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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…

IAPL statement condemning the actions of the Kathua Bar Association

IAPL statement condemning the actions of the Kathua Bar Association

On Monday, lawyers from the Kathua Bar Association prevented members of the state police from filing a chargesheet in front of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, in the case of rape of an 8 year old girl from Rasana village in…

Why are Damodar Turi and Other Undertrials being kept under Solitary Confinement?

Why are Damodar Turi and Other Undertrials being kept under Solitary Confinement?

PPSC condemns the arbitrary and illegal manner in which Giridih Central Jail Administration has imposed solitary confinement over undertrials arrested after the crackdown on Mazdoor Sangathan Samiti (MSS). MSS, a registered Trade Union was banned on 22nd December by the…

WSS statement on sexual harassment and Internal Complaints Committees on campus

WSS statement on sexual harassment and Internal Complaints Committees on campus

Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) stands firmly with all those who have come forward to report their experiences of sexual harassment and assault in university spaces and colleges across the country by male faculty members. The feminist…

PUDR Statement condemning the ban on PFI in Jharkhand

PUDR Statement condemning the ban on PFI in Jharkhand

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights condemns the Jharkhand Government for banning PFI, Popular Front of India, without providing any prima-facie evidence to support its decision. Through its official release dated 20th February 2018, the BJP state government proscribed PFI by…

Odisha: IAPL statement condemning the arrest of advocate Upendra Nayak

Odisha: IAPL statement condemning the arrest of advocate Upendra Nayak

The Indian Association of People’s Lawyers condemns the arrest of peoples’ advocate Upendra Nayak by the Paralakhemundi police, Odisha on the night of 20th February 2018. He was produced before the Mohana, Gajapati Judicial Magistrate on 21st February and subsequently…