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Assam: Letter to president on the NRC exercise and Citizenship Amendment Bill

Assam: Letter to president on the NRC exercise and Citizenship Amendment Bill

A petition signed by 135 academics, lawyers, journalists, activists and others was submitted to the President of India, seeking his intervention to provide relief to the one million plus NRC-excluded and to withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Bill. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We the…

Update from Anti-POSCO struggle

Update from Anti-POSCO struggle

Our apology for the delay in updating you on the latest development regarding appropriation of our land which should have been returned to us after POSCO withdrew from the project (Please recall our last update). The state government run by…

UAPA: A frontal attack on democratic rights

UAPA: A frontal attack on democratic rights

We are going through one of the most repressive times in post-Independent India where the fundamental rights of expression and the right to form any organization or association that can question government policies or fight for rights of the people…

Book Review – Lalgarh and the Legend of Kishanji

Book Review – Lalgarh and the Legend of Kishanji

In search of the Maoists, security forces raided Sonamukhi village of Lalgarh, on 30th June, 2010. The male villagers fled to the nearest jungle to avoid police arrest in the guise of search operation. Security forces came, searched and ransacked…

Assam: Statement condemning killing of 5 working class Bengalis

Assam: Statement condemning killing of 5 working class Bengalis

We strongly condemn the terrible incident of the mindless killing of 5 working class Bengali people Shymal Biswas, Subul Biswas, Anath Biswas, Dhananjay Namasudra, Avinash Biswas, who were mercilessly gunned down on 1 November in Dhola, Tinsukia, Assam. Initially, the…

Statement condemning arrest of Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj

Statement condemning arrest of Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj

AN INTIMATE FRIEND, ALLY, MENTOR AND AN INSPIRATION The Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group and Collective strongly condemns and mourns the incidents of arrest and police remand of Advocate, friend, mentor, and colleague Sudha Bharadwaj and calls upon a collective expression…