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State Crushing Dissent Again! Raids against Human Rights activists across India

A vindictive state is brazenly attacking dissent in India. What’s more disturbing, is that it is actually spinning this as their crackdown on persons who threaten national security and integrity! On August 28, police raided homes of several social activists across India, under the guise of investigating them for being involved in planning and instigating…

Teesta Setalvad and Vishal Dadlani urge you to Fight The Mob Press Release

Human Rights Defender Teesta Setalvad and rockstar Vishal Dadlani came together in Mumbai to discuss the growing instances of mob violence and institutional scuttling of dissenting voices. The initiative called ‘Fight The Mob’ is an extension of a nationwide campaign against hate speech by human rights organisation Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) of which Setalvad is Secretary. “We…

Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid File Petition Against FIR in Bombay HC FIR an After-thought, No Offences Made Out: Petition

Recently elected independent MLA, Jignesh Mevani and student leader Umar Khalid have separately challenged the malafide actions of the Pune police in booking them for making  inciteful speeches. Both have filed writ petitions in the Bombay High Court praying for a quashing of the malafide FIRs against them. Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), a…

How Hate Builds An account of speeches inciting hate in light of FIRs on Umar Khalid and Jignesh Mevani

On the first day of 2018, Saffron flag bearers attacked the Bhima Koregaon Battle Memorial in large numbers. Dalits who come to Bhima Koregaon every year on January 1 to pay respects to the martyrs of the battle were caught off-guard and resisted the attacks spontaneously. The next few days saw an immaculate and organic upsurge of the resistance…

Day of Reckoning Jignesh Mevani's historic win

Only a few moments in Indian history have had the power to unite voices across the spectrum of class, caste, religion, language and more. Some individuals become the manifestation of these moments and spread their exuberance around like star-dust. Today is a day of mixed emotions. Today is the day when Jignesh Mevani has won from the Vadgam constituency in Gujarat…

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