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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 […]

আনন্দ তেলটুম্বদের একটি সাক্ষাৎকার : ভারতে ক্রমবর্ধমান স্বৈরাচারী শাসন প্রসঙ্গে

২৮ আগস্ট ২০১৮-এ ভারত জুড়ে কয়েকজন মানবাধিকার কর্মী, আইনজীবী এবং লেখকের বাড়ি খানাতল্লাশি করে মহারাষ্ট্র পুলিশ, অভিযোগ তাদের সাথে মাওবাদী ‘যোগাযোগ’ রয়েছে। ২০১৮-র ১ জানুয়ারি মহারাষ্ট্রের পুনেতে ভীমা-কোরেগাঁও সমাবেশের ঘটনায় যক্ত থাকার অভিযোগে এদের মধ্যে পাঁচজনকে গ্রেপ্তার করা হয়ে। এরা দেড়-দু’ বছর ধরে বন্দি রয়েছেন।   যে নয়জনের বাড়ি খানাতল্লাশি চলেছে তাদের মধ্যে একজন আনন্দ […]

When Judicial Process itself becomes a Punishment

The dictum of ‘natural justice’ that not a single innocent should be punished – is vanishing into thin air in gathering gales of fascism. Professor GN Saibaba is fighting death languishing in a dark and dingy cell, unable to procure legitimate medical requirements. Thousands of Adivasis are rotting behind the high walls of prison. While […]

“All political prisoners must be immediately and unconditionally released”: arrested activists write to the MH Governor

Nine activists and human rights defenders jailed for more than a year in connection with the Bhima Koregaon Elgar Parishad on January 1, 2018, have written to Maharashtra’s Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, asking for immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners.   The letter – signed by advocates Surendra Gadling, Sudha Bhardwaj, Arun Ferreira, […]

Remembering Dalit Panthers on the Death Anniversary of their First Martyr

10th January marks the martyrdom of Bhagwat Jhadhav, the first martyr of the Dalit Panthers Movement, a militant anti-caste  struggle that shook Maharashtra during the 70s. Like every year, several anti-caste, cultural organisations and political parties including the Kabir Kala Manch, Samta Kala Manch, Republican Panthers and the Republican Party of India organised meetings in […]

Lakhs of People gather to remember BR Ambedkar at Mumbai, blacked out by Media

6th December for Indian mainstream media means one whole day of baying for blood on the question of Ram Temple, “special coverage” and “breaking news” of VHP-RSS-Shiv Sena’s calls for justice for Hindus in this country, and so on. What the media completely blacked out however is one of the country’s biggest single annual gatherings […]

Perpetuation of Unlawful Activities

The courts, by not intervening in the abuse of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, are becoming the legal instruments in the hands of the state to perpetuate unlawful activities. If civil liberties lawyers are targets of such laws, who will fight for the rights of the marginalised that the Chief Justice referred to? Padmaja Shaw asks. […]

Mumbai Rises to Save Democracy condemns the hounding and reprisals by the state on people’s activist

Mumbai Rises to Save Democracy (MRSD) press release condemns the continuous hounding of the human rights activists, people lawyers, trade unionists and other voices of dissent by the Indian state and use of draconian law like UAPA to imprison them for years without bail. The press statement also highlights the failure of the Maharashtra government […]

Fadnavis Government’s use of UAPA to crush the Reliance workers’ movement

A wave of repression has been unleashed on trade union movement through the use of laws like UAPA. In December 2017, Mazdoor Sangathan Samiti (MSS), a registered trade union, which has been working among thousands of tribal workers in Jharkhand, was banned without any satisfactory inquiry. MSS leaders Bachcha Singh, Deepak Kumar and activist Damodar […]

Victim Of Undeclared Emergency, Reliance Workers Arrested Under UAPA Still In Jail

On 12 January, 2018, nearly two weeks after the Bhima Koregoan Elgaar Parishad in Pune, the ATS of Mumbai police arrested five workers belonging to the Reliance Energy, accusing them of having Maoists links. The arrests, under UAPA, hardly attracted any media attention, unlike the later arrests in June and August of lawyers, professors and […]

Mumbai Rises to Save Democracy: “Kis Kis ko Qaid Karoge?”

Workers, activists, students, lawyers and human rights organisations come together in Mumbai on the first death anniversary of Gauri Lankesh, to protest against state homicides, state violence and state-sponsored socio-political oppression at every level in India. “Whom all will you arrest? Kis kis ko qaid karoge?” – the protestors demand. A GroundXero report.     […]

Activists and Lawyers Arrested Across the Country, “Undeclared Emergency” More Real Than Ever

Throughout the day today, Central and Maharashtra Governments, together with their Telangana and Jharkhand counterparts, conducted raids at the houses of prominent activists, lawyers, writers and journalists, including Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj (National Secretary, PUCL) in Faridabad, Father Stan Swamy in Jharkhand, Senior Writer and Poet Varavara Rao, his two daughters – Anala and Pavana, ‘The […]

People’s Movements, Conspiracies and Theater of the Absurd

“Kaath ki handi baar baar nahi chadhti (Wooden cauldron can be used only once)”. This is not the first time we are witnessing high-profile conspiracies when elections are around the corner. While the faces of the “conspirators” have changed, the storyline is uncannily similar. GroundXero digs into the recent bouts of alleged death threats on […]