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Month: April 2019

Medha Patkar slams govt for ‘framing Sudha Bharadwaj, others as urban Naxals’

Medha Patkar slams govt for ‘framing Sudha Bharadwaj, others as urban Naxals’


Women’s March, Delhi April 4

The Indian Express / By Epress News Service

Patkar had visited Shivajinagar Court to meet Sudha Bharadwaj, arrested in connection with the Elgaar Parishad case for her alleged links with the banned CPI-Maoist, but was unable to meet her as none of the accused in this case was produced before the court.
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Telangana Police detain academics at meeting to protest arrest of Varavara Rao

Telangana Police detain academics at meeting to protest arrest of Varavara Rao


File photo of Varavara Rao | IANS

Scroll.in / By Scroll Staff

The Revolutionary Writers’ Association claimed hundreds of teachers were detained and the police even blocked the road leading to the meeting hall. The Telangana Police on Saturday detained several academics protesting against the arrest of activist Varavara Rao in Hyderabad.
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Prosecutor cites letters, booklet to oppose bail pleas of six accused

Prosecutor cites letters, booklet to oppose bail pleas of six accused

Scroll.in / By Scroll Staff

District Government Pleader Ujjwala Pawar said the documents showed that there was a conspiracy to wage a war against the country.
The prosecutor in the Elgaar Parishad case on Thursday opposed the bail pleas of six accused. District Government Pleader Ujjwala Pawar cited letters and a booklet to argue that there was a conspiracy to wage a war against the country, reported The Indian Express.
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Open Letter: Give an assurance for the Release of Prof. Saibaba, Varavara Rao and other Intellectuals

Open Letter: Give an assurance for the Release of Prof. Saibaba, Varavara Rao and other Intellectuals

Sanhati / By Revolutionary Writer’s Association

An Open Letter to the Contesting Political Parties

An Appeal from Poets, Writers, Artists, Journalists, Intellectuals and Different Democratic Organisations

The gradual shrinking of democratic space day by day, the voice of the people and the intellectuals being muffled is distressing us a lot.
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Open Letter to KCR from Varavara Rao’s wife

Open Letter to KCR from Varavara Rao’s wife

The Siasat Daily / Posted by Tanveer

Respected Chief Minister of Telangana Sri K Chandrashekar Rao,
I am writing this letter to you in the context of your comments during the recent election campaign against the lies and improprieties of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This letter is to bring to your notice some more lies and fabricated cases indulged in by Modi’s government, Maharashtra government of his own party and Maharashtra police. I would like you to openly state your position and opinion on these lies and cases also.
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UK Indian Diaspora Joins Intl ‘People’s Agenda 2019’ Protests, Hold Vigil Outside India House

UK Indian Diaspora Joins Intl ‘People’s Agenda 2019’ Protests, Hold Vigil Outside India House

The Milli Gazette Online / By By M Ghazali Khan

London: Ignoring chilly cold weather in the cloudy and depressing Saturday afternoon, representatives of South Asian organisations in UK stood for more than two hours outside the Indian High Commission protesting against human rights violation in India.
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Two-Part Series on the decline of India’s democracy

Two-Part Series on the decline of India’s democracy

The Wire / By Sten Widmalm

Part One: Is India’s Democracy Really in Decline?
Data made available by a new research programme indicate that the situation has taken a turn for the worse since 2014.
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Part Two: Under Modi Govt, a Two-Pronged Attack on India’s Democracy
While it may not actively be promoting autocratisation, the current BJP government is allowing it to happen.
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