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Public statement by Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj 1

Public statement by Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj

*PUBLIC STATEMENT BY ADVOCATE SUDHA BHARADWAJ* Visiting Professor, National Law University Delhi and National Secretary, Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties I have been informed that Republic TV aired a programme on 4 July 2018, presented by anchor and MD Arnab Goswami as “Super Exclusive Breaking News”. The programme, which is being repeatedly shown, contains a …

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Amit Shah and the mystery of vanishing news stories

It wouldn’t be the first time news stories reporting unfavorably on BJP President Amit Shah vanished from news websites without explanation. At other times, news organizations have been under tremendous pressure to redact stories, transfer editors and otherwise silence inconvenient news from reaching the masses. Here are some notable stories that vanished from several sites …

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Anjali Damania receives threat from Pakistan to drop cases against Eknath Khadse

Anjali Damania reported that she got a threatening call from a number in Pakistan, Karachi asking her to drop all cases against Eknath Khadse. Transcript of the threatening call to Anjali Damania: Caller: Anjali bol rahi hai? Anjali: Haan… Caller: Anjali, tune jo case kiya na khadse pe Anjali: haan… Caller: woh waapas le Anjali: …

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Historic Patna Museum’s centenary sees it stripped of antiques #updated

The famous Patna Museum, started in 1917, turned a hundred years old this April. Today, it was shut down to move its wealth of national antiques moved to an autonomous museum by the government. This had been coming and students of the neighbouring College of Arts and Crafts celebrated its centenary as well as fought …

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Yet another rationalist murdered. Yet another step closer to losing fear  #GauriLankesh #RationalistMurders 9

Yet another rationalist murdered. Yet another step closer to losing fear #GauriLankesh #RationalistMurders

Senior journalist and rationalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at home today. Her killers knocked on her door and when she opened it, they gunned her down. Yet another vocal critic of fundamentalist Hindutva is shot down by masked gunmen as they go about their routine. Yet another season of shock, protest and promises of …

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Maratha kranti morcha: What are Maratha Morcha demands?

This article about the Maratha Kranti Morcha  was published in 2016. It remains as valid today, as Maratha Morcha Mumbai shows power on the streets. The gigantic Maratha rallies in Maharashtra have flummoxed everyone. Neither the politicians nor the media know what to make of them. Unprecedented crowds thronged the Pune Maratha Kranti Morcha on …

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Reports of suspicious growth in assets of Gujarat politicians removed from news sites

This story about disproportionate growth of assets of Gujarat leaders appeared in the Times of India and affiliated publications and was withdrawn without explanation. It compares declared assets and liabilities from affidavits filed in 2012 and 2017 as well as income and the numbers don’t add up. The story clearly implies a suspicious growth in …

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