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A digest of news reports on Martyr’s Day Protests

Binayak Sen rally held in Raipur The Hindu. See also Sudha Bharadwaj’s report here.

Binayak’s mother releases Ekhon Bishangbad, a magazine of social rights activism Times of India. Also includes Himanshu Kumar’s remarks.

Rally demands release of Binayak Sen Times of India.

Binayak’s mother joins protest march The Hindu

Anasuya Sen (center), mother of Dr. Binayak Sen.

Anasuya Sen (center), mother of Dr. Binayak Sen.



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She joined the rally because she wanted to prove that she could fight as a mother, so that no prison could hold back any son illegally.

She had come to the rally all the way form her home in Kalyani in Nadia district to participate in the rally, organised by various rights organisations that observed January 30 as International Protest Day.

She said that if the need arose, she would also go to Delhi to press for her demand to release her son.

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Barodians rally for Binayak Sen, demand repeal of sedition Act Indian Express.

University teachers, intellectuals, artists and activists assembled from all across the state on Sunday to take part in a protest rally against the Chhattisgarh High Court judgment that led to the arrest of the tribal rights activist Dr Binayak Sen. …

“There have been similar protests across the country in the wake of Dr Binayak Sen’s arrest following the judgment by Chhattisgarh High Court. We demonstrated before the public at Gandhi Nagar Gruh on Sunday, which was followed by two street plays performed by members of Shishu Milap and students of M S University’s Faculty of Fine Arts,” said PUCL member Renu Khanna.

PUCL members also discussed similar arrests under the name of banned outfits such Communist Party of India (Maoist) in south Gujarat.

Scrap laws that convict Binayak: Mother India Blooms

Over 250 people led by Aruna Roy court arrest DNA. Also see Kavita Srivastava’s report here.

Jail bharo protest in Pune for release of Binayak Sen DNA.

A press release on the protest in New York.

Reports, photographs and videos from several other sites available here.