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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 prompt and impartial investigation into the police conduct,”...

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NHRC to hear grievances from today

-The Hans India The three-day camp sitting will look into a slew of complaints During its three-day camp sitting, the commission will also hold an ‘open hearing’ on April 22 on the problems and grievances of Scheduled Castes who have complaints of atrocities committed by public servants Hyderabad: The National Human Rights Commission will be holding its three-day camp at Hyderabad for the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from April 22 to...

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Cycles congest roads: traffic cops-Sayantan Bera

-Down to Earth   Kolkata police justify ban on non-motorised transport in the city IN RESPONSE to a public interest petition against the ban on cycles in the city, Kolkata traffic police have said there was an urgent need to restrict the movement of non-motorised transport (NMT) to prevent traffic congestion. The petition was filed at the Kolkata High Court by cyclists and activists in January this year. "Kolkata police have been continuously and...

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Dealing With The Maoists -Chitrangada Choudhury and Ajay Dandekar

-Outlook The Maoists want a military conflict as it brings more adivasis into their fold. The Indian state's best bet is in ensuring that it wins over the aam adivasis to its side.   May 25th's condemnable attack by the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army, which ended up killing and injuring over 50 people from Congress politicians to migrant adivasi labourers, cannot be understood without recognising the Maoist party's explicit political aims. These...

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Maoists may lose political prisoner tag -Deeptiman Tiwary

-The Times of India Nine Maoists, including rocket launcher Sadula Ramakrishna, who were granted the status of 'political prisoners' by a lower court in Kolkata, may soon be stripped of their privileges as the West Bengal government is set 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...

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