BINAYAK SEN

  • Will online freedom of speech decrease even further? January 11, 2013

    The internet's a brave new world in so many waysdriven by the young invigorating the old. About 150 million Indians are on the web now. Earlier, to express ideas publicly, you had to go through a newspaper, magazine, TV or a radio station before. The guardians of media regulated how...
  • Kovalam Lit Fest: Binayak Sen offers food for thought October 8, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: India needs to revive indigenous traditions of growing food and "privilege community-based" food storage and distribution to battle the problems of hunger and starvation, noted social activist Binayak Sen said. Sen called for changes in the Food Security Bill to ensure food for all. "Once the Food Security Bill...
  • Sedition: does it have any place in modern India? September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Now that Kanpurbased cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has been charged with sedition for his cartoons that 'mocked' the country's political class, Parliament and the national emblem, one has to bear in mind that the word "sedition" does not actually figure anywhere in the Indian Constitution. It is an offence...
  • SC grants bail to Maoist Narayan Sanyal May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday suspended the life sentence of CPI (Maoist) activist Narayan Sanyal, held guilty of committing sedition by a Chhattisgarh court in 2010, and granted bail to him. A bench of justices GS Singhvi and SJ Mukhopadhaya gave bail to 78yearold Sanyal, considering his age and...
  • Kolkata Slum dwellers' eviction a crime: Binayak Sen April 30, 2012

    Kolkata: Describing the eviction of people from slums in Nonadanga in the eastern part of the city as a "tragedy and great crime", human rights activist Binayak Sen on Sunday accused the West Bengal government of being inhuman. "It (eviction) is a great tragedy and a great crime committed. It is...
  • Kolkata Slum dwellers' eviction a crime: Binayak Sen April 29, 2012

    Kolkata: Describing the eviction of people from slums in Nonadanga in the eastern part of the city as a "tragedy and great crime", human rights activist Binayak Sen Sunday accused the West Bengal government of being inhuman. "It (eviction) is a great tragedy and a great crime committed. It is really...
  • Binayak Sen appeals for IAS officer's release April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Human Rights activist Dr Binayak Sen has appealed for the release of the Chhattisgarh District Collector. In a letter, he said, "I earnestly appeal to the CPI (Maoist) that the abducted collector of Sukma Shri Alex Menon be released unconditionally as soon as possible, and that he should...
  • Kochi: ABVP protests against Binayak Sen March 18, 2012

    Kochi: Activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the youth wing of the BJP, on Sunday raised slogans against the presence of human rights activist Dr Binayak Sen at a seminar in Kochi. As Sen arrived at the Law College campus to address a national seminar on "Right to help visavis...
  • Jaipur: Police raid civil rights activist Kavita October 3, 2011

    Jaipur: Civil rights activist Kavita Srivastava's house in Jaipur was raided on Monday morning by the Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh police. The police raided her properties early in the morning after it was alleged that she was sheltering Maoists. After the raids, Srivastava wrote an open letter to the media saying that she...
  • Binayak Sen plans campaign against sedition law September 11, 2011

    Lucknow: Human rights activist Binayak Sen said on Sunday that he will soon undertake a nationwide signature campaign to scrap the sedition law under which he was booked in Chattisgarh. Sen, who is also the vice president of the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), proposes to mobilise at least one...
  • Repeal sedition law completely: Binayak Sen August 1, 2011

    Kolkata: Human rights activist Binayak Sen, released on bail by the Supreme Court after his conviction by a lower court for sedition, on Monday said sedition law should be "completely" repealed. "The laws of sedition in the country should be completely repealed," Sen said at a seminar on 'State of Freedom...
  • SC grants bail to Binayak Sen's associate Guha May 31, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to Piyush Guha, who was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment along with civil rights activist Binayak Sen in a sedition case. The vacation bench of justices GS Singhvi and CK Prasad suspended the sentence of life imprisonment and directed Guha's...
  • Binayak Sen demands repeal of sedition laws May 31, 2011

    Mumbai: Activist Binayak Sen on Monday demanded repeal of sedition laws, saying they were being used to "suppress" the voice of the people. "Sedition laws are not benefiting free people in free polity and they should be repealed. The law is being used to suppress the voice of the people,"...
  • Cambridge experts study Binayak Sen arrest May 25, 2011

