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The People friendly Police ?

Date:  29th November, 2010. Since inception of the state, the Jharkhand government has been carrying on anti-naxal operations and building up the people friendly police in the state simultaneously. In the recent development, Neyaz Ahmed, the director general of police…

Satyarupa Jana: A prize catch under UAPA

Date: September 23, 2010 On July 9, 2009 Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, the Chief Minister of West Bengal assured his colleagues in State Assembly that the government would see that Unlawful Activity Prevention Act (UAPA) is not misused. He also informed the…

CRPF violating PESA Act in Jharkhandi villages

Date: June 10, 2010 Clause 4.e.(1) of The Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996, [PESA] says: “ every Gram Sabha shall approve the plans, programmes and projects for social and economic development before such plans,…

PUDR – Stop State Violence on People’s Movements in Orissa

Date : May 14, 2010 People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) Press Statement: PUDR strongly condemns the reign of violence that the Orissa government has been unleashing on people’s movements protesting against the forcible acquisition of their land and forests…

All India National Convention against SEZ, land-grabbing, displacements – December 13, New Delhi

Date: 13 December 2009 The time and venue of the convention is given below ; Time: 10am – 8pm Venue: Garhwal Bhavan, Panchkuyan Road (next to Jhandewalan Metro Station, near Paharganj), New Delhi Organised by: “ALL INDIA CO-ORDINATION OF MOVEMENTS…

Democracy and ban cannot go together.

Date: 26 November, 2009 Article by – Amit Bhattacharyya In the recent days, two important developments took place in the national scene — both of which have far-reaching implications. One, of course, is the battle for Lalgarh. The second —…

Burnt in oil: A fact-finding report on State operations in Dantewada in September-October 2009

Date: October 21, 2009 October 21 2009. A report from PUCL (Chhattisgarh) , PUDR (Delhi), Vanvasi Chetna Ashram (Dantewada), Human Rights Law Network (Chhattisgarh) , ActionAid (Orissa), Manna Adhikar (Malkangiri) and Zilla Adivasi Ekta Sangh (Malkangiri). Till now, no substantive…

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