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Archive of entries posted on January 2009

Kushwant Singh: Raise your voice against the miscarriage of justice

The Hindustan Times, January 9, 2009 [. . .] Let this man go If you can’t remember who he is, let me jog your memory — and your conscience. He is the product of the Christian Medical College, Vellore where he was given the Paul Harrison Award in 2004 for being the most outstanding student. [...]

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CNN IBN: Chattissgarh govt’s flimsy charge sheet against Binayak Sen

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Does America post 9/11 explain Binayak Sen?

The Indian Express, 20 January 2009 Fog of war by Vinay Sitapati In a speech to Congress nine days after 9/11, US President George W. Bush declared “war” on terror. It seemed as innocuous a phrase then, as it is commonplace now. But re-categorising a ‘law enforcement’ problem as ‘war’ was a game-changer in two [...]

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Mail Today’s a 2-page spread on Binayak Sen’s case

Mail Today of 18 January 2009 carries a 2-page spread on Binayak Sen’s case as the lead story, with a box on how the government’s case against Binayak Sen is falling apart, and a sidebar on other political activists arrested by the government. Main Story: THE DOCTOR WHOM THE STATE FEARS http://epaper.mailtoday.in/Details.aspx?boxid=2581693&id=18266&issuedate=1812009 Box: THE DUBIOUS [...]

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No bailouts?

The Indian Express, January 15, 2009 Editorial Even in the best of times, law enforcement and human rights are in tension with each other. Keeping the peace means arming the enforcers, arms they might misuse. Which is why a robust civil society and dogged monitoring are always needed to keep an eye on power. These [...]

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