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 Date: Jan 11, 2011  
  • Livewire: National   
  • (Human Rights Watch): The Indian parliament should immediately repeal the colonial-era sedition law, which local authorities are using to silence peaceful political dissent, Human Rights Watch said today. The Indian government should drop sedition cases against prominent activists such as Dr. Binayak Sen, Arundhati Roy, and others, Human Rights Watch said. In two recent cases, in New Delhi and Chhattisgarh, the authorities have pursued sedition charges against peaceful activists, despite a longstanding Supreme Court ruling that prosecution under the sedition law...Continue reading Human Rights Watch: Repeal Sedition Law
     
     Date: Jan 11, 2011  
  • Livewire: Madhya Pradesh   
  • (Human Rights Watch): Indian authorities should drop criminal proceedings against peaceful protesters who sought accountability for maternal deaths in a public hospital in Madhya Pradesh state, Human Rights Watch said today. District officials cracked down on protesters on December 28, 2010, even as the Indian government was celebrating its recent appointment to the new United Nations Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health. About 1,000 people gathered peacefully on December 28 in the Barwani district to protest the high...Continue reading Drop Charges Against Maternal Death Protesters in Madhya Pradesh
     
     Date: Jan 10, 2011  
  • Livewire: West Bengal   
  • (Peoples Union for Democratic Rights): A spate of political killings in West Bengal, which in few months from now will hold state assembly elections, is a matter of deep concern for PUDR. ...Continue reading PUDR Press Statement on Bengal Killings
     
     Date: Jan 5, 2011  
  • Livewire: National   
  • (People's Union for Democratic Rights): The recent countrywide demonstrations against the unfair verdict in the Binayak Sen case have been really heartwarming. The demonstrations have brought many of us together, who feel enraged and upset over the judgment. Clearly, if our numbers continue to grow, we will soon be in a position of strength and will ensure the release of Binayak and many others. The case against Binayak Sen has become a focal point to oppose the attempts by the state to criminalise civil rights activities. Yet, we strongly feel that in order to make...Continue reading The need to enlarge protests around Binayak Sen to all cases of sedition
     
     Date: Jan 4, 2011  
  • Livewire: Delhi   
  • Magic Lantern Foundation is a registered not-for-profit and has been working with culture and human rights since 1989. Currently we are readying for two film festivals in New Delhi. We are looking for two interns to start work immediately. Interns will: Assist with festival related tasks Mange Magic Lantern's social media and websites Hold workshops in colleges on the documentary practice as an invitation to the film festival Help in general administration Assist in writing and creating festival related publicity material Coordinate festival logistics - from...Continue reading Magic Lantern Foundation is looking for interns in Delhi
     
     Date: Jan 2, 2011  
  • Livewire: Gujarat   
  • People's Union for Civil Liberties, strongly condemns Gujarat Government's campaign of calumny against and attempt to frame under false charges human rights defender Teesta Setlavad, of Citizens of Justice and Peace, lawyer M.M. Tirmizi, victims survivors of Lunwada massacre and media person Rahul Singh for exposing Gujarat Police's callousness and cruelty in the Lunwada massacre and mass burial case. Teesta Setalvad, her organisation CJP and lawyer Tirmizi with the help of the kin of the victim were instrumental in getting the High Court 2006 and then Supreme Court orders in 2008,...Continue reading PUCL statement on imminent arrest of Teesta Setalvad
     
     Date: Jan 1, 2011  
  • Livewire: Gujarat   
  • (Asian Human Rights Commission): The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information concerning a concocted criminal case registered against a journalist in India, Mr. Rahul Singh, for reporting a mass grave in Panderwada village within Panchmahal district of Gujarat. In December 2005, Rahul came to know about the mass grave in Panderwada from the local human rights activists. The mass grave reportedly had the remains of 21 victims of the 2002 Gujarat genocide. Rahul reported the news about the exhumation of human remains by the victims' family members...Continue reading Journalist facing persecution for reporting about a mass grave in Gujarat
     
     Date: Jan 1, 2011  
  • Livewire: National   
  • The controversial Saxena Committee on the Forest Rights Act has submitted its report, which has finally been made public. We know that this report will be projected as pro-people and pro-rights. But this report will be most useful to those who set it up – a Ministry and a forest bureaucracy [1] that wants more power, while presenting a facade of being sensitive and pro-people. Here are some reasons why. ...Continue reading Saxena Committee Report on Forest Rights Act: Campaign for Survival and Dignity statement
     
     Date: Dec 25, 2010  
  • Livewire: Maharashtra   
  • Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Mumbai, has sent the appended open letter to the Charity Commsioner of the city over treatment for patients from weaker sections. To The Charity Commissioner, Office of the Charity Commissioner, Maharashtra State, Mumbai, 3rd floor, 83, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400 018. Dear Sir Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) , Mumbai is shocked to know that several public trust hospitals from the city have written to the Charity Commissioner claiming that they are facing a financially demanding situation to treat patients from the weaker sections ( Refer article...Continue reading Open letter to Charity Commissioner, Mumbai
     
     Date: Dec 23, 2010  
  • Livewire: National   
  • The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is inviting views/suggestions from various individuals related to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on 'Issue of Licences and Allocation of 2G Spectrum.' All those desirous of sending their views/suggestion may send their written memoranda in Hindi/English to the Director (PAC&CS), Lok Sabha Secretariat, Room No. 401, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi 110001. For details you can also call 011-23034401, 23035236, or send an email at compac@sansad.nic.in. The last date for sending in the memoranda is within 15 days of the date of...Continue reading PAC wants public feedback related to CAG report on 2G Spectrum
     
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