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ज़किया ज़ाफ़री मामला फिर आया सुर्ख़ियों में प्रेस विज्ञप्ति

ज़किया ज़ाफरी द्वारा दायर स्पेशल लीव पिटिशन, जिसे गुजरात हाईकोर्ट ने 5 अक्टूबर 2017 को ख़ारिज कर दिया था वो मामला अब सुप्रीम कोर्ट में है, जिसकी सुनवाई सोमवार 19 नवम्बर को होगी. अपनी याचिका में ज़किया ज़ाफरी ने गुजरात दंगों में नरेन्द्र मोदी को क्लीन चिट दिए जाने का विरोध किया था. 8 दिसंबर…

CJP writes to NHRC over Police brutality against teaching candidates in Lucknow, UP Yet another instance of violence against protesters by the Uttar Pradesh Police

Taking note of another recent incident in which the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Police once again brutally targeted student activists, CJP has lodged a strong protest with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC): this time, candidates who were peacefully protesting procedural lapses in the selection process for assistant teachers in the state. On November 2, students were…

Handcuffed in hospital, Assam man fights for his life Ratan Chandra Biswas spent 2.5 years in a detention camp

Illegally framed as a “foreigner”, Ratan Chandra Biswas, is handcuffed in the Goalpara hospital Civil Hospital, battling for his life. Emaciated and shivering, his condition is bitter testimony to the ghastly conditions in Assam’s six detention camps, where over 2,000 persons are estimated to be incarcerated. Guwahati, November 4: Ratan Chandra Biswas, framed as a…

NRC or Anarchy? Confusion at Nagrik Seva Kendras, citizens face inconvenience

The process of updating National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was started with the objective of identification of the Indian Citizens living in Assam. The process was welcomed by all sections of in the State, as it came with an assurance that all Indian Citizens, along with their descendants will be enlisted in the…

“Thoothukudi firing is another Jallianwala Bagh!” Vikatan

தீஸ்தா செடல்வாட் – இந்தியாவில் இயங்கும் மனித உரிமைச் செயற் பாட்டாளர்களில் முக்கியமானவர். 2002 குஜராத்தில் நடைபெற்ற இனப்படுகொலைகளுக்கு எதிராக சட்டரீதியாக உறுதியாகப் போராடியவர். இந்தியாவின் முதல் அட்டர்னி ஜெனரல் எம்.சி.செடல்வாடின் பேத்தியும்கூட. தூத்துக்குடி ஸ்டெர்லைட் துப்பாக்கிச்சூட்டுச் சம்பவம் தொடர்பாக மனித உரிமைப் பாதுகாப்புக் குழுவின் ‘உண்மை கண்டறியும் அறிக்கை’ புத்தக வெளியீட்டுக்காகத் தமிழகம் வந்தவரிடம் பேசினேன்… “தமிழகத்தில் நிகழும் பொது நிகழ்ச்சிகளில் நீங்கள் அவ்வளவாகப் பங்கெடுக்காதவர். ஸ்டெர்லைட் போராட்டம் தொடர்பான நிகழ்வில் மட்டும் குறிப்பாகப் பங்கெடுக்கக்…

The Day Tuticorin Burned Findings of the People's Inquest

On May 22, 2018, police fired into a crowd of protesters near the Collectorate in Tuticorin (Thoothukudi) in Tamil Nadu to mark the 100th day of peaceful protests against the proposed expansion of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant. By that evening, 11 people had been killed, and four more died over the subsequent days. Here…

Teesta Setalvad likens Tuticorin police firing to Jallianwala Bagh massacre The Economic Times

CHENNAI, July 13: Likening the Tuticorin police firing in which 13 people were killed to the Jallianwalah Bagh massacre, civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad has said that courts should take cognisance of such incidents on their own to ensure that they do not recur. She said the High Courts and the Supreme Court very rarely…

Stop Police Excesses on Peaceful Protesters CJP approaches NHRC demanding action against unrestrained police behaviour

It appears that the right to protest peacefully, enshrined in Article 19 of the Indian Constitution, is being eroded across the country. In many instances, the police are cracking down on those demanding action or raising awareness about legitimate issues. We have decided to act against this heavy-handed approach of the police by way of…

Manipur ‘fake encounters’ on UN radar Call for completion of probe into extra-judicial killings in the North Eastern state

Two United Nations human rights experts have called on Indian authorities to complete thorough investigations into alleged killings by security forces in Manipur. The experts in question are Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and Michel Forst, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders.  “We are extremely concerned that the delay appears…

अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम यूनिवर्सिटी पर हमला : कुछ सवाल क्या किसी लोकतांत्रिक देश में पुलिस का इस तरह से पक्षपाती होना उचित है?

पिछले कुछ दिनों से अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम यूनिवर्सिटी में जिन्नाह की तस्वीर को लेकर बवाल मचा हुआ है. ऐसा कहा जा रहा है की राष्ट्रवादियो और AMU के छात्रों के बीच टकराव हुआ – सच असल में क्या है, इस विडियो में देखिये   Related Articles: CJP Questions AMU Violence Struggle not for Jinnah but against…

CJP Questions AMU Violence Can the police be so blatantly biased?

After contradictory media reports and the available video evidence, CJP raises some questions regarding the violence that took place at the Aligarh Muslim University.   Related Articles: Struggle not for Jinnah but against Hindutva goons who created nuisance: AMU students CPI (ML) New Democracy blames BJP Government for fomenting communal strife in AMU Delhi Police…

In 2018, Saudi Arabia has executed 48 people: HRW

Human Rights Watch reported that Saudi Arabia has executed 48 people since 2018 began, with half of these executions punishments for “nonviolent drug crimes”. The organisation noted that many more people are also in death row in the country after being convicted of drug crimes. Calling the country’s criminal justice system “notoriously unfair,” HRW highlighted Crown Prince…

How NSA is being used against Human Rights Defenders Dalit leader Chandrashekhar Azad's lawyer Advocate Ravi Kiran explains

The National Security Act (NSA) has several draconian provisions that are being used by the state to scuttle the voices of dissenters. These provisions enable the state to detain people on the grounds of them posing threat to national security. Provisions of the NSA have also been used to perpetuate incarceration of  human rights defenders such…

JNU के छात्रों पर पुलिस ने कैसे किया अत्याचार सुनिए सुभाषिनी अली की ज़ुबानी

२३ March को Delhi की सड़कों पर JNU के छात्रों के शांतिपूर्ण रैली पर पुलिस ने अटैक किया. छात्र – छात्राओं को मारा गया, उनके कपड़े फाड़े गए और उन्हें पुलिस की एक ट्रेनिंग फैसिलिटी में ले जाया गया – माकपा की पूर्व सांसद सुभाषिनी अली वहां मौजूद थी. तीस्ता सेतालवाद के साथ इस बातचीत…

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