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Activists protest against state repression, call for releaseof Bhima Koregaon accused

Activists protest against state repression, call for releaseof Bhima Koregaon accused

National Herald / By NH Web Desk

A number of activists and workers from different organisations on Saturday organised a ‘jan sabha’ (public meeting) at Jantar Mantar in the national capital, asking for the release of all political prisoners, including the social activists accused by the BJP government of inciting violence at Maharashtra’s Bhima Koregaon on January 1, 2018.
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Jan Sabha Report: Kis Kis Ko Qaid Karoge …

Jan Sabha Report: Kis Kis Ko Qaid Karoge …

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Kractivist / By Kractivist.org

Program in Delhi by Kis Kis Ko Qaid Karoge

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.
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Convention to protest unjust arrest of social and human rights activists  

Convention to protest unjust arrest of social and human rights activists  

Press Release by Prateebaader Adheekaar Mancha (Forum for Right to Protest)

To the authorities, it is an offense whenever anyone raises voice against repression and torture on the poor, indigenous, fallen, mostly identified as Dalit, people and nationalities smaller in number. To the authorities, it is considered an offense whenever someone stands by these people. Social and human rights activists raising voices of protest against repression on these people are being sued under repressive laws. They are either arrested or threatened with arrests. Names of a few of such personalities are already in the media. They include Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, Father Stan Swamy, Anand Teltumbde, Surendra Gadgil, Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, Mahesh Raut, Shoma Sen. They are from different parts of the country: Delhi, Haryana, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Goa, Ranchi, Nagpur, or in some other places. There are many such personalities, whose names are not found in media.
We appeal to all to join this convention for opposing such repressive measures.

Date: May 13, 2019, Monday
Time: 1630
Place: Jooba Kendra (Youth Center), Maulali, Kolkata

Timir Basu, Kalyani Mina, Tapan Basu
on behalf of Prateebaader Adheekaar Mancha (Forum for Right to Protest)

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.
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The All India Cultural Convention – Pratirodh Ek Jan Sanskritik Dakhal held at Bhillai

The All India Cultural Convention – Pratirodh Ek Jan Sanskritik Dakhal held at Bhillai

Cgbasket.in / By Chhattisgarh Basket

„We shall speak, we shall perform, we shall dance, we shall sing towards that dawn when the idea of justice is materialized in this country.“
The All India Cultural Convention – Pratirodh Ek Jan Sanskritik Dakhal held at Bhillai, Chhattisgarh on the 16th and 17th of March 2019 saw the participation of more than two hundred representatives from various cultural action groups across India.
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PUCL Convention: Resolutions on Kashmir Issue, FRA and Elgar Parishad Arrests Passed

PUCL Convention: Resolutions on Kashmir Issue, FRA and Elgar Parishad Arrests Passed


Pic: Raipur Feb 24, 2018

Newsclick / By Yogesh S

The convention also recognised the failure of the criminal justice system in the country, and talked about various draconian laws that are still being used to silence the voices of dissent.
The three-day convention was attended by 150 people from eleven states. In the light of the ongoing onslaught on the rights of various communities, attack on freedom of expression, and speech and growing intolerance in the country, the theme of the convention was ‘Threats and challenges to the idea of pluralism, democracy and the constitution’.
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