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Friends and family of Sudha Bhardwaj raise serious concerns over her health condition and seek her early release on bail

Sudha Bharadwaj has been incarcerated along with eleven others in the Bhīma Koregaon violence case that erupted on 1st January 2018. The Indian state is deliberately stalling her bail and is making no effort to begin the trial, thereby, exposing her to serious health conditions, further heightened in times of a global pandemic, given the […]

অধ্যাপক জি এন সাইবাবা-র মুক্তি ও চিকিৎসার দাবি এনপিআরডি-র

এই মুহূর্তে ভারতবর্ষে রাষ্ট্রের অমানবিক আচরণ ক্রমেই অসহনীয় হয়ে উঠছে। মহামারী, লকডাউন সব মিলিয়ে যে সময়ের মধ্যে দিয়ে দেশ চলেছে সেখানে রাষ্ট্রের নাগরিক-বিরোধী অবস্থান স্পষ্ট থেকে স্পষ্টতর হয়ে উঠছে। এমন এক সময় যখন মানুষ অনেকাংশেই গৃহবন্দী থাকতে বাধ্য হচ্ছেন, যখন প্রতিবাদ-প্রতিরোধের স্বাভাবিক পথগুলি সাময়িকভাবে বন্ধ হয়ে গেছে, তখনই রাষ্ট্র তার দাঁত-নখ বার করে প্রতিরোধের-প্রতিবাদের স্বরগুলির […]

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 […]

Away From The Public Eye, Thousands Of Prison Deaths Every Year

Prison conditions remain underreported while thousands die in prisons every year. A Groundxero report.   Lack of information about prison conditions   Prison conditions are a rarely reported subject in the mainstream media in India, even though thousands of inmates die in prison every year and the prison population is increasing every year as per […]

An Interview with Anjum Zamarud Habib, a Writer and Political Activist from Kashmir

“There is a saying, men wage war and women suffer. There cannot be any valour in violence against or rape of a woman,” said Anjum Zamarud Habib, a writer and a political activist from Kashmir. GroundXero talked to her on 16th February at the People’s Literary Festival, Kolkata. She discussed about her writings, prisoners’ rights, […]

Yet Another Custodial Death: Political prisoner Sudip Chongdar dies because of stoppage of critical medicine

On 8th February, Sudip Chongdar, a political prisoner incarcerated in Calcutta Presidency Jail (official euphemism: ‘Correction Home’) died of a brain hemorrhage in MR Bangur Hospital in the city. Sudip, known better by his nom de guerre Kanchan, hailed from Garbeta in the West Medinipur district, was booked and imprisoned under the UAPA (‘Unlawful Activities […]

Women in Resistance, Women in Prison: A Public Hearing in Delhi

The All India Union of Forest Working People and Delhi Solidarity Group organized a public hearing at the Constitution Club of India to talk about the increasing incarceration of women, the prison conditions, and the targeting of women from specific communities. Women spoke of their experiences in prisons across the country, from Tamil Nadu to […]