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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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Sudha Bharadwaj’s Remarkable Journey: From Trade Unionist and Lawyer to ‘Urban Naxal’ Human Rights Defender Profile

Sudha Bharadwaj, born in 1961, has been associated with the trade union movement in Chhattisgarh for more than 25 years. She is the general secretary of the Chhattisgarh unit of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), and a member of Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS). After living and working in Bilaspur for several years,…

Pune Police forcibly detain activist Sudha Bhardawaj Advocate Vrinda Grover alleges sheer contempt of Punjab & Haryana HC

In a shocking breach of law and procedure, in fact out and out contempt of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, the Pune police thwarted the stay granted against the transit remand of Sudha Bhardwaj and till well past midnight attempted to forcibly whisk her away to Pune. Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj, renowned for her…

State Crushing Dissent Again! Raids against Human Rights activists across India

A vindictive state is brazenly attacking dissent in India. What’s more disturbing, is that it is actually spinning this as their crackdown on persons who threaten national security and integrity! On August 28, police raided homes of several social activists across India, under the guise of investigating them for being involved in planning and instigating…

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Reign of Terror and Repression in UP: NAPM condemns filing of false cases against AIUWFP Leadership Press Release

New Delhi, August 18 : NAPM condemns the systematic targeting and repression unleashed by the state of Uttar Pradesh on the Adivasis and other forest dwelling communities in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh associated with the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP). On 22nd of May, 2018 villagers from Lilasi, largely from tribal communities, were attacked…

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…

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