Andhra Pradesh: Against the Suppression of Democratic Activists

APCLC district president Vijay Kumar, vice-president Harinatha Reddy and general secretary Bommaiah were also taken into custody and were put under house arrest top restrain them from attending the meeting of 42 people's organisations scheduled to

APCLC district president Vijay Kumar, vice-president Harinatha Reddy and general secretary Bommaiah were also taken into custody and were put under house arrest top restrain them from attending the meeting of 42 people’s organisations scheduled to be held in Tirupati on Sunday to highlight their demands. They were released from house arrest on Sunday evening. (Photo: DC/File)

[42 Organizations demand release of Democratic Activists including Dr. GN Saibaba, APCLC leaders, and others.  And they demanded an end to Operation Green Hunt, military withdrawal from tribal areas, and cancellation of multinational deals. Civil Liberties’ leaders were released after meeting was over.  This is what the Indian State, and imperialists, deceptively call “the world’s largest democracy.”  —  Frontlines ed.]

DC CORRESPONDENT | September 29, 2014

Kurnool: Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee president and state convenor of Operation Green Hunt Vythireka Porata Samiti Prof S. Seshaiah has been taken into custody and put under house arrest by Anantapur police on Saturday night. 

APCLC district president Vijay Kumar, vice-president Harinatha Reddy and general secretary Bommaiah were also taken into custody and were put under house arrest to restrain them from attending the meeting of 42 people’s organisations scheduled to be held in Tirupati on Sunday to highlight their demands. They were released from house arrest on Sunday evening.
It is reported that the police have stepped up surveillance on their houses  and tapped their phones to know their movements.

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India: Suppression of cultural activists exposing state murders of tribal people

18 Maoist cultural wing members held in city

, Times of India | July 17, 2012

HYDERABAD: Police have picked up 18 members of Chetna Natya Manch (CNM), a Maoist cultural outfit, when they arrived in the city from Khammam on Monday. After interrogation, police arrested seven CNM members and two Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC) leaders who came to receive them under the AP Public Security Act.

According to sources, the 18-member CNM team, comprising seven men, six minor girls and five minor boys, was nabbed by the Special Intelligence Branch ( SIB) sleuths and the Afzalgunj police from platform No 53 of Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station at 6.15am on Monday.

Police said the CNM team arrived in the city on the invitation of APCLC to perform cultural programmes for creating awareness among people about the recent encounter killings of civilians by anti-Maoist forces at Basaguda in Chhattisgarh. Continue reading