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If BJP doesn’t come to power everything will be very good, I don’t have any such hope: Ipsa Shatakshi

Ipsa Shatakshi is the wife of Rupesh Kumar Singh, an independent journalist based in Jharkhand who has been in jail since 17 July 2022, charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for being a suspected Maoist. Rupesh Kumar has been working as a freelance journalist since 2014, reporting on state violence against Adivasi communities.    […]


CASR Demands Release of Chhattisgarh Adivasi Leader Sarju Tekam

CASR strongly condemns the arrest of adivasi leader Sarju Tekam under UAPA and Arms Act, demands immediate withdrawal of the false cases against him and his unconditionally release.   Groundxero | April 3, 2024   Chhattisgarh police on Tuesday arrested tribal leader, Sarju Tekam, for being a ‘Naxalite sympathizer’ and booked him under Unlawful Activities Prevention […]


‘Why only your house was targeted … why not ours?’: Manish Azad

Ever since the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided a total of eight places in Prayagraj (erstwhile Allahabad) including mine on September 5, questions like ‘why only your house was targeted … Why not ours?’ is being asked umpteen times.   Let me say at the outset that the mental torture that we are going through […]


5 Year of Bhima-Koregaon Arrest : Accused Still in Jail Without Trial

It was on this day in 2018 that five activists — Sudhir Dhawale, an activist; Surendra Gadling, a criminal lawyer practising in Nagpur; Shoma Sen, professor and Head of Department, English at Nagpur University; activists Rona Wilson and Mahesh Raut — were arrested by the Pune police  in the caste-based violence that broke out at Bhima […]



Siddique Kappan granted bail by Allahabad High Court in the money laundering case

23 December, 2022: The Allahabad High Court today granted bail to Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan in the money laundering case slapped on him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). He was accused of allegedly obtaining money from a foreign country illegally.   Uttar Pradesh police had arrested Siddique Kappan on October 6, 2020, while he along […]


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 […]


CDRO condemns the double standard of the CPIM-led LDF Government in Kerala on UAPA

CPIM has expressed time and again their opposition to the use of draconian UAPA. However, in reality, 145 cases were registered by the LDF government in Kerala between May 25, 2016-May 19, 2021. Their love for imposing UAPA has become most evident in the case of alleged Maoist leader Roopesh.     COORDINATION OF DEMOCRATIC […]


একের পর এক অগণতান্ত্রিক কার্যকলাপ পরিচালনার মধ্যে দিয়েই কি জারি থাকবে বাংলার বিজেপি-বিরোধী সরকার?

মার্চ মাসের ২৯ তারিখ কলকাতা পুলিশের বিশেষ মাওবাদী দমন শাখা স্পেশাল টাস্ক ফোর্স, নদিয়ার জাগুলিয়া থেকে রাজনৈতিক কর্মী জয়িতা দাসকে গ্রেফতার করে। তাকে আদালতে পেশ করা হলে, জানা যায় স্পেশাল টাস্ক ফোর্স জয়িতার বিরুদ্ধে ইউএপিএ প্রয়োগের আবেদন রেখেছে। সিটি সেশন কোর্টের বিচারপতি ৭-ই এপ্রিল ইউএপিএ ২০০৮ আইনের ১৬/১৮/১৮বি/২০/৩৮/৩৯ ধারাগুলিতে জয়িতার বিরুদ্ধে মামলা রুজু করেন। আগামী […]


Press freedom, human rights bodies urges  J&K L-G to release journalist Fahad Shah

Over 50 press freedom organisations, human rights organisations and publications wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor to release Fahad Shah and other arbitrarily detained journalists to prevent further criminalization of the profession in Jammu and Kashmir.   Over 50 press freedom organisations, human rights organisations and publications wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor […]


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 […]


Khurram Parvez : Kashmiri human rights activist arrested by NIA

Srinagar (22 November, 2021) : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday evening arrested prominent Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez after raiding his residence and office in Srinagar earlier in the day. Parvez has been booked under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and on other multiple charges.   Parvez is the chairperson of the […]


Hundreds come together to demand release of Gulfisha Fatima and all Political Prisoners

On 9th October ’21, Gulfisha Fatima completes 18 months of unjust incarceration after being framed as a ‘terrorist’ and falsely accused of supposedly conspiring and orchestrating the Delhi ‘Riots’ 2020.  An Urdu Masters student of Delhi university, an MBA graduate, a radio jockey — Gul who belongs to Seelampur area of North East Delhi, was […]


ইউএপিএ আইন বাতিল: দিল্লীতে সরব হলেও পশ্চিমবঙ্গে কথা রাখেননি মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়

দিল্লীতে ইউএপিএ আইন বাতিলের জন্য সরব হলেও নিজের রাজ্য পশ্চিমবঙ্গে ৭০ জন রাজনৈতিক বন্দির মুক্তি নিয়ে উদাসীন মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়। ২০১১ সালে বন্দিমুক্তির প্রতিশ্রুতি দিয়ে ক্ষমতায় এসেও সেই কথা এখনও পালন করেননি তিনি। লিখছেন সৌরব চক্রবর্ত্তী।   এলগার পরিষদ মামলায় গ্রেফতার হয়ে সন্ত্রাস-বিরোধী আইনে বন্দি অবস্থায় মানবাধিকার ও আদিবাসী অধিকার আন্দোলনের প্রবীণতম কর্মী স্ট্যান স্বামীর মৃত্যুর […]


Fr. Stan Swamy’s institutional murder must lead to a nationwide movement against draconian, anti-people laws and state repression

NAPM joins citizens and democratic groups across the globe remembering the life and struggle of Stan Swamy with pain and pride     7th July, 2021:  The news of the cold-blooded killing of Fr. Stan Swamy by all the institutions that held him arbitrarily in custody for over 9 months has shaken not just the ‘conscience’ of […]