Open letter to Afghan President to save Saeeid Musa

To His Excellency President Hamid Karzai,
President of Afghanistan
(Afghan Ambassador Masood Khalil
Afghan Ambassador in India)

Mr. President, We are aware of your commitment to justice and to human rights. You have been instrumental in leading Afghanistan forward on the path to democracy. Excellency, I am writing to ask you to ask you to look into the case of Mr. Saeeid Musa and see for yourself if justice is being done. According to a letter from Mr Musa to President Obama, Mr. Musa has been denied his fundamental rights as a citizen of Afghanistan. He has been imprisoned with no formal charge, tortured while in prison, and denied legal representation. The only apparent "crime" which he has committed is being a Christian.


Allow Taslima to return to Kolkata: Mahasweta Devi-Women Against Oppression (WAO),

Kolkata, Nov 22

Magsaysay Award winning litterateur Mahasweta Devi Monday demanded that Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin be allowed to come back to Kolkata.She also requested all the people fighting for a political change in the West Bengal, to come forward and fight for the return of Nasrin.

In a written statement to Women Against Oppression (WAO), which held a protest on the third anniversary of Taslima’s banishment from Kolkata, Mahasweta Devi said the ill-treatment meted out to the Bangladeshi writer would be one of the main causes for the Left Front government’s decline.


Architect of pogrom against Kandhamal Christians granted bail by Orissa High court

The jailed BJP MLA from G Udayagiri Assembly constituency in Kandhamal, Manoj Pradhan was today granted bail by Orissa High Court.
Single judge bench of Justice (Mrs) Aruna Suresh granted bail to the jailed legislator who was behind the bars since early September after he was convicted by a lower court in Phulabani district under section 304 (2) of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).