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A sessions court in New Delhi framed charges against Harprasad Bhardwaj, Kamlesh, Suraj Giri, RP Tiwari and Jagdish Giri for the murder of three people, rioting, and mischief by fire: [T]he accused allegedly stabbed and lynched a constable, his son and another relative at the Shahdara railway station.The prosecution told the court that Bhardwaj allegedly […]

Custodial Death in Punjab

July 1, 2005 | Comments Off on Custodial Death in Punjab

In late June, Gurinder Singh Bhullar died in judicial custody, 43 days after his arrest.  His daughter Rupa states that he died from torture and police failure to provide him with his medications, despite his suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure: Though he was suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes, he was allegedly […]

People’s Tribunal Threatened in Orissa

July 1, 2005 | Comments Off on People’s Tribunal Threatened in Orissa

Students and supporters of the People’s Tribunal of Orissa have started an online petition in protest against the Sangh Parivar’s violent targeting of the Indian People’s Tribunal on Environment and Human Rights (IPT) on June 14, 2005, in Orissa, where the Tribunal was conducting hearings to investigate issues of communalism. During a hearing with Hindu […]