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Archive of entries posted on August 2011

Sen warns of Salwa Judum replay in W. Bengal

The Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal is trying to replicate Chhattis-garh’s Salwa Judum, which has been declared illegal by the Supreme Court, feels human rights activist Dr Binayak Sen. “Banerjee’s decision to recruit 10,000 special police constables from the insurgency-hit areas and give them posting in the same districts would only replicate the Salwa Judum model,” Sen told HT on Wednesday.

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Binayak Sen: Corruption is just one of the many ills

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Human rights activist Binayak Sen on Monday came out in support of Anna Hazare and said the nation should be thankful to the latter for articulating the rising public anger against corruption. Delivering the keynote address at a function here, Sensaid the Delhi Police move to arrest Hazare was immoral.

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I’m against capital punishment: Arundhati Roy

CHENNAI: Eminent personalities from across the spectrum, including writers, human rights activists, film makers and a Nobel laureate, have voiced their opposition to the death penalty to Rajiv assassination case accused Perarivalan, Murugan and Santhan. They also took part in a signature campaign against the very concept of capital punishment.

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PUCL launches campaign against Sedition law: Binayak Sen

If you haven’t already signed the petition against the Sedition Law, please consider doing so. It’s available here:
http://www.petitiononline.com/pucl/

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Peoples Union of Civil Liberties ( PUCL) has launched a nationwide signature campaign against the Sedition Act whose provisions went sharply against the spirit of democracy, leading human rights campaigner Dr Binayak Sen said here.

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PUCL voices concern over Lokpal bill

JAIPUR: A day after Parliament accepted in principle the demands of anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, some voices of dissent over the movement have surfaced.

Leading civil rights organization, Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), has raised apprehensions on the ability of the Lokpal bill to tackle corruption. In a public discussion in Jaipur on Sunday, PUCL activists including its former national head Rajendra Sachar and noted activist Binayak Sen called Jan Lokpal Bill “not enough to fight corruption.”

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