HRD Alert – India – Urgent Appeal for Action – Chhattisgarh – Journalist Deepak Jaiswal: Journalist and human rights defender Mr. Deepak Jaiswal Illegally arrested on 26 March, 2016 by Chhattisgarh police while he was waiting outside the district court premises in Dantewada district with his lawyer to file an anticipatory bail

HRD Alert – India – Urgent Appeal for Action – Chhattisgarh – Journalist Deepak Jaiswal: Journalist and human rights defender Mr. Deepak Jaiswal Illegally arrested on 26 March, 2016 by Chhattisgarh police while he was waiting outside the district court premises in Dantewada district with his lawyer to file an anticipatory bail

Karnataka: Woman Writer Ms. Chetana Thirthahalli threatened with rape, acid attack on her face and other ‘dire consequences’ by fundamentalists for questioning Hindu rituals and endorsing Beef consumption

Appeal for Action –Karnataka: Woman Writer Ms. Chetana Thirthahalli threatened with rape, acid attack on her face and other ‘dire consequences’ by fundamentalists for questioning Hindu rituals and endorsing Beef consumption in the state of Karnataka

HRD Alert – India – Urgent Appeal for Action– Maharashtra: Activists and women human rights defenders of Pune based “Ranragini Bhumata Brigade” detained, injured and not allowed to file FIR by Ahmednagar district police of Maharashtra on April 2, 2016. The women activists were marching towards the Shani Shingnapur temple after a Bombay High Court ruling which said women had a fundamental right to enter the places of worship and pray inside. The “Ranragini Bhumata Brigade” activists were denied entry inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra

HRD Alert – India – Urgent Appeal for Action– Maharashtra: Activists and women human rights defenders of Pune based “Ranragini Bhumata Brigade” detained, injured and not allowed to file FIR by Ahmednagar district police of Maharashtra on April 2, 2016. The women activists were marching towards the Shani Shingnapur temple after a Bombay High Court ruling which said women had a fundamental right to enter the places of worship and pray inside. The “Ranragini Bhumata Brigade” activists were denied entry inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra