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Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves

Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves

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By Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves

Will Mallya extradition woes provide incentive to rectify conditions in Indian jails?

The truth is that almost all Indian prisons are far from compatible with Minimum Human Rights standards.

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Why the letter about a 'Rajiv Gandhi-type' assassination plot to kill Modi is fake

The purpose is to create a political narrative to divert attention from the Bhima Koregaon probe.

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How India is failing miserably in upholding law and order

Actions of those in power make a mockery of democracy in India.

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Why peoples' coalitions are uniting against Hindutva — the 'new Peshwai'

Protests against attacks on Bhima Koregaon commemoration sees new alliances across community and caste.

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Kobad Ghandy's re-arrest after release is misuse of judicial process

Deliberate delays by police lead to prolonged prison sentences without conviction.

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Between Newton and Naxals, India's Oscar entry tears into our hypocrisy

It exposes the ideological divide on democracy.

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Malegaon blasts case: Implications of Supreme Court's conclusions in Lt Col Purohit's bail judgment

We witnessed the unnerving casualness of the top court.

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State is testing the limits of Narmada Bachao Andolan activists

The architects of this 'state-engineered modern-day genocide' are not gangsters or despots but genteel bureaucrats, industrialists, politicians, SC judges.

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Challenges before Dalits' Azadi Kooch and Bhim Army

The caste-annihilation movement must guard against threats from the State and from 'within'.

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Inmate's torture and murder in Mumbai's Byculla Women's Prison exposes horrors

The torture team was only keeping to a standard operating procedure that is commonly followed throughout the country's prison system.

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Saibaba, Maruti Suzuki and Aseemanand rulings: Burden of 'development' and Hindutva

Judiciary leans to favour a corporate development narrative; NIA remains soft on Hindutva terror.

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How Unlawful Activities Prevention Act has eaten up fundamental rights and freedoms

The repeal of POTA was indeed an eye-wash.

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Why Bombay HC granting bail to Hindu Rashtra Sena men in Mohsin Shaikh murder case is worrisome

The court's logic for favouring bail in religious hate crimes will help heighten the existing communal bias of state agencies.

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How political dissenters end up languishing in jails without bail

The delays are often the fruit of a deliberate dalliance between police and prosecution.

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What India’s TV wars with Pakistan don’t tell us about our wars without witness

Thousands have died in ‘world’s largest democracy’s’ internal battles waged against its own people in Kashmir, Chhattisgarh and the Northeast.

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With Dalits resisting gau rakshaks, India isn't far from annihilation of caste

A significant feature of the current anti-caste struggle has been the near absence of demands for concessions.

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What Modi told Cameron about Kashmir's self-determination

The two leaders have a heart-to-heart conversation on the ex British PM's last day in office.

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From HCU to JNU, it's worrying how Modi sarkar is cleaning up India's campuses

Teachers come under attack as institutions move to sweep out dissent.

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Battle for Bastar: Putting down a people's war

Such repression quite invariably begets resistance of a long term nature.

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How the State makes Muslims pay for Hindutva terror

The court discharged nine accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case, which was an indictment of former ATS chief KP Raghuvanshi.

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Prison hunger strikes are part of struggle for azadi and democracy

When the cases are false, the authorities try all means to extend the period of the trial.

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Student rebellion has cut Modi sarkar to size

The general disarray in the face of an advancing movement can only be expected to increase in the coming weeks.

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Sexual violence by armed forces rising, and Modi wants to celebrate Women's Day?

The more immediate and ongoing tragedy is occurring in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district.

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Pardon Headley, punish Kanhaiya: How RSS plays nationalism game

Kowtowing to USA plus jingoism towards neighbours plus branding all internal dissent as anti-national equals to Parivar patriotism.

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#Hokkolorob to #JusticeForRohithVemula: India's student uprising is upon us

The Dalit scholar's suicide has proved a catalyst for the explosive coming together of young people across an extremely wide spectrum.

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Pardon to David Headley in 26/11 trial is travesty of justice

Fahim Ansari was tried for same acts for which the US citizen was let off.

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Why Modi sarkar is not serious about Paris Climate Change goals

Tribal resistance to deforestation offers better hope.

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Media's #SelfieWithModi further proof no freedom of press

What better testimonial than some cheek to cheek intimacy with the man at the top?

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Letter to Nitish Kumar from Bhagalpur Prison's death row

The re-elected chief minister of Bihar needs to show whether he has the will to render justice to the oppressed castes.

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How government plans to use IAF to wage a war on its people

It well represents what Modi wants to do to his subjects.

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