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Month: January 2019

Gadchiroli Police takes custody of Surendra Gadling, P Varavara Rao, prompting senior lawyers to say this is ‘ever-greening of charges’

Gadchiroli Police takes custody of Surendra Gadling, P Varavara Rao, prompting senior lawyers to say this is ‘ever-greening of charges’

The Leaflet / By Nishant Sirohi

Gadchiroli police in the late hours of January 30, 2019, took custody of noted human rights lawyer and Nagpur-based Dalit rights activist Surendra Gadling and activist-poet-writer P Varvara Rao from Pune’s Yerwada Jail authorities. The Police made the arrests in connection with another alleged case of involvement of Gadling and Rao in so-called “unlawful activity” related to the Surjagadh case of 2016. With these arrests, the apprehensions of “ever-greening” of charges on the civil rights activities becoming a reality.
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Online Petition: Appeal for Fr. Stan Swamy

Online Petition: Appeal for Fr. Stan Swamy

Drop the false charges against Fr Stan Swamy immediately!

We stand together strongly to condemn the false allegations and defamatory charges against Fr Stan Swamy by the Pune police, under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 (UAPA). These charges frame him in the Bhima Koregaon case, call him an “urban naxalite”, and accuse him of plotting the assassination of the Prime Minister. They are patently false and defamatory.
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Police take custody of P Varavara Rao, Surendra Gadling in ’16 Maoist attack case 

Police take custody of P Varavara Rao, Surendra Gadling in ’16 Maoist attack case 

Times of India / By Vishwas Kothari, Asseem Shaik

PUNE: The Gadchiroli police on Wednesday took custody of veteran activist-poet-writer P Varavara Rao and activist-lawyer Surendra Gadling from the city’s Yerawada jail authorities in connection with a UAPA case related to the 2016 Maoist attack at Surjagadh.
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Joint Trade Union Call: Drop the false charges against Prof. Anand Teltumbde Immediately

Joint Trade Union Call: Drop the false charges against Prof. Anand Teltumbde Immediately


We stand together to strongly condemn the baseless allegations and defamatory and concocted charges pressed against Prof. Anand Teltumbde by the Pune police, under the Unfair Activities Prevention Act, 1967 (UAPA), to wrongly frame him in the Bhima Koregaon case and to accuse him for plotting the assassination of the Prime Minister.
The police forces of the State of Maharashtra led a witch hunt of human rights activists, poets, teachers, lawyers and trade union leaders on 28 August 2018 across several locations in the country. It has viciously attacked those who fight for the rights of the working class, Dalits and the poor and marginalised and raise their voice against state repression. 
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Full text: 82-year-old Stan Swamy, suspect in Bhima Koregaon case, ‘appeals to nation’s conscience’

Full text: 82-year-old Stan Swamy, suspect in Bhima Koregaon case, ‘appeals to nation’s conscience’

Scroll.in / By Scroll Staff

He criticised the government for targeting intellectuals working for the fundamental rights of the poor and labelling them ‘urban naxals’.
Jharkhand-based human rights activist and Catholic priest Stan Swamy, whose home was raided by the Pune police on August 28 in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, on Friday released a statement criticising the government for targeting intellectuals working for the fundamental rights of the poor, and labelling them “urban naxals”.
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