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PUDR Condemns the arrest of Abhay Devdas Nayak

PUDR Condemns the arrest of Abhay Devdas Nayak

A 34-year-old 'techie' Abhay Devdas Nayak was abducted by the Chattisgarh police on 31 May 2018 from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport and presented before the media on 12 June, as a "top Maoist propagandist." That he could be picked…

Major Gogoi and the continuing culture of impunity

Major Gogoi and the continuing culture of impunity

On May 30, 2018, the Jammu and Kashmir Police filed a status report before the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Srinagar regarding the case of sexual favours that Major Gogoi of 53 Rashtriya Rifles sought from a local Kashmiri woman, on…

Bhangar movement: statements against the arrest of Alik Chakraborty

Bhangar movement: statements against the arrest of Alik Chakraborty

Statement from Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations CDRO strongly condemns the arrest of the leader of the Bhangar anti-power grid peasants movement and spokesperson of the Bhangar Land, Livelihood, Environment and Ecology Protection Committee, Alik Chakraborty, from Bhubaneshwar on 31.05.2018…

Statements condemning the killing of protestors in Tuticorin

Statements condemning the killing of protestors in Tuticorin

Statement from Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation (CDRO) condemns strongly the cold blooded massacre of 11 and injuring more than 30 peaceful protesters against the Sterlite Smelter plant of Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. They have been…

No encounter happened in Gadchiroli on April 22nd 2018

No encounter happened in Gadchiroli on April 22nd 2018

The killings of at least 37 Maoists by the combined force of the CRPF and the C-60, the elite unit of the Gadchiroli Police, on 22nd and 23rd April 2018 raises some very disturbing questions about the state’s methods of…

WSS Statement: End political impunity to rapists

WSS Statement: End political impunity to rapists

We strongly condemn the recent incidents of rape and sexual violence in the country: the rape of an 8-year old girl in Kathua, Jammu, of a 15-year old in Unnao, UP, of a tea-shop owner as well as 15 year…

CRPP, IAPL condemn harassment of  activists in the name of ‘search operations’

CRPP, IAPL condemn harassment of activists in the name of ‘search operations’

COMMITTEE FOR THE RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS 185/3, FOURTH FLOOR, ZAKIR NAGAR, NEW DELHI-110025 DATE: 18 APRIL 2018 Strongly condemn the harassment of Rona Wilson, Public Relations Secretary of CRPP, and others in the name of ‘search operations’ As part…