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Activists protest imprisonment of Indian journalist

By Sumit Galhotra/CPJ Steiger Fellow Supporters of Lingaram Kodopi and his aunt gathered in New York’s Union Square on October 4. (CPJ/Sumit Galhotra) A couple dozen activists gathered this past week in New York City’s Union Square to protest the imprisonment of freelance journalist Lingaram Kodopi… 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 →

INVITATION- Seema Azad and Vishwavijay – speak in JNU on 3rd September

The singer was singing And they question him Why do you sing? He answers them as they seize him Because I sing And they have searched him: In his breast only his heart In his heart only his people In… Continue Reading →

Cultural Activist, Jeetan Marandi languishes in Jail, his wife Aparna Marandi keeps the Battle on #mustread

  WHO IS JEETAN MARANDI? Jeetan  Marandi is a cultural activist from Jharkhand , a cultural activist who used to sing the folk songs and other revolutionary songs in villages of Jharkhand, to make the people aware of socio-political developments taking… 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 →

Report on All India Convention against Sedition and Other Repressive Laws

The convention notes with serious concern that the law used by the British Raj to suppress the Freedom Movement remains part of our statutes. Its egregious use against all forms of dissent and protest including peasant activists, environmental movement, women,… Continue Reading →

Update on Seema Azad Case- Protest on June 26th- Emergency Day

  Kavita Srivastava- This is short note to give you a quick update in the Seema Azad case. At a few hours notice a meeting was called on the 13th of June, 2012 at the Gandhi Peace Foundation against the conviction by… Continue Reading →

PUCL on conviction of Seema Azad and her husband by an Allahabad Court

PEOPLE’S UNION FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES Founder: Jayaprakash Narayan 270-A Patparganj, Opposite Anandlok Apartments, Mayur Vihar– Phase I, Delhi 110091 12th  June, 2012 Press Release           On the Conviction of Seema Azad and her husband by an Allahabad… Continue Reading →

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