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Raiding the Resilient Police’s high-handedness in dealing with Dalit Activists and Lawyer

Recently police raided the homes of well-known human rights activists and even a lawyer on the pretext of gathering information about their alleged complicity in fomenting hate and violence in Bhima Koregaon. Oddly enough the Maharashtra Chief Minister said the raids were conducted due to their ‘Maoist’ links. The fact that two parallel and equally…

Vietnam: Six activists sentenced for up to 15 years in prison for trying to “overthrow the state”

Six activists in Vietnam have received sentences of seven to 15 years in jail for “attempting to overthrow the state,” the Guardian reported. These are the most stringent sentences in Vietnam. The activists received their sentences following a one-day trial that was conducted “under heavy security”. The activists have ties to the Brotherhood for Democracy, an…

Raise voice against Jharkhand Activist Damodar Turi’s torture in Jail Anti-displacement activist dumped in dank Solitary Confinement cell

Anti-displacement activist Damodar Turi, who was arrested on February 15 from Ranchi, has been on a hunger strike since March 27, 2018 protesting his and other prisoners’ transfer to solitary confinement. The solitary confinement facility is made of dark, airless and filthy cells. Turi and the other prisoners were dumped into the solitary confinement on March 23.  …

Marielle Franco, a voice for the silenced Brazillian Councilwoman shot dead for protesting against gun violence

Rio de Janeiro City Councilwoman Marielle Franco was shot to death on March Wednesday, March 14, 2018. She was 38. Franco was born in raised in one of Rio’s poorest and most violent areas, the Maré complex of favelas (slums). A black, LGBT woman, Franco became a single mother at age 19, going on to complete college and obtain…

सीजेपी निशाने पर हमारे साथियों को डराने-धमकाने और उत्पीड़ित करने का एक व्यापक विवरण

हाल ही में, धर्मनिरपेक्षता और धार्मिक अल्पसंख्यकों के साथ मानव अधिकार संबंधी कार्य के प्रति अपनी वचनबद्धता के कारण सीजेपी सचिव तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ जी को दो टीवी समाचार चैनलों ने “हिंदुत्वविरोधी” कहा है. इस के कारणवश सीजेपी ने एनएचआरसी को इस में दखल देने का आग्रह किया, क्योंकि इस तरह की गैरजिम्मेदाराना और दुर्भावनापूर्ण रिपोर्ट…

Death of a Rationalist: Govind Pansare Baptised by the bullet for questioning the politics of religion, caste and class

A rationalist is a person who chooses to believe the scientific explanation for the occurrence of natural events rather than attributing them to faith or fate. Often rationalists openly renounce and denounce religion in favour of reason and logic. This, unfortunately, also often puts a bull’s eye on their backs. In fact, since late 2013,…

Activist in Vietnam sentenced to 14 years in prison for livestreaming fishermen’s march

The Guardian reported that a Vietnam court has sentenced activist Hoang Duc Binh to 14 years in prison for livestreaming fishermen’s march to file a lawsuit against a steel plant that expelled toxic material into the sea. Binh was found guilty of “abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the state, organisation and people, and…

Shahid Azmi, You live forever! In Memoriam

In a short life spanning thirty three years, Shahid Azmi’s contribution to the democratic rights movement in India was immense. Though it has been eight years since he was killed on February 11, 2010, it is as if he is still alive, serving as the guiding light for many aspiring, young lawyers who want to…

चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद को रिहा करो अभी इस याचिका पर हस्ताक्षर करें

भीम सेना प्रमुख, चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद की रिहाई और उनके खिलाफ एनएसए के आरोपों को खारिज करने के लिये उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्य मंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ के नाम इस याचिका पर हस्ताक्षर कर सिटिज़न फॉर जस्टिस एंड पीस के अभियान का समर्थन करिए. पिटीशन पर हस्ताक्षर के लिए यहां क्लिक करें  आप हमारी याचिका का हिंदी अनुवाद…

Bhim Army Chief’s Detention Economic and Political Weekly

We, on behalf of the Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), a civil rights organisation, would like to draw your attention to the unjust incarceration of Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan, chief of the Bhim Army, a young and dynamic democratic rights activist. He was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh (UP) police on 9 June 2017. Apart…

American ivory trade researcher murdered in Kenya

The Guardian reported that Esmond Bradley Martin died after he was stabbed in his home in a suburb of Nairobi on February 4, 2018. Although early reports indicate that police believe he died as a result of a bungled robbery, there are also that his death was linked to his work, the Guardian said. Bradley Martin, who…

रावण को आज़ाद करो हमारी याचिका पर हस्ताक्षर करें

भीम आर्मी के संस्थापक और जुझारू युवा दलित नेता चंद्रशेखर आजाद उर्फ़ ‘रावण’ पर उत्तर प्रदेश की सरकार ने दोबारा रासुका लगा दी है. जिस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री अपने ऊपर लगे केसों को बेशर्मी से हटा रहे हो, वहां एक निर्दोष इंसान को जेल में रखने का एक ही मतलब है – की वे रावण…

My Sister, My Soulmate A poem by Kavita Lankesh

Gauri Lankesh fearlessly spoke truth to power. She stood up against injustice and discrimination. She strived for communal harmony until her dying breath. On the occasion of Gauri Lankesh’s birth anniversary, we are publishing a heartbreakingly beautiful tribute by her sister Kavita.   She raved, she ranted, Many times she burst out…. Uppercaste this… Brahmincal…

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