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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…

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…