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Gauri Lankesh case: SC to decide on keeping KCOCA charges against accused CJP backs Kavitha Lankesh in moving SC against HC’s order dropping organised crime charges

The Supreme Court Bench of Justices A.M Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna has posted on September 8 the matter of Kavitha Lankesh, the sister of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, challenging an order by the Karnataka High Court dropping charges under Karnataka Control of Organised Crime Act (KCOCA) against Mohan Nayak, one of the accused in the…

Adv S Balan UAPA

Understanding the UAPA Teesta Setalvad in conversation with Advocate S. Balan

In this detailed interview, CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad speaks to Advocate S. Balan, senior lawyer of the Karnataka High Court, to discuss the UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES (PREVENTION) ACT (UAPA) and understand its nuances, legal intricacies and how human rights activists have suffered due to this law. Watch/ read more of our legal resources here. Related: Indian…

Hate Speech spreads like wildfire in Karnataka A closer look at hate offenders and how digital and print platforms have fulled the hate machine

A report titled Chronicle of Communal Incidents in Coastal Districts of Karnataka, compiled by Karnataka Communal Harmony Forum and People’s Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL), member Suresh B. Bhat, presents 47 instances of Hate Speech in 2020 as opposed to 12 in 2019. The report that collates information from the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi Districts…

Fear, loathing & dismay across ‘India-Bangladesh border’ in Bengaluru: NRC Sudipto Mondal for The Federal

  “That side of the road is Bangladesh, this side is India. We don’t go there and they don’t come here,” says Jamaal Hassan (43), sounding panicky. “The police should go after them, not us. We are Indians, it’s our birthright to live and work here.” Hassan is one of the 5,000 Bengali-speaking Muslim labourers…

Gauri Lankesh Murder

A Special Court can speedily dispense justice in the Gauri Lankesh murder case: S Balan EXCLUSIVE interview with Special Public Prosecutor

Today, Thursday, September 5, marks the second anniversary of the fateful night when bike-borne assailants killed journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh outside her home in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru. Two years on, the investigation has reached a crucial stage with special public prosecutor, S Balan describing the investigation by the SIT as “meticulous.” In an…

H.S. Doreswamy: Karnataka’s Foot Soldier Meet one of Bapu's greatest supporters and most devoted follower

On the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, meet one of his greatest supporters and most devoted followers… HS Doreswamy. A veteran freedom fighter, school teacher and social activist, Doreswamy dedicated his life to the struggle for Indian Independence. In his youth, he was incarcerated by the colonial machinery for destroying imperial administrative documents and letters.…

Fighting for the Constitution, Karnataka style A unique experiment, ready to be copied in elections everywhere

Since the advent of a majority BJP government to the seat of government at the center, the clouds of Fascism have loomed large on India. The BJP juggernaut, ably aided by the RSS, following a well calculated strategy of speaking in a forked tongue and spreading communal hatred has rolled on. Until there was a…

Gauri Lankesh Murder

Gauri Lankesh’s murder: Will justice prevail? With the murder investigation unfolding, will Gauri Lankesh get justice?

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, 55, was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru by a bike-born assailant. On Monday, June 11, the sixth accused in the case, Parashuram Waghmore, 26, was arrested. With the murder investigation still unfolding, it remains to be seen if Gauri Lankesh will get justice.…

GST a Looming Issue What GST has done to the Traditional Weavers in Karnataka

There has been a lot of debate in the media over the anomalies and imperfections of GST. Almost a year down the line, not many have paid attention to what GST has done to the grass root workers and small scale industries in different corners of the country. The weaving industry in the Bhagyanagar village…

Shades of Saffron Politics of Polarisation in Coastal Karnataka

Mangalore has always stood for modernity, enterprise and a liberal way of life. But in the last three decades, post the Babri Masjid demolition, there has been continuous targeting on minorities by the right wing. Mangalore is one of the best examples of Sangh Parivar’s communal polarisation politics. They have made Dakshina Kannada a violent,…

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