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Drama Unfolds as Three Lawyer-Activists Arrested Rejection of bail pleas by Pune court on the last day of house arrest paves way for custody

While Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Fereira were feretted away by the Pune police in Mumbai within minutes of the Pune court rejecting their pleas for bail, the police waited outside Sudha Bharadwaj’s home from the midnight of October 26-27 Drama over the arrests of renowned human rights activists and lawyers continued into the midnight of…

CJP in Action: Words of Encouragement pour in as CJP’s NRC Helpline rings off the hook! Assam Press shares our TOLL FREE number to help people

Within a month of launching our TOLL FREE Helpline Number in Assam, we are receiving words of encouragement from the Assam press that has also helped popularise the number among their readers, allowing us to reach the maximum number of people. Today our phones are ringing off the hook! Our number was shared by The…

CCBE writes to PM Modi on arrests of Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj Calls for their immediate release, seeks safeguards for all lawyers in India

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which represents the Bars of 45 countries, and, through them, around one million European lawyers, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the arrest lawyers Arun Ferreira and Sudha Bharadwaj. The letter, penned by CCBE President Antonín Mokry, notes that the CCBE “places great…

Prakash Bhoir, an adivasi who says conservation is in the culture of his people

Meet this Lover of the Aarey Forest, Prakash Bhoir Reclaiming Forest Land, One Tree at a Time

Prakash Bhoir is a fiery Adivasi activist from Aarey, whose consistent initiatives have helped shed light on the condition of Adivasis in this forest. The Aarey forest, located in the Northern suburbs of Mumbai, is the only green cover in the area, and is known for its lush greenery, with tall trees, grasslands and rocky…

Lower courts reject bail pleas, Navlakha and Teltumbde given protection from arrest Bombay High Court to hear Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde's plea on Nov 1

The Bombay High Court has adjourned the hearing in matter of Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde’s plea seeking quashing of the FIR in Bhima Koregaon case till November 1. There will be interim protection from arrest to Gautam Navlakha till November 1. On Thursday, October 25, the Hyderabad High Court had extended poet Varavara Rao’s house…

न्याय, सुधारक होना चाहिए, दण्ड देने वाला नहीं : तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ सीजेपी मौत की सज़ा का विरोध करता है

हम अपने सम्पूर्ण प्रयास और पूरे भरोसे के साथ इस बात पर अपनी प्रतिबद्धता ज़ाहिर करते हैं, कि न्याय, सुधार के लिए एक उपकरण है, प्रतिशोध के लिए नहीं. पिछले 15 वर्षों में, हमने 2002 के गुजरात जनसंहार से संबंधित विभिन्न मामलों का 68 से अधिक अदालतों में नेतृत्व किया है. इन मामले में हमने सफलतापूर्वक 168 लोगों…

Aarey's adivasis are fighting against losing land that they feel is historically theirs

How Adivasis in Aarey are at risk of losing their land and livelihood CJP supports the struggle of Warli Adivasis

Adivasis in Aarey at risk of losing their land, their homes, and their livelihood due to the proposed Metro shed, which is also a threat to Mumbai’s precious green cover. Even as the fight to preserve the city’s limited tree cover is waged, the rights of the Adivasis in the area must be protected. The…

Saffron Conspiracy in Bhima Koregaon

Freedom in Sight for Surendra Gadling! Bombay HC quashes Order granting Extension of Time to file Chargesheet against the Human Rights Defender

Calling the order of the lower court granting extension of time to the Pune police to file a charge sheet against Surendra Gadling as ‘illegal’, Justice Mridula Bhatkar of the Bombay High Court quashed the Pune court order. Today’s order paves the way for Gadling and other activists to be released on bail. However the…

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