HRD Alert – India – Urgent Appeal for Action – West Bengal: Attempt to intimidate a practicing pro-bono Lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Rana Mohanta by the police officials of Islampur Police Station, district Murshidabad, West Bengal.
HRD Alert – India – Urgent Appeal for Action – Tamilnadu – Case of physical assault, ill treatment and arrest of three social activists and human rights defenders Mr. Jayaram Venkatesan, Mr. Chandra Mohan and Mr. Athher Ahmed of a Chennai based voluntary organization “Arappor Iyakkam” by police officials of Mylapore police station, Chennai, Tamilnadu. The activists were assaulted by the supporters of AIADMK party while they were pulling down illegal banners and hoardings creating inconvenience for the public in their free movement and safety.
HRD Alert – India – Appeal for Action: – Karnataka – Vidya Dinker – Social activist and woman human rights defender Ms. Vidya Dinker targeted online with abusive comments, rape threats and other ‘dire consequences’ by Hindu right wing forces after she complained against Bajrang Dal activists for allegedly intimidating cinema halls to forcibly stop the screening of Shah Rukh Khan- starrer Hindi film “Dilwale” in the district of Mangaluru in the Indian state of Karnataka.
HRD Alert – India – Urgent Appeal for Action – Karnataka – Mr. Bangalore Raju Venkatesh Prasanna: Karnataka Information Commission recommends prohibition on the cases of RTI activist and human rights defender Mr. Bangalore Raju Venkatesh Prasanna after declaring him abuser for using Right to Information Act (RTI) to expose administrative corruption. The RTI activist was also threatened after he questioned the style of functioning of Commissioner Mr. L. Krishnamurthy in Bangalore district of Karnataka.
HRD Alert – India – Urgent Appeal for Action – Gujarat: Case of Intimidation and repeated threats to the life of a visually-challenged RTI activist and human rights defender Mr. Ratna Ala after the killing of his close relative Mr. Karsan Ala for exposing illegal mining activities in village Rangpar, district Morbi, Gujrat