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Archive of entries posted on November 2008

Doctors and Dictators: Who Jailed Binayak Sen?

Hard News, November 2008 The good doctor is modern India’s historic victim of organised injustice and State terror driven by big profit and the poison of communal politicsDunu Roy Delhi In his evocative essay ‘Dr Binayak Sen, My Brother, My Hero’, (Hardnews, September 2008) Dipankar Sen wonders towards the end, “Now that we are convinced [...]

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An Appeal for Peace in South Bastar

Economic & Political Weekly, October 25, 2008 The present situation in South Bastar is characterised by an infinitude of chronic deprivation, along with a complete absence of political discourse.  Instead, we have, on the one hand, the Salwa Judum, which the government dishonestly tries to characterise as a “people’s response to Maoism”, and on the [...]

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Dr Binayak Sen: An unfortunate achiever

Merinews.com A doctor by profession, Dr Binayak Sen is a true achiever. He left his academic career to take up tribal issues and fight their battle for human rights. His contribution, recognised by the international community, didn’t go down well with the government. DR BINAYAK Sen is a doctor of medicine (MD) in pediatrics and [...]

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‘Rights activism uses space within the Constitution’

Times of India, 5 Nov 2008 It’s been a hectic 17 months for Ilina Sen since Binayak Sen was arrested under the Chhattisgarh Public Security Act. In between teaching at Mahatma Gandhi Hindi University, Wardha, meeting her daughters in Mumbai, attending her husband’s trial in Raipur, and coordinating the campaign for his release in Delhi, [...]

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