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Over 250 citizens condemn “vindictive witch hunt” of Dr. Harsh Mander by Indian State agencies

Groundxero | 3rd February, 2024   In a press statement, released on 2nd February, 2024, over 250 activists, academicians, lawyers, and concerned citizens expressed solidarity with rights activist and former IAS officer Harsh Mander and condemned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s raids at his home and his office as being part of a “vindictive witch hunt”.   The […]



​​​​​​​PUCL Maharashtra Condemn The Arrest Of Activists in Mumbai Protesting Israeli Government’s Attacks On Civilians In Palestine

PUCL Maharashtra condemns the arrest of two young Mumbai activists, Ruchir and Supreeth by the Mankhurd Police last night, in connection with a protest against the Israeli government’s ongoing violent attacks impacting civilians in Palestine, in line with similar protests taking place in multiple locations globally and in the country.     October 14, 2023 […]


Disabled Neglected & Condemned in Union Budget 2023: NPRD Call for Protest

1 February, 2023: The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD) has issued the following statement:   This year’s budget has been no different as far as the disabled community is concerned. They continue to be condemned to the margins and neglected, high sounding rhetoric like “inclusive India” notwithstanding.   In comparison to […]


STOP CORPORATE LOOT OF DHINKIA THROUGH BRUTE MILITARY FORCE : FACAM

Forum Against Corporatization And Militarization (FACAM), in a statement, issued on 9th November 2022, condemns in harshest tone, the demolition of houses and attack on villagers of Dhinkia by Corporate-State goons and extends solidarity to their heroic anti- mining struggle against Jindal Steel Work.   On 22nd of October, 2022, according to villagers and activists […]


Condemn vehemently the custodial death of Pandu Narote

Committee for the Defence and Release of Dr. G.N. Saibaba, in a press statement termed the death of Pandu Narote, a 35-year young Adivasi implicated by the State and imprisoned for life, along with Dr. G.N. Saibaba, as ‘custodial death’, caused due to utter negligence of Nagpur Central Jail authorities. While condemning vehemently the custodial […]


 Public Meeting by Forum against Corporatisation and Militarisation

The Forum against Corporatisation and Militarisation held a press conference at the Press Club of India on 30/03/2022. Activists from Anti Mining and Anti Camp movement from Silger of Chhattisgarh, Parasnath of Jharkhand’s Giridih, Surjagarh of Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli, Lalsu Nogoti, Zilla Parishad Member of Gadchiroli, Rights activist and prominent Gandhian Himanshu Kumar and Independent Journalist […]


Hundreds of disabled persons arbitrarily detained in Tamilnadu

Hundreds of disabled persons were arbitrarily detained while they were proceeding to Chennai from different parts of Tamil Nadu to participate in a demonstration before the state secretariat demanding an enhancement in the amount of disability “pension”. The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled People (NPRD) has strongly condemned the action of the […]


Teachers Against the Climate Crisis condemns the arrests of activists opposing the Deocha Pachami coal mining project

Teachers Against the Climate Crisis (TACC)  unequivocally condemns the arrests of nine activists on 21 February protesting the Deocha Pachami coal mining project in Birbhum district of West Bengal. TACC questioned the wisdom of such a massive expansion of coal use when equally affordable energy options are now widely available. It said that the West […]


Statement by Democratic Organisations and Individuals on Targeting Rights Activists, Civil Society and Students in West Bengal

Human rights activists, filmmakers, journalists, academicians, advocates, researchers, social workers based in different parts of the country condemn the brutal police repression on Human Right and student activists in West Bengal on 7 February for organizing public protest for right to free speech and expression. Over 150 signatories of people associated with various democratic and civil […]


Union Budget 2022 : an Utter Failure in Responding to Needs of the Disabled

The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD) has issued a statement calling the Union Budget 2022 an “Utter Failure” in responding to needs of the disabled. The statement pointed out that the government has refused to heed the demand for free and universal health coverage for all disabled; removing the income criteria […]


PUCL calls for the immediate release of Khurram Parvez, Kashmiri human rights defender   

PUCL calls for the immediate release of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez, who was arrested on 22nd November 2021, by the National Investigating Agency under various provisions of  the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and Indian Penal Code.   PEOPLE’S UNION FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES (PUCL) STATEMENT ON ARREST OF KHURRAM PARVEZ 23.11.21   PUCL calls […]


System of solitary confinement, ‘Anda Cell’, inside the jail be stopped

Some of the human rights activists arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case have been sent to solitary confinement in Taloja Central Jail, Maharashtra. Solitary confinement, better known as ‘Anda Cell’, is generally presumed as punishment. How an undertrial can be given such punishment without judicial instructions? A press release by GASS (Odisha) demanding a stop […]


“Stop Intimidation and Harassment of Masrat Zahra’s Family”: NWMI

The Network of Women in Media, India, expresses its outrage at the harassment and violence meted out to the elderly parents of award-winning Kashmiri photojournalist and NWMI member Masrat Zahra. Such harassment of vulnerable family members is an abhorrent strategy of intimidation that must be strongly condemned.   The incident occurred in the Batamaloo area […]


Khori Gaon Residents: Victims not ‘Encroachers’

Since 14th July, the Haryana Government has been brutally demolishing houses built by Khori Gaon residents who have been living on this land for decades. Along with the bulldozers the residents have also been dealing with police violence and harassment simultaneously.   The Municipal Corporation of Faridabad framed a draft policy for rehabilitation of Khori Gaon […]