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“Saare Pinjron Ko Todenge, Itihaas Ki Dhaara Modenge”: Devangana, Natasha and Asif Finally Walk Out of Tihar Jail

GroundXero report, 17 June 2021.   Shouting slogans of “Saare pinjron ko todenge, itihaas ki dhaara modenge” and “Inquilab Zindabad”, into the open skies and streets of Delhi, Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal and Asif Iqbal Tanha, the three student activists incarcerated for over a year, finally walked out of Tihar Jail today evening.     […]

Urgent need to shift Stan Swamy to a good hospital

Stan Swamy is an 84 year old Jesuit priest who is currently in Taloja jail. He was arrested on 8 October 2020 under UAPA in the Bhima Koregaon case. Stan has spent his entire life fighting for Adivasi rights and the rights of the underprivileged. On 14 May, Stan called up his colleague and shared that […]

International Solidarity is Not the Same As Imperial Aggression

Every progressive voice raised in protest sounds seditious to the current Indian government – be it from within India or outside. Writes Pritha Paul.    Farmers across North India have been staging protests since December 2020, based upon merely one demand to the government, repeal the new farm laws. Their demands, as well as their […]

স্বৈরশাসকের মনোভূমিতেই জন্ম দেশদ্রোহী সাাংবাদিকতার

রাজ্যে রাজ্যে এত দেশদ্রোহী জন্ম নিল কবে? সন্দেহ নেই কবির মনোভূমিতে যেমন রামচন্দ্রের জন্ম হয়েছে, তেমনি স্বৈরশাসকের মনোভূমিতে জন্ম দেশদ্রোহীদের। আসলে, যে কোনও সরকার বিরোধী সমালোচনা, উষ্মা, মতবিরোধকে চুপ করিয়ে দিতে এই সিডিশন বা দেশদ্রোহিতার মামলাকে অস্ত্র করছে, কেন্দ্র তো বটেই বিভিন্ন রাজ্য সরকার, বিশেষভাবে বিজেপি শাসিত রাজ্য সরকারগুলি। বললেন দেবাশিস আইচ।   ভারতে সাাংবাদিকতা […]

Condemn the arrest of journalist Mandeep Punia by the Delhi Police!

Campaign Against State Repression (CASR) strongly condemns the targeting of journalists and demands the immediate release of Mandeep Punia and the dropping of FIRs against journalists.   February 1st 2021   On January 30th, Mandeep Punia, a freelance journalist who worked for The Caravan magazine and Junputh, was dragged across the police barricades at Singhu […]

Human Right Activist seeking justice for raped adivasi women booked under UAPA

Seeking justice and helping rape survivors could now be ‘anti-national’! VS Krishna, co-ordination committee member of Human Rights Forum (HRF), a civil liberties group in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, has been charged under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), Sedition, Arms Act and several other charges by the Andhra Pradesh police on November 22 […]

Opposition Leaders, Civil Society denounce arrest of Stan Swamy and other activists in Bhima Koregaon case

Report of the Virtual Press Conference held on 21st October, 2020 organised by the PUCL All the civil society representatives and political leaders unequivocally condemned the Bhima-Koregaon case, attack on democracy and federalism and demanded immediate release of Stan Swamy and other activists.   21st October, 2020 Call for repeal of UAPA!   Introduction On […]

Joint Statement of Democratic Rights Organisations and Intellectuals

Narendra Modi-led NDA government had come to power amidst a lot of hype in 2014. During these last six years, however, the country has witnessed several steps which have proved to be divisive and anti-people. From the trifurcation of the state of Jammu & Kashmir leading to unprecedented removal of statehood for the region to […]

ইউএপিএ নিয়ে সীতারাম ইয়েচুরি-কে লেখা একজন রাজনৈতিক বন্দীর খোলা চিঠি

এই চিঠিটি জেল থেকে লেখা, এবং এমন একটি সময়ে লেখা ,যখন দেশের সংবাদমাধ্যম ও রাজনৈতিক মহল উত্তাল হয়ে উঠেছিল সিপিআইএম-এর সাধারণ সম্পাদক সীতারাম ইয়েচুরির নাম দিল্লির দাঙ্গায় অভিযুক্তদের তালিকায় থাকা নিয়ে, যদিও দিল্লি পুলিশ পরে তা অস্বীকার করে। অথচ প্রাক্তন ছাত্রনেতা উমর খলিদ সহ বহু আন্দোলনকর্মীকে কিন্তু ওই একই অভিযোগে দিল্লি পুলিশ গ্রেফতার ও আটক করেছে। […]

More than a thousand scientists and academics express concern over NIA actions in Bhima-Koregaon case

More than a thousand members of the scientific and academic community, from universities in India as well as abroad, signed a statement expressing their concern over summoning of scientist Partha Sarthi Roy for interrogation by the NIA in the Bhima-Koregaon case. The statement reflects a deep disquiet in the scientific and academic community about the shrinking […]