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Statements condemning police assault on peaceful students’ protest at BHU

Statements condemning police assault on peaceful students’ protest at BHU

Statement from Coordination of Science and Technology Institutes’ Student Associations (COSTISA) COSTISA is appalled at the brutal and unlawful assault of peacefully protesting students of Banaras by the Uttar Pradesh police. On 27th May, students from Bhagat Singh Chhatra Morcha,…

Statement Condemning Award to Major Gogoi

Statement Condemning Award to Major Gogoi

PUDR strongly condemns the commendation conferred on Major Leetul Gogoi by none less than the Army Chief for taking Farooq Dar hostage, tying Dar to the front of his jeep allegedly to ward off attacking stone-pelters, and then driving around…

Bastar: Press Release on the  purported surrender of Podiyam Panda

Bastar: Press Release on the purported surrender of Podiyam Panda

The Podiyam Panda ‘surrender’ is the first one being challenged before a court. The entire experience shows the questionable legality of the surrender process in Chhatisgarh. In the habeas case filed by his wife, Muiye Panda, Podiyam Panda came and…

CDRO: Reflecting on the Sukma Attack

CDRO: Reflecting on the Sukma Attack

Wanted! A Responsible Government The Maoist attack of 24th April in Burkapal village in Sukma District which left 25 CRPF jawans and at least one Maoist dead is the latest instance in the cycle of violence and counter-violence between the…

Visthapan Virodhi Jan Vikas Andolan: Statement of facts

Visthapan Virodhi Jan Vikas Andolan: Statement of facts

In response to declaration by Indian Home Ministry that Visthapan Virodhi Jan Vikas Andolan is a ‘Maoist-Front Organisation’ by Stan Swamy 1) Visthapan Virodhi Jan Vikas Andolan (VVJVA) is not an NGO. It is a broad people’s movement and came…