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Archive of entries posted on February 2011

Bail denied for Koya adivasi charged with sedition for opposing Polavaram project

Justice Samudrala Govinda Rajulu of the High Court on Monday refused to quash the case of ‘sedition’ registered against a Koya tribal, displaced due to the Polavaram project.

The Polavaram police registered a case against the tribal, Savalam Benerji, and others under various sections of the IPC for their alleged activity in trying to stall the Polavaram Project.

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Join NTUI’s March for Right to Dissent and Demanding Release of Dr. Binayak Sen (23 February 2011 at New Delhi)

Join NTUI’s March to Defend the Right to Democratic Dissent and Demanding an Immediate Release of Dr. Binayak Sen, on 23 February 2011 at New Delhi. The March will start from Jantar Mantar at 5.00 pm and culminate at the Mandi House Circle. Dear Friends, On 24 December 2010, the Raipur District and Sessions Court [...]

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‘Disaffection’ and the Law:The Chilling Effect of Sedition Laws in India

From the EPW: What place does a colonial legacy which, in its logic, believes that people are bound to feel affection for the state, and should not show any enmity, contempt, hatred or hostility towards the government established by law, have in a modern democratic state like India? This question lies at the heart of [...]

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BASSF – New Delhi says free Binayak Sen

BASSFoundation is a New Delhi based drum and bass, dubstep and reggae dancehall soundsystem run by Praxis, Big Daddy Klein and Delhi Sultanate.

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State of Chhattisgarh Versus Dr. Binayak Sen

From CounterCurrents: By Radha Surya 21 February, 2011 There is an image that torments our collective conscience. This is the image that shows Dr. Binayak Sen sitting inside a police vehicle after he was awarded a life sentence by the Raipur Sessions Court in Chhattisgarh. An observer who was present on that bleak December day [...]

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