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Archive of entries posted on December 2007

Gandhian award to a “Naxalite”!

PUCL activist Dr. Binayak Sen in detention was honoured with gold medal By Ch. Narendra mynews.in, 31/12/2007 Dr. Binayak Sen, General Secretary, People”s Union Civil Liberties (PUCL) – Chhattisgarh has been given the prestigious RR Keithan Gold Medal instituted by the Indian Social Science Congress at the SNDT University, Mumbai on December 29, 2007 in [...]

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NEXT HEARING AT TRIAL COURT ON 28th December ’07

PEOPLE’S UNION FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES–CHHATTISGARH Post Box No. 87, Main Post Office, Raipur – 492001: Chhattisgarh: India E-mail: pucl.cg@gmail.com ============================================================ UPDATE On Dr. Binayak Sen’s Illegal Detention: NEXT HEARING AT TRIAL COURT ON 28th December ’07 Fixed for Framing of Charges Raipur, 26th December 2007 (Wednesday) Next Hearing in Dr. Binayak Sen’s case is on [...]

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Each day Binayak Sen spends in jail is one day less for democracy in India

Tehelka Magazine, Vol 4, Issue 50, Dated Dec 29, 2007 That Sen, in May, chose to return and face the law should have been reason enough for any court to grant him bail APOORVANAND Social commentator ON DECEMBER 10 this year, the day internationally observed as Human Rights Day, the Supreme Court of India denied [...]

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Terrorist or tireless doctor?

Hindustan Times, December 23, 2007 At the end of a dirt track running through a dense sal and mahua forest in the heart of India — a 90-minute flight and two-hour road journey northeast of Mumbai — where the hold of the state is waning, stands a spare building, its grey walls ringed with marigold [...]

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A Doctored Case

Outlook, 24 December 2007 CHHATTISGARH: HUMAN RIGHTS The apex court joins in the myopia that’s keeping Dr Sen in jail …… Saikat Datta Doctor Or Naxalite? * The state alleges he’s only a “namesake” doctor. The CMC, Vellore, of which he’s an alumnus, gave him the Paul Harrison award for his work. * The police [...]

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