STATE VIOLENCE & REPRESSION



















Saheli has always had a strong critique of the coercive and repressive role of the State, be it in the name of population control, development, or the maintenance of ‘law and order’. Among the many campaigns we have been actively involved with have been for the repeal of black laws like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Prevention Of Terrorism Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention of) Act, and so on. As fact-finding teams on impact of militarisation, and in vibrant campaigns against all state violence including disappearances, arbitrary arrests, tortures and encounter killings as well as the use sexual violence on women, we have joined hands with other women’s groups, as well as students, human rights’, democratic rights ad other peoples’ organisations. More recently, our campaigns against state repression have grown beyond the North East and Kashmir to Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh which are witnessing a dramatic increase in repression by police and security forces. We are today also a part of a nationwide alliance called “Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression” which is working to strengthen effort against such terror by the state.


ARTICLES



Newsletter Sep 2011 – Apr 2012

Newsletter Jan – Aug 2011

Newsletter May – Aug 2010

Newsletter May – Aug 2010

Newsletter Sep – Dec 2010
Newsletter Sep – Dec 2010 

CAMPAIGN AGAINST STATE VIOLENCE
AND STATE REPRESSION
 
Newsletter Sep 2009 – April 2010

MAYHEM IN MANIPUR
Newsletter Sep 2009 – April 2010

DELHI CAMPAIGN MEETING FOR REPEAL OF AFSPA
Newsletter Sep 2009 – April 2010 

TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS ON STATE VIOLENCE
AND REPRESSION
 ON WOMEN, DELHI

Newsletter Sep 2009 – April 2010 

RAPE AND MURDER IN SHOPIAN 
Newsletter May - Aug 2009

MAKING DISSENT UNLAWFUL: UAPA
Newsletter Jan – Apr 2009

MANIPUR WOMEN SPEAK OUT AGAINST AFSPA
Newsletter Jan – Apr 2008

NANDIGRAM: Developments, Differences and a Dialogue
Newsletter Jan – Apr 2008 

Demanding Justice in Nandigram
Statement by Women’s Groups 
Newsletter Jan – Apr 2007

DAANISH BOOKS: Targeted in the
Name of National Security
Newsletter Dec 2006

AFSPA - The Struggle Continues 
Newsletter May - Aug 2005

Government Committee to Review AFSPA
Newsletter Jan - Apr 2005

RAGE AGAINST RAPE & KILLING OF THANGJAM MANORAMA
Newsletter May – Aug 2004

ATROCITIES BY ASSAM RIFLES - Report from Manipur 
Newsletter Dec 1989

PROTECT US FROM THE POLICE

Souvenir 1988

POLICING THE POLICE
Souvenir 1988