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CDRO & WSS Press Release on fact-finding related to police firing and killing of Anti-Sterlite protesters

CDRO & WSS Press Release on fact-finding related to police firing and killing of Anti-Sterlite protesters

The Co-ordination of Democratic Rights Organization (CDRO) and Woman against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) team, consisting of 17 members undertook a fact finding from 16.06.2018 to 18.06.2018 in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu regarding the firing and killing of Anti Sterlite…

IAPL statement condemning arrest of Advocate Vanchinathan

IAPL statement condemning arrest of Advocate Vanchinathan

The Indian Association of People’s lawyers (IAPL) condemns the arrest of Advocate Vanchinathan by the Chennai police in the early hours of Thursday, 21 June 2018. Following the brutal police crackdown in Tuticorin on people protesting against Sterlite Copper Smelter…

Statement on MSS ban and arrest of Bachha Singh

Statement on MSS ban and arrest of Bachha Singh

पिछले 31 मई की रात को मजदूर संगठन समिति (MSS) के महासचिव का० बच्चा सिंह, एवं केंद्रीय सचिव का० दीपक कुमार को बोकारो पुलिस ने चंदनकियारी थाने के अंतर्गत पर्वतपुर गांव से गिरफ्तार किया, और गैरकानूनी तरीके से 58 घंटे…

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…