CDRO condemns the witch-hunt by the NIA and the choking of pro-people voices

CO-ORDINATION OF DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS ORGANISATION(CDRO) Press Release8th September 2020 After the arrests of leading public intellectuals like poet Varavara Rao, Prof. Soma Sen, Prof. Anand Teltumbde,Mr. Gautam Navlakha, Ms. Sudha Bharadwaj and others, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has trained its gun yet once again on democratic right activists, lawyers and other intellectuals.  One of their latest targetsContinue reading “CDRO condemns the witch-hunt by the NIA and the choking of pro-people voices”

A Letter from APDR to Ministry of Environment, forest & Climate Change

ToMr. C K Mishra,SecretaryMinistry of Environment, forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC)New DelhiIn the matter of Draft Environment Impact Assessment(EIA) Notification 2020 The Central Government proposes to issue the said notification for imposing certainrestrictions and prohibition on the undertaking some projects or expansion ormodernization of such existing projects entailing capacity addition, in any part ofIndia,” inContinue reading “A Letter from APDR to Ministry of Environment, forest & Climate Change”

CDRO condemns the arrest of Delhi University Prof. Hany Babu

                                                      Press Release,30th July 2020               CDRO condemns the arrest of Delhi University Prof. Hany Babu Co-Ordination of Democratic rights Organisations (CDRO) condemns the arrest of Delhi University Prof. HanyBabuand demands his immediate release after dropping the false charges levied against him. His arrest is part of the Modi’s Government attempt in silencing the dissent.Continue reading “CDRO condemns the arrest of Delhi University Prof. Hany Babu”

APDR organised public meetings and demanded unconditional release of political prisoners

At the initiative of Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR), on 22nd July,  three meetings¾ in front of Jadavpur Market adjacent to 8B bus stand, at the Block Development Office in Baruipur, South 24 Paraganas and at Ratan Pally in Santiniketan, Bolpur¾were held with the demand of unconditional release of all political prisoners. DifferentContinue reading “APDR organised public meetings and demanded unconditional release of political prisoners”

Mass protests in Punjab for the immediate release of Prof. Varavara Rao and other rights activists on the call of AFDR

Today on a call given by Association for Democratic Rights (AFDR) Punjab, mass protests were held across the state. Protests were held at more than 30 places in Barnala city and village in the district of Barnala alone. Similarly, protests were held in Nawan-Shehr, Sangrur, Moga, Barnala, Patiala, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Mansa, Muktsar, Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, Ludhiana, Jagraon,Continue reading “Mass protests in Punjab for the immediate release of Prof. Varavara Rao and other rights activists on the call of AFDR”

CLC & Left Parties Demands Unconditional Release of Public Intellectuals arrested in Bhima-Koregaon Case as well as Prof.Saibaba

News A round table meeting was held on 14th July 2020, at the Godavarikhani, AmbedkarBhavan on the issue of arrested intellectuals in Bhima-Koregaon case. This meeting was attended by different public associations, Civil Liberties Committee (CLC), leftist parties like CPI, CPIM, CPI-ML New Democracy and Dalit groups like All India Ambedkar Youth Association (AIAYA), MadigaContinue reading “CLC & Left Parties Demands Unconditional Release of Public Intellectuals arrested in Bhima-Koregaon Case as well as Prof.Saibaba”

Covid-19 Situation in the Prisons of Assam & A letter to Assam Human Rights Commission by APDR

Various prisons in Assam have practically become death chambers with the covid-19 raging on without proper precautions and measures taken by jail authorities. While 120 inmates of Guwahati Central Jail have been found covid-19 positive out of a total of 200 who are tested till now, there have been allegations of major violations of allContinue reading “Covid-19 Situation in the Prisons of Assam & A letter to Assam Human Rights Commission by APDR”

APDR condemns the anti-people role of the state government of Bengal and upholds peoples’ charter of demands

News The whole country has been facing a severe socio-economic crisis as a result of the pandemic. West Bengal suffered from not only the loss of jobs by workers and migrant labour issue affected by extended lockdown but has also been ravaged by Cyclone Amphan. The response of the Bengal government in overcoming the twin crisisContinue reading “APDR condemns the anti-people role of the state government of Bengal and upholds peoples’ charter of demands”

RELEASE VARAVARA RAO IMMEDIATELY

A PUDR Statement 13 JULY 2020 PUDR is shocked to learn of the deteriorating condition of P. Varavara Rao in Taloja Jail. His family has held a press conference on July 12, 2020 drawing attention to his almost delirious and incoherent speech evident in his recent phone calls. His co-accused attendant has informed that VaravaraContinue reading “RELEASE VARAVARA RAO IMMEDIATELY”

A brief account of police brutality in TamilNadu during COVID lockdown: A CPDR-TN compilation

Tamil Nadu experienced a massive protest against the ghastly murder of a father-son duo of Jayaraj and Benniks in Santhankulam in Thoothukudi district. The citizens voiced their anger via social media, and at some places, like in Thoothokudi, people came out in the streets. This spontaneous protest did not go unnoticed resulting in the MaduraiContinue reading “A brief account of police brutality in TamilNadu during COVID lockdown: A CPDR-TN compilation”