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Bhima Koregaon undertrials write to Governor, seek release

Bhima Koregaon undertrials write to Governor, seek release

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.“
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PUCL strongly condemns the early morning raid today (12th June) in the residence of Father Stan Swamy

PUCL strongly condemns the early morning raid today (12th June) in the residence of Father Stan Swamy

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.
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Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha’s condemnation of repeated raids on Stan Swamy

Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha’s condemnation of repeated raids on Stan Swamy

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.
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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)

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.
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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.
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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.
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