Munawar Faruqui

Munawar Faruqui

Faruqui was arrested on January 2, 2021 on allegations that he had made indecent remarks about Hindu deities in a comedy routine he never performed—police officials later admitted the… More

Apoorvanand Jha

On August 3, 2020, Jha, a Hindi professor known for his criticism of the Indian government's passing of the controversial 2019 Citizenship Amendment Act, was questioned for five hours… More

Sudha Bharadwaj

Sudha Bharadwaj

On August 28, 2018 Bharadwaj’s house was raided, and she was detained for ‘inciting violence’ as part of a coordinated series of politically-motivated arrests of activists in the Bhima-Koregaon… More

Durai Guna Gunasekaran

Guna, a Dalit rights writer-activist, was detained in September 2019 for putting up “defamatory” signs inviting replacements for apathetic government officials. He was arrested again in September 2020 for… More

Vairamuthu Ramasamay Viaramuthu

Tamil poet and lyricist Viaramuthu was the target of protest in 2018 after he made comments linking the 7th century female mystic poet Andal to the Devadasi community, which… More

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