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Canadian academics, activists call for charges against Anand Teltumbde to be dropped Write to President Kovind, PM Modi

A collection of academics, experts and activists has written to President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling for the charges against academic and activist Dr. Anand Teltumbde to be dropped, and seeking the release of the ten human rights activists who are currently in jail.  The letter lists Dr. Teltumbde’s…

साहस और सहानुभूति के साथ मज़बूत होता भारत मिलिए उन मानवाधिकार रक्षकों से जो साल 2018 में लाखों लोगों के प्रेरणा स्रोत रहे

देश में एकता, समरसता और सामंजस्य बनाए रखने, संविधान में दिए अधिकारों और आज़ादी को कायम रखने की कोशिशों में, साधारण से नज़र आने वाले कुछ आम भारतीय नागरिकों ने असाधारण साहस और करुणा का परिचय दिया है. यहां कुछ ऐसे ही लोगों का ज़िक्र कर रहे हैं जो मानवाधिकार रक्षक की भूमिका में सभी…

Making India Stronger with Courage and Compassion Meet the Human Rights Defenders who inspired millions in 2018

Ordinary Indian citizens showed exceptional compassion and commitment to maintaining harmony as well as upholding the rights and freedoms guaranteed to all in out Constitution. Their exemplary courage inspires us all. Here’s are some Human Rights Defenders who are a beacon of hope for everyone.   Sokalo Gond Sokalo Gond is an Adivasi forest rights activist…

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…

Sokalo Gond granted Bail Huge victory for the Adivasi struggle in Sonbhadra, UP

Adivasi human rights defender Sokalo Gond had been illegally incarcerated since June 8th 2018 and was granted bail today. She is the member executive council of the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP). In this video, she talks to CJP about the Adivasi struggle in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh, and the steps that they…

फ़ादर स्टैन स्वामी: झारखंड के वे पादरी जिन्होंने लोगों को ही अपना धर्म बना लिया मानवाधिकार रक्षक का परिचय

28 अगस्त की सुबह का समय था, रांची शहर के लोग पिछले दिन की भारी बारिश के बाद खुले आसमान के नीचे दिनभर की योजना बनाते सुकून से टहल रहे रहे थे. जनप्रिय सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता फ़ादर स्टैन स्वामी के घर पर अचानक हुई छापेमारी की ख़बर से लोगों के ये सुकून भरे कदम वहीँ थम गए. …

Kismatiya and Sukhdev Released Victory for CJP and AIUFWP's campaign to release forest rights defenders

We’ve just had a huge victory in our campaign for Adivasi forest workers in Sonbhadra. Kismatiya Gond and Sukhdev Gond have finally been released. Now, we await the bail hearing for Sokalo Gond, who serves as Member Executive Council of the AIUFWP.     Related: Victory! Kismatiya and Sukhdev, Adivasi HRDs from UP released on…

ट्रेड यूनियनिस्ट से ‘अर्बन नक्सल’ तक सुधा भारद्वाज की यात्रा मानवाधिकार रक्षक का परिचय

1961 में जन्मीं सुधा भारद्वाज  25 वर्षों से भी अधिक छत्तीसगढ़ के मजदूर आन्दोलनों का हिस्सा रही हैं. वे पीपुल्स यूनियन फॉर सिविल लिबर्टीज़ (पीयूसीएल) की छत्तीसगढ़ इकाई की सचिव हैं, साथ ही यौन हिंसा व राजकीय दमन के ख़िलाफ़ महिलाएं (डब्ल्यूएसएस) की सदस्य भी हैं.   बिलासपुर में कई सालों तक रहने और काम करने के बाद, सुधा भारद्वाज…

Sukalo & Kismatiya: Allahabad HC Sets Release in Motion CJP and AIUFWP’s persistent efforts lead to Adivasi HRDs being produced in court

In a significant breakthrough in CJP and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP)’s campaign to release Adivasi Human Rights Defenders Sukalo and Kismatiya Gond, the Allahabad High Court has allowed both women to seek ‘judicial remedy’. AIUFWP Treasurer Sukalo and Forest Rights Committee (FRC) Secretary Kismatiya Gond, were produced before the court on September 7 due to a Habeas Corpus…

A Mother like No Other EXCLUSIVE: Sudha Bharadwaj's daughter pens a touching letter about her mother

Sudha Bhardwaj, long time trade union activist, the general secretary of People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and a National Law University (NLU), Delhi visiting professor is under house arrest since August 29, after her house was raided by Maharashtra police on August 28 allegedly in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence and protests. Pan India raids…

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