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Rahul Gandhi bats for Sukalo and Kismatiya Campaign by CJP and AIUFWP for Adivasis of Sonebhadra draws attention of political parties

A campaign by CJP and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) for the release of dynamic forest rights movement leaders Sukalo Gond and Kismatiya Gond is gaining momentum every day. Now, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has tweeted expressing concern over their illegal arrest by Uttar Pradesh (UP) government and has appealed to Congress leaders and…

Dastardly attempt to assassinate Umar Khalid Student leader shot at outside New Delhi's Constitution Club

Firebrand student leader Umar Khalid was shot at by an ‘unidentified gunman’ in New Delhi on August 13. The blatant attack, that many see as a scare tactic, ironically took place when JNU scholar was attending a program titled Khauf se Azaadi (Towards a Freedom Without Fear) at the Constitution Club. The program was organised by a group called United…

Pooja Shukla: The student activist the UP govt fears Human Rights Defender Profile

On June 8, 2017, Uttar Pradesh (UP) police filed FIRs against 11 students of Lucknow University (LU) for showing black flags to Chief Minister Adityanath. The students were shouting slogans against the CM while he was on his way to the university campus to take part in a function. In what has become a methodical ‘norm’…

UP Police abduct, try to intimidate student leader Pooja Shukla Hold her captive for almost five hours

On Saturday evening, CJP received word that Uttar Pradesh student leader Pooja Shukla may have been abducted. The 23 year old firebrand activist who had raised black flags against Chief Minister Adityanath in June last year, was picked up from outside a friend’s house in Lucknow at about 4:30 pm. She was released and dropped back…

सोनभद्र की बेटी सुकालो मानवाधिकार रक्षक का परिचय

यह कहानी है सुकालो गोंड की. एक ऐसी आदिवासी महिला, जिसने झुकने से इनकार किया और अपने आदिवासी भाई-बहनों के वन अधिकार के लिए संघर्ष करते हुए, आज भी डटी हुई हैं. सुकालो उस संघर्ष का सबसे महत्वपूर्ण हिस्सा हैं जिसने देश के वन अधिकार अधिनियम, 2006 को उत्तर प्रदेश के सोनभद्र क्षेत्र में स्थापित किया.…

UN rights experts call for G. N. Saibaba’s release Urge GOI to release the human rights defender on medical grounds

United Nations human rights experts have called on India to release imprisoned professor and human rights defender Dr. G. N. Saibaba. Saibaba, who is reportedly being held in solitary confinement, has severe disabilities and uses a wheelchair; his health has been declining, reportedly due to poor conditions in prison, and untrained staff who are not capable of…

Information sought regarding the custody of two tribal women Live Hindustan

इलाहाबाद हाईकोर्ट ने सोनभद्र की दो आदिवासी महिलाओं को अवैध हिरासत में रखने के बारे में राज्य सरकार से नौ जुलाई तक जानकारी मांगी है। यह आदेश न्यायमूर्ति पी के एस बघेल एवं न्यायमूर्ति राजीव जोशी की खंडपीठ ने लड़कियों की तरफ से दाखिल बंदी प्रत्यक्षीकरण याचिका पर अधिवक्ता एसएफए नकवी को सुनकर दिया है।…

Allahabad HC seeks information on two missing tribal women Times of India

ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad high court on Friday directed the UP government’s counsel to provide information with regard to alleged illegal detention of two tribal (Adivasi) women of Sonbhadra district, who have been missing and their whereabouts are not known since they were forcibly taken away by police on June 18. Hearing a habeas corpus writ petition filed…

Damodar Turi’s battle in Jharkhand Human Rights Defender

Damodar Turi has been at the forefront of several protests against forced land acquisition and displacement of Adivasi communities in Jharkhand. He was arrested on February 15 (2018) from Ranchi under the UAPA Act and later put into solitary confinement on March 23 (2018) along with other activists. As per the law, solitary confinement of…

Sonbhadra Adivasis

सोनभद्र UP में मानवाधिकार रक्षक गिरफ्तार, NHRC ने किया हस्तक्षेप, कारवाई का दिया आश्वासन AIUFWP नेता रोमा और अन्य लोगों ने CJP के नेतृत्व में NHRC रजिस्ट्रार से बात की, उन्हें अवैध गिरफ्तारियों का ब्यौरा सौंपा

नेशनल ह्यूमन राइट्स कमीशन (NHRC) ने मामले में हस्तक्षेप करते हुए सोनभद्र के पुलिस अधीक्षक और ज़िला न्यायधीश से 6 जून को सोनभद्र में हुई आदिवासी महिलाओं और पुरुषों की अवैध हिरासत और उसपर हुई कारवाई के बारे में पूछा. हिरासत में लिए गए सभी लोग ऑल इंडिया यूनियन ऑफ़ फारेस्ट वर्किंग पीपल्स (AIUFWP) के साथ…

Gauri Lankesh’s murder: Will justice prevail? With the murder investigation unfolding, will Gauri Lankesh get justice?

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, 55, was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru by a bike-born assailant. On Monday, June 11, the sixth accused in the case, Parashuram Waghmore, 26, was arrested. With the murder investigation still unfolding, it remains to be seen if Gauri Lankesh will get justice.…

Death of a Rationalist: Gauri Lankesh Fearless journalist silenced for defying right wing extremists

Gauri Lankesh was a fearless journalist and a rationalist, who never minced words while calling out the bigotry and misogyny of right wing extremists. She was shot dead by a man with alleged links to a radical Hindutva organisation in September 2017. As the Saffron brigade busies itself in a nationwide do or die battle for…

विस्थापन विरोधी कार्यकर्ता दामोदर तुरी पर जेल में हो रही यातना के ख़िलाफ़ आवाज़ उठाएं झारखंड की जेल के एकान्त कारावास में क़ैद तुरी भूख हड़ताल पर भी गए

विस्थापन प्रतिरोधी कार्यकर्ता दामोदर तुरी  को 15 फरवरी को रांची से गिरफ्तार किया गया था. मार्च 23 को तुरी और उनके साथियों को एकान्त कारावास में डाल दिया गया था. एकान्त कारावास में कक्ष अँधेरे, बिना हवा के और बेहद गंदे होते हैं. तुरी 27 मार्च, 2018 से भूख हड़ताल पर गए, हालाँकि अब वे अनशन…

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