December Newsletter

In this issue of the IndiaMatters UK newsletter IMUK NEWSLETTER_Dec_2018 : Unlawful Arrests - Why? .................................. 1 On 28 August 2018, five well-known lawyers, journalists and human rights defenders in India were arrested under anti-terror laws. Prominent citizens in India have protested including renowned historian Ramachandra Guha who described the arrests as a ‘witch-hunt’ and … Continue reading December Newsletter

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Experts welcome health assessment mandate for thermal power plant clearance

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has now made it mandatory for all new Thermal Power Plants in the India to comply with “Human Health and Environment” criteria as part of the mandatory clearance procedures. Through an Office Memorandum issued on 19th November 2018, the MoEFCC mandates that a baseline health status within … Continue reading Experts welcome health assessment mandate for thermal power plant clearance

India is on its way to becoming a fragile state

An excellent overview of current conditions in India published in The Wire. "If steps are not taken now failure will set in. These failing conditions have not appeared suddenly like some fever. They have been creeping up on us for decades. Successive governments have covered them up and denied they exist. Each of these conditions … Continue reading India is on its way to becoming a fragile state

Statement by IAPL on issues raised by four senior judges

IAPL STATEMENT ON ISSUES RAISED BY FOUR SENIOR SC JUDGES ON 12.1.2018 12th January 2018 The Indian Association of People’s Lawyers applauds the courageous step taken by the four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court in placing, before “we, the people” as the ultimate authority, the impasse that has been created by the refusal of … Continue reading Statement by IAPL on issues raised by four senior judges

Crisis in the Indian Supreme Court

First Judge Loya dies in mysterious circumstances after being pressured to decided in a certain way in the Sorabuddin case which directly implicates Amit Shah the second in command and party chief after Modi. Now there is attempt at 'bench fixing' and four senior judges have come out publicly and called a press conference!!!  The … Continue reading Crisis in the Indian Supreme Court

Report Launching and Storytelling

From Raigarh to Bastar : Women`s Voices against the Corporate Looting in Chhattisgarh An evening of storytelling, report launching and discussion about the health impacts of mining, people`s resistance and violence against women in Chhattisgarh Friday 18th of August, 6-9 pm Amnesty International UK Seminar Room 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA Organised by … Continue reading Report Launching and Storytelling

Free Professor Saibaba Petition

  IMUK (India Matters UK) appeals to you to support this petition for the immediate release of Prof. G N Saibaba and five others convicted under the act of UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act), and for the repeal of this controversial and unjust Act. IMUK is deeply concerned about the decision of the Sessions Court … Continue reading Free Professor Saibaba Petition