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Month: February 2019

SC Sets Aside Bombay HC Judgment Which Refused Additional Time To File Chargesheet Under UAPA

SC Sets Aside Bombay HC Judgment Which Refused Additional Time To File Chargesheet Under UAPA

Live Law / By Live Law News Network

The Supreme Court today set aside the Bombay High Court judgment which had refused to grant additional time beyond 90 days under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for filing the charge sheet against lawyer Surendra Gadling and four other activists arrested in Bhima Koregaon case.
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Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on Bhima Koregaon activists’ statutory bail tomorrow

Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on Bhima Koregaon activists’ statutory bail tomorrow

The Leaflet / By Nihalsing B Rahod

Judgment is to be pronounced tomorrow, February 13, 2019, by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the Supreme Court, which will pronounce judgment on the appeal file by Maharashtra government against the Bombay High Court decision refusing the cops a 90-day extension to file a chargesheet against the Bhima Koregaon arrestees, including Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut, Rona Wilson, Professor Shoma Sen and Sudhir Dhawale.
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Free the rights activists in India: Global academics and social justice crusaders issue statement

Free the rights activists in India: Global academics and social justice crusaders issue statement

The Leaflet / Statement by “Fresh Perspectives, USA”

To defend the rights of the imprisoned and to prevent further illegal detentions, we, a group of social justice activists and scholars, came together and formed an association called Fresh Perspectives, USA. We have reached out to public intellectuals, critical thinkers and scholars outside India to collect their voice condemning those illegal arrests and the violation of human rights in India. We were amazed by the response from scholars around the world. Some of the signatories are the most influential thinkers of late 20th and 21st Century. 
Here’s our public statement

Why Modi Government’s Persecution of Intellectuals Should Worry Us All

Why Modi Government’s Persecution of Intellectuals Should Worry Us All

The Wire / By Rohit Kumar

Intellectuals are imperative to a democracy and are connected closely with our right to think freely – which is why they figure high on an authoritarian regime’s list of targets.
The Assamese Sahitya Akademi awardee, Hiren Gohain has been charged with sedition, and Dalit scholar Anil Teltumbde is facing a prison sentence on charges of being part of an ‘urban Maoist’ plot to incite violence at Bhima Koregaon. Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Gautam Navlakha and Vernon Gonsalves – some of the most respected voices in the field of tribal rights activism – were arrested last year on similar charges.
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How one of five activists the Pune police sought to arrest in August avoided custody

How one of five activists the Pune police sought to arrest in August avoided custody

Scroll.in / By Sruthisagar Yamunan

The Delhi High Court acted almost immediately when Gautam Navlakha challenged his transit remand.
As the four weeks of protection given to Anand Teltumbde by the Supreme Court run out on Monday, the senior professor at the Goa Institute of Management faces the possibility of arrest in the Bhima Koregaon case.
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Bombay High Court Grants Anand Teltumbde Protection From Arrest Till February 22

Bombay High Court Grants Anand Teltumbde Protection From Arrest Till February 22

The Wire / By The Wire Staff

Teltumbde has also been directed to appear before the investigating officer of the case on February 14 and 18.
The Bombay high court on Monday extended the interim protection granted to scholar Anand Teltumbde from February 11 to February 22 – the date it has set for the next hearing.
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Anand Teltumbde: “BJP govt wants to defame intellectuals”

Anand Teltumbde: “BJP govt wants to defame intellectuals”

Deccan Herald / By Ajmal V

Anand Teltumbde is a leading figure in management and big data analytics who teaches at the Goa Institute of Management. Teltumbde, an ex-MD & CEO of Petronet and Executive Director of BPCL, has penned at least 26 books as well as numerous articles and columns for various publications.
Teltumbde was named as one of the accused in the alleged Maoist plot that led to violence on the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle on Jan 1, 2018 near Pune.
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Hearing of Gadling’s cloned copies plea on February 15

Hearing of Gadling’s cloned copies plea on February 15

Times of India / By Vishwas Kothari TNN

PUNE: A special UAPA court in the city will hear on February 15 a miscellaneous matter arising from activist-lawyer Surendra Gadling’s plea to provide cloned copies of the 25 terabyte (TB) data, recovered by Pune police from the seized electronic devices of the activists held in the Elgar Parishad case, to all the accused.
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Bhima Koregaon Case – Pune court remand hearing proceedings

Bhima Koregaon Case – Pune court remand hearing proceedings

Kractivist.org/ By Kavita Srivastava

The court today was attended by a large number of friends from Pune and the rest of the country. From distinguished senior counsel Indira Jaising to law college students, the group included several representatives from unions, Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha and NTUI including its president Com. Vasudev, representatives from the PUCL, Bahujan Aghadi, and of other women and environmental were present in the court. All the lawyers including Siddharth Patil, Prakash, Nihal Singh Rathod, Shalini Gera, Barun Kumar, Sadiq, Sanobar Kishtewar were present.
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