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Month: June 2019

Process of giving copies of seized data to defence lawyer begins

Process of giving copies of seized data to defence lawyer begins

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

The first application was filed by the defence lawyer in December 2018. Then, in March, defence lawyers again filed an application seeking the cloned copies of the digital information, under Section 207 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
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Modi .2 going ahead with its programme of crippling dissenting voices

Modi .2 going ahead with its programme of crippling dissenting voices

The Leaflet / By Nitya Chakraborty

Govt move against NDTV and Lawyers Collective are strong indicators

While the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his second avatar is projecting himself as a new mascot of tolerance and reconciliation, his government agencies have been taking up one by one the institutions which represent dissenting voices in both media and the legal profession. In the three week period since Modi took the oath as the PM for the second time on May 30, two prominent  independent voices of the country, NDTV Ltd among the television media and Lawyers Collective, have been targeted by the government agencies for actions which are old and which have already been dealt with by the concerned institutions.
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PUCL Statement Against lodging of FIR against Lawyers Collective & Sr. Advocate Anand Grover

PUCL Statement Against lodging of FIR against Lawyers Collective & Sr. Advocate Anand Grover

Sabrangindia / by Sabrangindia

People’s Union for Civil Liberties is shocked at the lodging of an FIR against the Lawyers Collective, its President and senior lawyer, Anand Grover and other office bearers by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). …
He is currently an acting member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and is a member of the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights while Ms. Jaising was part of the team of lawyers for the accused in the ongoing Bhima Koregaon case as well as the case against Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, where she successfully fought the plea of the CBI to seek his custodial interrogation.
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The new ‘Emergency’: A grip that throttles the essence of Indian democracy

The new ‘Emergency’: A grip that throttles the essence of Indian democracy

Conterview / by By Fr Cedric Prakash sj.

The country will never forget that infamous night of June 25/26, 1975, when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had a state of emergency declared all over the country. During that dark chapter of the country’s history which lasted for a 21-month period till March 21, 1977, civil liberties were suspended, freedom of speech and expression was totally muzzled, political opponents of the Government and those who protested the emergency were imprisoned and human rights violations by those in power were the order of the day! 
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Bhima Koregaon undertrials write to Governor, seek release

Bhima Koregaon undertrials write to Governor, seek release

The Hindu / by Sonam Saigal Mumbai

`If we want democracy to function as per Constitution political prisoners must be released’

All nine activists arrested and booked for cases related to the Bhima Koregaon violence have written to Maharashtra’s Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao appealing, “if we really want democracy to function as per the Indian Constitution then all political prisoners should be released.“
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Is Torture part of police investigation?

Is Torture part of police investigation?

Counter Currents / by Stan Swamy

… Several intellectuals, artists, writers, journalists, legal professionals, poets, dalit & adivasi rights activists, human rights activists have now become suspects in the eyes of the ruling class. They are now invariably called ‘maoists’, ‘naxals’, ‘urban naxals’ etc. Cases, including serious cases such as Unlawful Activities Prevention Act [UAPA], Sedition have been foisted on them. Several of them have already been jailed, others are being harassed with raids on their work places and residences.
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Police Raid Father Stan Swamy’s House Again, Take Email, Facebook Details

Police Raid Father Stan Swamy’s House Again, Take Email, Facebook Details


Image Courtesy: Twitter/B.B. Choudhary

The Wire / By The Wire Staff

The nature of the latest raid closely mimics that of the first one on the priest’s house on August 28, 2018.
An eight-member team of the Pune city police raided the Ranchi residence of rights activist Father Stan Swamy in the early hours of June 12, the second such abrupt raid on the 83-year-old’s house since August 2018.
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