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Free Sokalo and Kismatiya NOW CJP and AIUFWP move Allahabad HC

Sokalo Gond (Treasurer of AIUFWP) and Kismatiya Gond (Secretary, Forest Rights Committee), were arrested from Chopan station, Sonbhadra on June 8. CJP and AIUFWP have moved Allahabad High Court to release illegally detained Adivasis. Watch this video to know more:

Information sought regarding the custody of two tribal women Live Hindustan

इलाहाबाद हाईकोर्ट ने सोनभद्र की दो आदिवासी महिलाओं को अवैध हिरासत में रखने के बारे में राज्य सरकार से नौ जुलाई तक जानकारी मांगी है। यह आदेश न्यायमूर्ति पी के एस बघेल एवं न्यायमूर्ति राजीव जोशी की खंडपीठ ने लड़कियों की तरफ से दाखिल बंदी प्रत्यक्षीकरण याचिका पर अधिवक्ता एसएफए नकवी को सुनकर दिया है।…

Allahabad HC seeks information on two missing tribal women Times of India

ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad high court on Friday directed the UP government’s counsel to provide information with regard to alleged illegal detention of two tribal (Adivasi) women of Sonbhadra district, who have been missing and their whereabouts are not known since they were forcibly taken away by police on June 18. Hearing a habeas corpus writ petition filed…

Sonbhadra Adivasis

Allahabad HC demands explanation for detention of Adivasi activists after CJP and AIUFWP file petition We are keeping #JungJaari to #FreeSukaloKismatiya

On June 8, 2018 Adivasi Human Rights Defenders Sukalo Gond (Treasurer of AIUFWP) and Kismatiya Gond (Secretary, Forest Rights Committee) were picked up in a clandestine manner from Chopan station, Sonebhadra, UP just as they were returning after a meeting with the state forest minister, Dara Singh Chauhan and Forest Secretary in Lucknow. Their names were not mentioned in any…

Stonewall Uprising: A Rainbow Rebellion, Not a Riot An account of the event that sparked the Gay Rights Revolution in the United States

June 28 marks the anniversary of Stonewall Uprising, one of the most important events in the international LGBTQ movement. It started with a raid by the New York Police Department (NYPD) at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in New York City in the early hours of the morning in 1969. This was followed by days…

CJP and AIUFWP move Allahabad High Court to release illegally detained Adivasis Habeas Corpus Petition filed to protect Sukalo Gond and Kismatiya Gond

CJP is committed to upholding and defending the rights of all Indians, especially those belonging to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised sections of society. With this in mind, we have been fighting shoulder to shoulder with Adivasis and forest workers in different parts of India, in our common quest for the implementation of…

Damodar Turi’s battle in Jharkhand Human Rights Defender

Damodar Turi has been at the forefront of several protests against forced land acquisition and displacement of Adivasi communities in Jharkhand. He was arrested on February 15 (2018) from Ranchi under the UAPA Act and later put into solitary confinement on March 23 (2018) along with other activists. As per the law, solitary confinement of…

CJP stands by the Adivasis of Odisha in POSCO In conversation with Adv. Devyani Kulkarni

The battle against POSCO, one of the most effective resistances the country has witnessed in the recent past is not over yet. The South Korean corporate giant has retreated from the region but the state doesn’t seem to have ended its war against the Adivasis who fought for their land. POSCO, the biggest foreign direct…

Hate Watch: Choudhary Lal Singh’s bigoted diatribe knows no end Part of our India's Most Offensive series

Choudhary Lal Singh is no stranger to controversy. His antics have been scandalous even before he took part in the Hindu Ekta Manch march supporting the alleged perpetrators in the Kathua rape and murder case. He is one of the worst serial offenders when it comes to spreading hate. There was absolute silence from BJP when…

UN raises concerns over exclusion of people from NRC in Assam and subsequent ‘statelessness’ Special Rapporteurs demand clarification about procedure, policy and safeguards

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated in Assam and there is a potential humanitarian crisis brewing with fears that thousands of people could be excluded from the list and be rendered stateless. The matter has now caught the attention of the United Nations prompting four Special Rapporteurs to write to Sushma Swaraj,…

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