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Grisly murders highlight social strains in Modi's India PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Women

5 June 2014

(Reuters) - When a farm labourer in this hardscrabble village in Uttar Pradesh went to the police last week to report that his daughter and her cousin had gone missing, a constable slapped him in the face and sent him away.

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After 40 months in jail,activist Sudhir Dhawale, who was accused of Maoist links walks free PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

23 May 2014

Aritra Bhattacharya

Sudhir Dhawale, a Dalit activist who had been arrested and put behind bars by the state in January 2011 on charges of being a Maoist, was released from jail on Friday afternoon after being acquitted of all charges by a court in eastern Maharashtra’s Gondia district on Thursday. 

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‘They asked me to choose: Godhra, Pandya or Akshardham’ PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

21 May 2014

Gujarat Police gave him the “choice” of being implicated in the Godhra train burning, Haren Pandya murder and Akshardham terror, one of the men acquitted by the Supreme Court in the temple attack case alleged on Tuesday. Mohammed Saleem was eventually sentenced to life under POTA for involvement in the Akshardham case.

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D U Professor Saibaba Arrested For Alleged Maoist Links PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

9 May 2014

New Delhi: Delhi University professor GN Saibaba has been arrested by the Maharashtra police for alleged links with Maoists. The wheelchair-bound English professor was arrested in Delhi today by a team from Maharashtra's Maoist-affected Gadchiroli district.

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Afzal Guru’s village ‘honours his sacrifice’ PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

8 May 2014

Sopore: As Kashmir went to polling for third phase of Lok Sabha elections on Wednesday, Mohammad Afzal Guru’s wife Tabassum preferred to spend her day inside her house at Seer Jagir here. “I have no interest to know whether people participate in elections. I did not even move out or watch TV to know the polling trend. I believe the people’s participation in elections will not make any difference to the Kashmir issue, or to the martyrs, who sacrificed their lives for the cause,” Tabassum said.

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CBI considering taking over Narendra Dabholkar murder case PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - StateViolations

27 April 2014

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today informed the Bombay High Court that it was considering taking over the probe into the murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar. Making this statement, CBI lawyer Rebecca Gonsalves sought time to seek instructions from agency's head office in this regard.

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Andhra Pradesh High Court has acquitted all the accused in Tsundur killings PDF Print E-mail
News from Victims - Dalits&Tribals

tsunduru timeline

27 April 2014

The Bench was allowing appeals by the accused, who challenged the sentences imposed on them in 2007 by a Special Court, which was set up in Tsundur, a village in Guntur district.

In August 1991, eight Dalits were killed allegedly by persons from non-Dalit farming communities. The Special Court had examined 71 witnesses and convicted 21 persons of life imprisonment and 35 persons were awarded jail sentence of one year.

The Bench, comprising Justices L. Narasimha Reddy and M.S. Jaiswal, held that the prosecution failed to prove the exact time of death, place of occurrence and the identity of attackers. It said trial in a criminal case was not something like a mathematical exercise where common minimum factors from various numerical could be taken to be put outside a bracket.

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