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Stan Swamy: The oldest activist to be targeted by the government Father Stan Swamy has worked for the welfare of tribals in Jharkhand for more than 30 years

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) made its seventh arrest in the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case, with 83-year old Father Stan Swamy being taken into custody. Given how the centre is targeting human rights activists, academics, writers, lawyers and artists while riot instigators are roaming scot free, the future of dissent is, indeed, looking dark in…

Facing the Threat of Imminent Arrest Dr Anand Teltumbde speaks to Teesta Setalvad

Following police raids at his home last year, well known author, activist and Dalit intellectual Dr Anand Teltumbde now faces the threat of imminent arrest. His name figures in the largely discredited ‘Bhima Koregaon’ case of the Pune Police which makes a link between the Elgar Parishad held in Pune on 31st December 2017, activities…

Birthday of sudho sona

“सुधा सोना” : जन्मदिन पर 1 नवंबर को सुधा जी अपने जन्मदिन पर जेल में होंगी, पर देश भर से बहुत सारी मुबारके उनके साथ होंगी।

संभवत देश का बहुत बड़ा वर्ग अमिताभ साहब के साथ–साथ करोड़पति बनने के सपने देखता है या मंच पर गाने और नाचने की प्रतियोगिताओं को देखने में मशगूल होता है। दिन भर की काम थकान और शाम को बहुत सारे चैनल पर देश भक्ति  की फसल  का हिस्सा बनने पर  मजबूर सा  रहता है। फिर…

Drama Unfolds as Three Lawyer-Activists Arrested Rejection of bail pleas by Pune court on the last day of house arrest paves way for custody

While Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Fereira were feretted away by the Pune police in Mumbai within minutes of the Pune court rejecting their pleas for bail, the police waited outside Sudha Bharadwaj’s home from the midnight of October 26-27 Drama over the arrests of renowned human rights activists and lawyers continued into the midnight of…

The Truth about the Elgaar Parishad What was it and who organised it?

On December 31, 2017 a fiercely passionate gathering of activists, former judges and political leaders proclaimed their commitment to fight the repressive economic, social and cultural policies of the Modi regime. This was the Elgar Parishad that preceded the gathering at Bhima Koregain on January 1, 2018 where Dalit families were attacked and assaulted by the ‘Sangh’…

Dalit Activist

Raiding the Resilient Police’s high-handedness in dealing with Dalit Activists and Lawyer

Recently police raided the homes of well-known human rights activists and even a lawyer on the pretext of gathering information about their alleged complicity in fomenting hate and violence in Bhima Koregaon. Oddly enough the Maharashtra Chief Minister said the raids were conducted due to their ‘Maoist’ links. The fact that two parallel and equally…

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