Gujarat

LRS condemns brutal attack on people by the Gujarat government!

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2015-08-30 18:41

Lakhs of youth and their families held a mammoth rally in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on August 25, demanding access to higher education and government jobs. Far from addressing the legitimate demands of the people, the government of Gujarat carried out a series of provocations to deliberately inflame the situation. This included arresting the leaders of the protest, turning off the lights in the rally ground, and lathi charging and firing upon protestors. The police went on a rampage breaking into the homes of people, beating up men, women and children indiscriminately. In this reign of terror unleashed by the state, at least 8 people are reported to have lost their lives and hundreds injured. The Central Government has placed Ahmedabad and other cities of the state of Gujarat under the rule of the Army and paramilitary forces, allegedly to maintain “law and order”. Once more a political problem has been turned into a “law and order problem”.

Condemn the passing of the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill 2015

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2015-04-01 13:46

Lok Raj Sangathan strongly condemns the passing of the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill 2015 by the state assembly. The legislation is similar to the dreaded POTA and TADA. Under the Act, the police can keep a person in custody for 30 days without trial. It also gives the police 180 days to file a charge. This means that a person can be detained upto 180 days merely on the basis of phone records. Offences under the Act are non-bailable.

Mukul Sinha

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2014-05-16 13:00

Image removed.Lok Raj Sangathan expresses its profound grief at the passing away of Mukul Sinha on May 12, 2014, at a hospital in Ahmedabad, at the age of 63. He was diagnosed with lung cancer about 6-7 months ago.

Ex DGP Sri R B Sreekumar's letter to the President on the Guj extra judicial killings

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2013-07-23 12:28

Sub:- An appeal to remedy elitist lobbyism against the Rule of Law.

Respected Rashtrapatiji,

I am a former DGP of Gujarat State and I retired form service on 28-02-2007. I have submitted a lot of evidence (9 Affidavits – 663 pages and other documents) to judicial bodies probing into 2002 anti-minority riots, on the genesis, course and aftermath of communal violence in Gujarat, subversion of Criminal Justice System (CJS) to deny, delay and derail justice delivery to riot victim survivors and fake encounters by Gujarat Police. Now I am engaged in assisting the riot affected and NGOs, as an Advocate, fighting for justice.

नरोड़ा – पटिया फैसला – एक कदम आगे, अभी काफी रास्ता तय करना है !

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2012-10-15 10:16

 २००२ में गुजरात में जो नरसंहार हुआ था उसमें अहमदाबाद के नरोड़ा पटिया इलाके में अनुमानित ९७ लोगों की ह्त्या हुई थी. उस भयानक घटना के १० वर्ष बाद विशेष अदालत ने ३१ लोगों को आजीवन कारावास की सज़ा घोषित की. अदालत के उस निर्णय की विशेषता यह है की जिन्हें सज़ा दी है उनमें भाजपा के निर्वाचित विधायक तथा नरेंद्र मोदी की सरकार में मंत्री रह चुकि माया कोडनानी भी शामिल है. १०० से ज्यादा महिला, बच्चे, तथा आदमियों की हत्या, बलात्कार करने के केवल दो महीने बाद उन्हें महिला तथा बाल कल्याण मंत्री नियुक्त किया गया था.

Naroda Patiya Judgment – One step forward, many more to go!

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2012-09-19 13:03

Exactly a decade after an estimated 97 people were killed in a massacre at Naroda Patiya area of Ahmedabad, during the 2002 Gujarat genocide, a special court has sentenced 31 people to life imprisonment. The highlight of the sentence is that the guilty include sitting BJP Member of Legislative Assembly and former Minister in the Narendra Modi government, Maya Kodnani. It should be recalled that she was appointed minister for Women and Child Welfare just two months after supervising the rape and murder of nearly a hundred women, children and men!

"Anti-nuclear struggles in India and Lessons from Fukushima" - Conference in Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ahmedabad

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2011-09-21 10:10

Image removed.Lok Raj Sangathan has been consistently opposing the anti-people development policy of the government, insisting that the people should have the decisive say in deciding the course of development. An activist of the Lok Raj Sangathan attended this important conference and presented the views of our organisation (Please refer to articles and statements on the issue of Jaitapur and Tarapur on the website).

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