Orissa-Update: Human rights defender Mr Abhaya Sahoo released on bailMr Abhaya SahooMr Abhaya Sahoo,the leader of anti-POSCO Peoples Movement (PPSS)for land rights and the right tolivelihood, was released on bail on 14 March 2012.PPSS has been defending land rights and the right to livelihood through a peaceful struggle against thebuilding of a steel plant by POSCO, a South Korean company, for the last seven years.On 14 March 2012, Abhya Sahoo was granted bail by the High Court of Odisha and was released fromChoudwar jail at around 5pm. He has been falsely charged with giving protection to an accused in adowry murder in Dhinkia Panchayat. After his release, Abhya Sahoo thanked all friends and wellwishers who have stood for his cause of fighting against POSCO.While Front Line Defenders welcomes the release on bail of the human rights defender its calls on theauthorities in India to immediately and unconditionally drop the charges against him as it is believedthat they are solely related to his human rights work.Front Line Defenders released an urgent appeal on his arrest dated 9 December 2011. For moreinformation, please see: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/16851You can find additional information on the situation for human rights Defenders in India. HERE Tamil Nadu 1. Kudankulam protests: I am not afraid of arrest, says Udhayakumar NDTV - 11 hours ago Kudankulam: The Tamil Nadu police are now allowing television channels to beam live pictures from Idithakarai, the Ground Zero of the protests against the ... 1. Koodankulam activists arrested, villagers protest | UCAN Indiawww.ucanindia.in/news/koodankulam-activists-arrested.../daily2 days ago – Koodankulam activists arrested, villagers protest. Udayakumar also demanded immediaterelease of the five arrested. Posted on March 19, ... 1. Koodankulam Update: Arrests of Peaceful Protesters Under the ...indian2006.wordpress.com/.../koodankulam-update-arrests-of-peacef...1 day ago – Koodankulam Update March 20, 2012 7:30 AM. Police have arrested 18 men more atKoodankulam last night but nothing happened here at ... Sivasubramanian, one of the key persons of the Peoples ... 1. And Koodankulam is Being Hunted Down ! — DiaNuke.orgwww.dianuke.org/and-koodankulam-is-being-hunted-down/1 day ago – Police have arrested 18 men more at Koodankulam last night but nothing happened here atIdinthakarai at night. Some 5000 women, men and ….......................................................................................................................................................................
Automotive News - TN police arrest 18 dismissed Hyundai workers ...smehorizon.sulekha.com/tn-police-arrest-18-dismissed-hyundai-work...Automotive News - Eighteen dismissed employees of Hyundai Motor India Ltds (HMIL) plant nearChennai were arrested today after they tried to stage a protest ...The Hindu : States / Tamil Nadu : NHRC seeks report from DGPwww.thehindu.com › News › States › Tamil Nadu24 Feb 2012 – 4) In retaliation TN Police open fire and kill them 5) NHRC notices TN Police forkilling anti social elements who open fired the police ...Police firing kills 5 Dalits in Tamil Nadu - Hindustan Timeswww.hindustantimes.com/.../Police...kills-5.../Article1-744395.aspx11 Sep 2011 – Tension gripped caste-sensitive Southern districts of Sivaganganga, Ramanathapuramand Madurai after police firing on a group of ...Live.....Police firing in TN brutally kills five! in Paramakudi (Police ... ► 1:15► 1:15www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ9qpCfKdLQ12 Sep 2011 - 1 min - Uploaded by INDDISCTension gripped the caste-sensitive Ramnathapuram district of Tamil Nadu following police firing onviolent ...Delhi 1. News for Kazmi Arrests 2. Who is Syed Mohammad Ahmed Kazmi? Firstpost - 4 days ago 1. KAZMIS ARREST ATTACK ON FREEDOM OF PRESS | Hard News www.hardnewsmedia.com/2012/03/4659 Veteran journalist being framed in Israeli diplomat attack case, says DUJ. Sadiq Naqvi Delhi. Two days after the arrest of senior journalist Mohammad Abbas ... 2. Journalists condemn Kazmis arrest - Hindustan Times www.hindustantimes.com/India...Kazmi...arrest/Article1-823084.asp... 9 Mar 2012 – The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) on Friday condemned the arrest of freelance journalist ...
