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Delhi Violence: Human Rights Group Seeks Transparency, Demands Making FIRs Publicly Available

About eighty days after the violence that convulsed NE Delhi, what is the status of the investigation into the ‘over 700’ FIRs reportedly registered, according to the Home Minister’s statement in Indian Parliament on 11 March, two months ago? If recent media reportage of the investigation and prosecution in the violence related cases is to be followed, the impression conveyed is that a group of persons, mostly Muslims, were responsible for the violence and the many acts of gruesome violence in it, in which the majority of those affected were also Muslims.

Statement from Academics and Activists from UK on Crackdown on Dissent in India

We condemn the brutal crackdown on dissent and protest which has accompanied India’s Covid-19 lockdown. The Modi government has launched a witch-hunt of students and activists and is charging them under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

An Open Letter to Indian MPs: Abolish Bullying Laws Called Sedition, UAPA

The Sikh organization, Dal Khalsa has written an open letter to all parliamentarians of India expressing serious concerns over the sudden surge in the cases against lawyers, journalists, student activists and rights defenders under draconian laws called sedition and UAPA.

Irked Over Its’ Automated Calls, Punjab Police Registers Two Cases Against SFJ

The Punjab Police on Friday (April 10) booked Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), a US based group and it’s legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh Pannun for automated phone calls.

Kashmir: Indian State Invoking UAPA Against Those Accessing Facebook, Twitter Through VPN/Proxy Servers

For the past seven months, Kashmir has been under a lockdown after the union government announced the scrapping of the Constitution's Article 370 and the bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Sikh Groups Announce To Observe August 15 as Black Day; Declare To Hold Protests Across Punjab

Three Sikh groups namely Dal Khalsa, United Akali Dal and Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) held a gathering at Kisan Bhawan (Sector 35A, Chandigarh) on July 26, 2019 to deliberate on continued loot of river waters, resurfacing of SYL canal row, letting off four police convicts by state Govt, refusing to release Sikh political prisoners who have completed life sentence , making UAPA 1967 more draconian, giving unbridled powers to NIA, derailing Bargari Beadbi case and infringement of state's right by the centre. The meeting decided to protest against injustices, discriminations and suppression of rights on August 15.

Court Dismisses Punjab Police Chargesheet Against Jagtar Singh Jaggi Johal

The court of an Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) today discharged a UAPA and Arms Act case against Jagtar Singh Johal and others.

Jagtar Singh Johal Discharged in Bajakhana (Faridkot) Case

The court of an Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) today discharged a UAPA and Arms Act case against Jagtar Singh Johal and others.

UAPA Amendment Passed in Lok Sabha; Congress Stages Walkout

The Lok Sabha today passed Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019. The opposition Congress party staged walkout after its demand to send the bill to a standing committee was not met.

Sikh Youth Acquitted in Arms Seizure Case of 2011

Jammu resident Harpreet Singh Pintu has been acquitted in a case involving the recovery of an AK-47 rifle, a US carbine, their ammunition and other material from a corn field outside Daroli Kalan village under Adampur police station on April 23, 2011, under the Arms Act.

Chabbewal Case: Referendum 2020 Activists Acquitted in UAPA; 3 Convicted in Arms Act

The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Priya Sood pronounced verdict in a case registered by Punjab police against alleged activist of Referendum 2020. The case was registered against Bikramjeet Singh, Hardeep Singh, Jaspreet Singh and Kuldeep Singh under FIR number 93/2016 police station Chabbewal in Hoshiarpur district.

India Bans Yasin Malik Led Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF)

The Indian state has reportedly banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). The pro-freedom Kashmiri organisation was led by Yasin Malik, who is under arrest and at present lodged in Jammu's Kot Balwal jail.

India Announces Ban on Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF)

According to media reports, the Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI issued a notification on Wednesday (Dec. 26) to declare ban on KLF.

UAPA Being Misused on the Lines of TADA, Points List of Cases Released by Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur

From the time of the arrest of a persons in a UAPA case till the day of decision by the trial court the addition of UAPA sections subvert the normal legal course against the alleged accused person.

Ajnala Court Extends Police Remand of Bikramjit Singh for 8 More Days in Adliwal Blast Case

The Punjab police today presented Bikramjit Singh of Dhariwal village before the court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Radhika Puri in case FIR No. 121/18 registered at police station (PS) Rajasansi on 18 November 2018. The FIR pertains to the incident of a blast in a Nirankari Bhawan at Adliwal village near Rajasansi in which 3 people were killed and around 15 were injured. 

Now NIA Wants To Transfer Jagtar Singh Johal Case Out of Punjab; SCI Stays Mohali Court Proceedings

The Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) has come to know that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India is trying to get Jagtar Singh Johal's case transferred out of Punjab.

NIA Want Indian Supreme Court to Jail Transfer Jagtar Singh Jaggi from Punjab to Tihar Jail in Delhi

After having failed to secure jail transfer of arrest UK citizen Jagtar Singh Johal alias Jaggi from Punjab to Tihar jail in Delhi from the special NIA court in Mohali, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) of India has moved to Indian Supreme Court for the same.

Bhima-Koregaon Case: Three Rights Activists Sent to Police Remand Till Nov 6

A Pune special court yesterday sent three civil liberties activists, Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon S. Gonsalves and Arun T. Ferreira, to police custody till November 6 for their alleged involvement in the Koregaon-Bhima violence on January 1, 2017.

Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara Presented in Jalandhar Court Amidst Tight Security

Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara, a Sikh political prisoner, was yesterday presented before the court of Additional Sessions Judge-I Jalandhar amidst tight security.

Rights Activists Demand Unconditional Repeal of Draconian UAPA Law

Human Rights activists, lawyers, intellectuals and authors today condemned arrests of human rights activists including Gautam Navlakha, Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Varavara Rao, who were arrested by the Maharashtra Police on 28th August 2018.

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