OPEN LETTER TO ARNAB GOSWAMI, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, TIMES NOW

Dear Mr. Arnab Goswami,     We, the undersigned, who have on many occasions participated in the 9:00 p.m. News Hour programme on Times Now, anchored by you , wish to raise concerns about the shrinking space in this programme for reasoned debate and the manner in which it has been used to demonize people’s movements and civil liberties activists.   On 17th  and 18th … Continue reading OPEN LETTER TO ARNAB GOSWAMI, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, TIMES NOW

PUCL says Stop Persecution, by False Prosecution, of Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand!

Stop Persecution, by False Prosecution, of Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand! The PUCL welcomes the Supreme Court granting an immediate stay on the Gujarat High Court order permitting the custodial interrogation of journalists and Human Rights Defenders, Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand, while refusing to grant them anticipatory bail. The Gujarat High Court passed its order on the 12th of February in the FIR of alleged … Continue reading PUCL says Stop Persecution, by False Prosecution, of Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand!

A true democracy is not about holding elections but how the right to peaceful assembly, protest and association is encouraged, what happens between elections says Maina Kiai

      Catch UN SR on the 
rights to freedom of peaceful assembly 
and of association in an interview with Teesta Setalvad at  Communalism Combat’s Third Interview, only on HILLELE TV and http://www.sabrang.com   In a brief and candid interview the UN SR, , explains this relatively new and recent mandate, established by the United Nations in 2010 created in recognition of the need … Continue reading A true democracy is not about holding elections but how the right to peaceful assembly, protest and association is encouraged, what happens between elections says Maina Kiai

PUCL seeks NHRC’s Urgent intervention in Teesta Setalvad Case

New Delhi (Press Note/ 17th June 14) : People’s Union for Civil Liberties today filed a petition with the National Human Rights Commission seeking an independent review and intervention in respect of continuing persecution and prosecution of human rights defenders, Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand of Citizens for Peace and Justice and others.     The petition stressed that CJP and its office bearers Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand and … Continue reading PUCL seeks NHRC’s Urgent intervention in Teesta Setalvad Case

PUCL condemns Afzal Guru’s hanging in New Delhi

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties has condemned the hanging of Afzal Guru. Afzal Guri was hanged in Tihar Jail early in the morning of Nineth February (9.2.2013). Hille Le is publishing the entire statement here for you to read- “The tearing hurry with  which Afzal Guru was hanged, accompanied by the flouting of all established norms by not giving his family their legal right to meet … Continue reading PUCL condemns Afzal Guru’s hanging in New Delhi