ChattisgarhThe Inconvenient Truth Of Soni Sori - Tehelka - Indias Independent ...tehelka.com/story_main50.asp?filename=Ne151011coverstory.asp15 Oct 2011 – But the story of Soni Sori, 35, and her nephew Linga Kodopi, 25, is one of the mosturgent ones of our times. It captures the brutal chaos of ... 1. Cops chargesheet Essar official, Soni Sori in Naxal payoff case ...www.indianexpress.com/news/cops-chargesheet...soni....../921687/8 Mar 2012 – Cops chargesheet Essar official, Soni Sori in Naxal payoff case - The Specialinvestigation team (SIT) probing the alleged Essar-Naxal payoff ... 1. The Hindu : News / States : Soni Sori case: HRW wants PM to order ...www.thehindu.com › News › States7 Mar 2012 – HRW Executive Director of Womens Rights Division Liesl Gerntholtz, in a letter to Dr.Singh, said the Soni Sori case raised serious questions ... 1. Womens rights activists denied access to Soni Sori - The Hinduwww.thehindu.com › News › National14 Jan 2012 – The team was in town to meet Soni Sori, a 36-year-old schoolteacher now imprisoned inthe Raipur Central Jail on charges of serving as a ...Free Soni Sori - International Womens Day 2012 - YouTube ► 2:32► 2:32 www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6hRfDoVdXg7 Mar 2012 - 3 min - Uploaded by AmnestyInternational Soni Sori is in prison in India because her beliefs have made her a target of the Indian Authorities. On ...Reading Soni Soris Letters from Prison: An International Womens ... ► 7:09► 7:09 www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWnCrB1qwE47 Mar 2012 - 7 min - Uploaded by peaceandjustice2010 In a global show of solidarity marking the International Womens Day, concerned citizens from around the ... More videos for soni sori » 1. Soni Sori to SC: SP gave electric shocks, undressed and tortured me ...www.binayaksen.net/.../soni-sori-to-sc-sp-gave-electric-shocks-undre... 1. Soni Sori: A portrait of an unlikely "woman Maoist" - The Times of Indiatimesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Soni-Sori-A.../10323298.cms
12 Oct 2011 – They sat watching cartoons on TV a day after their mother was arrested in faraway Delhion charges of acting as a conduit/courier for Maoists.GujaratIndia This Evening: Gujarat Arrests Cop Who Pointed Finger at Modi ...blogs.wsj.com/.../india-this-evening-gujarat-arrests-cop-who-pointed-...30 Sep 2011 – Heres a roundup of news from Indian newspapers, news wires and web sites on Friday,September 30, 2011. The Wall Street Journal has not ...| Video | Gujarat ATS arrests terror suspects | India Videos | - India ... indiatoday.intoday.in/.../Gujarat...arrests.../88228.html14 Mar 2010 - 28 sec Gujarat ATS arrests terror suspects. ... The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested three terror ... ► 0:28► 0:28 More videos for Gujarat Arrests » 1. Gujarat police arrests E Editor and other staff of Divya Bhaskarwww.gujaratglobal.com/.../825-gujarat-police-arrests-e-editor-and-ot...14 Jan 2012 – Rajkot police arrested Executive Editor of Divya Bhaskar, Kana Batwa and two othersfor publishing photograph of Rajkot police Commissioner ...MaharashtraThe Hindu : Front Page : One killed as Jaitapur protest turns violentwww.hindu.com/2011/04/19/stories/2011041958620100.htm19 Apr 2011 – Mumbai: One person was killed in police firing and several were injured as the protestagainst the nuclear power plant in Jaitapur turned violent ... 1. Karat extends support to Jaitapur protestszeenews.india.com/.../karat-extends-support-to-jaitapur-protests_719...12 Jul 2011 – CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat and CPI leader D Raja Tuesday assured allsupport to the local people in Jaitapur, who are protesting ...Jharkhand
Money motive behind Sister Valsa murderwww.sunday-guardian.com/.../money-motive-behind-sister-valsa-mu...oney, and not Maoists, may have been the reason why Sister Valsa John, 52, was hacked to death on 15November at Pachwara village in Jharkhands Pakur ... 1. NCW probe team in Ranchi to probe Sr Valsas murderwww.dailypioneer.com/.../23663-ncw-probe-team-in-ranchi-to-prob...27 Nov 2011 – It should be noted that Valsa was killed in Pakur allegedly by the suspected CPI (M)cadres as per the preliminary investigation of the case by ... 1. Valsa 18th Novemberwww.slideshare.net/prabirkc/valsa-18th-november - United States19 Nov 2011 – IBNLive.com More news for valsa pakur » 2. Former anti-displacement leader Sr. Valsakilledwww.asianetindia.com › Whats hot20 hours ago ...The Murder of Niyamat Ansari « Kafilakafila.org/2011/03/09/the-murder-of-niyamat-ansari/9 Mar 2011 – In the video above, Niyamat Ansari, NREGA/RTI activist in Jharkhand, speaks of thethreats to his life. Ansari was murdered on 2 March 2011. 1. Why was Niyamat Ansari Killed? : The Politics of NREGA and the ...newsclick.in/.../why-was-niyamat-ansari-killed-politics-nrega-and-ma...The gruesome murder of NREGA activist Niyamat Ansari has shocked the progressive civil society andpolitical groups in the country. According to reports (one, ... 