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Archive of entries posted on June 2008

Why am I fasting for Dr Binayak Sen

Dr Nutan Thakur Rediff News, 19 June 2008 Dr Binayak Sen is no more an individual, he is now a symbol of active and just resistance against state might. Through a draconian, arbitrary and whimsical act, as formulated by the Chhattisgarh state government, enough injustice has been done. The act constrains anyone who tries to [...]

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Dr Binayak Sen as I know him

Media for Freedom, 17 June 2008 Dr Sandeep Pandey I first met Binayak, wife Ilina and their two daughters Aparajita and Pranhita at the conclusion of Pokaran to Sarnath ‘Global Peace March’ on 6th August, 1999 at the Central Tibetan Institute of Higher Learning in Sarnath, near Varanasi . Sarnath is the place where Gautam [...]

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The Indian Judiciary, the Salwa Judum Criminal Vigilantes, and Political Prisoner Dr. Binayak Sen

Analytical Monthly Review, 17 June 2008 Analytical Monthly Review, published in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India, is a sister edition of Monthly Review. Its June 2008 issue features the following editorial. — Ed. When the issue is class struggle, everyone knows that today’s judiciary in India exhibits no qualitative difference from that of the British colonial [...]

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Time to Unite

Express Healthcare, June 2008 Rita Dutta rita.dutta@expressindia.com That paediatrician and health activist Dr Binayak Sen has spent more than a year now in a Chhattisgarh prison, on charges of being a Naxalite, is a sad reflection of the abject plight of healthcare activists who dare to display courage. It is a matter of national shame [...]

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UPDATE ON GROUP FASTING AT RAIPUR

PEOPLE’S UNION FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES– CHHATTISGARH Post Box No. 87, Main Post Office, Raipur – 492001: Chhattisgarh: India E-mail: pucl.cg@gmail.com 17th June, 2008: Raipur (Chhattisgarh) The 10-day Group Fast began on 16th June, 2008 at Raipur around 2 pm to express solidarity with Dr. Binayak Sen (Medical Doctor), Ajay T G (Film Maker), both members [...]

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