Bhima-Koregaon witnessed the progressive manifestation of the resistance against dominant Hindutva brahmanical cultural coercion on the vast masses of people in the country.
The celebration at Bhima Koregaon brings to ashes the Hindutva political conspiracy of unifying India on the basis of brahmanical theological practices. Bhima Koregaon is a spatial manifestation of the resistance which the oppressed has presented to the oppressing class and caste of people. It has been the site of the people`s resistance against brahmanical feudal forces. Read more
Basic rights must be part of poll manifestos: Activists
RANCHI: Tribal rights activist Stan Swami and developmental economist known for labour rights activism Jean Dreze, along with representatives of civil society organisations, released a people’s manifesto under the Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha banner here on Monday. Read more
Decide Gautam Navlakha’s Plea Within 8 Weeks, SC Asks Bombay HC
The Supreme Court asked the Bombay High Court on Tuesday to decide on a plea moved by civil liberties activist Gautam Navlakha, seeking to quash the FIR lodged against him in the 2017 Koregaon-Bhima case, within eight weeks. Read more
The activist has sought anticipatory bail in Bhima-Koregaon violence case.
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday extended protection from arrest to academic-activist Anand Teltumbde in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case till March 22. Read more
Elgar Parishad Case: Sudha Bharadwaj’s Bail Order To Be Pronounced
The Bombay High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on the bail hearing of activist and lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj on Monday, 11 March. This comes about five months after the Pune High Court rejected her bail. Bharadwaj was first put on house arrest in August 2018 and then arrested by the Pune police in October 2018 in connection with the Elgar Parishad case. Read more
Maharashtra: Reply to Vernon Gonsalves’ plea challenging arrest, HC tells state
Gonsalves was arrested along with other activists Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj, P Varavara Rao and Gautam Navlakha last year in the case.
The Bombay high court has refused to give immediate relief to Vernon Gonsalves, an accused in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case. Mr Gonsalves had challenged the extension given by the district court to the police to file a charge sheet in the case. The HC has directed the state to file a reply by April 9. Read more
People’s Lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj honoured by Harvard University
Presently incarcerated in a jail in Pune, people’s lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj has been honoured by Harvard University, for her contribution towards law and policy. The National Secretary of the Peoples Union for Civil Liberties has been placed 5th in rank amongst 21 prominent women across the globe. Harvard University has previously honoured Angela Davis and Hillary Clinton. Read more
Human rights lawyer and activist Sudha Bharadwaj, arrested by Maharashtra Police under Unlawful Activities Prohibition Act in Bhima Koregaon case on allegations of Maoist links, has been honoured by the Harvard Law School. Read more
Bombay High Court extends pre-arrest relief of Anand Teltumbde till March 12
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday extended the pre-arrest relief of Dalit scholar Anand Teltumbde, till March 12. This means, the Pune Police, which is investigating the Bhima-Koregaon violence case, cannot arrest Teltumbde, one of the several human rights’ activists, till March 12. Read more