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Court drops charges under MCOCA against 8 men PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Minorities

4 July 2014

A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Court here on Saturday dropped charges under MCOCA against eight accused in the case relating to the 2012 serial blasts on Pune’s Jangli Maharaj (JM) Road. The court, however, stayed the order for four weeks following a request from the prosecution, which said it would challenge the order in the Bombay High Court.

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Why victims of custodial deaths in Maharashtra only from minorities, Bombay HC asks PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Minorities

4 July 2014

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court observed on Thursday that the victims of custodial deaths in Maharashtra appear to be only from the minority community. A division bench of Justices V M Kanade and P D Kode made the remark after they informed advocate Yug Chaudhry of their decision to appoint him as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in a case where a 23-year-old resident of Nalasopara (East) mysteriously died in Thane Central Jail.

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India: UP Saharanpur clashes indicate meticulous planning PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Minorities

31 July 2014

By Piyush Srivastava in Saharanpur. Mail Today

CERTAIN aspects of the Saharanpur clashes indicate meticulous planning by the rioters who had a singular agenda of dividing the Sikhs and Muslims in the western Uttar Pradesh district. IG, Meerut Zone, Alok Sharma confirmed that the clashes were pre- planned”. “ The riot was preplanned.

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Prisoner ends hunger strike after a week in Kolkata PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Prison

25 July 2014

 

After fasting for more than a week to get a writ petition filed in Calcutta High Court, alleged Maoist leader Anup Roy ended his hunger strike at Presidency Correctional Centre here on Tuesday, confirmed prison superintendent Nabin Kumar Saha.

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AFSPA Protects Army For Rights Violations In The North East, No Arrests Even As People Protest PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

23 July 2014

NEW DELHI: A decade has passed since the rape and murder of Thangjam Manorama, a victim of our great honored “Armed Forces” interminable barbarism through AFSPA. A decade has gone since girls from Manipur made headlines when they paraded naked with the banner “Indian Army Rape Us”. And this bygone decade has witnessed many similar acts of savagery by the Army and in response, only one constant action-inaction.

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Compensate girls arrested for Fb post: NHRC to Maharashtra PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

16 July 2014

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday asked the Maharashtra government to pay Rs. 50,000 each to two girls, who, were illegally detained by the police following a facebook post after the death of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray.

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India’s Abu Gharibs PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

 

27 June 2014

By Mansi Sharma,

FOR the underprivileged in our country, police stations have become torture chambers. It would not be an exaggeration to compare them with Abu Ghraib.The pictures emerging from the cells of Abu Gharib – of wanton and indescribable physical and sexual abuse of detainees, shocked the world. Something not very dissimilar is happening in Indian police stations.

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