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Free the rights activists in India: Global academics and social justice crusaders issue statement

Free the rights activists in India: Global academics and social justice crusaders issue statement

The Leaflet / Statement by “Fresh Perspectives, USA”

To defend the rights of the imprisoned and to prevent further illegal detentions, we, a group of social justice activists and scholars, came together and formed an association called Fresh Perspectives, USA. We have reached out to public intellectuals, critical thinkers and scholars outside India to collect their voice condemning those illegal arrests and the violation of human rights in India. We were amazed by the response from scholars around the world. Some of the signatories are the most influential thinkers of late 20th and 21st Century. 
Here’s our public statement

Over 600 international scholars sign a statement of support for Dr. Anand Teltumbde

Over 600 international scholars sign a statement of support for Dr. Anand Teltumbde


Rally for Teltumbde and other activists held in Canada

Sabrangindia / By Sabrangindia

Some of the best-known luminaries of American and European academy have signed the statement expressing deep outrage at the blatant misuse of the law to persecute one of their much-admired colleagues, Dr. Teltumbde.
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Illegal Arrest and Hounding of Prof. Anand Teltumbde w.r.t. Bhima Koregaon

Illegal Arrest and Hounding of Prof. Anand Teltumbde w.r.t. Bhima Koregaon

By Mumbai Rises to Save Democracy

PRESS STATEMENT

On Tuesday noted journalists P. Sainath and Niranjan Takle and noted author Urmila Pawar and activists from Mumbai, Jatin Desai and Feroze Mithirborewala condemned the police action against Prof. Anand Teltumbde and urged people to speak up against the undemocratic practices of the current government, which Mr Sainath said was criminalising dissent. They were speaking at a press conference organised by Mumbai Rises to Save Democracy (MRSD), a platform of over forty human rights organisations from in and around Mumbai on the “Illegal arrest and hounding of Prof. Anand Teltumbde w.r.t. the Bhima Koregaon case.”
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Press Conference on ‘Draconian Laws, Impunity & the Looming Threat of Arrests´

Press Conference on ‘Draconian Laws, Impunity & the Looming Threat of Arrests´

Kis Kis Ko Qaid Karoge

Press Club of India, New Delhi
For over a year now, we have witnessed a political and legal battle over the right to dissent. It began with the right of dalits, bahujans, adivasis, Muslims, women and thousands from marginalised communities across the country to congregate at Koregaon on the banks of Bhima River near Pune to commemorate a battle fought two centuries ago. This, commemorated as an annual event, is a symbolic assertion of the historically oppressed Mahars against the dominant caste order of the Peshwas. This assertion by the most marginalised communities seemed to rankle the establishment.
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Joint Trade Union Call: Drop the false charges against Prof. Anand Teltumbde Immediately

Joint Trade Union Call: Drop the false charges against Prof. Anand Teltumbde Immediately


We stand together to strongly condemn the baseless allegations and defamatory and concocted charges pressed against Prof. Anand Teltumbde by the Pune police, under the Unfair Activities Prevention Act, 1967 (UAPA), to wrongly frame him in the Bhima Koregaon case and to accuse him for plotting the assassination of the Prime Minister.
The police forces of the State of Maharashtra led a witch hunt of human rights activists, poets, teachers, lawyers and trade union leaders on 28 August 2018 across several locations in the country. It has viciously attacked those who fight for the rights of the working class, Dalits and the poor and marginalised and raise their voice against state repression. 
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Full text: 82-year-old Stan Swamy, suspect in Bhima Koregaon case, ‘appeals to nation’s conscience’

Full text: 82-year-old Stan Swamy, suspect in Bhima Koregaon case, ‘appeals to nation’s conscience’

Scroll.in / By Scroll Staff

He criticised the government for targeting intellectuals working for the fundamental rights of the poor and labelling them ‘urban naxals’.
Jharkhand-based human rights activist and Catholic priest Stan Swamy, whose home was raided by the Pune police on August 28 in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, on Friday released a statement criticising the government for targeting intellectuals working for the fundamental rights of the poor, and labelling them “urban naxals”.
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