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Six people die in custody each day in India, Gujarat tops the list in between 2017-20

By Ev Richard On May 9, 2022 Amid furore over the custodial death in Chennai emerged another similar incident – this time from Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, where a youth suspected of jewellery theft died in police custody. Such horrible… Continue Reading →

31 Years After Enforced Disappearance Killing of A Sikh Youth, Cops Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment for Abduction

February 3, 2022 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau Chandigarh: A special CBI Court of Harinder K. Sidhu on 31st of January 2022 convicted former Inspector Major Singh, then SHO of police station Sadar, Tarn Taran for the kidnapping, abduction, illegal… Continue Reading →

1 year later: misuse of “love jihad” – 14 family members and peers arrested along with the accused secure bail

The Leaflet investigation into Uttar Pradesh’s ‘love jihad’ law bySabah GurmatJanuary 28, 2022 On November 28, 2020, the Bharatiya Janta Party-led Uttar Pradesh government passed the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance with the aim to curb forced… Continue Reading →

Sexual Harassment – 6 months Jail for using abusive language and showing middle finger

Six months jail for sexually harassing woman by 31/01/2022- by Rhea Bazaz On 3rd December 2021, in the case of Gaondevi Police Station vs. Aniket Vijay Patil, (“Case”), it was held by the Court of the Girgaon Metropolitan Magistrate in… Continue Reading →

UAPA case against ex-journalist Prashant Rahi falls apart, acquitted after 14 years

‘The wrong person had to spend a banvaas of 14 years on a wrong charge.’Jyoti Punwani reports. In December 2007, the Uttarakhand police charged former journalist and activist Prashant Rahi with sedition, waging war against the State, conspiracy, and for… Continue Reading →

‘Please Hospitalise Him’: Prof GN Saibaba’s Wife, As He Tests COVID +Ve in Jail

Saibaba, who has over 90% physical disabilities, had tested positive for COVID-19 in February last year as well 11 Jan 2022, i Former Delhi University professor GN Saibaba, serving a life term in Nagpur Central Jail for his alleged connection with… Continue Reading →

Sudha Bharadwaj: The prison life of adivasi woman activist

Soutik Biswas India correspondent After three years in prison, one of India’s best-known activists is trying to set up home in a new city and find work. Bail conditions prohibit Sudha Bharadwaj from leaving Mumbai until the end of a… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon accused and their counsel write to SC’s Pegasus technical committee alleging snooping

ON January 3, the Supreme Court-appointed Technical Committee (TC) to investigate the snooping allegations using Pegasus spyware had issued a public notice urging citizens to contact it if they felt that their mobile device had been infected. The public notice required the… Continue Reading →

URGENT APPEAL – Join Post Card Campaign for Adivasi human rights and enviornmental activist Hidme Markam #FreeHidmeNow #mustshare

Adivasi human rights defender and environmental activist Hidme Markam has been unjustly lodged in Jagdalpur Central Jail, Chhattisgarh since 9th March, 2021. It would soon be a year of her arbitrary incarceration, without even bail being granted.  As a mark of… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon Case -Activist Rona Wilson’s phone infected with Pegasus spyware

Elgar Case Accused’s Phone Infected With Pegasus Spyware, Forensic Analysis Show Digital forensics firm Arsenal Consulting said Rona Wilson’s Apple phone was not just selected for surveillance by a client of Israel’s NSO Group but was also successfully compromised on… Continue Reading →

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