Archive for September, 2009

Protest over the arrest of Chhatradhar Mahato

Chhatradhar Mahato, the leader and spokesperson of the PCPA (People’s Committee against Police Atrocities)* was arrested along with eight others, by policemen impersonating as journalists on Saturday, 26 September, 2009 from Kantapahari charged with sedition and also charges under the stringent UAPA – Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. We know from The Times of India, dated […]

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We Condemn…

HUMANISTS’ ASSOCIATION and JUKTIBADI SAMITY (Science and Rationalists’ Association of India) strongly condemn the arrest of Chhatradhar Mahato and demand his immediate, unconditional release. The arrest of Chhatradhar Mahato by police in the guise of reporters is shameful and such instance is unheard of in any civilized country. Sumitra Padmanabhan General Secretary, HUMANISTS’ ASSOCIATION Prabir […]

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We demand… 11.09.09

DEMAND on 11 September On this day 16 years ago in Kolkata was born HUMANISTS’ ASSOCIATION, preaching ‘Humanism’ as religion and working for protection of human rights. Today on 11 September 2009, the newspaper brimmed with sickening news like –5 girls die in stampede inside school building –a pharmacy student fights for life in hospital […]

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