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Sedition Law: Crushing Dissent in India since 1833 Colonial era law to keep freedom fighters in check, now used in free India to silence dissenters

There is no doubt that the founding philosophy of administration in India is based upon the pre-independence British rule, and our Indian Constitution does hold true many laws that then existed. However, the British Law in India and the Indian Constitution are widely divergent in letter and in spirit. The Government of India Act, and subsequent acts…

Five Most Important documents disappear mysteriously from NRC Modalities  Has NRC State Coordinator violated important NRC Rule?

The alleged double standards of the Government of India and Government of Assam with respect to the update of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam appear to have encouraged the NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela to allegedly violate an important NRC rule in a bid to drop five important documents from the Modalities.…

NRC is the way to solve the migration issue democratically: Akhil Gogoi The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

Firebrand leader Akhil Gogoi speaks to CJP on the issue of NRC in Assam. He says that the NRC is the most democratic way to solve the issue democratically. But the BJP and the RSS are trying to dilute the National Register of Citizens by introducing the citizenship amendment bill.   Also Read: NRC से…

Supreme Court sets the Rainbow Free! Decriminalises sex between consenting adults under Section 377, bestiality remains a crime

In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court of India has granted adult Indian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) people the dignity they have always deserved… the right to love who they love and to not be punished for expressing that love sexually and privately. In doing so, the SC has granted…

Mumbai stands up to an Oppressive Regime Protests against the nationwide crackdown on dissenting voices

Civil society groups, activists, students and citizens gathered in Mumbai on September 5, the first death anniversary of journalist Gauri Lankesh, to honour her by continuing her legacy of speaking truth to power, in wake of the State’s unprecedented crackdown on civil and political rights activists. Hundreds of people turned up outside Dadar Railway Station…

Gauri Lankesh remembered on First Death Anniversary Activists demand action against Sanatan Sanstha, Right-wing groups launch counter protest

Hundreds of activists, journalists, civil society members as well as ordinary citizens gathered in Bangalore to pay homage to slain journalist Gauri Lankesh on her first death anniversary. They also demanded that the Sanatan Sanstha, a right wing supremacist group whose members are allegedly involved in the conspiracy to murder Lankesh, be declared a terrorist…

By Kavita Lankesh

Gauri Lankesh to be Memorialised as a Reporter Killed on Duty To be honoured at Bayeux-Calvados Award posthumously

Come October 8, 2018 and the annual commemoration and awards for war correspondents, instituted since 1994, will begin this year showcasing and Exhibition on Afghan Lives. But this year it will be extra special because India’s feisty and courageous journalist, Gauri Lankesh will find honour and mention here.   The Bayeux-Calvados Awards for war correspondents (Prix…

The term Urban Naxal has been coined by a failed filmmaker: Adv. Prashant Bhushan Teesta Setalvad in conversation with Adv, Prashant Bhushan

Talking to CJP on the recent arrests of activists and lawyers, senior advocate Prashant Bhushan said that there is no such thing as an Urban Naxal. He also added that, the case under which activists are arrested itself is malicious and a separate team needs to investigate the issue.   Related: Sudha Bharadwaj’s Remarkable Journey:…

Gauri Lankesh laid to rest, but The Truth could not be buried One year after her assassination, more evidence emerges of saffron plot to silence rationalists

September 5 marks one whole year since the eventful night when Gauri Lankesh, a fearless journalist and outspoken rationalist, was gunned down in cold blood outside her Bangalore home. In life she was a journalist who unearthed the truth. But even in death, it appears that Gauri will not allow the truth to stay buried. Skeletons…

Abdul Kadir Assam

Assam Village Imam declared ‘foreigner’ suspects Conspiracy to drive out Muslims The Making and Re-Making of Indians as Citizens in Assam: A CJP Series

Abdul Kadir is the Imam of the mosque in his village. He is a much loved and highly respectable member of his community. People look up to him for his wisdom and good counsel. However, now both, he and his wife Hamida Khatoon have been declared foreigners by a Foreigner’s Tribunal. Moreover, all his children…

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