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Every 10th Adivasi of Jharkhand’s Pathalgadi area have been charged with sedition

Every 10th Adivasi of Jharkhand’s Pathalgadi area have been charged with sedition

Sabrang / by Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha‏

Representatives of several people’s organisations from across Jharkhand gathered today at Raj Bhawan to protest against the severe violations of Constitutional rights of Adivasis of Khunti district and the use of the sedition law as an instrument of repression. The dharna was organised by Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha, a network of activists and people’s organisations.
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WSS Statement On Arrest Warrants Issued By Jharkhand Government Against Activists And Writers

WSS Statement On Arrest Warrants Issued By Jharkhand Government Against Activists And Writers

By Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS)

Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) expresses shock and concern at the arrest warrant issued against Stan Swamy, Aloka Kujur, Rakesh Roshan, Vinod Kumar and Babita Kashyap on 17 June 2019, one year after the FIR was filed against 20 writers, intellectuals and activists in Jharkhand on 26 July 2018 based on Facebook posts. All five are vulnerable to imminent arrest as part of the Jharkhand government’s targeted campaign against those defending human rights of adivasis in the state.
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Condemn the Issuing of Arrest Warrants against Stan Swamy, Aloka Kujur, Vinod Kumar, Rakesh Roshan Kiro and Babita Kashyap

Condemn the Issuing of Arrest Warrants against Stan Swamy, Aloka Kujur, Vinod Kumar, Rakesh Roshan Kiro and Babita Kashyap

By Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR)

STOP HARASSMENT OF RIGHTS ACTIVISTS IN JHARKHAND
PUDR condemns the arrest warrant issued against Stan Swamy, Aloka Kujur, Vinod Kumar, Rakesh Roshan Kiro and Babita Kashyap on 19 June 2019, in relation to FIR filed on 26 July 2018 for waging war against the state, sedition, conspiracy, and Sections 66 and 66A IT Act based simply on their Facebook posts. The Jharkhand government had filed this FIR 124/ 2018 at Khunti PS against 20 writers, intellectuals and activists as part of the continued wave of repressive measures against the pathalgarhi movement in Jharkhand over June-July 2018, wherein more than 300 villagers have also been slapped with sedition cases without their knowledge, and there has been deployment of security forces, raids and constant surveillance over the past one year.
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Police Raid Father Stan Swamy’s House Again, Take Email, Facebook Details

Police Raid Father Stan Swamy’s House Again, Take Email, Facebook Details


Image Courtesy: Twitter/B.B. Choudhary

The Wire / By The Wire Staff

The nature of the latest raid closely mimics that of the first one on the priest’s house on August 28, 2018.
An eight-member team of the Pune city police raided the Ranchi residence of rights activist Father Stan Swamy in the early hours of June 12, the second such abrupt raid on the 83-year-old’s house since August 2018.
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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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The Incarceration of Mahesh Raut

The Incarceration of Mahesh Raut

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NewsClick / By Saurabh Sinha

His crime- raising his voice against illegal mining in Gadhchiroli, reading, understanding and deliberating for the rights of tribals and other communities- in the state of Maharashtra.
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Basic rights must be part of poll manifestos: Activists

Basic rights must be part of poll manifestos: Activists

Times of India / By TNN

RANCHI: Tribal rights activist Stan Swami and developmental economist known for labour rights activism Jean Dreze, along with representatives of civil society organisations, released a people’s manifesto under the Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha banner here on Monday.
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Jharkhand Govt training Adivasis to fight/kill Adivasis: a Note of Resistance

Jharkhand Govt training Adivasis to fight/kill Adivasis: a Note of Resistance

First published: Jul 14, 2014

India Restists / By Stan Swamy

“Tribals to be trained in guerrilla warfare to fight Maoists in state” (Hindustan Times, Ranchi edition, 30-6-2014). The newspaper report goes on to spell out govt’s plan. Two special battalions comprising of youths from the primitive tribal groups in the state will be recruited and trained in advanced guerrilla warfare to fight the Maoists in the forests.
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