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Archive of entries posted on January 2011

Over 250 people led by Aruna Roy court arrest

From DNA Over 250 people led by activist Aruna Roy today courted arrest demanding the release of rights activist Binayak Sen, sentenced to life on charges of sedition. Speaking at the public meeting at Gandhi Circle in Jaipur, Roy said, “Sen’s imprisonment is similar to one of the fascist ways of Nazis where all dissent [...]

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Binayak Sen rally held in Raipur

From the Hindu On a day marked by rallies across the country, and in certain cities in North America and the United Kingdom to protest the life sentence handed down to paediatrician and rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen, about 700 people convened in the town of his residence in Raipur, Chhattisgarh to demand Dr. Sen’s [...]

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Talking like a friend

From the Hindu Talking like a friend In a civil society, how do we engage with others, especially those who hold different views? Gandhi’s life has some possible answers, says Rajni Bakshi… On this January 30, just as multi-faith prayers ring out from Gandhian institutions, some people will be courting arrest across India. In Mumbai [...]

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Police Block Observance of Gandhi’s Martyrdom in Salem, Tamil Nadu

On 29th Jan, The Town Inspector was approached with a two line letter informing of a fast to be undertaken on the occasion of Martyr’s Day – 30th Jan. On this day in 1948 Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation was shot dead by a assassin belonging to the RSS. The Town Inspector issued a [...]

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International coalition to free Dr. Binayak Sen stages demonstration at Indian consulate in New York

Protesters demand: Repeal UAPA, CSPSA, AFSPA, Sedition laws! Release the Indian prisoners of conscience! Disband state-supported vigilante militias! NEW YORK, JANUARY 28 2011: Spearheaded by the Free Binayak Sen campaign (www.freebinayaksen.org), over 35 activists from a global alliance comprising of civil rights, anti-war and students’ groups, south-asian diaspora groups and groups defending social justice and [...]

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