Odisha Sun Times Bureau Rayagada, Mar 15: Armed with traditional weapons, hundreds of Dongria Kondhs on Monday took out a protest rally and gheraoed Kalyansinghpur police station against the alleged fake encounter of tribal youth Monda Kadrika in Dangamatia by the security forces on February 27. More than 500 Dongria Kondhs under Niyamgiri Surakhya Samiti (NSS) gathered here, they were demanding an independent judicial inquiry into the killing of 20 year-old Monda, registration of murder case against the police and a compensation of Rs 25 lakh for his family. Continue reading
Dear Friends and Comrades ! We cordially invite you to the Meeting in the memory of Rohit Vemula on 15 March,2016 Tuesday , 5.30pm to 9.30pm at Sundarayya Vignaana Kendram Mini hall, Baghlingam palli, Hyderabad… A book – Named “VELI VAADE TOLI PODDAI” – ( A compilation of writings by VIRASAM members ) will be released by Rohit’s Mother Radhika garu … Please share this to all our friends…
New Delhi, Mar 7 (PTI) Tribal rights activist Soni Sori, who was attacked with an acid-like chemical in Chhattisgarh last month, today said the condition of her face is reflective of the fight in naxal-hit Bastar area. “My face today is the face of the fight in Bastar, the condition is the same. I was also jailed in a fake case of being associated with naxalites, the same way he (Kanhaiya) has been framed for his so called terrorist links. I am glad that JNU has started this massive movement which helped in getting bail for Kanhaiya,” Sori said while addressing JNU students. Continue reading
Addressing a huge gathering of students on the campus, soon after release from Tihar Jail, Mr. Kumar said: “It is not azadi from India, it is azadi in India [we want]… from the corrupt practices that are going on inside the country.” Mr. Kumar made his fiery speech at the same place where he had addressed students just a day before his arrest.
“Attack on JNU planned”
In his “home-coming” speech, Mr. Kumar took on the BJP government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that the university and its students were targeted because they took on the government through Occupy UGC movement and demanded justice for Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula.
“The attack on JNU is a planned one as they want to de-legitimise the UGC protest, and to dilute the fight for justice for Rohith Vemula,” he said, amid loud cheers. Continue reading
In a press statement released by the western sub-zonal bureau of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), the organisation demanded the release of “innocent” Kumar. The release, which police sources claimed had first been circulated among the locals of Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district before being apprehended by the police, also went on to criticise the Narendra Modi government.
“If it is sedition to take the name of Afzal Guru, the heartbeats of the 124 crore Indians will also be seditious,” the release stated. Kanhaiya’s arrest has been called a conspiracy by the “orthodox Hindu Fascists”. Continue reading
Join March to Parliament 2 March from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar, 12 noon
Release Comrade Kanhaiya, Umar and Anirban!
Remove sedition and other motivated charges from JNU students!
Revoke Suspension of JNU Students Unconditionally!
Scrap Sedition from IPC!
Enact Rohith Act to end caste discrimination in universities and higher educational institutions!
Smriti Irani must resign for misusing power and peddling lies!
In this hour of unprecedented attack on JNU, your solidarity has been a reassuring source of great strength. We appeal to you to stand with us again tomorrow, as we march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar.
The struggle as of now, continues on two fronts: Continue reading
To: The Special Rapporteur on Rights of Indigenous People,
The Human Rights Council
The United Nations
Subject: Communication Regarding: Escalation of counter-insurgency violence on indigenous people in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, India and on human rights activists, lawyers and journalists who are working for the rights of the indigenous people in the abovementioned region.
This is to bring to your notice that indigenous activists and politicians, along with human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists are being attacked violently by various groups in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, with the tacit and active encouragement of the state of these attacks. In addition, Chhattisgarh has seen a horrific state of affairs which equals to that of many militarised zones of the world due to the alleged base of guerrilla insurgents called the Naxalites – who are Maoists by political outlook and enterprise – in the state especially in a district named Bastar. Continue reading
Gar ho Sake to Ab Koi Shamma Jalaiye Is Daur-e-Siyasat ka Andhera Mitaiye
Friends and Comrades, from Democratic Students Union (DSU), we convey our revolutionary greetings to all of you for your fearless solidarity in the last few days against the attack on the students of our campus and the institutional autonomy of the university by the State after the 9th February programme organised by some students of JNU. The students of this campus have come out unitedly against the arrest of JNUSU president and malicious witch hunting of the organisers of the programme and other students of JNU based on false charges. We condemn the consorted conspiracy viciously led by ABVP, JNU administration, the police and a section of media on all the activists in the strongest possible words. Continue reading