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Standing is unpatriotic, sitting is anti-national PDF Print E-mail
StateViolations

23 Augast 2014

The political and social climate in this ‘diverse’ nation has evolved so much in recent times that one could be put behind the bars for the simple acts of sitting or standing. While the ‘standing struggle’ of the Adivasis from different parts of the state in front of the Kerala Secretariat, which will complete 50 days this week, is construed as mockery by the state, the act of sitting comfortably in your seat while the national anthem is played in the theatre (most often before a mind-numbing masala flick), can get you arrested for sedition. It seems the only option left is to run, to where though is the question.

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Three days after her release, anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested from protest site PDF Print E-mail
StateViolations

23 Augast 2014

Manipuri police re-arrested 42-year-old anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila after taking her away from a protest site. Sharmila has been taken back to her ward at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) to be force fed through her nose. She had been without any kind of nutrition since the time she had been released Wednesday evening.

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Court drops charges under MCOCA against 8 men PDF Print E-mail
Minorities

4 July 2014

A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Court here on Saturday dropped charges under MCOCA against eight accused in the case relating to the 2012 serial blasts on Pune’s Jangli Maharaj (JM) Road. The court, however, stayed the order for four weeks following a request from the prosecution, which said it would challenge the order in the Bombay High Court.

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Police find no incriminating material in Baud’s hotel room PDF Print E-mail
StateViolations

4 July 2014

KOZHIKODE: The books police recovered from the hotel room of the Swiss national Jonathan Baud, who was arrested for alleged Maoist connection, include the works of former CPI general secretary A B Bardhan and a CPI leader from Chattisgarh.

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Why victims of custodial deaths in Maharashtra only from minorities, Bombay HC asks PDF Print E-mail
Minorities

4 July 2014

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court observed on Thursday that the victims of custodial deaths in Maharashtra appear to be only from the minority community. A division bench of Justices V M Kanade and P D Kode made the remark after they informed advocate Yug Chaudhry of their decision to appoint him as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in a case where a 23-year-old resident of Nalasopara (East) mysteriously died in Thane Central Jail.

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