Today thousands of laborers of Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha-Mazdoor Karyakarta Committee (CMM-MKC) and Pragatisheel Cement Shramik Sangh (PCSS) came out on the streets of Bhilai (Chhattisgarh).
Speakers in the meeting said that nowadays the right of the workers to speak up is being taken away and that this is an attack on the right of freedom of expression. They also said that they stand in solidarity with advocate Sudha Bhardwaj who spoke on the rights of workers and who was arrested under UAPA. They criticised that she has not been released on bail even after one year and that this directly violates democratic values. Read more (hindi)
Pictures of the Solidarity Programme by Campaign Against Repression on People’s Movements (Aug28)
By Campaign Against Repression on People’s Movements
Over 200 people gathered in Raipur, Chhattisgarh today under the banner of Campaign Against Repression on People’s Movements to mark one year of the arrest of Comrade and advocate Sudha Bharadwaj and other human rights activists arrested under false charges in the Bhima Koregaon case – Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhawale, Mahesh Raut, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, Shoma Sen, Rona Wilson, and Varavara Rao. …
By Campaign Against State Repression on Peoples´ Movements
Freedom from Fear & Falsehoods
Freedom from Loot & Plunder
Freedom from War & Violence
Fight Fascism, Defend Democracy!
28th of August 2019: 12 Noon to 5pm
Gass Memorial Centre, Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
Join us to mark one year of the illegal and unconstitutional arrest of Sudha Bharadwaj and other Human Rights Defenders und false and fabricated charges in the Bhima Koregaon case. [read programme report]
Organised by Campaign Against State Repression on Peoples´ Movements
Contact: Dr. Lakhan Singh: 773060946, Rinchin: 9516664520, Adv AP Josy: 993440496, Adv Sadiq Ali: 94255154111
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United Against Govt Repression: Call for Release of Bhima Koregaon Accused
By National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations
The completion of a year since the arrest of academics, activists, artists and lawyers; Mahesh Raut, Rona Wilson, Shoma Sen, Sudhir Dhawale and Surendra Gadling, framed for violence caused by right wing elements at Bhima Koregoan on 1 January 2018 was successfully marked by a Jan Sabha and Cultural Programme held in Jantar Mantar, New Delhi at 11 am on 8 June 2019. Read report