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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…

PPSC statement condemning arrest of Damodar Turi by Jharkhand Police

PPSC statement condemning arrest of Damodar Turi by Jharkhand Police

Persecuted Prisoners’ Solidarity Committee (PPSC) condemns the continued repression on activists and groups associated with people’s struggles in Jharkhand by the police and administration. Damodar Turi, a member of the Central Committee of Visthapan Virodhi Jan Vikas Andolan (VVJVA), was…

WSS Statement on the tragic cost of delay in rape investigations

WSS Statement on the tragic cost of delay in rape investigations

The suicide of the minor dalit girl in Kunduli of Koraput district in Odisha on 22 January is a moment of reckoning for everyone fighting against the heinous crime of violence against women. She had accused four security personnel of…

IAPL Statement on issues raised by the four judges

IAPL Statement on issues raised by the four judges

The Indian Association of People’s Lawyers applauds the courageous step taken by the four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court in placing, before “we, the people” as the ultimate authority, the impasse that has been created by the refusal of…

PPSC moves High Court to expedite criminal proceedings of under trials

Persecuted Prisoners’ Solidarity Committee (PPSC), a platform of Lawyers, Activists and socially committed persons moves the High Court to expedite the criminal proceedings long pending before various criminal courts in the state against the hundreds of tribal, dalit and other…

Bhangar: WSS open letter to West Bengal CM

Bhangar: WSS open letter to West Bengal CM

Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS), a nationwide network of women who oppose and resist state repression and sexual violence against women and girls, strongly condemns your government’s anti-people, anti-democratic actions in unleashing state terror against the struggling…