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Sudha Bhardwaj and Gulab Kaur (right)

Sudha Bharadwaj is a true patriot and heir of the Ghadar movement

Currently incarcerated under trumped up charges in the world’s so called largest democracy, Sudha Bharadwaj is one of the dozens of scholars and activists locked up in the Indian jails. Bharadwaj, who turned 60 on November 1, is a lawyer who has been advocating for the rights of the poor and marginalized, especially Adivasis or the Indigenous peoples of India[Read More…]

by 07/11/2021 1 comment Human Rights
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Sudha Bharadwaj marks her fourth birthday in prison today

Sudha Bharadwaj marks her fourth birthday in prison today, November 1st, 2021, when she completes 60 years. She has been in jail along with the other BK-16 accused as undertrials, with the state neither commencing the trial nor releasing her on bail. Sudha’s life is a testament to a passionate concern to redressing injustice and redressing injustice is nothing, if[Read More…]

by 01/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Increasing spread of virus infection in Byculla prison is worrisome: Friends & Family of Sudha Bharadwaj

Increasing spread of virus infection in Byculla prison is worrisome: Friends & Family of Sudha Bharadwaj

Friends and Family of Sudha Bharadwaj are extremely worried over the alarming and disturbing news of the rising Covid-19 infection in Byculla women’s jail forcing the authorities to seal the premise. Last week, in a prison supervised phone conversation Koel Sen had with her mother Shoma Sen, former professor of English from Nagpur University, arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case[Read More…]

by 26/09/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
A  Daughter Struggles For the Release of Her Distinguished Imprisoned Mother Who Had Earlier Protected Poorest People From Injustice 

A  Daughter Struggles For the Release of Her Distinguished Imprisoned Mother Who Had Earlier Protected Poorest People From Injustice 

Till some time back Sudha Bharadwaj was known to many friends and admirers as a public interest lawyer who had  protected many vulnerable and poor persons, particularly workers from injustice. She also taught law at prestigious institutions and was a source of inspiration for many of her students. How have conditions changed? Now her only daughter Maaysha has been moving[Read More…]

by 16/05/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Is India’s social justice paradigm under threat? Stories of Fr. Stan Swamy and Sudha Bharadwaj

Is India’s social justice paradigm under threat? Stories of Fr. Stan Swamy and Sudha Bharadwaj

In a letter written by Fr. Stan Swamy SJ, from the prison, said, “Dear friends: Peace! Though I do not have many details, from what I have heard, I am grateful to all of you for expressing your solidarity support. I am in a cell approximately 13 feet x 8 feet, along with two more inmates. It has a small[Read More…]

by 13/02/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Friends and family of Sudha Bharadwaj raise serious concerns over her health condition and seek her early release on bail

Friends and family of Sudha Bharadwaj raise serious concerns over her health condition and seek her early release on bail

Keeping under trials in prison for two years deliberately stalling bail opportunities, with no effort for beginning the trial instead exposing them to serious health condition is a gross violation of rights of prisoners. This is further heightened in times of a global pandemic given the crowded situation in prisons. Sudha Bharadwaj has been incarcerated along with eleven others falsely[Read More…]

by 25/08/2020 1 comment Human Rights
The arrest and harassment of Sudha Bharadwaj – A People’s Advocate

The arrest and harassment of Sudha Bharadwaj – A People’s Advocate

Co-Written by Atul and Sandeep Pandey Professor Sudha Bharadwaj has been in jail since August 2018. She was taken into police custody on 26 August 2018 on suspicion of being involved in Maoist terror activities after Republic TV claimed that she had allegedly written a letter to Maoists and was conspiring to create public disorder and unrest in India. The[Read More…]

by 26/07/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
IAPI condemns the arrests of five political activists in India

IAPI condemns the arrests of five political activists in India

The members of Indians Abroad for Pluralist India have unanimously condemned the arrests of five political activists in India. In all, ten resolutions were passed at the emergency meeting of the IAPI in Delta on Tuesday evening, August 28. One of the resolutions condemned the arrests of political activists and raids on the houses of others across India. Those arrested[Read More…]

by 30/08/2018 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals

Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals

We, the undersigned, are shocked by the serial raids across the country on the homes of activists and public intellectuals who are critical of the government and the ruling party at the Centre. The arrests of prominent activists and intellectuals Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Kranthi Tekula and others, are nothing but an attempt by[Read More…]

by 30/08/2018 3 comments Human Rights
Why I do not want to appear on Republic TV – Sudha Bharadwaj

Why I do not want to appear on Republic TV – Sudha Bharadwaj

I have received through my counsel a reply from Phoenix Legal on behalf of Republic TV dated 7th August to my Legal Notice dated 16th July 2018. Both my Notice and the Reply thereto have been annexed here. First of all this reply claims that in my notice I “have reflected wanton prejudice against Mr Goswami with the intention to[Read More…]

by 21/08/2018 3 comments Human Rights