By India Civil Watch
Gautam Navlakha is a Delhi-based veteran journalist, author, civil liberties, human rights and peace activist best known for his fierce and sustained critique of the Indian state’s militarism against its own citizenry in three broad zones – the northeastern states, Kashmir valley, and the central Indian forested zone in Chhattisgarh. He has been actively involved with the People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) – one of India’s leading civil liberties and democratic rights defence organizations- working to protect, extend and help implement fundamental rights as guaranteed in the Indian constitution.
Scroll.in/ By Mridula Chari
A new accused has been added to the case, along with claims that poet Varavara Rao helped to procure weapons from Nepal.
The Pune police on Thursday filed a supplementary chargesheet against four human rights activists, poet Varavara Rao, lawyer Arun Ferreira, and human rights activists Vernon Gonsalves and Sudha Bharadwaj.
Live Law / By Live Law News Network
The Bombay High Court today extended till February 27 the interim protection from arrest granted to activist and academic Anand Teltumbde.
While Teltumbde’s plea seeking anticipatory bail was listed for hearing Friday, a single bench presided over by Justice N W Sambre adjourned the hearing and extended Teltumbde’s protection at the request of the latter’s counsel. Teltumbde is one of the 22 accused in the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case.
Scroll.in / By Scroll Staff
The chargesheet named activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and banned CPI (Maoist) leader Ganapathy.
Business Standard / by ANI
Hyderabad based poet Varavara Rao along with Nagpur activist and lawyer Surendra Gadling provided security-related information to wanted Maoists, alleged a supplementary charge sheet filed by the Pune Police on Thursday in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case.
Times of India / By Vishwas Kothari
Officiating UAPA judge S S Gosavi on Friday asked the state prosecution to file a written say on activist Surendra Gadling’s plea seeking cloned copies of the 25 terabyte electronic data police seized in the Elgar Parishad case from all the arrested accused.
Hoffington Post / By Huffington Post
An association of activists and scholars said that Modi government has been “using its authority to silence any voice that challenges its domination and repression”.
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.
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.
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