On 9th of March Chhattisgarh police arrested Hidme Markam, Indigenous human rights and environmental defender while she was at an International Women’s Day event where many had gathered to commemorate Adivasi (Indigenous) women who have lost their lives as a consequence of violent physical and sexual assault by police and security forces. IndiaMatters UK urges … Continue reading Hidme Markam
In this issue of the IndiaMatters UK newsletter IMUK NEWSLETTER_Dec_2018 : Unlawful Arrests - Why? .................................. 1 On 28 August 2018, five well-known lawyers, journalists and human rights defenders in India were arrested under anti-terror laws. Prominent citizens in India have protested including renowned historian Ramachandra Guha who described the arrests as a ‘witch-hunt’ and … Continue reading December Newsletter
A great deal has happened in India since January 2018. This extract from an article in scroll.in gives a brief overview of events. To read the full article just click on the link at the end. On New Year’s day 2018, caste violence broke out in Bhima Koregaon village, 30 km from Pune, during a … Continue reading What`s been happening in 2018?
IMUK (India Matters UK) appeals to you to support this petition for the immediate release of Prof. G N Saibaba and five others convicted under the act of UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act), and for the repeal of this controversial and unjust Act. IMUK is deeply concerned about the decision of the Sessions Court … Continue reading Free Professor Saibaba Petition