1. Statement: Justice for Niyamat Ansari | Action for Employment ...nrega.net.in/content/statement-justice-niyamat-ansariJUSTICE FOR NIYAMAT ANSARI. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent murder ofNREGA activist Niyamat Ansari in Kope Gram Panchayat ...Uttar Pradesh 1. Human Rights Defenders in UP, India www.nl-aid.org/.../human-rights/voice-of-human-rights-defenders-in... The National Human Rights Commission, India 2010 has listed 25 cases related to the human rights defenders, out of which 12 cases are from Uttar Pradesh.Case No. 1In the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, the alleged murderer of Lalla Singh, father of SanjaySingh of Paramarth Samaj Sewi Sansthan in Jalaun, PS Madhogarh, village Mirzapur is stillabsconding. Before that he gave threat to Sanjay Singh and his brother Anil Singh.[i]Sanjay Singh father Lalla was murdered on September 12, 2009. Lalla Singh was a committed socialworker and registered medical practitioner. He rendered decades of social service in his village and thesurrounding areas. Paramarth, headed by Sanjay Singh, an icon for social activism in Bundelkhand, has
rendered decades of social service in Jalaun in particular and Bundelkhand in general. Police andgovernment officials have refused to seriously consider a case of murder of a social worker in a Jaulanvillage by the son of the corrupt village head.Case No. 2Mangal Singh son of Ghasite resident of Vishal Nagar, district Mahoba of Uttar Pradesh. MangalSingh, a farmer is fighting against the illegal mining & heavy blasting activities near town KabraiMahoba district, which has effected the residents of that areas. He has filed PIL in Honb’ High Court,Allahabad CIVIL MISC. WRIT PETITION NO 63396 OF 2009 that turned the stone crusherassociation against him. On which Mangal Singh sought security from Honb’ High Court. The Honb’Court ordered but till now he did not get any security.Case No.3Hari Lal MNREGA Fighter and leader of Voice of People (VOP) of District Kaushambi has been killedin broad day light at 12.00 Noon in his village Lahna, Block Manjhanpur district Kaushambi onindependence day, 15 August 2010 at the instance of the corrupt Gram Pradhan Tirath Lal by thecontract killers. Thousands of members of the VOP and other organisation gathered in the village andmade militant protest, burnt the houses of the killer. A heavy contingent of armed police lead byDistrict Magistrate, Superintendent of Police, Circle Officers and SHOs of various police stationsentered into the village and let loose the reign of terror over the villagers, women and children. TwoFIRs has been lodged against the leaders and members of the VOP including the common villagers.Case No. 4Shri Govind Saran, Sanchetna NGO, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh the activists of his organization who areraising the issue of 4th grade malnutrition among children of village Village Kaanti, Tahsil Bara,Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh were being misbehaved by C.D.O. Allahabad, who is hushing up the matterand one of the activist namely Manoj Kumar was illegally detained at the instance of the CDO.Case No. 5Ms. Manju Pathak, Secretary, Jagriti Mahila Sewa Sansthan, Allahabad that on 28.9.2010 about 06.30pm she was abused, assaulted and beaten up by Meraj Khan, Constable under Sabji Mandi PoliceChowki, Khuldabad, Allahabad, UP when she took up the grievances of a victim lady against him.Case No. 6Shri Ram Niwas Yadav, Etah, Uttar Pradesh is being harassed by accused policemen because he hasfiled a case against them of human rights violation. The policemen also got him implicated in a falsecase.Case No. 7Shri Rajiv Kumar Sharma, General Secretary of Bhartiya Manav Adhikar Sanrakshan Sangh & CrimeReporter of NAI News, Ghazibad, UP in his complaint dated 12.10.2010 alleged that he has reportedthe acts of black marketing by the accused to the authorities, due to which, the accused has given falsecomplaint against him to the police just to harass him.Case No. 8Rehana Adeeb, founder of ASTITWA (Action Social team for Women) Social Organization in PurkojiStreet, District Muzaffarnager of Uttar Pradesh. Her organization starts having friendly relation withMuslims and dalits women and share their high and lows faces in their life and experience how theyindividually struggled in their life and run their families.Case No. 9Shjri Nand Lal Shukla, a Human Rights Defender, has apprehended that the Additional Superintendent
