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09 Nov 2017
A brief background of six political prisoners convicted under the UAPA is provided in the attached file.
14 May 2017
One of the foundational demands of the Civil Liberties and Democratic Rights organisations in India was the demand for release of all Political Prisoners. In contemporary India the demand has acquired a new salience as members/supporters of proscribed/banned organisations are being charged under draconian laws and/or under other IPC sections for their politics.
12 Sep 2016
One of the foundational demands of the Civil Liberties and Democratic Rights organisations in India was the demand for release of all Political Prisoners. In contemporary India the demand has acquired a new salience as members/supporters of proscribed/banned organisations are being charged under draconian laws and/or under other IPC sections for their politics.
31 Mar 2012
This report covers in detail the story of violence perpetrated against a 35 year old tribal woman, Soni Sori, by the Chhattisgarh police and the prison authorities of the jail where she is imprisoned. The report highlights this relatively pervasive aspect of violence against women in the custody of the state, by state functionaries. Constitutionally mandated to safeguard the lives of citizens, state functionaries such as the police, paramilitary, army and other security personnel, enjoy overwhelming authority over persons under their custody.
06 Jul 2008
This is the report of a joint enquiry by some civil liberties and democratic rights (CL & DR) groups into the hunger strike of thirteen under trial prisoners in Nagpur Central Jail in April-May 2008  protesting victimization of political activists. The investigation was also undertaken in the context of the Maharashtra state instructing universities to be watchful of students with suspected Maoist leaning.