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In a series of arrests, 16 activists were imprisoned simply because they spoke up for the rights of the most marginalized in the country. Today, 5 years have passed since the first round of arrests of activists in the Bhima Koregaon case.

Professor. Author. Women’s Rights Activist.  

Shoma Sen is one of the #BK16. She investigated atrocities by security forces in Manipur & Chhattisgarh.  On this day in 2018 she was arrested for ‘waging war against the Government of India’. She remains in jail without trial. 

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Actor. Publisher. Activist.  

Sudhir Dhawale published a Marathi magazine focused on various social issues. In 2011, he was arrested for "waging war against the Govt" and acquitted. On this day in 2018, he was arrested again the same charge. He remains in jail without trial.
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#WatchtheState: Our weekly update on patterns of State violence in India.

Here's a quick review of reported instances of State violence. @project_polis

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#AllIndiaRadio Has Downgraded National Languages to Regional Ones: The decision to shut down the central news units of #AIR in several Indian languages in Delhi & shift them to their state capitals is in line with the hegemony of Hindi. @thewire_in…
Following Assault on Muslim Boy Outside UP Temple, Hindutva Groups Harden Communal Rhetoric: Emboldened by Police not opposing bail to prime accused, right-wing groups are using the situation to fuel hatred. @thewire_in…
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Making list of Dr @TeltumbdeA ‘s books and works.

The Persistence of Caste
The Khairlanji Murders and India's Hidden Apartheid…
Republic of Caste: Thinking of Equality in the Era of Neoliberalism and Hindutva…
Khairlanji: A Strange And Bitter Crop…
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