    London: The plight of Binayak Sen, the social activist slapped with controversial sedition charges, is symptomatic of the problems faced by India's adivasis, Cambridge University researchers studying his case have said. A study on the case of the Indian public health expert, recently bailed from prison, by Department of Sociology...
  • Binayak Sen agrees to join Planning Commission May 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Civil rights activist Dr Binayak Sen has agreed to join the Planning Commission's committee on health. The 40member steering committee on health is expected to hold first meeting on Wednesday. Convicted for sedition and out on bail now, Sen will be giving his inputs for the 12th Fiveyear...
  • Binayak Sen not certain on remaining out of jail May 24, 2011

    Kolkata: Human rights activist Binayak Sen, who is on bail from the Supreme court, on Tuesday said he is still to be absolved of the sedition charges and is not certain will he remain out of jail. "I have been merely granted bail and not absolved of the charges. The case...
  • Binayak Sen given Gwangju human rights award May 22, 2011

    Gwangju: Human rights activist Dr Binayak Sen, who is out on bail in Chhattisgarh, has been honoured with the Gwangju human rights award, South Korea's highest civilian award for democratic rights activists of Asia. High school students in Gwangju have an unusual class for high school students for this is...
  • Binayak Sen vows to do his best in Plan Panel May 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Elated over his appointment as member of a key committee of the Planning Commission, civil rights activist Binayak Sen on Thursday vowed to do his best to provide "equity" for deprived communities in healthrelated issues. 61yearold Sen, convicted on charge of sedition by a court in Chhattisgarh, was on...
  • Plan panel appoints Binayak on health committee May 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Planning Commission on Wednesday said it has appointed civil rights activist Binayak Sen, convicted for sedition, on board of one of its steering committee to give input for 12th Plan (201217) on health related issues. "We have appointed Binayak Sen as member of the steering committee on health to...
  • Binayak gets South Korean human rights prize April 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Civil rights activist Binayak Sen, recently freed on bail by the Supreme Court in a sedition case, has been honoured with the 2011 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights, South Korea's most prestigious award for those working on peace, democracy and justice in Asia. The award was announced on Thursday...
  • We have laws that are undemocratic: Arundhati April 19, 2011

    'Little pinholes of light have come out in this judgement' says author and activist Arundhati Roy on the Binayak Sen bail order by the Supreme Court. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN's Rupashree Nanda, she also says 'democracy is on a very slippery slope in Chhattisgarh'; that it is important...
  • Many like me still in jail: Binayak Sen to CNNIBN April 18, 2011

    Speaking to CNNIBN after being released from jail, Binayak Sen said he never gave up hope for getting justice. ...
  • I never betrayed my country: Binayak Sen April 18, 2011

    Binayak Sen after his release said, "My release was possible due to the efforts of people in India and abroad." ...
  • Binayak Sen released from Raipur Jail April 18, 2011

    Binayak Sen, a gold medallist from CMC, Vellore, has been convicted of having links with Naxals. ...
  • Binayak Sen released from Raipur Central Jail April 18, 2011

    Raipur: Human Rights activist and paediatrician Binayak Sen walked out out of Raipur Central Jail just before 7 PM on Monday after the trial court in Chhattisgarh had set five conditions for his release. Sen, who had been in jail after being convicted for sedition and sentenced to rigorous life...
  • Court sets 5 conditions for Binayak Sen's bail April 18, 2011

    Raipur: The trial court in Chhattisgarh has set five conditions for the release of human rights activist and paediatrician Binayak Sen, who has been in a Raipur jail after being convicted for sedition and sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment by a Chhattisgarh court on December 24, 2010. The Chhattisgarh Court of...
  • Novemeber 2010 was a huge shock: Illina Sen April 18, 2011

    Raipur: Rights activist Binayak Sen is all set to walk out of Raipur central jail on Monday. He was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of sedition by a trial court in Chhattisgarh last December. The Supreme Court, however, granted him bail on Friday, while throwing out the sedition...
  • Is the sedition law in India outdated? April 15, 2011

    Rajdeep Sardesai asks a panel of experts, Is the sedition law in India outdated? ...
  • No proof of sedition against Binayak Sen: SC April 15, 2011

    Dr Binayak Sen was convicted of sedition and sentenced to life in prison. ...
  • Binayak Sen case: What is sedition? April 15, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to Dr Binayak Sen, who has been convicted for sedition and sentenced to life by a Raipur court in Chhattisgarh. A bench comprising Justices HS Bedi and CK Prasad passed the order on the petition moved by Sen challenging the order of...