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Gauri Lankesh case: SC reserves order on plea to keep KCOCA charges against accused CJP assisted sister Kavitha move SC against HC’s order dropping organised crime charges against Mohan Nayak

On August 16, the Supreme Court Bench of Justices A.M Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna had adjourned the matter of Kavitha Lankesh, the sister of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, challenging an order by the Karnataka High Court dropping charges under Karnataka Control of Organised Crime Act (KCOCA) against Mohan Nayak, one of the accused in the case.…

Activists, intellectuals condemn ED searches at Harsh Mander’s premises Times of India

NEW DELHI: A group of activists and intellectuals on Thursday condemned the Enforcement Directorate’s searches at human rights activist Harsh Mander‘s premises, saying the agency’s action was part of a “continuing chain of abuse of state institutions to threaten, intimidate and try to silence every critic” of the government. In a joint statement, the group of…

UAPA must go – lock, stock and barrel: Senior Counsel Mihir Desai Young leaders paid tribute to Gauri Lankesh, followed by a lecture on the draconian anti-terror laws

Gauri Memorial Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) had been organising a series of webinars since August 15, and yesterday on September 5, the last event titled, Bullets cannot kill Gauri Lankesh’s legacy was hosted in honour of the human rights defender. The webinar saw young student activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal…

Gauri lankesh

Gauri Lankesh: A martyr to the cause of fearless journalism Webinar organised in her honour to examine role of news media in a Surveillance State

Since August 15, Gauri Memorial Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) have been hosting a a series of webinars in memory of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh. These online lectures and discussions examine several pertinent elements of the times we live in, and the role of the news media. On August 22, we hosted…

Gauri Lankesh Murder

Gauri Lankesh case: SC to decide on keeping KCOCA charges against accused CJP backs Kavitha Lankesh in moving SC against HC’s order dropping organised crime charges

The Supreme Court Bench of Justices A.M Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna has posted on September 8 the matter of Kavitha Lankesh, the sister of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, challenging an order by the Karnataka High Court dropping charges under Karnataka Control of Organised Crime Act (KCOCA) against Mohan Nayak, one of the accused in the…

‘Making a game of a person’s death’: Deccan Herald apologises after outrage over Stan Swamy ‘quiz’ theprint.in

The quiz asked readers to ‘connect’ 3 pictures — Bhima Koregaon victory pillar, Sudha Bharadwaj, and a Communist flag bearing the hammer & sickle — to a’person who recently passed away’. Bengaluru: A group of activists and civil society members hit out at the English language daily Deccan Herald over a ‘prize-winning quiz’ that appeared in the newspaper’s…

Who is Erendro Leichombam? The jailed Manipur based political activist faces sedition and NSA charges

Erendro Leichombam is a 40-year-old political activist who reportedly holds a postgraduate degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, and is a former associate of civil rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila. Leichombam has been lodged in the Sajjwa jail since May 13, 2021, along with journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem for a Facebook post condoling the…

Release Political Prisoners: CJP to Maharashtra CM In wake of Fr. Stan’s passing, CJP appeals for release of remaining Bhima Koregaon accused

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has once again written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, urging him to consider recommending to the high-power committee, that the remaining accused in the Bhima Koregaon case be released on interim bail. There are still 14 people languishing in jail after Fr. Stan Swamy passed away and Varavara…

Saffron Conspiracy in Bhima Koregaon

What really happened at Bhima Koregaon? Narrative of Elgar Parishad and Bhima Koregaon manipulated to disguise incendiary role of supremacists

It was the site outside the Brahmanical city of Pune, the capital of the cruel Peshwai empire[1], at Koregaon, that Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, as a young lawyer battling caste discrimination, visited in 1927. Since then, come January 1, every year, over 90 years, and hundreds of thousands of Dalit-Bahujans come here in collective celebration of…

Jailed Father Stan Swamy dies ahead of his bail hearing His health started deteriorating soon after his incarceration

Father Stan Swamy, the 84-year-old Tribal activist who had been battling for his life since May and put on ventilator support at the Holy Family Hospital, Bombay, breathed his last around 1.14 P.M on July 5. Before starting to hear his plea for medical bail at around 2:30 P.M, Father Stan’s lawyer, Senior Advocate Mihir…

Fr Stan Swamy’s institutional murder CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad calls out everyone involved

Poor health conditions in Taloja prison amidst a raging Covid-19 pandemic, lies fabricated by the authorities (valiant efforts by the Jesuit-Human Rights Community and advocates like Mihir Desai and Krithika notwithstanding), form the vicious cycle witnessed closely by some of us in the tragic case of our beloved Father Stan Swamy (and other fellow inmates)…

CJP writes to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray seeking release of BK-15 Unhygienic, inadequate infrastructure in jails threatens their health

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), dedicated to its movement of upholding and defending the freedom and constitutional rights of all Indians, has written to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, urging him to recommend releasing the 15 accused on interim bail to the high-power committee. After learning about some harrowing accounts of…

Hany Babu

Hany Babu tests Covid positive, eye infection gets worse Sign CJP's petition to free Hany Babu NOW!

Bhima Koregaon-accused Hany Babu, in custody sans-trial since July 2020, was diagnosed as Covid-19 positive on May 13, 2021. The news came shortly after reports of the professor suffering a dire eye infection in Taloja jail. His wife Dr Jenny Rowena learnt about Hany Babu’s illness at around 7:30 PM at J. J. Hospital in…

Indian courts and Medical Bail NIA court denied Father Stan medical bail on March 22

The Special NIA court rejected Father Stan Swamy’s bail plea on grounds that “he was not only the member of banned organisation CPI (Maoist) but was also carrying out activities to further the objective of the organisation which is nothing but to overthrow the democracy of the nation.” The NIA had initially sought 20 days…

Heroes without Capes: Human Rights Defenders

Heroes without Capes: Human Rights Defenders Rightscast, CJP's podcast series is out now!

CJP launched a campaign in solidarity with our human rights defenders whose basic rights are being infringed upon by the state. It is a call for strengthening dissent. Know more about the campaign at https://cjp.org.in/human-rights-defenders/ Podcast · Heroes without Capes: Human Rights Defenders

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