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Sign Petition: Free The Bhima Koregaon 11- Stop The Clampdown On Dissent!

Sign Petition: Free The Bhima Koregaon 11- Stop The Clampdown On Dissent!

By Amnesty International

In 2018, as part of a massive crackdown on human rights defenders in India, 9 prominent activists – Sudha Bharadwaj, Shoma Sen, Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut, Arun Ferreira, Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, Vernon Gonsalves and Varavara Rao were arrested by the Pune Police.
Two years later, the crackdown on human rights defenders continues with the arrests of Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde.
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AI-India Video: Bhima Koregaon 9: Heroes Who Fight For Your Rights

en | 6:18 min | 2019
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Sign Petition: Release The Bhima Koregaon Political Prisoners

Sign Petition: Release The Bhima Koregaon Political Prisoners

By Concerned Citizens / #NoJailDuringCovid

This appeal is being written to highlight how the activists, lawyers and teachers arrested in what has now come to be known as the Bhima Koregaon/ Elgaar Parishad case should be released keeping in mind the direction of United Nations and to highlight that their release can’t be any harm to the society or danger to the legal procedures.
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Condemn the SC’s denial of relief & stand in solidarity with all voices for peoples’ rights!

Condemn the SC’s denial of relief & stand in solidarity with all voices for peoples’ rights!

CASR posters, 2018

By Campaign Against State Repression (CASR)

The Campaign Against State Repression (CASR) calls on all democratic organisations and individuals to come together and condemn the denial of relief for Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha, stand in solidarity with all such voices of democracy and demand the immediate release of all political prisoners. Our unity at this time of crisis is all the more urgent and necessary for our silence in the time of injustice is bound to render us voiceless in the days to come. Let us unite and demand:
1. Immediate reprieve from arrest of Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha.
2. Immediate release of all political prisoners lodged in jails all over the country, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Immediate release of all under-trial prisoners and persons convicted on minor charges to decongest prisons.
4. Action (with restraint in light of COVID-19) against the perpetrators of violence in the Bhima Koregaon case including Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote.
5. Repeal of all draconian laws like UAPA, NSA and PSA, among others.

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An Appeal to Implement Programme of Solidarity with Prof. Anand Teltumbde

An Appeal to Implement Programme of Solidarity with Prof. Anand Teltumbde

By All India Forum for Right to Education

I STAND WITH ANAND
Dear Friends,
As you know that Prof. Anand Teltumbde is facing impending incarceration on 6th April not with standing the danger to his life due to Covid-19 infection. It clearly appears to be the attempt of the Government of India to persecute an intellectual whose voice it finds to be discomforting. Prof. Teltumbde is one of those rare intellectuals who synergized caste-class analysis (Ambedkar and Marx) quite on the lines of Shahid Bhagat Singh.
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Sign Global Solidarity Statement for Dr. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha

Sign Global Solidarity Statement for Dr. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha

By India Civil Watch

Signatories include eminent public figures such as Noam Chomsky, Gayatri Spivak, Sukhadeo Thorat, Cornel West, Angela Davis, Kshama Sawant, Ramachandra Guha, Prakash Ambedkar and Arundhati Roy.
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Statement for Dr. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha:
We, the undersigned (organizations and individuals) protest the impending arrest of Professor Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha and strongly condemn the attempt to malign their status as two of India’s foremost civil rights activists and public intellectuals today.

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Hany Babu is Our Professor: Students in DU, JNU, UoH to protest raids on DU teacher’s house

Hany Babu is Our Professor: Students in DU, JNU, UoH to protest raids on DU teacher’s house

Exdexlive / by Johanna Deeksha

Ever since the raid at Delhi University professor Hany Babu’s house, there has been an outpouring of support from the academic and activist circles. Various student groups have also issued statements condemning the raid and rendering full support to the teacher. The students from his own department have also come out in support.
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Sign/read statement by students in solidarity with professor Hany Babu

Raise Your Voice: Postcard Campaign

Raise Your Voice: Postcard Campaign

(English translation of postcard campaign)

Do write protest letters to:

The Honourable President
Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi 110004
e-mail: ksamresh.nbt@nic.in

The Honourable Chief Justice of India
The Supreme Court
Tilak Marg, New Delhi, 110001
e-mail: supremecourt@nic.in

Release Human Rights Activists!

Dismiss the false lawsuits around Bhima Koregaon.
Their release is our freedom.

Since January 2018, several workers, lawyers, writers, poets, and human rights activists have been arrested on the basis of false accusations in connection with the Bhima Koregaon incident. Moreover, those Hindutva forces who were actually responsible for the violence are being protected. Draconian laws such as the U.A.P.A are being used to repress voices of dissent and struggles for justice.

We won’t stay silent. Nor will we be repressed any longer.

1. Release the lawyers, writers, poets, and human rights activists who have been arrested on the basis of false accusations in connection with the Bhima Koregaon incident.
2. Arrest Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote, the real perpetrators of the violence of the Bhima Koregaon incident.
3. Repeal draconian laws such as the U.A.P.A. and the C.S.P.S.A.
4. Protect and preserve the right to dissent.