en | 22 min | 2019
The Wire / #BeyondTheHeadlines with Siddharth Varadarajan
Thanks to WhatsApp taking on the Israeli firm NSO for installing the ‘Pegasus’ malware on rights activists around the world, India’s dirty surveillance secrets are slowly tumbling out. In this episode of Beyond the Headlines, Siddharth Varadarajan looks at the manner in which individuals connected to the Bhima Koregaon case have been targeted and asks what the legal basis for this snooping is?
en | 26:22 min | 2019
By The Polis Project
Suchitra Vijayan speaks to lawyer Darshna Mitra about the UAPA act, its long and violent history of weaponizing National security concerns to crush dissent, and what the recent amendments mean for the future of India as a constitutional republic.
en | 8:21 min | 2019
The Wire / By Beyond The Headlines with Siddharth Varadarajan
The new Bill will allow the NIA to wreak havoc on India’s federal system. But what’s most dangerous is the amendment that will allow the government to declare not just organisations as terrorists – but individuals as well.
en | 16 min | 2019
Newsclick / By Newsclick
On 18th of July the Rajya Sabha unanimously passed the NIA Bill. The bill proposes three major amendments to the NIA Bill of 2008, giving the agency enormous powers. Gautam Navlakha discusses with Newsclick the BJP’s national security push and the implications of the amendment.
en | 10 min | 2019
By Citizens for Justice and Peace / Teesta Setalvad
Teesta Setalvad expresses solidarity with Indira Jaising and Anand Grover and contextualizes the CBI raids in Mumbai and New Delhi within the larger context of a systematic drive against human rights defenders and activists.
en | 39:25 min | 2019
The Wire / with Happymon Jacob
Dr Happymon Jacob speaks with author Niranjan Sahoo about the Maoist insurgency in India, Salma Judum and the debate surrounding the so-called ‘Urban Naxals’.
By Peoples Dispatch
en | 5:45 min | 2019
One year has passed since 5 activists and human rights defenders were arrested in India on trumped up charges in what was largely seen as a crackdown on dissent
By Amnesty International India
Sign Amnesty´s call for the immediate release of the Bhima Koregaon 9
Video: Bhima Koregaon 9: Heroes Who Fight For Your Rights
en | 6:18 min | 2019
In 2018, a massive crackdown on human rights defenders was underway. 9 prominent activists across the country were arrested.
The Wire / By The Wire Staff
en | 6:38 min | 2019
en | 6:12 min | 2019
The Leaflet / By the Leaflet
What led to the arrests of activists in the Bhima-Koregaon case? What was Elgar Parishad celebrating on December 31, 2017? What happened on January 1, 1818 and why is the Battle of Bhima-Koregaon so significant for the Dalit and Bahujan communities? The Leaflet brings you an in-depth peek into one of the defining legal-political cases of contemporary India.