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ঠুড়্গা আন্দোলনের সংহতি কর্মীদের পুলিশি হেনস্থা; বনাধিকার রক্ষার দাবীতে অনড় সংহতি মঞ্চ

অযোধ্যা পাহাড়ে জনসভা সেরে কোলকাতায় ফেরার পথে পুলিশি হেনস্থার শিকার হলেন বনাধিকার আইন নিয়ে কর্মরত ছাত্র, শিক্ষক ও সামাজিক কর্মীরা। “এই হেনস্থা দেশব্যাপী বনাঞ্চল এবং বনগ্রামবাসীর উপর সুপরিকল্পিত আক্রমণেরই একটি অংশ,” বললেন আটক হওয়া ছাত্র। “ঠুড়্গা প্রকল্পে আদালতের স্থগিতাদেশ সাময়িক জয়, সামনে কঠিন লড়াই,” বললেন সংহতি মঞ্চের প্রবক্তা। আগামী ২২ তারিখ বিকেল চারটেয় কলেজ স্ট্রিটে জমায়েত […]


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 […]



Crackdown intensifies on Kashmir, post Pulwama

Although a fifth Indo-Pak war has been avoided or at least thwarted for now, war is far from over for the Kashmiris in the valley. Even after back channel negotiations between the two warring nuclear powers rivals led to de-escalation of war tensions and the dramatic release of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan, violence […]


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 […]


Adv Shahid Azmi: The Lawyer who had to be Silenced

On February 11, 2010, a young Mumbai lawyer, Shahid Azmi, was assassinated in his chamber, by a group of armed men. They entered through the door of his chamber, shot two bullets at his chest, and fled. Shahid was declared dead after being taken to the Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar. Although we still do not […]


আণ্ডা সেলে জি. এন. সাইবাবার শারীরিক অবস্থার আশঙ্কাজনক অবনতি

দিল্লি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের শিক্ষক জি. এন. সাইবাবাকে মহারাষ্ট্র পুলিশ ২০১৪ সালে গ্রেফতার করে, “নকশাল ভাবাদর্শ”-এ বিশ্বাস করার “অপরাধে” এবং ভারতীয় কম্যুনিস্ট পার্টি (মাওবাদী)-র সাথে সম্পর্ক রাখার অভিযোগে। ৯ই মে ২০১৪ তারিখে বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় থেকে বাড়ি ফেরার পথে সাদা পোশাকের পুলিশ সাইবাবার গাড়ির চালককে গাড়ি থেকে জোর করে নামিয়ে দিয়ে শারীরিকভাবে ৯০% অক্ষম সাইকে বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় থেকে তুলে নিয়ে […]


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. […]


Workers in Bhilai Protest Arrest of Sudha Bhardwaj

Workers in Bhilai condemn the arrest of worker-leader, human right activist and peoples lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj, calling it an attack on the working class and toiling masses. A report by Kaladas Daheriya, a cultural activist from Chattisgarh.   On 28 October, workers belonging to Progressive Cement Workers Organisation, Engineering Mazdoor Union, Chemical Mazdoor Union, Chattisgarh […]


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 […]


REPEAL UAPA! Uphold the Right to Dissent!

Groundxero is collectively publishing this article specifically on UAPA in order to clarify what this law actually amounts to and how its draconian provisions are used by the State to incarcerate political and human rights activists, lawyers, workers, students, journalists, artists – just about anyone, who speaks for the rights of the oppressed in this country. […]


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.     […]