Archive for December, 2010

Life Sentence for Activist Indian Doctor Stokes Outrage

29 December 2010 | Kurt Achin Outrage is mounting at the sentencing of an Indian children’s doctor to life in prison in connection with his ties to Maoist groups. Dr. Binayak Sen won international acclaim for his work in improving the health of some of India’s poorest toddlers and infants. Now, his case is the […]

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Indian Justice Has Failed Dr Binayak Sen

Click here to sign the petition To:  The President of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi We, the undersigned are shocked at the conviction of well-known public health doctor and human rights worker Dr Binayak Sen by a Raipur Sessions Court on charges of ‘sedition’ and ‘waging war against the Indian State’. The conviction carries a […]

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Release Dr. Binayak Sen (Hindi)

By Santosh Sharma Click here to enlarge and read the news in Hindi Courtesy: Dainik Vishwamitra

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Binayak’s Great Work Deserves Recognition, Not Punishment – Amartya Sen

Click here to read Amartya Sen’s article in Bengali Courtesy: Anandabazar Patrika, December 28 , 2010

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Sedition decision ‘misuse’ of laws : Amartya Sen

By Amartya Sen I am very upset about the court decision in Chhattisgarh about Binayak Sen. It is a huge perversion of our system of justice, and particularly of the laws concerning sedition. It’s not at all clear, to start with, that the thing he has been exactly accused of — of passing letters — […]

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Dr. Binayak Sen & Others : Our Solidarity

On Christmas Eve (24 December, 2010), Dr. Binayak Sen, a celebrated human rights activist and physician, along with two others, Pijush Guha and Narayan Sanyal were pronounced guilty of criminal conspiracy to commit sedition, under section 124(a) read with 24(b) of the Indian Penal Code. They were sentenced to life imprisonment. They were taken into […]

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WikiLeaks cables: will the world now intervene over torture in Kashmir?

By Dilnaz Boga The Guardian (Guardian.co.uk), Tuesday 21 December 2010 12.45 GMT Will the leaked communiqués mark a shift in western foreign policy, or is it to be business as usual in Kashmir? Almost every household in Kashmir has a story to tell of human rights violation by the local police or the Indian security […]

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WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

Jason Burke in Delhi The Guardian (Guardian.co.uk), Thursday 16 December 2010 21.30 GMT Beatings and electric shocks inflicted on hundreds of civilians detained in Kashmir, US diplomats in Delhi told by ICRC US officials had evidence of widespread torture by Indian police and security forces and were secretly briefed by Red Cross staff about the […]

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Press Release FROM RATIONALISTS FROM Bihar

A get-together and lunch was organized on 5 December, 2010, at Buddhiwadi Seminar Room, Patna, to mark Buddhiwadi Samaj completing 25 years of its existence. Nearly seventy-five members, supporters and sympathizers of the Samaj participated in the event. Two Hindi booklets, Buddhiwadi Prashnottari (Rationalist questions & answers) and Periyar Jivan aur Vichar (Periyar: Life and […]

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BOOK FAIR at SONARPUR, 24Pgs south, near Kolkata

Sonarpur Book Fair: November 25 to December 5, 2010

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Prabir Ghosh in India Today Regarding Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka

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Girl child killed / Sacrificed as a tantrik ritual in Yeyyadi Mangalore

Mangalore, December 17: In a macabre incident, Priyanka, a three year old girl child studying at KPT Anganavadi was killed in an apparent sacrifice as part of a black-magic ritual under Kadri Police station limits on Friday, December 17. Priyanka’s body was discovered from a plantation at Sharbatkatte, near Yeyyadi. She was the daughter of […]

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PM of a secular nation wishing Sathya Sai Baba a long life

By Dr Neha I always used to feel proud during my childhood when we were taught in school that India is a “Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic” without even knowing the real meaning of these big words. Probably even the school teachers didn’t know the actual meaning. They just taught what was written in the […]

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Wikileaks: Stop the crackdown, Sign the petition

Thanks to Mr. Shubhobroto Ghosh for the link. Click here to sign the petition The vicious intimidation campaign against WikiLeaks is a dangerous attack on freedom of expression and the press. Top US politicians have branded WikiLeaks a terrorist organization, and urged corporations to shut it down. Commentators have even suggested assassinating its staff. Whatever […]

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GUZARISH: A FILM ON EUTHANASIA

WE CONGRATULATE FILMMAKER SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI FOR THE FILM GUZARISH, FOR MAKING SUCH A STRONG STATEMENT IN FAVOUR OF EUTHANASIA. AND WE THANK MR. HRITIK ROSHAN AND HIS TEAM FOR THE AMAZING PERFORMANCE. AS A TRIBUTE TO THE FILM AND EXTENDING OUR SUPPORT TO THE CAUSE WE ARE RE-PUBLISHING OUR ARTICLE ‘Euthanasia’ dated 7 March, […]

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