Arundhati Roy: Our battle for love must be militantly waged – and beautifully won
Scroll.in / by Arundhati Roy
The text of Arundhati Roy’s speech at the Elgar Parishad 2021 on January 30.
I thank the organisers of the 2021 Elgar Parishad for inviting me to speak at this forum to mark what would have been Rohit Vemula’s 32nd birthday and the 1818 victory of the battle of Bhima Koregaon. Not far from here, Mahar troops fighting in the British Army defeated the Peshwa King Bajirao II under whom Mahars and other Dalit castes were cruelly persecuted and ritually debased in indescribable ways. Read more
Video: Free BK16 – Repeal UAPA
hindi | 3:09min | 2021
By National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM)
NAPM strongly condemns the imprisonment of senior social and human rights activists on false and baseless allegations in the name of ‘Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case’. Watch video
Sudha Bharadwaj speaks – A Life in Law and Activism (PDF copy)
Session Report: Under UAPA, anything can be an offence based on flimsy evidence
The Leaflet / by Megha Katheria
Bringing together lawyers, activists, and victims of UAPA, the second day of PUCL’s national consultation on repealing UAPA was packed with heart-wrenching stories of abuse and torture by the law. This underpinned the passionate launch of the campaign to repeal UAPA by PUCL and 100 other organisations. It is similar to the cohesive action by human rights organisations against TADA in 1990s and POTA in the early 2000s. Read more
Session Report: PUCL and 100 Organisations demand the repeal of the UAPA
The Leaflet / by Parvathi Sjiv
In a session packed with human stories of abuse and misuse of law where activists and commoners were abused, the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) began a three-day session on January 20th with over 100 other organisations comprising advocates, activists and others who spoke about the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Read more
Video: Tribute to Political Prisoners January 1, 2021
As we enter a new year, 2021, full of challenges and possibilities, we look back and remember many of our comrades and follow-travellers who remain incarcerated and persecuted. Their only ‘crime’: trying to make this country a better place, with rights and justice for all of us, especially for those marginalized and oppressed.
To that spirit of resistance and resilience, we dedicate this video and our energies over the coming year. Stand with all those persecuted, jailed and vilified for standing with the human rights of others.
National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM)
Arun Ferreira was arrested in May 2007 on fabricated charges under the Unlawful Activities and Prevention Act (UAPA). As soon as he was acquitted in a case, a new one would be conjured up. Finally out on bail in January 2012, Arun talks about life in prison and torture they were subjected to, through his sketches. Watch video
Poster-Campaign: Solidarity with Mahesh, Rona, Shoma, Sudhir, Surendra