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Archive of entries posted on October 2008

Media Management of NHRC Reports

PEOPLE’S UNION FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES–CHHATTISGARH Post Box No. 87, Main Post Office, Raipur – 492001: Chhattisgarh: India E-mail: pucl.cg@gmail.com Press Release: NO CLEAN CHIT BY NHRC TO SALWA JUDUM & CG GOVERNMENT (PUCL WRITES TO NHRC ABOUT MEDIA REPORTS) Raipur, 16th October, 2008: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has cited several incidents of heinous [...]

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I don’t approve the methods of Naxals

Down to Earth, October 20, 2008 SURYA SEN File photo of Binayak Sen. Police did not allow pictures in the jail Binayak Sen, a paediatrician and vice-president of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, was working with adivasis in Chhattisgarh when he was arrested on May 14, 2007, on charges of being a Maoist. Human [...]

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An appeal for peace in South Bastar

by Ilina Sen (The Hindu, October 21, 2008) Dr. Ilina Sen presents certain proposals made by Dr. Binayak Sen, medical practitioner and leading member of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Chhattisgarh. She has written this based on discussions with him during recent visits to the Raipur Jail where he is since May 14, 2007. [...]

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Chief of Police of Indian State under Fire for Human Rights Record at Berkeley Conference

“Arresting Film-maker May Have Been a Mistake”: Vishwa Ranjan DGP of Chhattisgarh faces roomful of protestors For a change, it was the turn of Vishwa Ranjan, the high profile DGP (Director General of Police) of the Indian State of Chhattisgarh, to be interrogated.  Questioning the DGP about the massive human rights abuses perpetrated by the [...]

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Letter by concerned academics to the Director-General of Police, Chhattisgarh

September 27, 2008 Berkeley, California To: Mr. Vishwa Ranjan Director-General of Police, Chhattisgarh We, concerned members of university and college faculties, write to condemn the ongoing violations of the human and civil rights of its citizens by the state of Chhattisgarh, primarily through the agency of your department, the Chhattisgarh police force.  These violations include [...]

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