Browsed by
Category: Solidarity

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.
Read more

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.
Read more

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.
Read more

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.
Read more

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.
Read more

Member of European Parliament Lídia Senra Rodríguez writes to Ms Federica Mogherini

Member of European Parliament Lídia Senra Rodríguez writes to Ms Federica Mogherini

Letter By Lídia Senra Rodríguez

Dear Ms Federica MOGHERINI
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

I call on you once again regarding your responsibility as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in order to ask for your much-appreciated reaction about the dramatic situation of Professor GN Saibaba. …
I also demand the immediate release of the lawyer of Professor GN Saibaba, Surendra Gadling, as well as human rights activists Varavara Rao, Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, Shoma Sen, Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson and Mahesh Raut.

To read full letter see pdf file: Letter to HR Ms. Mogherini regarding the worrying situation of Indian professor GN Saibaba_050419.pdf

Vote against hate in Lok Sabha elections, urge women marching for change in Delhi

Vote against hate in Lok Sabha elections, urge women marching for change in Delhi

Scroll.in / By Vijayta Lalwani

Women marched for change in several cities across India on Thursday. … As the women marched, several chanted slogans that called for an end to patriarchy, fascism and casteism. Many women also held posters that demanded the release of activists Shoma Sen and Sudha Bharadwaj, who were among nine activists arrested in June and August in connection with an investigation into a public meeting organised a day before caste-related violence erupted at Bhima Koregaon near Pune on January 1, 2018.
Read more

Women’s Groups Release A Statement Prior To The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

Women’s Groups Release A Statement Prior To The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

feminisminindia.com / By WomenMarch4Change

For the last five years, women of India have watched with growing anger as our struggles for equality have been dented and our hard-won freedoms undermined. We have watched the present government and its followers spread misogyny, hate and lies across this land. Today, on the eve of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, we say, NO MORE!
Read full statement

People’s Manifesto: Against State Repression For Saving Democracy

People’s Manifesto: Against State Repression For Saving Democracy

Kractivist.org / Statement by Mumbai Rises to Save Democracy

India has witnessed a drastic rise in attacks on human rights activists, journalists, lawyers, farmers, adivasis, RTI activists, students, academicians, workers, protestors etc. opposing anti-people policies of the government and protesting human rights violations. The constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of speech and expression, association and assembly are under severe threat. Several people across the country have been criminalized in false and fabricated cases.
Read full statement