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India continues crackdown on activists, critics of govt.

Over the past few days, the Indian government has moved against several leading leftists and progressive political and social activists in this case.

Israeli Forces Arrest BDS National Committee General Coordinator Mahmoud Nawajaa

On July 30, Israeli forces stormed into Mahmoud Nawajaa’s house, blindfolded and handcuffed him and took him away from his wife and three young children

Kashmir University student arrested under draconian act

Aqib Mushtaq was arrested under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on Friday. His family says he is being persecuted for raising questions regarding alleged irregularities in his university

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.

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

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

Crackdown on activists continues in India amid COVID-19

Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde, both civil rights activists, surrendered to Indian authorities on April 14 in a case which has been widely and severely criticized as being unfounded.

India’s Supreme Court rejects pre-arrest bail plea of activist Gautam Navlakha, scholar Anand Teltumbde

They are accused of instigating violence and having links with a banned Maoist party. Both Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde have been vocal critics of the ruling far-right Bharatiya Janata Party and its Hindu supremacist ideological framework

Kashmir internet Use of VPNs for social media criminalized in Kashmir

The police have registered an open case against individuals who have defied government orders prohibiting the use of social media via Virtual Private Networks

1 year of Bhima Koregaon arrests: India’s repressive state unmasked

One year has passed since 5 activists and human rights defenders were arrested in India on trumped up charges in what was largely seen as a crackdown on dissent

G N Saibaba Indian political prisoner GN Saibaba denied bail again despite deteriorating health condition

Saibaba, a tireless fighter for the rights of Indigenous communities, has been in jail since March 2017 on charges of association with the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist)

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