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India Judicial panel slams Army for human rights violation in Manipur PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

5 October 2014

Damning reports submitted to the Supreme Court by two panels of judges have confirmed that armed forces personnel were involved in rapes and killing of innocent people in Manipur "under the cover" of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).

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Threat triggers exodus of Mahadalits from Bihar village, four sent to jail PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Dalits&Tribals

29 September 2014

Hundreds of Mahadalit families have fled their village in Gaya district along with their cattle and other belongings out of fear from upper caste strongmen. The frightened Mahadalit families have taken shelter in a government building, five kilometers from the village, and are under police protection.

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Protesters gear up for Modi events PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

29 september 2014

Even as excitement surged to a climax for Sunday’s community reception for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Madison Square Garden, protests rallies planned at the event venue appeared to gather momentum, as did a second “Citizens’ Court” protest in Washington, for which an “indictment” was said to have been “served” to the Indian Embassy.

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No Room for 'Alternative Politics' in TS PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

24 september 2014

Hyderabad: Scores of rights activists, including revolutionary writer Varavara Rao and Jeetan Marandi, folk artiste from Jharkhand, were taken into preventive custody after they tried to hold a seminar here Sunday.

Pratyamnaya Raajakeeya Vedika (Forum for Alternative Politics), a loose conglomeration of different mass organisations and individuals, wanted to mark the 10th anniversary of the formation of the CPI (Maoist) with a seminar at the Sundaraiah Vignana Kendram followed by a rally and a public meeting at the Indira Park in the city on Sunday.

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Church body calls for anti-AFSPA meet PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

8 September 2014

SHILLONG: A church body has arranged for a public meeting at the Durbar Hall of Mission Compound here on September 11 to seek repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958, which is operational particularly in Manipur and Kashmir, as an expression of solidarity with all those who are for repealing of the "draconian act".

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SC orders release of undertrial prisoners languishing in jails PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Prison

7 September 2014

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered release of all undertrial prisoners who have spent half of the maximum sentence prescribed for the offences they are charged with, bringing much needed relief to poor people who are languishing in jails as they are not able to pay sureties and bail bond to get out of jail.

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Medha Patkar seeks high level probe in Kandhamal riots PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

2 september 2014

Seeking a high level probe into the 2008 riots in Odisha's Kandhamal district, social activist Medha Patkar today said she will draw the President's attention on the nominal compensation given to the victims.

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