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Zakia Jafri Case back in Spotlight

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…

Zakia Jafri Case back in Spotlight

Zakia Jafri Case back in the Spotlight Press Release

Zakia Jafri’s Special Leave Petition (SLP) against the order of the Gujarat High Court (dated October 5, 2017) dismissing her challenge to Magistrate Ganatra’s Order (dated December 26, 2013) and confirming the Closure Report of the SIT (dated December 8, 2012) came up for hearing before the Supreme Court of India today. The matter has…

KPSS calls out Governor for “cold shoulder” over Dussehra Laments inability to hold celebrations this year

The Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) has issued a press release expressing regret at not being able to organise Dussehra celebrations this year. The KPSS also criticised the J&K Governor for giving them a “cold shoulder”. KPSS noted that since 2007, it has been organising Dussehra celebrations in the Kashmir Valley that “showcased the composite…

Gauri Lankesh Murder

Gauri Lankesh memorialised as Journalist killed in Line of Duty Honoured in France as part of Bayeux-Calvados Awards

On October 8, 2018 fearless Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh was honoured at a memorial commemorating reporters killed on duty at the Bayeux-Calvados Awards held in France. The Bayeux-Calvados Awards for war correspondents (Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre) is an annual prize awarded since 1994, by the city of Bayeux and the General Council of Calvados. Its goal is to pay tribute…

State’s use of Anti-terror Laws against Dissenters also a form of Terrorism Petitioners against Arrest of Activists speak up

When human five rights activists were arrested by the Pune Police in what was seen as a nationwide crackdown on dissenting voices, civil society members led by Romila Thapar moved the Supreme Court against this. Today after the apex court disposed the petition and directed the activists to seek relief from lower courts, the petitioners…

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…

Teesta Setalvad and Vishal Dadlani urge you to Fight The Mob Press Release

Human Rights Defender Teesta Setalvad and rockstar Vishal Dadlani came together in Mumbai to discuss the growing instances of mob violence and institutional scuttling of dissenting voices. The initiative called ‘Fight The Mob’ is an extension of a nationwide campaign against hate speech by human rights organisation Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) of which Setalvad is Secretary. “We…

UP police

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…

Sonbhadra Adivasis

Allahabad HC demands explanation for detention of Adivasi activists after CJP and AIUFWP file petition We are keeping #JungJaari to #FreeSukaloKismatiya

On June 8, 2018 Adivasi Human Rights Defenders Sukalo Gond (Treasurer of AIUFWP) and Kismatiya Gond (Secretary, Forest Rights Committee) were picked up in a clandestine manner from Chopan station, Sonebhadra, UP just as they were returning after a meeting with the state forest minister, Dara Singh Chauhan and Forest Secretary in Lucknow. Their names were not mentioned in any…

Countering All Allegations CJP Places All Facts on Record

CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad has been constantly targeted by a vindictive state using false cases, intimidation tactics and a vicious media campaign. This witch hunt is how they are punishing her for daring to speak up against the powerful perpetrators of the 2002 Gujarat genocide. Now, we would like to set the record straight and…

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