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The Draconian Sedition Law in Independent India

 Prem Verma, Convenor, Jharkhand Nagrik Prayas— April 2, 2021 The Indian Sedition Law owes its origin to The British Sedition Act of 1661, an Act of Parliament of England which was passed as an Act for safety and   Preservation of His Majesties… Continue Reading →

SC reserves order in Gautam Navlakha’s plea for default bail

POSTED ON MARCH 27, 2021 The top court is set to decide whether his house arrest period is part of the 90-day remand period On March 26, the Supreme Court Bench of Justices UU Lalit, Indira Banerjee and KM Joseph… Continue Reading →

Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Injustice Industrial Complex, and the Human Miasma

by Priti Gulati Cox — March 24, 2021 As his 67th birthday nears, and Pennsylvania political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal faces challenging and potentially fatal health crises, his legal case is still slowly winding its way through the arduous appellate court system. — New… Continue Reading →

Octogenarian Stan Swamy denied bail by NIA Court

Aspecial NIA court at Mumbai Monday rejected the bail application of 83-year-old Father Stan Swamy in the Elgar Parishad case. Swamy, a Ranchi resident has been lodged in Taloja Central Jail for the past five months. The NIA chargesheet filed… Continue Reading →

Why Someone like Shiv Kumar had to be tamed

By JYOTI PUNWANI ‘At 23, he has experienced what very few of his age have: Poverty at home, a stint in jail for his student activism.’‘His experience told him that if you want your rights, you have to fight for them.’… Continue Reading →

After a decade in several prisons, Kobad Ghandy , is finally adjusting to life

By Mandira Nayar March 21, 2021 Past the Parsi hostel for women in Worli, through a narrow opening almost down a rabbit hole, lies the once-slum colony of Mayanagar. The birthplace of the Dalit Panthers in the 1970s has now been… Continue Reading →

Why is govt afraid of a wheelchair bound former professor of Delhi University with 90% disability

Immediately Release Dr. GN Saibaba! March 10th 2021 The Committee for the Defence and Release of Dr. GN Saibaba organised a press conference at the Press Club of India in Delhi which was addressed by writer Arundhati Roy, former Member… Continue Reading →

Labour rights leaders like Nodeep Kaur, Shiv Kumar ‘crucial’ for survival of democracy

Young labour rights leader Nodeep Kaur, who shot into prominence after the police controversially arrested her on the Delh-Haryana borders where she was organising workers’ support for the protesting farmers, has said that one of the most pressing issues today… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh: Demand Release of Tribal Rights Activist Arrested Under ‘Naxal Charges’

According to Dantewada Police, Hidme Markam has been allegedly accused in multiple cases between 2016 and 2020, and carries a bounty of Rs 1,10,00 on her head. Hours after the arrest, she was sent on 10 days judicial custody. Vishnukant… Continue Reading →

“Free At Last”: Poet Varavara Rao, 81, Released After Last Month’s Bail

Varavara Rao had been granted bail for six months by the Bombay High Court on February 22 on medical grounds last month. New Delhi:  : NDTVDate: March 7, 2021 Varavara Rao, the 81-year-old poet-activist who has been in jail for over… Continue Reading →

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