STOP THE REPRESSION OF REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLES' ORGANISATIONS!
IMMEDIATELY RELEASE THE SIX ARRESTED ACTIVISTS OF
PEOPLES' ORGANISATIONS IN JHARKHAND!!
In Ranchi, Jharkhand, people from various walks of life participated in a convention to highlight the abysmal condition of women Political Prisoners on 21 January 2008. Out of the hundreds of patrticipants in the convention, 21 people including women and cultural artists were illegally detained by the police in Hazaribagh while returning to their places. They were kept for 4 days in illegal police custody and tortured. Ramesh Ghanju of Jharkhand Abhen, a revolutionary cultural organisation, Pratima Kumari and Salina Besara of Nari Mukti Sangh, as well as Ashok Mahato and Govind Mahato were sent to Girdhi Jail. RDF condemns the fascist means adopted by the Jharkhand Government to crush the democratic rights of the people and their organisations, by framing false charges, illegal arrest, custody and torture etc. and demand the immediate and unconditional release of all the arrested activists.