Citizens Demand Action against Custodial Torture and Sexual Violence of Soni Sori

PHOTOS: Courtesy, MUKUL DUBE

As the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh, arrived in town on , several Delhi-based women’s groups, democratic rights groups, and progressive individuals staged a protest at the Chhattisgarh Sadan, comprising of more than 50 representatives from various organizations demanding justice for Soni Suri, Lingaram Kodopi and various tribal activists in the state.
 
The Chief Minister refused to meet the protestors and instead got the Delhi Police to forcibly remove them from the premises and dragged them out of the way so that Raman Singh could proceed to ‘his next meeting!’
 
This has once again proved the arrogance of the BJP-led Raman Singh government towards issues of social justice, and their utter disregard for the law. We fear for the lives of the activists upon whom false charges are forged and are under trials in the state of Chhattisgarh.

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Many Ramayanas: Cultural Censorship and Intellectual Freedom

The Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association organized a half-day symposium on the theme, ‘Many Ramayanas: Cultural Censorship and Intellectual Freedom’ where the guest speakers included Nilanjana S. Roy (writer and critic), Prof. Mridula Mukherjee (historian, JNU) and Dr. P.K Basant (historian, JMI)

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