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‘They were villagers who went to pick Tendu leaves, not Maoists’: In Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur, families question “encounter that killed 12 Maoists”

On 10 May, the Police Superintendent of Bijapur, Jitendra Kumar Yadav, claimed to have killed 12 Maoists, most of whom carried a collective prize money of 41 lakhs. Two days later, villagers and activists from the region alleged that it was a fake encounter and the people killed were not Naxals but merely villagers from Pedia village who had gone to the forest to pick Tendu leaves.

“Don’t Criminalise Dissent”: JNU students denounce university’s new rules, imposing ₹20,000 fine for protests

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has recently issued a new manual, titled "Rules of Discipline and Proper Conduct of Students," sparking concerns and criticism from diverse students and activists.
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In JNU, Muslim student attacked by ABVP, labeled ‘security threat’ by professor, faces pressure to drop out

A PhD student at the prestigious JNU, a Muslim, subjected to a brutal assault by ABVP members and labeled a 'security threat' by his professor, is now compelled to drop out of the university.

Who is Prabir Purkayastha, 73-year-old editor jailed by the Modi government?

Prabir Purkayastha is one of the most senior and eldest editors of a news website in India today.
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Alarming surge in student suicides: NCRB reveals 70% increase over past decade in India

On September 10th, as the world observed World Suicide Prevention Day, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) unveiled a concerning trend in India: over the past decade, student suicides have surged by a shocking 70 percent.

“Jailed for fighting repression, corporate loot”: Protest over UAPA against 9 activists leading Niyamgiri movement in Odisha

On 6th August, prior to the World Adivasi Day in Odisha, nine Dalit and Adivasi activists associated with the Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti (NSS) have been charged under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA).
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