Monthly Archives: November 2011

[Teachers’ Solidarity] Citizens Demand Action against Custodial Torture

As the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh, arrived in town on , several Delhi-based women’s groups, democratic rights groups, and progressive individuals staged a protest at the Chhattisgarh Sadan, comprising of more than 50 representatives from various organizations demanding justice for Soni Sori, Lingaram Kodopi and various tribal activists in the state.

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[PUDR] People’s Convention for the Release of the People’s Artist Jitan Marandi

Via PUDR

It was a long-awaited gathering. About five months had passed since the conviction of Jitan Marandi and three others, all poor peasants from adivasi, dalit and downtrodden socio-economic backgrounds by the District and Sessions Court at Giridih, Jharkhand. Jitan himself had been incarcerated for about 3 years and 8 months, accused in various cases, including the one filed in the wake of the Chilkhari firing of October 26, 2007 in the Giridih district. This is the report on the Public Convention against the death penalty to Jiten Marandi and others held in Ranchi on 12th November 2011.

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