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Statement on Ayodhya Verdict

The judgment delivered by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute on 30 September has raised serious concerns because of the way history, reason and secular values have been treated in it. First of all, the view that the Babri Masjid was built at...

State Brutality in Kashmir

We strongly condemn the recent spate of state-perpetrated violence in Kashmir and its persistent framing as a law and order problem. Surely the unrelenting struggles of millions of Kashmiris must force us to question the reprehensible language of externally induced disturbance –indeed, if the most...

Shopian Provocation

We condemn the reported reinstatement of four police offi cers accused of tampering evidence in the Shopian rapes and murders case. Right from the very beginning the police tried to dismiss the rapes and murders of the two women Neelofar and Asiya, in May 2009, as cases of drowning, refused to lodge...

Higher Education

We the teachers’ and students’ organisations, grass-roots groups, academics and social activists from 16 different states representing the All India Forum for Right to Education (AIF-RTE) are deeply distressed at the policies of systemic withdrawal of the State from higher (including professional)...

Intimidating Opponents

The recent alert regarding use of Section 39 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), issued by the government in so-called “public interest”, has brought into the open what had so far been implicit in its anti-Maoist policy. The purpose of the circular is to intimidate voices of protests...

Talks Only With Broader Sections

In the light of the recent demands raised by sections of the intelligentsia urging the government to heed the CPI(Maoist) “offer of talks”, we insist that “civil society” should rather put pressure on the government to initiate talks with representatives of all struggling popular and adivasi...

Vilification of Democratic Organisations

The Delhi police produced its chargesheet against Kobad Ghandy in the Tis Hazari Courts in New Delhi on 18 February. This document has baselessly alleged unlawful activities against a number of individuals and legitimate democratic organisations working in the public domain. These include Darshan...

Government Should Respond to Maoist Offer

We welcome the announcement by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) to observe a ceasefire and enter into talks with the government of India. Given the government’s expressed willingness to engage in talks, we hope that this offer will be reciprocated. This necessarily requires an immediate halt to...

Rape of Justice in Shopian

It appears that the Indian state’s mantra, when it comes to dealing with minorities, Kashmiris and the peoples of northeast is that “justice must not be done, and it must never be seen to be done”. Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association (JTSA) condemns the brazenness with which the Central Bureau...

Planned Military Offensive

We are deeply concerned by the Indian government’s plans for launching an unprecedented military offensive by army and paramilitary forces in the adivasi (indigenous people)-populated regions of the states of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Orissa and West Bengal. The stated...

'Victims of the Home Ministry'?

The advertisement of the Union Home Ministry, captioned “Look at These Innocent People – Victims of Naxal Violence”, that was carried in The Indian Express, The Hindu, and The Times of India on 20 September is not only vicious and vindictive, it is also easily the most irresponsible in recent times...

Alleged Encounter at Batla House

On 20 May, the Delhi High Court, acting on a petition filed by the People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) and Anhad, had asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to conduct its own inquiry into the alleged Batla House encounter of September 2008 and submit a report based upon it. This...

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