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Speak against Modi govt’s revenge on activists before there is no one left to speak for us

Speak against Modi govt’s revenge on activists before there is no one left to speak for us

The Print / by Shashi Tharoor

Human rights defenders keep the flame of our Constitution alive. Right now, it is flickering, writes Shashi Tharoor.
The Lok Sabha has debated and passed the Protection of Human Rights Amendment Bill 2019 last week, which the Narendra Modi government claims will strengthen the human rights in our country. Sadly, as I pointed out in the Lok Sabha, it falls considerably short of this objective – and this may be by design.
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Every 10th Adivasi of Jharkhand’s Pathalgadi area have been charged with sedition

Every 10th Adivasi of Jharkhand’s Pathalgadi area have been charged with sedition

Sabrang / by Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha‏

Representatives of several people’s organisations from across Jharkhand gathered today at Raj Bhawan to protest against the severe violations of Constitutional rights of Adivasis of Khunti district and the use of the sedition law as an instrument of repression. The dharna was organised by Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha, a network of activists and people’s organisations.
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Central Government Claims On New UAPA Bill Misleading

Central Government Claims On New UAPA Bill Misleading

Amnesty International India / by Amnesty International India

The Central government’s claim in the Lok Sabha that the proposed amendments to the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) complies with international standards is false. The proposed amendments will allow the government to designate an individual as a terrorist. This amendment violates international human rights law and opens the floodgate to harassment of human rights defenders and activists, said Amnesty International India.
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Theatre director S Raghunandana turns down Sangeet Natak Akademi award citing ‘growing intolerance’

Theatre director S Raghunandana turns down Sangeet Natak Akademi award citing ‘growing intolerance’


Pic: Muraleedhara Upadhya/YouTube

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

Eminent theatre director from Karnataka S Raghunandana on Wednesday declined the Sangeet Natak Akademi award for 2018, a day after it was announced, in protest against incidents of “mob lynching in the name of God and religion” and the frequent attempts to stifle dissenting views of public intellectuals and activists.
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Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan: “Fascist Forces behind the Detention of Sudha Bhardwaj, To Silence the Voices of Dissent & For Justice”

Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan: “Fascist Forces behind the Detention of Sudha Bhardwaj, To Silence the Voices of Dissent & For Justice”

CG Basket / by CG Basket

A Protest Demonstration was organized today on 15th July 2019 at Budha Talab, Raipur against the illegal detention of Sudha Bhardwaj demanding her immediate release. Organized under the banner of Chhattsigarh Bachao Andolan, the day-long Dharna ended by submitting a Memorandum to the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh demanding the State Government to clarify their stand on the entire episode, and their positive intervention.
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Video: Citizens for Justice and Peace condemns the raids on Indira Jaising and Anand Grover

Video: Citizens for Justice and Peace condemns the raids on Indira Jaising and Anand Grover


en | 10 min | 2019

By Citizens for Justice and Peace / Teesta Setalvad

Teesta Setalvad expresses solidarity with Indira Jaising and Anand Grover and contextualizes the CBI raids in Mumbai and New Delhi within the larger context of a systematic drive against human rights defenders and activists.
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WSS Statement On Arrest Warrants Issued By Jharkhand Government Against Activists And Writers

WSS Statement On Arrest Warrants Issued By Jharkhand Government Against Activists And Writers

By Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS)

Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) expresses shock and concern at the arrest warrant issued against Stan Swamy, Aloka Kujur, Rakesh Roshan, Vinod Kumar and Babita Kashyap on 17 June 2019, one year after the FIR was filed against 20 writers, intellectuals and activists in Jharkhand on 26 July 2018 based on Facebook posts. All five are vulnerable to imminent arrest as part of the Jharkhand government’s targeted campaign against those defending human rights of adivasis in the state.
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Condemn the Issuing of Arrest Warrants against Stan Swamy, Aloka Kujur, Vinod Kumar, Rakesh Roshan Kiro and Babita Kashyap

Condemn the Issuing of Arrest Warrants against Stan Swamy, Aloka Kujur, Vinod Kumar, Rakesh Roshan Kiro and Babita Kashyap

By Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR)

STOP HARASSMENT OF RIGHTS ACTIVISTS IN JHARKHAND
PUDR condemns the arrest warrant issued against Stan Swamy, Aloka Kujur, Vinod Kumar, Rakesh Roshan Kiro and Babita Kashyap on 19 June 2019, in relation to FIR filed on 26 July 2018 for waging war against the state, sedition, conspiracy, and Sections 66 and 66A IT Act based simply on their Facebook posts. The Jharkhand government had filed this FIR 124/ 2018 at Khunti PS against 20 writers, intellectuals and activists as part of the continued wave of repressive measures against the pathalgarhi movement in Jharkhand over June-July 2018, wherein more than 300 villagers have also been slapped with sedition cases without their knowledge, and there has been deployment of security forces, raids and constant surveillance over the past one year.
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