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Judgments and Orders that Empowered Citizens in 2018 Decisions by Indian courts that helped strengthen Human Rights

2018 was an important year in the courts for several key human rights issues. Here is the annual round up of 12 such judgments that helped deliver justice and set right several historical wrongs. SC respects Hadiya’s choice On March 8, 2018, the Supreme Court set aside a Kerala High Court judgment that had annulled…

Latehar Lynching Case: All 8 accused found Guilty! Justice in second major lynching case in Jharkhand, sentencing on December 20

In a body blow to mobocracy and cow vigilantism, a Jharkhand court has convicted all 8 accused in the Latehar lynching case. This is the second time the court has convicted people in a lynching case, the first being the cold blooded and coordinated killing of coal trader Alimuddin Ansari. On March 18, 2016, 32…

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. …

Fr. Stan Swamy: The Jharkhand Priest who made People his Religion Human Rights Defender Profile

On the morning of August 28 just as the people of Ranchi city were waking up to a clear sky after heavy downpours in the previous days, and preparing themselves for the day’s chores, they were taken aback by the abrupt raid on the home of Father Stan Swamy, one of the city’s prominent social…

Judgment Primer: Alimuddin Ansari lynching case Ramgarh Fast Track Court's judgment analysed

Additional Sessions Judge’s Court: Judge Om Prakash Date of Judgement: March 21, 2018   Introduction and Background Lynchistaan, a name that is being increasingly used to call India due to the increase in mob violence in the country. The rise in lynching cases over the past five years have left many shocked. This year there…

Damodar Turi’s battle in Jharkhand Human Rights Defender

Damodar Turi has been at the forefront of several protests against forced land acquisition and displacement of Adivasi communities in Jharkhand. He was arrested on February 15 (2018) from Ranchi under the UAPA Act and later put into solitary confinement on March 23 (2018) along with other activists. As per the law, solitary confinement of…

Hanged by Gaurakshaks, Denied Justice by the State Independent Investigation reveals how Jharkhand Police sabotaged lynching probe

An independent investigation by journalist Ajit Sahi has brought to light several instances of police negligence and even outright sabotage in connection with investigations into the hanging of Mazloom Ansari (32) and Imtiaz Khan (12) in Latehar, Jharkhand in March 2016. The report titled Hanged by Gaurakshaks, Denied Justice by the State was released in New…

Curb Cow Vigilantism

Watch how Jharkhand Police sabotaged the Latehar Lynching case Watch Live Video NOW!!!

An independent investigation by journalist Ajit Sahi has brought to light several instances of police negligence and even outright sabotage in connection with investigations into the hanging of Mazloom Ansari (32) and Imtiaz Khan (12) in Latehar, Jharkhand in March 2016. Watch the live video of the report release here:      Related: क्या…

क्या आपका कोई अपना गौरक्षकों का शिकार हुआ है? 12 साल के इम्तियाज़ के पिता से सुनिए कि आज उनकी हालत क्या है

गौरक्षकों के हाथों मार कर पेड़ पर लटकाए गए 12 साल के इम्तियाज़ के पिता से सुनिए कि आज उनकी हालत क्या है. और इसपर भी विचार कीजिये कि हिंदुस्तान में कानून व्यवस्था है या नहीं. और क्या यही नए भारत के अच्छे दिनों का ट्रेलर है?     Related: Lynched in India

Raise voice against Jharkhand Activist Damodar Turi’s torture in Jail Anti-displacement activist dumped in dank Solitary Confinement cell

Anti-displacement activist Damodar Turi, who was arrested on February 15 from Ranchi, has been on a hunger strike since March 27, 2018 protesting his and other prisoners’ transfer to solitary confinement. The solitary confinement facility is made of dark, airless and filthy cells. Turi and the other prisoners were dumped into the solitary confinement on March 23.  …

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