Human rights activists
Political Prisoners Political freedom in 2018: How governments responded to dissent this year

From terror plots to national security threats, political dissenters faced several charges and labels for raising their voice and questioning excessive power

“These days shall also pass, like a thousand days have before them”

Since the extreme right-wing government of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014, there has been an increasing crackdown on political and student activists, who are often branded as Maoists and anti-nationals.

Police crackdown against human rights activists across India

All the activists were involved in various people’s movements and struggle against state repression and corporate exploitation.

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