The Hindu / by Sonam Saigal Mumbai
`If we want democracy to function as per Constitution political prisoners must be released’
All nine activists arrested and booked for cases related to the Bhima Koregaon violence have written to Maharashtra’s Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao appealing, “if we really want democracy to function as per the Indian Constitution then all political prisoners should be released.“
CGbasket / By PUCL
PUCL strongly condemns the early morning raid today (12th June) by Maharashtra – Pune police in the residence of 83 year old Father Stan Swamy at Bagaicha Campus in Namkum, Ranchi, Jharkhand. The Maharashtra police allegedly conducted the raid and search without obtaining judicial search warrant and seized his computer’s hard disk, internet modem and other storage devices and forced him to give his gmail and Facebook passwords.
By Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha
Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha’s condemnation of repeated raids on Stan Swamy and arrest of other human rights activists.
Though perplexed by the repeated raids, Stan says that he is ready for any investigation as per due legal process. He also endorses Mahasabha’s statement against the raid.
Read full statement (Raid_Jun12)
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By Amnesty International India
In 2018, a massive crackdown on human rights defenders was underway. 9 prominent activists across the country were arrested.
Sign Amnesty´s call for the immediate release of the Bhima Koregaon 9
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
Place: Jooba Kendra (Youth Center), Maulali, Kolkata
Timir Basu, Kalyani Mina, Tapan Basu
on behalf of Prateebaader Adheekaar Mancha (Forum for Right to Protest)
Foto: New Indian Express
The New Indian Express / By Epress News Service
HYDERABAD: Condemning the arrests of Delhi University professor GN Saibaba and revolutionary writer Varavara Rao, members of Revolutionary Writers Association (Virasam) demanded their immediate and unconditional release.
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.
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.
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.