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Ravi Nitesh<br/>रवि नितेश

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Ravi Nitesh
रवि नितेश
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Born16 August 1981
Uttar Pradesh, India
🏳️ NationalityIndian
💼 Occupation
Social worker
🌐 Websiteravinitesh.com

Ravi Nitesh (born 16 August 1981) is an Indian human rights activist.[1] He works for peace, communal harmony and developmental issues and raise voice of less known and less focused issues and of marginalised people. He also writes articles for many newspapers and portals and has been a columnist at Daily Times- Pakistan.[2] and DNA. He has been Convener of Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign.[3][4][5] which was a nationwide campaign to highlight struggle of Irom Sharmila [6], a Manipuri activist who was on hunger strike for more than sixteen years. During this campaign, he lead a delegation of human right activists for 4500 kilometer march started from Srinagar in J&K and went to Imphal (Manipur) covering more than 8 states and met thousands of people to spread awareness about Irom Sharmila's struggle and Armed Forces Special Powers Act [7] [8][9]. This rally has also faced attack by right wing activists while it was enroute at Delhi University during Srinagar to Imphal. [10] [11] [12].Ravi Nitesh is also known for his efforts to lead Aman Dosti Yatra of peace activists from Delhi to Attari-Wagah Border to advocate South Asian peace and particularly for India-Pakistan peace and nuclear disarmament even at the time when government of both countries were in tension with each other.[13] Ravi Nitesh stood in support of Snowden and organised protest at India Gate despite many threats and demanded that Government of India must listen and support to Snowden [14] . His visits to slum areas brought the plight of people for water in National capital of India.


  1. Norris, Maria. "women | LSE Human Rights".
  2. "Ravi Nitesh Archives". Daily Times.
  3. "SSSC condemns Irom Sharmila re arrest 20140823". www.e-pao.net.
  4. "Don't You Have A Sharmila Within You? By Ravi Nitesh". www.countercurrents.org.
  5. "Hungry For Justice For the Last 15 Years: Irom Sharmila Chanu". OHRH. March 16, 2015.
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irom_Chanu_Sharmila
  7. https://www.indiatoday.in/india/northeast/story/anti-afspa-save-sharmila-solidarity-campaign-reaches-manipur-144248-2011-10-27
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armed_Forces_(Special_Powers)_Act
  9. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/from-srinagar-to-imphal-in-support-of-sharmila/article2523785.ece
  10. http://kanglaonline.com/2011/10/attack-on-srinagar-to-imphal-rally-against-afspa-and-in-support-of-sharmila/
  11. http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/rightwing-group-halts-du-students--event-on-irom/862389/
  12. http://e-pao.net/epSubPageSelector.asp?src=Beyond_the_legal_understanding_Unmasking_AFSPA_TSE_20111021&ch=news_section&sub1=editorial&sub2=editorial_2011
  13. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/aman-dosti-yatra-reaches-attari-backs-indo-pak-peace/articleshow/65431562.cms
  14. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/news/Demonstrators-protest-in-support-of-Snowden-at-India-Gate/videoshow/20966105.cms

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