Monthly Archives: October 2016

Pressnote on PIL on Extra-Judicial Killings in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh

Challenging State Impunity
A PIL on Extra-Judicial Killings in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh

Even as the Bastar police celebrate their “success” in having killed over a hundred alleged Naxalites this year, a Public Interest Litigation challenging the spate of encounters in Bijapur has been filed before the Chhattisgarh High Court in Bilaspur. The petitioners are two young women from Korcholi with extra-ordinary grit and determination –Suneeta Pottam (19 years old).and Munni Pottam (18 years old), who have been supported in this effort by a national women’s organization, the WSS (wssnet.org) as the third petitioner.

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(The Petitioners, Suneeta Pottam and Munni Pottam, with a copy of their petition, in their lawyer’s office) Continue reading

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“My struggle will continue until AFSPA is struck down” – Irom Sharmila

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“My struggle will continue until AFSPA is struck down” said Irom Sharmila Chanu, the poet and activist from Manipur whose 16-year long hunger strike against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act has made her a global symbol of non-violent resistance. Sharmila was speaking at a press conference organised by the “Stand With Irom Sharmila: Repeal AFSPA” Campaign, a global campaign endorsed by nearly 1000 women – from pioneers of global women’s movements to grassroot activists who have dedicated their lives to the struggle for women’s rights and freedoms.

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