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Archive of entries posted on January 2008

STATEMENT FROM COMMITTEE FOR THE RELEASE OF DR BINAYAK SEN, DELHI

RELEASE DR BINAYAK SEN IMMEDIATELY! My salutes to your sacred streets, beloved nation, where tradition is invented that none shall walk with head held high If one so inclined takes a walk, a pilgrimage One must walk, eyes lowered, the body crouched in fear Faiz Ahmed Faiz ON THE International Human Rights Day in 2007, [...]

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Statement Condemning Continued Detention of Dr. Binayak Sen

STATEMENT OF CONCERNED CITIZENS AND PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATONS ON STATE REPRESSION IN CHHATTSGARH AND CONTINUED DETENTION OF DR BINAYAK SEN A group of former bureaucrats, academicians, lawyers and social activists visited Chhattisgarh from 18 – 22 January 2008 in connection with the prolonged incarceration of Dr Binayak Sen. The team met the Governor and Director General [...]

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Education Advisor gets the boot for meeting Binayak Sen

Indian Express, January 25, 2008 He met jailed PUCL leader on Tuesday Raipur, January 24 : Two days after Chhattisgarh Government’s Education Advisor S C Behar, a former Chief Secretary of undivided Madhya Pradesh, met Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) leader Dr Binayak Sen in Raipur Central Prison, the Raman Singh Government unceremoniously removed [...]

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Statement from PUCL Gujarat on Binayak Sen case

We at the PUCL, Gujarat are appalled by the arrest of Dr. Binayak Sen, General Secretary of the Chhattisgarh People’s Union for Civil Liberties and Vice-President of the National PUCL by Chhatisgarh police on 14th May 2007 in Bilaspur under the most undemocratic and barbaric Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act 2006 and the Unlawful Activities [...]

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Civil society in a confrontational state

Economic Times, 17 Jan, 2008 Binayak Sen’s incarceration in Chhattisgarh underscores the paranoia of the developmental state towards NGOs that understand poverty in holistic terms. That has fuelled more violent forms of seeking redress, says Prabhu Ghate. Shaheed Hospital in Dalli-Rajhara is a unique civil society institution. It started life 25 years ago as a [...]

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