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Dalit Folk Singer S Sivadas

Amnesty India seeks release of Dalit fold singer and activist S Sivadas

The Tamil Nadu government must immediately release Dalit folk singer and activist S Sivadas, popularly known by his stage name Kovan, who was arrested on 30 October over two satirical songs criticizing the state government and Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa. Kovan faces charges including sedition, provocation with intent to cause a riot and public mischief.