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Archive of entries posted on July 2008

Enemy of the state

South China Morning Post, Jul 28, 2008 Human rights activists want the world’s biggest democracy to admit jailing dissenters BEHIND THE NEWS Rajeshree Sisodia There has been a series of arrests of human rights activists across the country. It is plain now that there is a policy to arrest people, put people in jail. We [...]

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Vikalp@Prithvi to screen the work of arrested filmmaker…

Glamsham.com MTG editorial Two and a half months have passed. Ajay TG, journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist remains behind bars in a Chhattisgarh prison. His crime? He made a film about and attended the trial of Dr. Binayak Sen. Dr. Binayak’s crime? He worked for decades as a doctor amongst adivasis in an area [...]

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A homecoming in Bastar

Business Standard, July 20, 2008 EAR TO THE GROUND Sreelatha Menon The collector of Dantewada has agreed to give 10 quintals of paddy seed to restart farming in Nendra. Nendra is a village in Konta block in Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh which has been lying deserted for the last three years after multiple attacks by [...]

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Chhattisgarh and the danger of dissent

Hindustan Times, July 20, 2008 Paramita Ghosh If Ajay TG had been smart enough to know where to point his camera, his films might have been showing in Osian today. As it stands, he is in Durg jail, 40 km from Bhilai. Having started making films 7-8 years ago, he would capture “daily life, festivals [...]

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India: End State Support for Salwa Judum | A Report by Human Rights Watch

Human Rights News India: End State Support for Vigilantes Prosecute Rights Violators and Protect Internally Displaced Communities (Raipur, July 15, 2008) – The Indian central and Chhattisgarh state governments should hold accountable government security forces and state-backed vigilantes responsible for attacking, killing, and forcibly displacing tens of thousands of people in armed operations against Maoist [...]

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