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'Stop atrocities on Dongria Kondh tribals'

-The Hindu Amnesty seeks probe into Odisha police conduct Amnesty India has urged the Odisha government to stop Police atrocities on indigenous Dongria Kondh community by branding them as CPI(Maoist) cadres. “Allegations of police intimidation and ill-treatment of the Dongria Kondh community in the Niyamgiri hills are deeply disturbing. It is unacceptable that the police ill-treat and abuse people. The authorities should carry out a p

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NHRC to hear grievances from today

by public servants or negligence by public servants. On the second day on April 23, the commission will take up 37 cases in full commission. These cases include matters relating to the issues of Police atrocities, bonded labour/migrant labour, atrocities on Scheduled Castes, attacks on Christians, poor conditions of Primary Health Centres, harassment of staff by officers of the State government, death in judicial custody/police action, farmers&rs

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Cycles congest roads: traffic cops-Sayantan Bera

ut issuing any receipt," he adds. In his statement to the high court, Adak denied imposition of fines or confiscation of cycles. "It is amazing that a statement has been made regarding Police atrocities (in the PIL)... Since law is social engineering and voice of the people, it will prevail over anything which is unfounded, uncalled for," wrote Adak in his response. Kolkata police will surely look after the interests of the downtro

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Dealing With The Maoists -Chitrangada Choudhury and Ajay Dandekar

ublic Security Act. 4. Pay closer attention to justice: The criminal justice system as it exists today is loaded against the adivasi. On the one hand, there is little recognition for crimes-from Police atrocities to cheating and forced displacement-committed against the adivasi. NHRC's April visit to Chattisgarh reinforced this principle of zero culpability when it did not recommend criminal charges in any of the questionable encounters that kill

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Maoists may lose political prisoner tag -Deeptiman Tiwary

to challenge the order in the Supreme Court. Last week, the apex court stayed a Calcutta High Court order giving political prisoner status to Maoist leader Telugu Dipak, People's Committee against Police atrocities convener Chhatradhar Mahato and four others. The lower court thereafter granted the same status to the nine others, including Ramakrishna, who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency for manufacturing arms, ammunition and milit

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Congress demands impartial probe into blast in Posco area

also vacant," he said. Congress has always maintained this and last month a 17-member delegation had submitted a memorandum to Governor M C Bhandare demanding immediate steps to stop alleged Police atrocities and 'goondaraj' of ruling BJD activists, Patnaik said. The state government has failed to keep its promise that there would not be forcible acquisition of land for the steel project and the administration has been evicting people wit

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Dalits live in fear of cops in Gandhi's Gujarat-Roxy Gagdekar

-DNA The police firing on dalits at Than town in Surendranagar district was the latest in a series of Police atrocities committed on Scheduled Caste people in Gujarat. Most acts of police brutality towards dalits go unreported but even the five cases — including the Than incident — that were officially recorded in the last three months paint a sad picture of caste prejudice in the state. In one incident which took place in Rajkot,

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52 more local body representatives resign in Gadchiroli-Pavan Dahat

-The Hindu Fifty-two more local body representatives have resigned protesting ‘Police atrocities and lack of development of the region,’ in the Korchi tehsil of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. The total number of resignations now stands at 218 in Korchi. “The list includes 27 sarpanchs, 27 deputy sarpanchs, 31 police patils and 133 gram panchayat members,” Nandkishor Vairagade, secretary of the Sarpa

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Pinki Pramanik alleges Police atrocities on her in custody

-PTI Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik, who on Wednesday walked out of jail after spending 26 days in custody on charges of rape, alleged that police had tied her hands and legs and forcibly conducted the gender determination test on her. The retired middle-distance runner, who was released from the Dum Dum Central Jail after a Barasat court gave her bail on Tuesday, said she kept on crying and resisted the gender test but nobody listened to her. "

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Suchitra Mahato, senior Maoist leader, surrenders in Kolkata by Ananya Dutta

rai, a resident of Dhanshala village in the Lalgarh area of Paschim Medinipur district. They surrendered together at the State Secretariat. Mr. Gorai was also a member of the movement against alleged Police atrocities in Lalgarh, but does not have as many cases pending against him. “Her reasons for surrendering are manifold and cannot be summarised into one statement in one day. It is not solely for the State's development. But it wil

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