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Unanswered Questions

Jul 23, 2009 Shabnam Hashmi

The NHRC report does not address or answer the disquieting questions raised by several independent fact finding reports about the encounter.

Dear Judges...

Feb 13, 2009 Others

An open letter to all judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts calling upon them to set an example for public servants by voluntarily making public their asset declaration.

'Politics Of Innuendo'

Eminent Indians speak up in support of Sonal Shah: 'We are dismayed by attempts to draw Sonal Shah's name into needless controversy by questioning her ideological affiliations and to make utterly false accusations against her'

Unanswered Questions

Sep 21, 2008 Shabnam Hashmi

'We feel that there are far too many loose ends in the current story of the police encounter at L-18 in Jamia Nagar. We demand that a fair, impartial and independent probe into the incident be initiated at the earliest to address the raised questions

'In Solidarity With Its [CPM's] Left Critics'

Our statement did not lend support to the CPM's actions in Nandigram or its recent economic policies in West Bengal, nor was that our intention. On the contrary, we asserted ... that we found them tragically wrong.

25 November, 2007

To Our Friends in Bengal


This statement was originally published in the Hindu on November 22, but since then one of the signatories, Susan George, has dissociated herself from it.

25 November, 2007

'A CPI(M) Public Relations Coup'


Response to Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn et al on Nandigram: "At this critical juncture it is crucial to articulate a Left position that is simultaneously against forcible land acquisition in Nandigram and for the right of Taslima Nasreen to live, write

30 October, 2007

'Beyond The Pale Of The Rule Of Law'

B.G. Verghese

The Supreme Court should order arrest of those shown confessing to having committed crimes and suspend the serving government officials pending investigation, constitute and monitor a Special Investigative Team, and move on the stayed cases.

25 September, 2007

'Sentence Us To The Same Punishment...'

Jean Dreze

'... as pronounced against the Mid Day journalists,' say 30 eminent citizens. "We publicly reiterate whatever has been written by Mid Day and whatever has been said and written by Campaign for Judicial Accountability."

19 September, 2007

'We Are Equally Guilty..'


'...of supporting the Freedom of Press which the Court has punished,' say 18 eminent personalities, protesting the Delhi High Court holding the editors, publisher and cartoonist of Mid Day guilty of contempt of Court.

23 May, 2007

What Are The 'True' Facts?


Full text of the "Response to Vice Chancellor Mr. Soni's Report on the 'True' Facts - A Brief Report on the Recent Incidences at the MSU, Baroda 09 May 2007 -- 11 May 2007"

09 January, 2007

'Immediate End To The Forcible Acquisition Of Land'

Jean Dreze

'We deplore the recent attack on the CPM office at Nandigram, but deplore even more strongly the policy of retaliation advocated by some constituents of the Left Front Government, and the use of armed elements against the villagers, already at the co

18 December, 2006

'Right To Conduct Future Nuclear Weapon Tests'


Leading nuclear scientists, all former heads of organisations related to nuclear energy, met Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar on Dec 14 and made specific recommendations in a note on the Indo-US Nuclear deal

14 August, 2006

Fix Ground Rules For The Nuclear Deal


Leading nuclear scientists, all former heads of organisations related to nuclear energy, appeals to the parliamentarians 'to ensure that decisions taken today do not inhibit our future ability to develop and pursue nuclear technologies for the benefi

06 March, 2006

Manifesto: Together Facing The New Totalitarianism


After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism.

07 February, 2006

'Present A Full Picture To The Indian Public'


Eight former Indian Ambassadors (one of them also former foreign secretary) based in Bangalore demand: 'The government of India should put aside its present policy of reticence and share with the people of India all that they are legitimately entitle

25 October, 2005

'Let Mufti Continue'


More prominent citizens endorse the appeal by a group of concerned citizens that Congress leadership should let Mufti continue undisturbed in the larger interests of India and the enlightened self-interest of the Congress

22 October, 2005

'Let Mufti Continue'


Prominent Citizens appeal to 'the Congress leadership': 'Despite Mufti Sahib's readiness to step down as CM, in accordance with the power-sharing agreement made in 2002, India's national interest would be best served by his continuance in office'

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Beneficiaries wait to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses in Nadia district.

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Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan along with UP BJP chief Swantantra Dev Singh and party workers takes part in a cleanliness campaign in Varanasi.

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National Highway-5 wears almost deserted look amid incessant rains owing to Cyclone Jawad, in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

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Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselvam and AIADMK senior leaders pay tribute to J Jayalalithaa on her fifth death anniversary, near Marina Beach in Chennai.

PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar

Angry villagers burn vehicles belonging to security personnel after 13 civilians were killed by the security forces from Assam Rifles in an anti-insurgency operations, at Oting village under Mon district of Nagaland.

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