FOURTH FLOOR, ZAKIR NAGAR, NEW DELHI-110025 Statement in Solidarity with Proposed Day Long Hunger Strike on Emergency Day on 26 June 2012 in All Prisons Against the Sentencing of Seema & Vishwa… Continue Reading →

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