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#India – Sexual harassment claim rocks National University of Juridical Sciences #Vaw

Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey, TNN | Jun 20, 2013, KOLKATA: The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), one of the country’s top law schools, has been rocked by a complaint of sexual harassment a week ahead of admission season. A member of the vice-chancellor’s… Continue Reading →

#India – Naxal elephant in the drawing room #Chhattisgarh

D. SAMPATHKUMAR   ·   The institutionalised resistance to State authority, which is really what Naxalite violence is all about, has been around for a very long time. June 9, 2013: It isn’t quite the run-of-the-mill elephant jokes that were… Continue Reading →

Rights rap on West Bengal Government #FOE #FOS

– Strongest charge against Ambikesh was an ‘afterthought’MONALISA CHAUDHURI, Telegraph   The state human rights commission has refused to accept the Mamata Banerjee government’s justification for the arrest of Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra, citing depositions by top police officers… Continue Reading →

#India-Assault on women with disabilities draws focus #Vaw

By Shounak Ghosal, TNN | Jan 7, 2013, KOLKATA: Close on the heels of the alleged rape bid on a woman with disabilities at Thakurpukur in December last year, 25 organizations representing persons with disabilities have petitioned Justice J S Verma, the chairperson of the commission formed… Continue Reading →

JU students take out first ever street protest in Kolkata to free Soni Sori

Piyush Guha, who was also arrested on charges of sedition and released in 2011, says that the government wants the people on the periphery not to speak, not to think Ajachi Chakrabarti December 13, 2012, TEHELKA Jadavpur University students take… Continue Reading →

Supreme Court to examine Section 66A of IT Act #CENSORSHIP #FOE

New Delhi, November 29, 2012 IANS     Referring to the recent arrests over Facebook comments, Chief Justice Altamas Kabir said “we were considering taking suo motto cognizance of these incidents”. The Supreme Court will on Thursday examine the constitutional validity… Continue Reading →

For the sake of free speech- Save your Voice Campaign

Creative professionals go on hunger strike to protest against Internet censorship SUJATHA SUBRAMANIAN, The Hindu GATHERING MOMENTUM:Save Your Voice activists sitting on a hunger strike.Photo: Shanker Chakravarty The possibility of a scenario where the government not only has access to… Continue Reading →

Immediate Release- Freedom Fast- 4th day- Theatre artistes join the protest for internet freedom

May5, 2012- New Delhi Aseem Trivedi and Alok Dixit from Save Your Voice are continuing with the fourth day of their hunger strike to support annulment motion against IT Rules-2011in the Rajya Sabha. Ongoing from the 2nd of May, they… Continue Reading →

Immediate Release- Freedom Fast: Third day of hunger strike for internet freedom

Press Release Freedom Fast: Third day of hunger strike for internet freedom Aseem Trivedi and Alok Dixit from Save Your Voice completed the third day of their hunger strike to support annulment motion against IT Rules-2011 in Rajya Sabha. We… Continue Reading →

Immediate Release-Statement of concern on prolonged police custody of Debolina

WSS STATEMENT OF CONCERN ON PROLONGED POLICE CUSTODY OF DEBOLINA, MATANGINI MAHILA SAMITI, KOLKATA WSS is extremely concerned by the continued police custody of activist Debolina Chakrabarty, secretary of the Kolkata based women’s organization, Matangini Mahila Samiti, and the recent reports… Continue Reading →

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