Articles by: Campaign Against State Repression

Marking 45 years since the Emergency, Resolve to Strengthen the  Struggle Against State Repression

Marking 45 years since the Emergency, Resolve to Strengthen the  Struggle Against State Repression

45 years prior to today, on June 26th 1975, the country awoke to a declaration of Internal Emergency. Arguably one of the darkest days in the country’s history post 1947, Emergency Rule imposed by the then central government led by Indira Gandhi’s faction of the Indian National Congress (INC) was characterised by a near complete suspension of basic democratic rights[Read More…]

June 27, 2020 India
Condemn the arrests of Pinjra Tod members Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal!

Condemn the arrests of Pinjra Tod members Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal!

On the evening of 23rd May 2020, the Delhi Police arrested Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, activists of Pinjra Tod and students of Jawaharlal Nehru University. Charged under FIR 48/2020, both were initially interrogated by the police at their home. They were then taken into police custody and presented the next day before Duty Magistrate in Mandoli Jail who ordered[Read More…]

May 26, 2020 Human Rights
Condemn the Suppression of the Right to Protest of student activist Mahesh!

Condemn the Suppression of the Right to Protest of student activist Mahesh!

On April 24th, Comrade Mahesh, a student activist in Uttarakhand and secretary of the Lalkuan Unit of Parivartankami Chatra Sangathan (PACHHAS), had been charged by the Uttarakhand Police for participating in a day-long hunger strike. Mahesh had peacefully observed the strike from inside his home demanding provisions for workers, students and other people bereft of food and supplies due to[Read More…]

April 27, 2020 Human Rights
Stop the witch-hunt of activists and journalists in Delhi and Kashmir and repeal the draconian UAPA!

Stop the witch-hunt of activists and journalists in Delhi and Kashmir and repeal the draconian UAPA!

Over the last two weeks, across New Delhi, numerous activists and students have been targeted and harassed by the Delhi Police. Operating under an open-ended FIR, the police are attempting to accuse these persons, many of whom are engaged in providing indispensable relief work to workers and people bereft of food and other supplies due to the ill-planned COVID-19 induced[Read More…]

April 24, 2020 Human Rights
Condemn the arbitrary detention of Yogesh Swamy!

Condemn the arbitrary detention of Yogesh Swamy!

Campaign Against State Repression demands the immediate release of Yogesh Swamy and all such activists being targeted and detained by the Delhi Police during the COVID-19 lockdown! Today, in the most brazen manner, the Delhi Police’s Special Cell has picked up Comrade Yogesh Swamy.  A national vice president of Naujawan Bharat Sabha (NBS) and member of Bigul Mazdoor Dasta, Yogesh[Read More…]

April 17, 2020 Human Rights
Condemn the Supreme Court’s denial of relief from arrest for Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha

Condemn the Supreme Court’s denial of relief from arrest for Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha

Stand in solidarity with all voices for peoples’ rights and democracy! Campaign Against State Repression (CASR) demands the immediate release of all political prisoners! On March 16th 2020, the Supreme Court of India rejected the anticipatory bail plea of civil rights activists, Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha, asking them to surrender by April 6th 2020. The review petition heard[Read More…]

April 9, 2020 Human Rights