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Archive of entries posted on March 2009

Simultaneous protests held in three US cities in solidarity with India campaign for release of Binayak sen

San Francisco, CA, New York, NY and Washington DC, 28 March, 2009: Verve and vigor marked the simultaneous protests held at the Indian embassy and consulates in Washington DC, New York City and San Francisco on March 27th, demanding the immediate release of Dr. Binayak Sen, an end to the repressive Chhattisgarh Special People’s Security [...]

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Isn’t It Time to End this Injustice? Free Binayak Sen! | solidarity meeting in Bombay, 2 april 2009

INSAANIYAT and the Committee For The Release of Binayak Sen Invite you to: “Isn’t It Time to End this Injustice? Free Binayak Sen!” a solidarity meeting with short contributions from film makers Anand Patwardhan & Sudhir Mishra, Binayak’s friends Drs Sanjay Nagral & Santosh Karmarkar, and Pranita Sen (Binayak’s daughter) The discussion will be followed [...]

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Varun Gandhi roams free and Binayak Sen in prison: The scandalous double standards

The cases of Varun Gandhi and Binayak Sen: one land but laws March 24th, 2009 (Thaindian.com) by Nupur Basu This is a country where the law clearly protects the rich and famous and comes down heavily, very often unfairly, on the poor and powerless. For all those listening / watching aghast at how low our [...]

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An account of the 23 March Raipur Satyagraha, from Kavita Srivastava and Sudha Bharadwaj

Below is a longer account of the Second Raipur Satyagraha, from Kavita Srivastava and Sudha Bharadwaj. “Speaking on the occasions Rashida Bi [of the Bhopal Gas Survivors] expressed shock that while Varun Gandhi publicly made hate speeches was granted anticipatory bail in no time by a Delhi Court but Dr. Sen who had committed no [...]

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Upcoming Actions in the US in support of Raipur Sataygraha

U.S. ACTIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE RAIPUR SATYAGRAHA FOR DR. BINAYAK SEN Friday, March 27: Washington DC, New York, San Francisco It is now 22 months since Dr Binayak Sen, the well-known public health and human rights activist was imprisoned by the Chhattisgarh government on false charges of abetting activities of an outlawed organization. International [...]

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