of Police, Sant Ravidas Nagar, may implicate him in some false cases or kill him in a fake encounter ashe showed his reluctance to withdraw his statement made against some police officials of PoliceStation Gopiganj in his case before the Commission (case No. 224/24/73/09-10). He has requestedimmediate intervention of the Commission and to render justice.CaseShri Narendra Pratap Singh, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh vide complaint dated 5/4/2010 alleged that he is asocial worker fighting for the rights of vulnerable persons. He espoused the cause of a lady belongingto Scheduled Caste who had a property dispute with the opponents. At the instance of the opponents,the Circle Officer of the area misbehaved, abused, manhandled and threatened the complainant fortaking up the case of the poor lady. The Commission transmitted the complaint to the concernedauthority to investigate and report to the Commission within four weeks.CaseShri Vinod Prakash Pindara, Member, Amnesty International, Etah, Uttar Pradesh vide complaint dated8/2/2010 alleged that he being a Human Rights Defender takes up cases of human rights violations andtherefore is being threatened by the perpetrators. Inaction on the part of the police authorities of Etah isalleged.CaseMr. Mahesanand, Secretary, Gramya Swaraj Samiti organized protest march Dudhi tehsil to Robersganjdistrict head quarter of Sonbhadra by five thousand tribal and cover 100 km starting from March 10th –15th on the resolution taken by villager’s sundari on 15th January, 2011 after the re-inauguration ofKanhar Dam. He faced threat from the local contractor, police, state and political parties.CaseGuria received threats for their work against human trafficking. Guria is a human rights organisationworking against child prostitution and human trafficking in Varanasi city of Uttar Pradesh state. This isnot the first occasion where the staff members of Guria have received threats and intimidation. On eachoccasion, they have complained to the local authorities, including the local police. They threatened thestaff members that they must inform Mr. Ajeet Singh, the President of Guria Swayam Sevi Sansthan,that he must not enter the Shivdaspur red-light area should he wish to live.http://www.humanrights.asia/news/urgent-appeals/AHRC-UAU-004-2011[i] http://www.pvchr.net/[ii] http://sapf.blogspot.com/[iii] http://www.mynews.in/[iv] http://www.groundreportindia.com/AUTHOR: Dr Lenin RaghuvanshiSearch Results 2. UNHCR | Refworld | Indias human rights defenders need better ... www.unhcr.org/.../country,,UNPRESS,,IND,,4d4115871a,0.html Country, India. Publication Date, 21 January 2011. Cite as, UN News Service, Indias human rights defenders need better protection, says UN expert, 21 January ... 3. Human Rights Defenders Alert India www.peopleswatch.org/hrda/
7 Mar 2012 – Greetings from Human Rights Defenders Alert – India (HRDA)! HRDA is a Forum of Human Rights Defenders for Human Rights Defenders with ... 4. INDIA: Human Rights Defenders www.pucl.org/reports/National/defenders.htm INDIA: Human Rights Defenders. Human rights defenders working on a range of issues including caste discrimination, domestic violence and trade union rights ... 5. Human Rights Defenders:Fighting An Uphill Battle www.countercurrents.org/hr-hrf2910003.htm Human Rights Defenders: Fighting An Uphill Battle. By Human Rights Features. The recent condemnable attack on the Chief Minister of the southern Indian ... 6. BHASKAR: UN fact-finding on human rights defenders in India ... brpbhaskar.blogspot.com/.../un-fact-finding-on-human-rig... by Brp Bhaskar 27 Jan 2011 – The Special Rapporteurs statement brings to light the severe assault on human rights defenders, by both state and private actors, in India today ... 2. [PDF] 1. Human rights defenders - Indian Express www.indianexpress.com/news/human-rights-defenders/738040/ 16 Jan 2011 – Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10 every year with reference to the Human Rights Declaration which was passed by the UN on ... 2. Understanding Indian human rights movements through the lives of ... kafila.org/.../understanding-indian-human-rights-movements-throug... 21 Feb 2012 – Guest post by JINEE LOKANEETA. Watching Advocate alongside Democracy Dialogues: a Tribute to Balagopal, both by Deepa Dhanraj, made …West BengalThe Hindu : News / National : Kishenji killed in encounterwww.thehindu.com › News › National24 Nov 2011 – Communist Party of India (Maoist) Polit Bureau member Koteshwara Rao aliasKishenji, who has been spearheading Maoist operations in ... 1. The Hindu : News / National : Mamata clarifies on Kishenji killingwww.thehindu.com › News › National9 Mar 2012 – Even as speculation that Communist Party of India (Maoist) Polit Bureau memberKoteswara Rao, alias Kishenji, was killed in a fake encounter ...
Andhra/ NagpurThe Hindu : Andhra Pradesh News : Azad killed in fake encounter ...www.hindu.com/2010/08/23/stories/2010082361640600.htm23 Aug 2010 – Releasing a report here after visiting the encounter site in the last two days, Mr.Bhushan told media persons that the killing of Azad was a ...CBI probe claims Maoist leader Azad killed in genuine encounter ...www.indianexpress.com/news/...azad-killed...encounter.../924611/5 days ago – CBI probe claims Maoist leader Azad killed in genuine encounter: SC - The SupremeCourt on Friday said a CBI probe has established that the ...