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Sokalo Gond: Adivasi warrior who defends her people Human Rights Defender

This is the story of Human rights defender Sokalo Gond who fights for the rights of her people, in Sonbhadra, a forested region of UP. She is one of the most important forces in the struggle for the implementation of forest rights act 2006 in Sonbhadra. Over the years, Sokalo has been working relentlessly with…

राम पुनियानी की सुरक्षा के लिए CJP ने लिखा NHRC को पत्र अब उन्हें २४ घंटे की पुलिस सुरक्षा दी जा रही है

प्रख्यात प्रोफेसर, तर्कसंगत और सिविल सोसाइटी के सदस्य डॉ राम पुनियानी को मिली जान की धमकी के बाद सिटिजन फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस (CJP) ने इस मामले में हस्तक्षेप किया है। CJP ने इस धमकी को गंभीरता से लेते हुए राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोग (NHRC) को पत्र लिखा है। हमने अपने पत्र में आयोग से यह…

CJP writes to NHRC demanding justice and protection for Ram Puniyani Academic and rationalist threatened over the phone, accused of being anti-Hindu

Following a threat to the life and well being of noted academic, rationalist and civil society member Dr. Ram Puniyani, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has intervened in the matter and written to the National Human Rights commission (NHRC). We have appealed, in our letter, for urgent action to be taken in this matter, and also…

SC orders Kalburgi probe be handled by Karnataka SIT Uma Kalburgi's petition had sought court-monitored investigation

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, February 26, directed that the ongoing investigation into the killing of noted linguist and historian, MM Kalburgi be handed over to the Special Investigation Team (SIT), Karnataka that is currently investigating the Gauri Lankesh murder. Further, the SC bench headed by Rohinton Nariman also directed that the Dharwad bench of…

More than 7,000 dissidents arrested in Iran in 2018: Amnesty

According to Amnesty International, authorities in Iran arrested more than 7,000 dissidents in 2018, the Guardian reported. The efforts at repression including several hundred people being imprisoned or flogged, the deaths of at least 26 protesters, and those of nine people in custody, who died under suspicious circumstances. Those who were detained when protests were met…

Canadian academics, activists call for charges against Anand Teltumbde to be dropped Write to President Kovind, PM Modi

A collection of academics, experts and activists has written to President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling for the charges against academic and activist Dr. Anand Teltumbde to be dropped, and seeking the release of the ten human rights activists who are currently in jail.  The letter lists Dr. Teltumbde’s…

Gauri Lankesh Murder: Sister Kavita demands case stay with Karnataka SIT Files Intervention Application to prevent investigation to be transferred to another agency

Ms Kavitha Lankesh, sister of slain journalist activist Gauri Lankesh has intervened in the Supreme Court urging that the investigation into her sister’s murder should remain with the Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed in 2017. The investigations in the case are at an advanced stage and arguments on framing of charge were to be made…

साहस और सहानुभूति के साथ मज़बूत होता भारत मिलिए उन मानवाधिकार रक्षकों से जो साल 2018 में लाखों लोगों के प्रेरणा स्रोत रहे

देश में एकता, समरसता और सामंजस्य बनाए रखने, संविधान में दिए अधिकारों और आज़ादी को कायम रखने की कोशिशों में, साधारण से नज़र आने वाले कुछ आम भारतीय नागरिकों ने असाधारण साहस और करुणा का परिचय दिया है. यहां कुछ ऐसे ही लोगों का ज़िक्र कर रहे हैं जो मानवाधिकार रक्षक की भूमिका में सभी…

Making India Stronger with Courage and Compassion Meet the Human Rights Defenders who inspired millions in 2018

Ordinary Indian citizens showed exceptional compassion and commitment to maintaining harmony as well as upholding the rights and freedoms guaranteed to all in out Constitution. Their exemplary courage inspires us all. Here’s are some Human Rights Defenders who are a beacon of hope for everyone.   Sokalo Gond Sokalo Gond is an Adivasi forest rights activist…

‘मामला’ क्या है? तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ पर मुक़दमों की झड़ी का ख़ुलासा

गुजरात दंगो में साज़िश की जांच के लिए ज़किया जाफ़री और तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ की अर्ज़ी जैसे ही सुप्रीम कोर्ट में पहुंची, गुजरात के विभिन्न न्यायालयों में तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ के खिलाफ चल रहे मामले उफान मारने लगे। लेकिन ऐसा पहली बार नहीं हो रहा है। किडनैपिंग से लेकर जालसाज़ी तक हर तरह के केस झेल चुकी…

Gauri Lankesh Murder Case: Chargesheet names Sanatan Sanstha Momentum gathers for banning the right-wing group

In fresh developments in the Gauri Lankesh murder case, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has filed an additional chargesheet naming the hardline Hindutva group Sanatan Sanstha as the chief perpetrator in the case. Following this there has been a demand to ban the Sanatan Sanstha in Karnataka and Maharashtra. The Karnataka SIT investigating the case…

Sokalo Gond Released from Jail Today Victory for CJP and AIUFWP's campaign to release forest rights defenders

Sokalo Gond an Adivasi human rights defender & executive committee member of AIUFWP was illegally incarcerated since June 2018. Despite being granted bail on October 4, technical & procedural issues kept Sokalo behind bars till today. After 5 long months in jail she walks free today. Related: A Beautiful Show of Solidarity: Activists group reaches…

“सुधा सोना” : जन्मदिन पर 1 नवंबर को सुधा जी अपने जन्मदिन पर जेल में होंगी, पर देश भर से बहुत सारी मुबारके उनके साथ होंगी।

संभवत देश का बहुत बड़ा वर्ग अमिताभ साहब के साथ–साथ करोड़पति बनने के सपने देखता है या मंच पर गाने और नाचने की प्रतियोगिताओं को देखने में मशगूल होता है। दिन भर की काम थकान और शाम को बहुत सारे चैनल पर देश भक्ति  की फसल  का हिस्सा बनने पर  मजबूर सा  रहता है। फिर…

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