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Month: March 2019

Telangana authors and poets express solidarity with Rao

Telangana authors and poets express solidarity with Rao

Times of India / By TNN

PUNE: A group of 25 authors, poets and activists from Telangana were in the special UAPA court here on Tuesday to express their solidarity with veteran activist-writer P Varavara Rao, facing prosecution in the Elgar Parishad case, but police could not produce him and six other arrested activists before the judge in the absence of adequate number of escorts.
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The All India Cultural Convention – Pratirodh Ek Jan Sanskritik Dakhal held at Bhillai

The All India Cultural Convention – Pratirodh Ek Jan Sanskritik Dakhal held at Bhillai

Cgbasket.in / By Chhattisgarh Basket

„We shall speak, we shall perform, we shall dance, we shall sing towards that dawn when the idea of justice is materialized in this country.“
The All India Cultural Convention – Pratirodh Ek Jan Sanskritik Dakhal held at Bhillai, Chhattisgarh on the 16th and 17th of March 2019 saw the participation of more than two hundred representatives from various cultural action groups across India.
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From the other side of the bars: Rona Wilson’s quiet commitment to prisoners’ rights

From the other side of the bars: Rona Wilson’s quiet commitment to prisoners’ rights

The Caravan / By Aathira Konikkara

In jail since June 2018, Rona Wilson has campaigned for human rights for over fifteen years and is a founding member of the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners.
In March 2012, Rona Jacob Wilson, an activist who campaigns for the release of political prisoners, addressed a seminar in Hyderabad, on counter-terrorism laws and their misuse by the nation’s security apparatus.
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‘Arrested activists were mobilising Dalits to overthrow Centre,’ claim police

‘Arrested activists were mobilising Dalits to overthrow Centre,’ claim police

Scroll.in / By Scroll Staff

The Maharashtra Police on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that the activists who were arrested in connection with the 2018 Bhima Koregaon violence were mobilising Dalits in a bid to “overthrow the government”, PTI reported. The police claimed the coup was planned by the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
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Basic rights must be part of poll manifestos: Activists

Basic rights must be part of poll manifestos: Activists

Times of India / By TNN

RANCHI: Tribal rights activist Stan Swami and developmental economist known for labour rights activism Jean Dreze, along with representatives of civil society organisations, released a people’s manifesto under the Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha banner here on Monday.
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HC extends relief from arrest to Teltumbde

HC extends relief from arrest to Teltumbde

The Hindu / By Special Correspondent

The activist has sought anticipatory bail in Bhima-Koregaon violence case.
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday extended protection from arrest to academic-activist Anand Teltumbde in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case till March 22.
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