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AIUFWP, CJP, DSG organizes online press conference Siasat.com

New Delhi: All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), Citizens for Justice & Peace (CJP) and Delhi Solidarity Group (DSG) will organize online press conference on 23rd October 2020 at 3 p.m. Fact-Finding Report will be released by Ms Brinda Karat, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) and patron, AIDWA. Zoom link Zoom Link for the…

Police Fired on, Framed Adivasi Protestors in Bihar’s Kaimur: Fact-Finding Team The Wire

Forest department officials at Adhaura block of Kaimur allegedly opened fire against the demonstarors on September 11 when they had tried to air their grievances over the violations of the Forest Rights Act. New Delhi: Civil society organisations have demanded a judicial enquiry into an incident of assault and police firing on Adivasi demonstrators in…

Fact-finding report demands action against officials who fired on protesting Adivasis in Kaimur Scroll.in

A press release by three NGOs alleged that the police fired on peacefully protesting Adivasis in Kaimur district of Bihar on September 11, injuring seven. The Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch and Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Friday presented a fact-finding report on the firing on the Kaimur Adivasis of Bihar, and…

Gauri lankesh

Frail yet fearless: Remembering Gauri Lankesh CJP presents a collection of poems by Kavitha Lankesh

On the third death anniversary of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, CJP remembers her indomitable spirit and unwavering commitment to secular and democratic values. To honour her memory, we bring to you a collection of poems written by Gauri’s sister and filmmaker Kavitha Lankesh. Recalling the events of that Fateful night, CJP secretart Teesta Setalvad says, “I…

Dr. Kafeel Khan: From fighting the UP Government to fighting for public health Human Rights Defender Profile

As the Allahabad high court called Dr Kafeel Khan’s detention, under the NSA, illegal and ordered the government to free him immediately, let’s take a look at his journey from being the whistle-blower in the case of 2017 Gorakhpur deaths to his constant struggle for public healthcare. All this while battling the charges that the…

Gauri Lankesh Murder

‘Meticulous’ investigation yet little headway in Gauri Lankesh murder case 17 out of 18 accused arrested, but trial remains in limbo

Journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was snatched away from friends, family and her fellow journalists three years ago. The fearless journalist was gunned down outside her home on September 5, 2017. Her killers, all affiliated to different right wing extremist organisations, wanted to silence her for her secular views and her stand against hardline groups…

Sultanpur rape case: NHRC demands police report on death threats to journalist CJP had moved NHRC seeking protection for reporter who had exposed police inaction and possible cover-up in the case

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked UP Police to file an Action Taken Report in the case of a journalist receiving death threats and threats for false implication in cases after he reported on inaction of police in a rape case in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh. In October 2019, Citizens for Justice and Peace…

CJP And AIUFWP Condemn Armed Attacks On Peaceful Protesters

Press Release: CJP and AIUFWP condemn armed attacks on peaceful protesters Rights groups demand action against assailants who have threatened the lives of women, children and students

In wake of back-to-back instances of armed men discharging their weapons on peaceful protesters, first outside Jamia Milia Islamia University (JMIU) and then at Shaheen Bagh, where a majority of the protesters are women, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) have come together in solidarity with…

CJP petitions NHRC urging protection orders for eminent journalist, Dharmendra Mishra The UP police have been intimidating him for exposing a rape case that they tried to conceal

In the petition filed on November 29, CJP has detailed how the intimidation from administration and police –including threats to file false cases – arose after Mishra’s not only broke the story but pursued coverage of the Sultanpur rape case that took place in September 2019. Dharmendra Mishra is a recognised journalist working with an…

Saffron Conspiracy in Bhima Koregaon

Why the Bombay High Court rejected the bail pleas of Activists: Bhima Koregaon An in-depth analysis

The Bombay High Court, on October 15, 2019 rejected the bail pleas of all three activists who have been held accused of “links with banned Maoist organisations” in the Bhima-Koregaon case. The Bail Applications were decided upon by Justice Sarang V. Kotwal and the verdict pronounced on October 15, 2019. We break down the orders,…

Agnes Kharshiing wins Hrant Dink Award Meghalaya activist battling illegal mining had narrowly escaped death last year

Meghalaya based rights activist Agnes Kharshiing has been awarded with the 11th international Hrant Dink award along with Turkish activist against male violence Nebahat Akkoc. Kharshiing, in her course of work, narrowly escaped an assault by the coal mafia merely a year ago. The award commemorates the memory of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink who was killed in 2007 in Istanbul,…

Gauri Lankesh Murder

A Special Court can speedily dispense justice in the Gauri Lankesh murder case: S Balan EXCLUSIVE interview with Special Public Prosecutor

Today, Thursday, September 5, marks the second anniversary of the fateful night when bike-borne assailants killed journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh outside her home in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru. Two years on, the investigation has reached a crucial stage with special public prosecutor, S Balan describing the investigation by the SIT as “meticulous.” In an…

Avva-My aunt

Avva: My aunt A reflective essay by Esha Lankesh about her fearless aunt Gauri Lankesh

One of the feelings I have thought about the most, is pain. And not the kind of pain one feels when you are physically hurt, but the kind of pain you feel when you lose someone. I used to think about it a lot when I was little, afraid that there will come a day…

Rajkumari of Dhuma: Fighting for her rights with a song on her lips Human Rights Defender

“Our struggle is neither against the dam nor against the brokers; we are demanding our rights. We are demanding our land” says Rajkumari, a fiery activist of the Kaimur Kisan Andolan, which is part of the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP). Rajkumari Bhuiya from Dhuma has grown into an immutable voice who…

घातक हमला झेलने के बाद मेरा डर भी ख़त्म हो गया – निवादा राणा एक मानवाधिकार रक्षक के संघर्ष का अनुभव

वनाधिकार आंदोलन की लगभग 40 वर्षीय नेता निवादा राणा चार बच्चों की माँ हैं। उन्होंने अपने ऊपर घातक हमले होने के बावजूद पूरी दृढ़ता के साथ संघर्ष को आगे बढ़ाने का संकल्प लिया है।   जब वे हम पर वन्यजीवों को नष्ट करने का आरोप लगा रहे थे, तो मैं सब समझ रही थी; मैंने…

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