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Month: September 2018

„Misuse of Powers to harass Dissenters also Terrorism“

„Misuse of Powers to harass Dissenters also Terrorism“

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.
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Not A Case Of Arrest For Dissent, SC Turns Down Plea For SIT In Bhima Koregaon Case By 2:1 Majority, Chandrachud J Dissents

Not A Case Of Arrest For Dissent, SC Turns Down Plea For SIT In Bhima Koregaon Case By 2:1 Majority, Chandrachud J Dissents

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.
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WSS: On The Majority Judgement Of The Supreme Court Regarding The Arrests Of Sudha Bhardwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, Gautam Navlakha And Varavara Rao

WSS: On The Majority Judgement Of The Supreme Court Regarding The Arrests Of Sudha Bhardwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, Gautam Navlakha And Varavara Rao

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.

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The Court Should Not Have to Bow Before the Unreasonableness of the UAPA

The Court Should Not Have to Bow Before the Unreasonableness of the UAPA

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.
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