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17 villagers killed in Chhattisgarh encounter in 2012 weren’t Maoists, finds a judicial probe

he report indicts the police suggesting clearly that the people killed in the gunfight were not Maoists. The Chhattisgarh Police killed 17 persons in cold blood in a staged gunfight at Sarkeguda in Bijapur district on June 28, 2012 and…

India’s Revocation of Jammu & Kashmir’s Autonomous Status – Alliance of Middle Eastern and North African Socialists

As the Indian government resorts to the annexation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir at gunpoint, detaining its political leaders and cutting off all means of communication, we extend our solidarity to the people of Jammu and Kashmir as…

Disappointing judgement of the Supreme Court pertaining to ‘encounters’ – HRF

Press Release The Human Rights Forum (HRF) is deeply disappointed and concerned with the July 18, 2019 order by a three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court in the ‘encounters’ case. This is not an order that upholds the landmark judgment…

What Attacks on GN Saibaba and Arundhati Roy Show About India

Blind to justice Why the December 23 order of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court — refusing Professor Saibaba bail and issuing a notice of contempt to Arundhati Roy — takes one’s breath away. Law is no stranger…

Artists in India Protest “Growing Intolerance” and “ideological Viciousness”

Tribune India,  November 6 2015 24 filmmakers, Arundhati Roy return their awards Mumbai, November 5 Another 24 filmmakers, including Kundan Shah of “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” fame and Saeed Mirza who directed “Nukkad”, besides writer Arundhati Roy today returned their national…

India: Jailed Maoists to go on one-day hunger strike

Hyderabad: Jail official shifted for bias towards VIPsVISAKHAPATNAM: The central committee leaders of the CPI Maoists that are housed in the Vizag central prison announced that they would observe a day-long hunger strike in jail on Wednesday on the occasion…

Demand for a moratorium on construction work of Lower Subansiri Hydro Power (LSHP)

Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) ToThe Prime MinisterGovernment of IndiaNew Delhi ThroughThe Additional Secretary, PowerMinistry of PowerNew Delhi (Camp: Guwahati) Sub: KMSS Stand on LSHP’s present status Dear Shri ManmohanSinghji, You might be aware of the fact that the Thatte…

Delhi – Blind Workers Union Protest Against Unfulfilled Promises, Commemorate World Disability Day

Blind Workers Union (A Unit of All India Federation of Blind Workers)T-44, Panjabi Basti, Near Gopal Dairy, Baljeet Nagar, New Delhi-110008Contact: 9313730069 Email: [email protected] PRESS RELEASE03.12.2013 On the occasion of the World Disability Day blind workers protest outside Ministry of…

Tamil Nadu – The curious case of police preventing ex-Maoists’ return to electoral path

by A.Marx We, the undersigned, wish to bring to the public’s notice a curious case of doublespeak by the state. The central and state governments constantly advise Maoists to give up arms and join the mainstream. But, in Tamil Nadu,…

Punjab – Reports of resistances to forced land acquisitions

IT IS WAR AGAINST THE PEOPLE Last month, when the farm organisations were holding Dharnas at Mansa, Jalandhar & Amritsar on Gobindpura issue, Sh. Parkash Singh Badal CM Punjab invited them for talks. It was promised in preliminary discussion that…

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