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Archive of entries posted on May 2011

Supreme Court to CG Govt: Is call for revolution an offence?

The Supreme Court today granted bail to alleged Maoist sympathiser Piyush Guha wondering whether a call for a revolution to reform the society could be treated as an offence.

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Lokpal will not eradicate corruption, says Binayak Sen

A law can never eradicate corruption because the present system of liberalization, globalisation and privatisation is responsible for encouraging it and it is this system that must change, says civil rights activist Binayak Sen told DNA. He added that he respected Lokpal Bill crusader Anna Hazare and had “nothing against him.”

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Supreme Court grants bail to Pijush Guha

The conviction and life imprisonment of Mr. Sen, along with Mr. Guha and Mr. Sanyal, had led to outrage in many quarters, including international human rights bodies which had sought government’s permission to observe the court proceedings in the case.

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Binayak Sen on Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant (plus DNA Interview)

Binayak Sen [the civil rights activist], on Monday said any land acquisition that hands over public property to private interest was not legitimate as it was against the public equity. However, he, said the Jaitapur issue was different from other land acquisition issues.

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Binayak Sen in Mumbai: Repeal Sedition Law (plus Rediff Interview)

“Sedition laws are not benefiting free people in free polity and they should be repealed. The law is being used to suppress the voice of the people,” Dr. Sen, currently on bail after being convicted on charges of sedition by a Chhattisgarh court for his alleged links to Naxals, told reporters at the Press Club in Mumbai.

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