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7/11 Mumbai Blasts Accused, Muslim Youth and the Indian Legal System

A network of rights’ activists called Innocence Network India organised a remembrance meeting for victims of the 7/11 Mumbai train blast case yesterday at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh. 13 years ago, on this day, a series of bomb blasts caused loss of more than 180 lives. The meeting was to pray for all the […]


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 […]