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Indian courts and Medical Bail NIA court denied Father Stan medical bail on March 22

The Special NIA court rejected Father Stan Swamy’s bail plea on grounds that “he was not only the member of banned organisation CPI (Maoist) but was also carrying out activities to further the objective of the organisation which is nothing but to overthrow the democracy of the nation.” The NIA had initially sought 20 days…

A 2020 Report on how Indians took to the streets in protest In defence of Article 19, CJP brings you the panorama of protests that shaped this year

Article 19 (1) (a) and (b) give all Indians the right of free expression and peaceful protest. Clearly, however, these fundamental freedoms are irksome to governments increasingly impatient with the people’s sovereign voice. This has however not stopped Indians, even in the midst of a crippling lockdown following the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year we saw…

The worst from Indian courts in 2020 A month by month look at various court orders adversely shaping rights’ jurisprudence

As 2020 draws to a close, here is an annual round up of orders and judgements from India’s constitutional courts — High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. In a month by month look, CJP brings you a calendar of the year gone by, an overview of verdicts that raised some eyebrows, resulting in…

Stan Swamy: The oldest activist to be targeted by the government Father Stan Swamy has worked for the welfare of tribals in Jharkhand for more than 30 years

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) made its seventh arrest in the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case, with 83-year old Father Stan Swamy being taken into custody. Given how the centre is targeting human rights activists, academics, writers, lawyers and artists while riot instigators are roaming scot free, the future of dissent is, indeed, looking dark in…

Stand with Father Stan Swamy A live chat hosted by Teesta Setalvad

Watch: CJP secretary Teesta setalvad in conversation with, Human right activist and Jesuit priest, Father Cedric Prakash and, former principal of St Xavier’s College, Father Frazer Mascarenhas to discuss the arrest of octogenarian human rights defender Fr Stan Swamy. Related: Chorus for Fr. Stan Swamy’s release gets louder CJP, other groups, activists and citizens condemn Fr. Stan…

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…

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…

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