HRD Alert – India – Appeal for Action – Tamilnadu: Arrest and detention of Tamil folk singer Mr. S. Kovan, a member of the cultural wing of Makkal Kalai Ilakkiya Kazhagam or People’s Art and Literary Association and fifty six activists and students for protesting against Mr. Kanhaiya Kumar’s arrest by Delhi police – denying their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association and right to protest
HRD Alert – India – Appeal for Action – Maharashtra: Peaceful protesters demanding justice for Rohith Vemula in Dharavi, Mumbai beaten up by workers believed to be affiliated to Hindu right wing Rashtra Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) – denial of their rights to free assembly and association and right to register protest
HRD Alert – India – Appeal for Action – Maharashtra: False cases of rioting filed against social activists and human rights defenders protesting under “Justice for Rohith – Joint Action Committee, Mumbai” and denial of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association and right to register their protest by Mumbai police in Maharashtra.
HRD Alert – India – Urgent Appeal for Action– Maharashtra: Threat issued to the life of social activist and woman human rights defender Ms. Trupti Desai, leader of Pune based “Ranragini Bhumata Brigade” for organizing and leading protest against denial of right to offer worship to women in various temples in Maharashtra. A letter by unknown person warned her to meet the same fate like Mr. Narendra Dabholkar, a rationalist who was shot dead in the past