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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…

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,…

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