Attacks on the Indian Left
Indian political prisoners, Varavara Rao and G.N. Saibaba face grave health risks

79-year-old Varavara Rao has contracted COVID-19 and G.N. Saibaba, who is 90% disabled, is in a prison where a large number of cases have been reported.

Indian poet and activist Varavara Rao shifted from prison to hospital due to deteriorating health

The health of the 79-year-old poet has deteriorated alarmingly over the past few weeks. He has been in prison since late 2018 in the Elgar Parishad case which critics say is aimed at silencing dissent in India

Bhima Koregaon case: A comprehensive timeline

The case thoroughly exposes the oppressive right-wing domination of the Indian political and legal institutions, and highlights the looming threats to the constitution and human rights in the country

Elgar Parishad Case: Tracking India’s crackdown on dissent

Two years have passed since the arrest of activists in India as part of the Bhima Koregaon case. The case is emblematic in the growing wave of repression against human rights and leftist activists in India

AMU student arrested India Amid lockdown, dissenting voices choked in Indian universities

Two student-activists of the Aligarh Muslim University were apprehended by the police in the State of Uttar Pradesh on May 28. With a growing number of such arrests, human rights defenders in India are raising concern about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis being used to target critics of the government and control dissent

The anatomy of a crackdown: How activists are being targeted in India

The arrest of Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde is the latest in a series of steps aimed at cracking down on dissent in India

War and peace in the time of COVID-19

Anything which distracts us from what needs to be done to mitigate the suffering of India’s overworked and underpaid working class, is not worth pursuing

JNUSU elections: The battle for a progressive campus

The yearly student union elections at Jawaharlal Nehru University are a celebration of true democracy

Activist’s house raided in Mumbai after organizing event on lynching

Police raided the home of Preethy Shekhar supposedly over her participation in an unemployment protest in 2013

Indian theater artiste returns award in protest against "violence in the name of God and religion" Indian theater artiste returns award in protest against “violence in the name of God and religion”

S. Raghunandana has refused to accept the Sangeet Natak Akademi award, citing rampant mob lynchings and the hounding of dissenters, intellectuals and activists

“Raids on Indian rights group smack of political vendetta”

The organization, Lawyers Collective, has been critical of the right-wing government of Bharatiya Janata Party and has been in the forefront of human rights advocacy in India

Leftist youth activist killed in India in an alleged caste-based hate crime

Ashok, a young factory worker and local leader of a prominent left-wing youth organization, DYFI, belonged to the Dalit, ‘untouchable’ oppressed caste

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