Category : Human Right

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India must end inhumane detention of human rights defender GN Saibaba: UN expert

Groundxero : 22 August, 2023   On 21 August (Sunday), Ms Mary Lawlor, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders has spoken out against the persistent detention by Indian Government of former Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba, calling it an inhuman and senseless act.   Mary Lawlor said, “GN Saibaba is a long-standing defender of […]

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Jailed under-trial leader Altaf Ahmad Shah (66) is dead. Shah was a political prisoner, that too from Kashmir. His death is yet another instance of the routine violation of the rights of political prisoners and those arrested under UAPA. The death of Mr. Shah foretells or rather underlines that such chronicles will repeat themselves unless […]

Conversation with student activists Allan Shuhaib and Thwaha Fasal

Allan Shuhaib, a 22-year old student of LLB from Kannur University, has been an active participant in various student movements in Kerala. Thwaha Fasal, 26 year old student of Rural Development from IGNOU, has worked along with his comrade, Allan, for several years. They have always been vocal about State atrocities, student concerns and the […]

অভিযুক্তকে হাতকড়া পরাতে পারে না পুলিশ

বিচারাধীন ব্যক্তিকে হাতকড়া পরানোর অর্থ আর কিছুই না, বিচার শেষ হওয়ার আগেই পুলিশ- প্রশাসনই অভিযুক্তকে অপরাধী হিসেবে সাব্যস্ত করছে। হাতকড়া পরানো বা কোমড়ে দড়ি জড়ানোর মাধ্যমে সেই নির্দিষ্ট ব্যক্তিকে, সমাজের কাছে হেয় করা এবং বিচ্ছিন্ন করার এ এক বর্বরোচিত পুলিশি প্রচেষ্টা। লিখেছেন পীযুষ দত্ত।     ১৭ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০২২। দিল্লি  দাঙ্গায় অভিযুক্ত জওহরলাল নেহরু বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের […]

Fahad Shah and the Tragic Fate of Journalism in Kashmir

In Kashmir journalists are under shadow of gun, harassment and intimidation. The recent arrest of Fahad Shah, editor of Kashmir Walla, under UAPA for posting ‘anti-national content’ on social media raises a debate about the fate of journalism in times of conflict. Shah was arrested on 4 February as he had uploaded Inayat Ahmad Mir’s family’s […]

Students of O.P. Jindal Global University stand in solidarity with the villagers of Dhinkia

Over 500 hundred concerned students from O.P. Jindal Global University in Sonipat wrote to Sajjan Jindal to engage in urgent dialogue over the human rights violations and environmental impacts arising out of JSW‘s proposed Integrated Steel Project in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha.   The villagers of Dhinkia Chaaridesh are fighting a battle for survival, a […]

An Open Letter to the Chief Minister of Odisha over the ongoing police repression in Dhinkia

Peasants and betel growers of Dhinkia, Gobindpur and Nuagaon villages of Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha, who for seventeen years have resisted the forceful acquisition of their land by POSCO, are once again facing brutal repression by the Odisha police. After POSCO – the South Korean steel major – was forced to withdraw from its proposed […]

The Song of the Mali : Remembering the infamous Maikanch police firing in Odisha on people’s opposition to bauxite mining

Activists in West Bengal are at this point pondering over, debating and discussing the adverse impacts of the much touted mega open-cast coal mining project in Deocha-Pachami in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. While the adivasi villagers in the area are expressing their opposition to the mining project on their ancestral lands, and many […]

Human Rights Day Celebrated by Farmers’ Morcha at Delhi Border

Farm Union observes Human Right Day at Delhi’s Tikri border. Forceful voices raised by thousands of farmers demanding release of all arrested Intellectuals and activists of democratic rights movement, immediate repeal of draconian laws like UAPA, AFSPA and abolition of the Sedition Act.   10 December, 2021, Delhi :  Amidst the victory celebrations of the […]

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 […]

APDR@50: An Epic Journey (Part 4)

Groundxero, is publishing edited excerpts, chronicling the 50 years epic journey of APDR from Nilanjan Dutta’s forthcoming book, Civil Liberties Movement in India. This is the Part 4 (concluding part) of the series focusing on issues taken up by APDR in the new millennium.   With the turn of the millennium, the situation in West […]

APDR@50: An Epic Journey (Part 3)

Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) is one of the oldest human rights organisations in India. APDR’s 28th central conference was scheduled to be held on 23-24 October, at Sheoraphuli, in Hooghly district of West Bengal. A few hours ago, the Hooghly district administration cancelled the conference citing Covid restrictions. Such attacks and harassment […]

APDR@50: An Epic Journey (Part 2)

Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) is one of the oldest human rights organisations in India. Formed in 1972, amid the “orgy of slaughter and brutal repression” unleashed by Indian State on political activists, in the background of the Naxalbari uprising, APDR turns 50 this year.   On the eve of APDR’s 28th conference […]