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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…

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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…

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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

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…

Birthday of sudho sona

“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…

Big victory of tribal struggle in Sonbhadra

A Beautiful Show of Solidarity: Activists group reaches Mirzapur, UP jail to meet Sokalo CJP initiated the meeting with Adivasi leader who has not been released even about a month after bail

Adivasi human rights defender and executive committee member of All Indian Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), Sokalo Gond has been illegally incarcerated since June 2018. Despite the fact that she was granted bail on October 4, 2018, she is yet to be set free. Her release has been delayed on technical and procedural grounds. A group…

Drama Unfolds as Three Lawyer-Activists Arrested Rejection of bail pleas by Pune court on the last day of house arrest paves way for custody

While Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Fereira were feretted away by the Pune police in Mumbai within minutes of the Pune court rejecting their pleas for bail, the police waited outside Sudha Bharadwaj’s home from the midnight of October 26-27 Drama over the arrests of renowned human rights activists and lawyers continued into the midnight of…

CCBE writes to PM Modi on arrests of Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj Calls for their immediate release, seeks safeguards for all lawyers in India

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which represents the Bars of 45 countries, and, through them, around one million European lawyers, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the arrest lawyers Arun Ferreira and Sudha Bharadwaj. The letter, penned by CCBE President Antonín Mokry, notes that the CCBE “places great…

Lower courts reject bail pleas, Navlakha and Teltumbde given protection from arrest Bombay High Court to hear Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde's plea on Nov 1

The Bombay High Court has adjourned the hearing in matter of Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde’s plea seeking quashing of the FIR in Bhima Koregaon case till November 1. There will be interim protection from arrest to Gautam Navlakha till November 1. On Thursday, October 25, the Hyderabad High Court had extended poet Varavara Rao’s house…

Saffron Conspiracy in Bhima Koregaon

Bhima Koregaon Case: Maharashtra Gov’t moves SC against Bombay HC order Bombay HC had quashed Order granting Extension of Time to file Chargesheet against Surendra Gadling

The Maharashtra government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court order that set aside a Pune court order granting an extension of 90 days for investigation into the alleged Maoist links of five arrested activists by the state police. The Supreme Court will hear the matter on October 26.   Calling the order…

Freedom in Sight for Surendra Gadling! Bombay HC quashes Order granting Extension of Time to file Chargesheet against the Human Rights Defender

Calling the order of the lower court granting extension of time to the Pune police to file a charge sheet against Surendra Gadling as ‘illegal’, Justice Mridula Bhatkar of the Bombay High Court quashed the Pune court order. Today’s order paves the way for Gadling and other activists to be released on bail. However the…

activists call for charges against Anand Teltumbde

Dr. Anand Teltumbde’s petition to quash criminal proceedings adjourned Petition said he was falsely implicated, arrest is stayed

Anand Teltumbde’s plea to quash and set aside criminal proceedings initiated against him allegedly in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case has been adjourned for Friday October 26. In the petition, Dr. Teltumbde has alleged that he has been “implicated in a false and fabricated case by acts of omissions, commissions and vengeance” on the part…

Gautam Navlakha plea to quash FIR adjourned by Bombay HC Navlakha claimed innocence on grounds of lack of evidence, questioned use of UAPA

Democratic rights activist and scholar Gautam Navlakha arrested allegedly in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case has moved the Bombay High Court and sought the quashing of the case filed against him by the Pune police. The petition was heard on Friday, October 19; the case was adjourned until October 26, and the court directed that no arrest…

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