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Democracy
Human rights

Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals

We, the undersigned, are shocked by the serial raids across the country on the homes of activists and public intellectuals who are critical of the government and the ruling party at the Centre. The arrests of prominent activists and intellectuals Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Kranthi Tekula and others, are […]

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Aadhaar

Sub Inspector issues death threat to activist Shabnam Hashmi #AadhaarMafia

I received the following message from activist Shabnam Hashmi along with a phone call recording: ‘जिसका आधार नंबर और एड्रेस नहीं है हम उसे कहीं भी ख़तम कर सकते हैं’ ‘एक अभियान चल रहा है घेरो और मारो’ Sub Inspector threatens to kill Pehchan (I am one of the founding trustees) runs a small centre […]

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Democracy
National

Nigerian murdered in Goa and aftermath

The Nigerian murdered in Goa seemed like any of our many crimes till state ministers started making blatantly racist comments about Nigerians in the media. I started reading up on various aspects of the story. Here is what all I found. There is no way to conclude anything based on Googled news reports, but it […]

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Women's rights

Who is hapless?

Sometimes Indian justice system leaves me stunned with the sheer absurdity of it. The Supreme Court today discarded the contention of the police that the death sentence awarded to former Youth Congress leader Sushil Sharma should be retained as he shot dead and burnt the body of a helpless woman, his wife Naina Sahni, saying […]

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Bera Murder Appeal Partly Allowed

Bera Murder Appeal Partly Allowed By Vijay Panjwani, Advocate. Thursday May 3, 2012. The murder appeal raised important issues: (i)           of excessive incarceration than maximum permissible under  which accused appellants finally convicted by Supreme Court . (ii)          indiscriminate use of Section 302 IPC prescribing capital sentence rather than 304-B IPC in a case of dowry […]

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