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Bhima Koregaon case -Dalit leader remains in jail as govt, court ‘wilfully’ disrespect previous judgments

By Surabhi Agarwal, Sandeep Pandey, Kushagra Kumar* Writer, poet, artist, perennial protestor and Dalit leader Sudhir Dhawale, arrested and jailed in mid-2018, remains incarcerated under charges of the controversial Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and assorted Indian Penal Codes. He… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon Case -“Withdraw scurrilous allegations”: Sudha Bharadwaj files application against NIA and its lawyers

She has stated that the Court should not be reduced to a forum of gossip and slander under the guise of legal arguments. : 29 Dec, 2020 , 8:53 pm Bhima Koregaon case accused Sudha Bharadwaj has filed an application in the Special… Continue Reading →

The cost of voicing dissent: UAPA against G.N. Saibaba and others

 by Kunal Pant — December 26, 2020 In 2016, a Supreme Court Judge asked the state of Maharashtra, “Do you want to extract a pound of flesh?” The statement was directed against the state for contesting the bail plea of Delhi University Professor… Continue Reading →

Merry Xmas Father Stan Swamy

By- VidyaBhushan Rawat None would ever have imagined that an octogenarian Stan Swamy would face such a harsh treatment for his committed work for the Adivasis of Jharkhand. When the governments of the world over honor activists who work in… Continue Reading →

Virtual sexual harassment & mental health of women at workplace

Since COVID-19, I have a lot of people asking me to speak about sexual harassment while working from home, and my question is, why only now? I recently shared an article I had written a couple of days back with… Continue Reading →

Varavara Rao to remain in Nanavati hospital; Bombay HC to hear ailing poet’s bail plea on Jan 7

The Bombay High Court Monday directed the Nanavati hospital to submit a fresh report to the Court indicating the health status of Dr. PV Varavara Rao, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case. A division bench of Justices SS Shinde… Continue Reading →

Manu’s Caste Law Governs the Indian Prison System

In several states, prison manuals still dictate that labour within the prison should be assigned on the basis of caste. Illustration: Pariplab Chakraborty Sukanya Shantha This article, part of the series ‘Barred–The Prisons Project’, is produced in partnership with the… Continue Reading →

Academic freedom is under attack in Modi’s India

The ongoing unlawful imprisonment of Professor Anand Teltumbde and numerous other dissident scholars is a clear reflection of the bleak state of academic freedom in India. Aman AbhishekPhD student in media studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. 18 Dec 2020… Continue Reading →

Stan Swamy and the Law

POSTED ON DECEMBER 5, 2020 Stan Swamy, a priest from South India made Jharkhand his home and the cause of tribal/Adivasi people his religion. Trained as a Jesuit priest, he made political activism and grassroots activism his primary vocation. From… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra – How prisoners are being kept waiting for basics

From sippers and sweaters to mail and mulaqats, Himanshi Dhawan | Letters from wife? Rejected. Sipper for Parkinson’s patient? Court hearing awaited. Warm clothes to deal with the capital’s chilly temperatures? Allowed but after a long wait.Many a political prisoner in… Continue Reading →

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