Public Statement

Public Statement

Students and alumni of US universities express solidarity with AMU and Jamia students

A student-led protest called for at Harvard University on Dec 17

December 17,2019

Public Statement

Open letter to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat: 'Why link Jesus to lynching?'

Instead of doing etymological research on lynching, you should say that it is un-Indian, unholy, unacceptable, and unjustified and all those guilty of it will end their lives in jails. 

October 12,2019

Public Statement

FIR against Lawyers Collective: Rights groups protest government action

“The witch hunt against lawyers, journalists and human rights defenders must cease”

June 21,2019

Public Statement

Lawyers Collective and trustees express shock at CBI’s FIR against them

“An attack on the right to free speech and expression; an attack on the legal profession”

June 18,2019

Women's Day

Stop The Criminalisation of Triple Talaq

Redraft Muslim Women’s Rights Bill, 2018

March 8,2019

Public Statement

#SayNoToWar: Citizens issue urgent appeal for peace

We appeal to the governments on both sides to refrain from further hostilities, overt or covert, and to resolve their differences within the framework of international law and human rights.

February 28,2019

Public Statement

Gujarat High Court granting anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad is a huge victory: Citizens for Justice and Peace

A vindictive state continued to push for custody in a bid to imprison and even possibly torture Teesta and Javed, in their relentless attempt to silence these fearless human rights defenders. After exposing the criminal activities of a section of the Gujarat Police and of powerful politicians during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat, CJP has been attacked time and time again.

February 12,2019

Bhima Koregaon

Free the Rights Activists in India: Global academics and social justice crusaders issue statement

To defend the rights of the imprisoned and to prevent further illegal detentions, we, a group of social justice activists and scholars, came together and formed an association called “Fresh Perspectives, USA.” We have reached out to public intellectuals, critical thinkers and scholars outside India to collect their voice condemning those illegal arrests and the violation of human rights in India. We were amazed by the response from scholars around the world. Some of the signatories are the most influential thinkers of late 20th and 21st Century. Here’s our public statement.

February 12,2019

Public Statement

Statement by 'Mumbai Rises to Save Democracy' on hounding of Anand Teltumbde

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019,  noted journalists P. Sainath and Niranjan Takle and noted author Urmila Pawar and activists from Mumbai, Jatin Desai and Feroze Mithirborewala condemned the police action against Prof. Anand Teltumbde and urged people to speak up against the undemocratic practices of the current government, which Mr Sainath said was criminalising dissent. 

February 6,2019

Public Statement

Global academics issue statement in solidarity with Anand Teltumbde

The attack on Dr. Teltumbde is only the latest in an ongoing series of attacks on human rights lawyers, civil rights activists and scholars engineered by the Right-wing Hindu nationalist party ruling at the Centre and the state. Since June 2018, nine activists have been imprisoned on similar fabricated charges as Dr. Teltumbde. The arrested are Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut, Rona Wilson, Shoma Sen and Sudhir Dhawale. Two others, Gautam Navlakha and Stan Swamy are also under threat of arrest in the same case.

February 2,2019

Republic Day 2019

Open letter to P Chidambaram: Include promise to repeal sedition law, Section 124-A, IPC in 2019 manifesto

We would like to reiterate the request that the Congress Party consider the inclusion of repeal of Section 124A in its 2019 election manifesto. I hope that State Governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Puducherry and Karnataka will also be urged to take immediate steps for its repeal through State Amendments in order to send a salutary signal to the present Union Government and the BJP ruled states that harassing citizens for exercising their democratic right to question the government and its agencies goes against the idea of India.

January 26,2019

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