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Privatization Of Indian Railways

The BJP government has, following its decision of selling the family silver in the footsteps of Manmohan Singh has decided to gradually privatize the railways. There is no credible argument proffered by the government. The only reason seems to be that the government is in a hurry to take advantage of the pandemic and resultant […]


PUCL: Current situation in the country worse than what it was during Emergency.

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), a human rights organization, in a statement issued on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the Emergency, has described the current situation in the country as worse than what it was during Emergency, when the “Indian government waged a war on its own people, suspending the fundamental […]


14 MP request Uddhav Thackeray to provide urgent medical attention to Varavara Rao

On 19th June 2020, 14 members of Indian Parliament, issued a Press Statement addressed to CM of Maharashtra, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray. In the signed statement, the 14 Parliamentarians expressed their concern about the rapidly deteriorating health condition of Varavara Rao and requested the Maharashtra CM to provide him the necessary and urgent medical attention by moving […]


Dr. Kafeel Khan’s Wife Asks Doctors To Stand With Her Husband

The country is under third phase of the lockdown. New cases of infections are rising daily. Health care workers including doctors are needed to treat Covid inflicted persons. Yet, a doctor with vast experience of dealing with viral diseases remains incarcerated behind prison walls. Dr Kafeel Khan, hailing from Gorakhpur in UP, is being continuously […]


STATEMENT AGAINST IMPOSITION OF UAPA CHARGES AGAINST MASRAT ZAHRA

A statement has been issued on behalf of gender rights activists, organisations and individuals condemning the UAPA charges against Kashmiri photojournalist Masrat Zahra. The statement strongly reiterates that the government must withdraw UAPA charges against Masrat. It also highlights the increasing difficulties that journalists in Kashmir are facing and call on the government to stop […]


Stop the witch-hunt of activists and journalists in Delhi and Kashmir

Over the last few weeks, several activists, journalists and students in Delhi and Kashmir have been charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the police has filed several FIRs against activists providing relief and against journalists doing their job. Campaign Against State Repression strongly condemns this targeting of activists and journalists […]




Open letter to the People of India — Anand Teltumbde

Scholar and activist Dr. Anand Teltumbde’s open letter to the people of India before his imminent arrest tomorrow, on Ambedkar Jayanti.   Tomorrow, on 14 April, the country will celebrate the 129th birth anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, amidst the ongoing countrywide lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic. Ironically, on the same day, Dr. Anand […]



15 December : A tale Of Tragedy Within The University

It has now been more than two months since the brutal police action inside the campus of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), a central university in New Delhi on 15th December, 2019. When Muslim neighborhoods in Delhi are being attacked by police backed riotous Hindutva mobs, two research scholars from Jamia, Ruhail Andrabi and Chand Mahal […]


Remembering Kunan Poshpora

Twenty-nine years have passed since the residents of the twin villages of the Kupwara district in Kashmir — Kunan and Poshpora — were subjected to mass rape and torture within the walls of their own homes by the Indian armed forces. With no substantial development in their entreaty for justice against their alleged rape and […]


The Draconian NSA imposed in Delhi

Given the present context of aggressive protests all across the country against the government, the imposition of National Security Act (NSA) in Delhi assumes an added significance. A GroundXero report.     Today, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi has passed an order putting Delhi under the draconian National Security Act (NSA), 1980, beginning from January 19 to […]


এনপিআরের ঘুরপথে দেশজুড়ে এনআরসি আনতে চলেছে কেন্দ্রীয় সরকার।

এনপিআরে যে তথ্য সংগৃহীত হবে তা থেকেই ঝাড়াই বাছাইয়ের মধ্য দিয়ে প্রথমে স্থানীয় তারপর দেশজোড়া নাগরিক পঞ্জি বা এনআরসি তৈরি হবে। লিখছেন ধীমান বসাক।   কেন্দ্রীয় মন্ত্রিসভায় এনপিআর বা জাতীয় জনসংখ্যা পঞ্জি এবং জনগণনার অর্থ বরাদ্দ হয়েছে। ২০২১-এর জনগণনার জন্য ৮,৭৫৪.২৩ কোটি টাকা এবং ২০২০-র ১ এপ্রিল থেকে ৩০ সেপ্টেম্বর পর্যন্ত এনপিআর-এর তথ্য সংগ্রহের জন্য […]


The Many Truths of the Aadhaar Project

This is the first part of a series of articles about the Aadhaar Project that will look at the various issues highlighted in this piece in greater depth and detail, by godavar.   “bhukh roti ki ho to paisa kamaayiye paisa kamaane ke liye bhi paisa chaahiye”                 […]