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Minority rights activist Teesta Setalvad gets reputed Honorary Doctorate from University of British Columbia She is among 10 prominent personalities from the world set to receive the honour in 2020 - National Herald

Prominent social activist and minority rights crusader Teesta Setalvad is among 10 prominent personalities from the world set to receive the prestigious Honorary Doctorate degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada in 2020. The activist was supposed to be present at a ceremony at Vancouver in the end of May to physically receive…

Justice Hosbet Suresh passes away at 90 He was a former judge at Bombay High Court I The Hindu

Former judge of the Bombay High Court Hosbet Suresh passed away in sleep on Thursday night at the age of 90. He was born at Hosabet in Surathkal, Karnataka. He was appointed as the permanent judge of the High Court on June 12, 1987, and retired on July 19, 1991. After retirement, he was instrumental…

Jamia student Shaheen Abdulla wins DCM journalism award TCN News

Journalist Shaheen Abdulla from Maktoob media on Monday won the Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) Award for this year in the Print and Electronic media category. While lauding the “young committed journalist,” the awarding committee praised Shaheen’s work as one of “substance and promise.” He won the accolade for his ground reports on anti-CAA protests in…

Parboti mourns after being released from detention camp Samayik Prasanga

I have heard the name of Bangladesh, I have never been there, but my identity in this country is Bangladeshi “They identified me as a Bangladeshi and sent me to jail. But I was born in India. My father had a small plot of land in Bijni. That’s where I was born. I have heard…

Book Review – Foot Soldier Of The Constitution: A Memoir Shrikrishna S. Kachave I Live Law, May 28, 2020

“Foot Soldier of the Constitution: A memoir” is a non-fiction authored by Teesta Setalvad, a journalist and an activist who currently manages Sabrang  India (formerly ‘Communalism Combat’) and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP). The author is known to be one of those rare people, probably feared by  the politician featured as the most influential…

‘Invocation of Sedition Laws, UAPA Against CAA Protesters Illegal,’ Say Activists 'We demand that the Union government stop this harassment, and Delhi Police immediately withdraw these charges.'- The Wire

New Delhi: Activists under the banner of Hum Bharat Ke Log, a platform of more than 100 civil society organisations in the movement against the NPR, NRC and CAA, have issued a statement, strongly condemning the arrests and intimidation to which protesters are being subjected to. Calling the Delhi Police’s charges under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act against…

Delhi violence: UAPA against students ‘grave abuse of state power’, says civil society group The signatories claimed that the Centre was attempting to intimidate the leaders of the protests against the CAA, NRC and NPR in order to crush the movement.- Scroll.in

A photo of former Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid, one of the students booked under UAPA. | Umar Khalid Official/Facebook A group of intellectuals, under the banner of the organisation We The People of India, on Thursday condemned the charges filed under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act against some individuals protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act…

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