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Nobody from the Elgaar Parishad went to Bhima Koregaon: Justice Kolse Patil Teesta Setalvad in conversation with Justice Kolse Patil

In this interview with Citizens for Justice and Peace retired High Court Judge, Justice Kolse Patil tells us the purpose of the Elgaar Parishad and the accusation of a “plot” to assassinate the Prime Minister which was disclosed through a letter.   Teesta Setalvad (TS): Good Morning Justice BG Kolse Patil, and thank you for…

Sonbhadra Adivasis

सुकालो और किस्मतिया – अलाहाबाद हाई कोर्ट ने दी रिहाई प्रक्रिया को तेज़ी CJP और AIUFWP की लगातार कोशिशों से जेल में बन्द आदिवासी मानवाधिकार रक्षकों को अदालत के समक्ष प्रस्तुत किया गया

आदिवासी मानवाधिकार रक्षकों सुकालो और किस्मतिया गोंड के लिए चलाए गए रिहाई अभियान  में CJP और ऑल इंडिया यूनियन ऑफ फ़ॉरेस्ट वर्किंग पीपल (AIUFWP) को महत्वपूर्ण सफलता हासिल हुई है. अलाहाबाद उच्च न्यायलय ने दोनों महिलाओं को न्यायिक सहायता हेतु  अपील की इजाज़त प्रदान की है. हमारे द्वारा दायर की गई हबियास कॉर्पस पेटिशन (बन्दी प्रत्यक्षीकरण याचिका) के चलते एआईयूएफडब्ल्यूपी की कोषाध्यक्ष सुकालो और…

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Sukalo & Kismatiya: Allahabad HC Sets Release in Motion CJP and AIUFWP’s persistent efforts lead to Adivasi HRDs being produced in court

In a significant breakthrough in CJP and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP)’s campaign to release Adivasi Human Rights Defenders Sukalo and Kismatiya Gond, the Allahabad High Court has allowed both women to seek ‘judicial remedy’. AIUFWP Treasurer Sukalo and Forest Rights Committee (FRC) Secretary Kismatiya Gond, were produced before the court on September 7 due to a Habeas Corpus…

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A Mother like No Other EXCLUSIVE: Sudha Bharadwaj's daughter pens a touching letter about her mother

Sudha Bhardwaj, long time trade union activist, the general secretary of People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and a National Law University (NLU), Delhi visiting professor is under house arrest since August 29, after her house was raided by Maharashtra police on August 28 allegedly in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence and protests. Pan India raids…

By Kavita Lankesh

Gauri Lankesh to be Memorialised as a Reporter Killed on Duty To be honoured at Bayeux-Calvados Award posthumously

Come October 8, 2018 and the annual commemoration and awards for war correspondents, instituted since 1994, will begin this year showcasing and Exhibition on Afghan Lives. But this year it will be extra special because India’s feisty and courageous journalist, Gauri Lankesh will find honour and mention here.   The Bayeux-Calvados Awards for war correspondents (Prix…

The term Urban Naxal has been coined by a failed filmmaker: Adv. Prashant Bhushan Teesta Setalvad in conversation with Adv, Prashant Bhushan

Talking to CJP on the recent arrests of activists and lawyers, senior advocate Prashant Bhushan said that there is no such thing as an Urban Naxal. He also added that, the case under which activists are arrested itself is malicious and a separate team needs to investigate the issue.   Related: Sudha Bharadwaj’s Remarkable Journey:…

Crackdown on Activists Politically Motivated: Justice PB Sawant Those arrested had nothing to do with Elgaar Parishad says retired SC Judge

Retired Supreme Court Justice PB Sawant calls out the government’s ploy to use the recent nationwide arrests of activists to divert attention from a huge Hindutva terror plot. In this interview with Teesta Setalvad, he also clarifies that the Elgaar Parishad was not funded by Maoists and had no Naxal links either.

The Truth about the Elgaar Parishad What was it and who organised it?

On December 31, 2017 a fiercely passionate gathering of activists, former judges and political leaders proclaimed their commitment to fight the repressive economic, social and cultural policies of the Modi regime. This was the Elgar Parishad that preceded the gathering at Bhima Koregain on January 1, 2018 where Dalit families were attacked and assaulted by the ‘Sangh’…

EXCLUSIVE: I am a part of Society, I’m not a part of the State: Arundhati Roy Writer-Activist condemns recent arrests of activists, says crackdown on dissent is dangerous

Never known to mince words, firebrand writer and fearless dissenter Arundhati Roy lays threadbare the state’s repressive agenda and it’s underlying motivation… the obsessive-compulsive desire to hold on to political power at all costs. In an exclusive interview to Teesta Setalvad, Roy talks about a variety of contemporary issues ranging from caste, mob lynching, demonetisation, rationalist thought,…

Mixture of Innocuous and Publicly Available Facts and Baseless Fabrication: Sudha Bharadwaj Activist-lawyer gives Fitting Reply to Fake Letter circulated by Pune Cops

Decrying the willful campaign of misinformation launched by the State in a bid to justify the nationwide crackdown on human rights activists and dissenting voices, social activist and advocate Sudha Bharadwaj has hit back at the Pune Police for circulating a letter full of falsehoods. The said letter that was released to the press was…

Fr. Stan Swamy: The Jharkhand Priest who made People his Religion Human Rights Defender Profile

On the morning of August 28 just as the people of Ranchi city were waking up to a clear sky after heavy downpours in the previous days, and preparing themselves for the day’s chores, they were taken aback by the abrupt raid on the home of Father Stan Swamy, one of the city’s prominent social…

आवाज़ दबाने वाले ख़ुद आवाज़ तले दब गए मानवाधिकार संरक्षकों की गिरफ़्तारी के बाद सोशल मीडिया पर छिड़ी हैशटैग की जंग!

भीमा-कोरेगांव के दोषियों को सज़ा देने के बजाय, जो लोग पीड़ितों के अधिकार के लिए संघर्ष कर रहे हैं, उन्हें ही निशाना बनाते हुए, बेबुनियाद तानाशाही फ़रमान के तहत 28 अगस्त 2018 को देश भर के प्रमुख बुद्धिजीवियों, लेखकों, कवियों, और मानवाधिकार के संरक्षकों को मोदी सरकार ने गिरफ्तार करना शुरू कर दिया.   जो शांतिप्रिय लोग हर प्रकार की हिंसा के विरुद्ध संघर्षरत…

Rights Groups come together to condemn Activists’ Arbitrary Arrests Issue statement calling for repeal of draconian UAPA

More than 35 rights groups convened a press conference on Wednesday, August 29, condemning the arrests of prominent human rights activists in simultaneous multi-city raids on Tuesday, August 28. The organisations have issued a joint statement, saying that they “condemn the appalling state actions of reprisals against noted human rights activists and intellectuals, which are…

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