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Woman Bus Conductor Beaten, Stripped by Male Passenger Near Mumbai PDF Print E-mail
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5 June 2014

Dombivli, Thane: A woman conductor on a state transport bus was dragged out of the vehicle, stripped and beaten by a male passenger on the outskirts of Mumbai this morning, police said. The incident took place on a bus which runs between Kalyan and Panvel in the Thane district, at around 8:30 am while the 34-year-old conductor was on her first trip.

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Democracy and Dissent Meeting at the Gandhi Peace Foundation PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

5 June 2014

The meeting of the Delhi University Committee Against Police Repression DUPR organized the convention Understanding the Abduction and Arrest of Saibaba with the solidarity of several individuals and institutions. At the meeting speakers like Dr Aparna (CPI(ML), New Democracy), Justice Sahai (PUCL), Prateek Bombade (Senior Advocate, SC) Seema Azad (Editor, Dastak), Majeet (PUDR) expressed grave concern at draconian laws like the UAPA, and their use to silence democratic and dissenting voices within and outside the University. Varavara Rao and Arundhati Roy noted the relation between the deployment of the UAPA, the ongoing struggles of the adivasi across several states and the increasingly brutal and widespread corporate-state military actions.

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Grisly murders highlight social strains in Modi's India PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Women

5 June 2014

(Reuters) - When a farm labourer in this hardscrabble village in Uttar Pradesh went to the police last week to report that his daughter and her cousin had gone missing, a constable slapped him in the face and sent him away.

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After 40 months in jail,activist Sudhir Dhawale, who was accused of Maoist links walks free PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

23 May 2014

Aritra Bhattacharya

Sudhir Dhawale, a Dalit activist who had been arrested and put behind bars by the state in January 2011 on charges of being a Maoist, was released from jail on Friday afternoon after being acquitted of all charges by a court in eastern Maharashtra’s Gondia district on Thursday. 

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‘They asked me to choose: Godhra, Pandya or Akshardham’ PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

21 May 2014

Gujarat Police gave him the “choice” of being implicated in the Godhra train burning, Haren Pandya murder and Akshardham terror, one of the men acquitted by the Supreme Court in the temple attack case alleged on Tuesday. Mohammed Saleem was eventually sentenced to life under POTA for involvement in the Akshardham case.

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D U Professor Saibaba Arrested For Alleged Maoist Links PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

9 May 2014

New Delhi: Delhi University professor GN Saibaba has been arrested by the Maharashtra police for alleged links with Maoists. The wheelchair-bound English professor was arrested in Delhi today by a team from Maharashtra's Maoist-affected Gadchiroli district.

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Afzal Guru’s village ‘honours his sacrifice’ PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

8 May 2014

Sopore: As Kashmir went to polling for third phase of Lok Sabha elections on Wednesday, Mohammad Afzal Guru’s wife Tabassum preferred to spend her day inside her house at Seer Jagir here. “I have no interest to know whether people participate in elections. I did not even move out or watch TV to know the polling trend. I believe the people’s participation in elections will not make any difference to the Kashmir issue, or to the martyrs, who sacrificed their lives for the cause,” Tabassum said.

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