SABRANG INDIA / Statement of Romila Thapar a.o.
When human five rights activists were arrested by the Pune Police in what was seen as a nationwide crackdown on dissenting voices, civil society members led by Romila Thapar moved the Supreme Court against this. Today after the apex court disposed the petition and directed the activists to seek relief from lower courts, the petitioners have issued the following press release.
Scroll.in / By Sruthisagar Yamunan
The majority opinion and the dissenting one are starkly contrasting in the way they have approached the public interest litigation filed by eminent persons.
LIVE LAW NEWS NETWORK / By Live Law News Network
The Supreme Court turned down the plea for probe by a Special Investigation Team into the Bhima Koregaon case. The majority opinion by Justice A M Khanwilkar and CJI Dipak Misra dismissed the plea; however, Justice D Y Chandrachud dissented, holding the arrests to be baseless.
Scroll.in / By Scroll Staff
In a minority judgment on Friday, he argued that the material put before the court takes ‘liberties with the truth’.
Statement by Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS)
WSS condemns the majority judgment of the Supreme Court regarding the arrests of Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, Gautam Navlakha and Varavara Rao.
The Wire / By K.S.V. Krishnan
A retired army officer writes about his association with Sudha Bharadwaj.
Scroll.in / By N Venugopal
The Telugu poet and writer has been implicated in 25 cases related to the Maoist insurgency over the decades. Not one has ever been proved in court.
The Wire / By Ashok Prasad
It was the ridiculousness of the charges, the doubtful nature of the evidence and the public character and reputations of the people arrested, that made it clear that the entire sequence of events is an attempt to stifle voices of dissent in a particularly diabolical manner. Thus, acquital is the only just option.
First published: Oct 21, 2013
Rediff.com / By Neeta Kolhatkar
A rare interview with Vernon Gonsalves, who was jailed for six years on the charge of being a Naxalite.