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International Campaign Against War on the People in India

 

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  • A British law scrapped in UK thrives in India

    Dec 30, 2010 - By Antara Dev Sen, DNA

    Last week, at his sentencing, Dr Binayak Sen asked, “What is Section 124-A?” The judge replied: “Rajdroh.”

    The human rights activist, head of the state PUCL (People’s Union for Civil Liberties) and a doctor dedicated to the neglected poor in tribal areas, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sedition. The judgement was based primarily on fabricated evidence, fake witnesses and contradictory statements by the police.

    How can ‘rajdroh’ or rebelling against the monarch be a crime in a democracy?

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  • Dr Binayak Sen's Statement to the Court

    I am a trained medical doctor with a specialization in child health. I completed my MBBS from the Christian Medical College, Vellore in 1972, and completed studies leading to the award of the degree of MD (Paediatrics) of the Madras University, from the same institution in 1976. After this, I joined the faculty of the Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and worked there for two years, before leaving to join a field based health programme at the Friends Rural Centre, Rasulia in Hoshangabad, MP. During the two years I worked there, I worked intensively in the diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis and understood many of the social and economic causes of disease. I was also strongly influenced by the work of Marjorie Sykes, the biographer of Mahatma Gandhi, who lived at the Rasulia centre at that time.

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  • Binayak Sen Case: Condemn the Murder of Justice in Raipur Court!

    CONDEMN UNEQUIVOCALLY THE MURDER OF JUSTICE BY THE SESSIONS COURT IN RAIPUR IN THE BINAYAK SEN CASE!

    LET US UNITEDLY FIGHT TO REPEAL ALL FASCIST DRACONIAN LAWS INCLUDING UAPA AND THE CHHATTISGARH SPECIAL PUBLIC SECURITY ACT!

    The Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP) condemns unequivocally the murder of justice in the case of Dr. Binayak Sen, a people’s doctor and one of the first civil libertarians to expose the state sponsored Salwa Judum that was undertaken by the BJP government on the tribal people in Chhattisgarh and ably supported by the Congress which is the opposition party in the state.

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  • Court sentences Binayak Sen to life in prison

    By Sujeet Kumar - RAIPUR | Fri Dec 24, 2010

    (Reuters) - A court sentenced a doctor accused of links with Maoist rebels to life in prison on Friday, a high-profile case involving appeals by Nobel laureates for the world's biggest democracy to uphold human rights. Binayak Sen, 60, was arrested in 2007 in Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh on accusations he passed on notes from an imprisoned Maoist leader he was treating. Sen denies any wrongdoing.

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  • WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

    Beatings and electric shocks inflicted on hundreds of civilians detained in Kashmir, US diplomats in Delhi told by ICRC

    US officials had evidence of widespread torture by Indian police and security forces and were secretly briefed by Red Cross staff about the systematic abuse of detainees in Kashmir, according to leaked diplomatic cables released tonight. The dispatches, obtained by website WikiLeaks, reveal that US diplomats in Delhi were briefed in 2005 by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) about the use of electrocution, beatings and sexual humiliation against hundreds of detainees.

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  • BJP seeks Israel help against Naxals

    Indian Express news service - Thu Dec 16 2010 - New Delhi:

    BJP president Nitin Gadkari, who is leading a party delegation to Israel, has said the Israeli homeland security services could explore ways to cooperate with NDA-led state governments facing Maoist menace. Gadkari — who is accompanied by senior BJP leaders, including Vasundhara Raje and Ramlal among others — made this suggestion to the Israeli agencies after a presentation was made to the visiting delegation.

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  • Buried by CBI – the investigation into death of Aasiyan Jan and Neelofer Jaan

    41 organizations supported by 72 individuals have raised a demand for justice in the Shopian case in an open letter as they have shown that there are grounds to believe that the conclusions drawn by the CBI full of lacunae, lapses and biased. They have demanded fresh investigations. We call on you to join them.

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  • Thousands of People Marched to Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly

    Thousands of tribals, farmers and labourers from various parts of Chhattisgarh gathered at Raipur to march on to State Assembly on 8 December, 2010. In spite of unprecedented torrential rain across the State for the previous three days, around two thousand people from Bastar, Dantewada, Sarguja, Jashpur, Kanker, Rajnandgaon, Raigadh, Bilaspur, Durg and Raipur districts reached Raipur station on the 8th morning. Many people from remote places of the northern and southern part of the State missed this protest due to commutation problem arose from unexpected climate change. The teams of people waited at Raipur station till noon for clean blue sky.

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  • Support and express solidarity with the Political Prisoners who are on an Indefinite Hunger Strike

    Support and express solidarity with the Political Prisoners who are on an Indefinite Hunger Strike in Medinipur Central Jail from 10th December(Human Rights Day) 2010

    Nearly 150 political prisoners-mostly under trail--incarcerated in the Medinipur Central Jail-which the government calls 'Correctional Home'-will start hunger strike from 10th December 2010 on the Human Rights Day for an indefinite period-true to the long  tradition of hunger strikes organized by political prisoners in Medinipur as also other jails of West Bengal and outside in near and distant past.

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  • Immediately Produce Ranajit Dasgupta aka “Subhas” aka “Bhai”, a resident of Ushumpur, North 24-Parganas, West Bengal before court!

    06.12.2010. It is increasingly becoming a pattern on the side of the police and other investigating agencies to keep political dissidents under illegal custody for several days and show a fudged date of arrest as and when they are produced before the court. These days of illegal custody are conveniently used to act with impunity by the ‘law enforcers’ flouting all norms and procedures that to some extent can protect the detained from brutal, inhuman torture of all kinds. Thus illegal confinement is increasingly become a tool in the hands of the state to indulge in torture and in many a case also endanger the life of the detained as is evident in cases of political dissidents including the Maoists from the state of Andhra Pradesh.

    The West Bengal police are no exception when it comes to acting with impunity. The most recent case is the abduction of political dissidents such as the Maoists, keeping them under detention illegally without producing them in court within 24 hours of arrest by trampling underfoot all constitutional norms. The cases in mention are those of the Maoist leaders Sudip Chongdar aka “Kanchan”, reported to be the West Bengal State Committee Secretary of the CPI(Maoist), Barun Sur aka “Bidyut”, secretary of Bhagirathi Teesta Regional Committee, Anil Ghosh aka “Ajoyda” and Kalpana Maity aka “Anu”

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