ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Suppression of Dissent

Suppression of Dissent

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) condemns the arrest and continued detention of Govindan Kutty, editor of People’s March. People’s March is a legally registered publication that has been appearing for seven years, reporting regularly on various movements taking place in different parts of the country.

Govindan Kutty was taken into custody near Kochi on December 19, interrogated by the police for an entire day and then sent to judicial custody where he has been on a hunger strike in protest for over two weeks now. He has been detained under charges of sedition and under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, which is simply condemnable.

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