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Mumbai stands up to an Oppressive Regime Protests against the nationwide crackdown on dissenting voices

Civil society groups, activists, students and citizens gathered in Mumbai on September 5, the first death anniversary of journalist Gauri Lankesh, to honour her by continuing her legacy of speaking truth to power, in wake of the State’s unprecedented crackdown on civil and political rights activists. Hundreds of people turned up outside Dadar Railway Station…

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No ‘complete ban’ on protests at Jantar Mantar: SC Big win for Freedom of Expression

On Monday, July 23, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that there could not be a “complete ban” on protests at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, and directed the Central Government to formulate guidelines regarding protests. The ruling came after a petition was filed by the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), challenging a 2017 order by the…

Mumbai against Aadhar SC's directions openly flouted

One day before the Aadhar protest was supposed to take place at National College, the Mumbai Police denied permission. So on 30 June 2018, Mumbaikars protested in Mahim to mark their resistance against Aadhar. People from all walks of life shared their challenges as well as their success stories fighting Aadhar. Even though there is…

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