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Month: August 2019

Bhima Koregaon commission agrees to hear arrested activists

Bhima Koregaon commission agrees to hear arrested activists

Mumbai Mirror / by Shruti Ganapatye

Sudhir Dhawale and Surendra Gadling will be brought to the ccommission on Sep 6-7 under Pune police security.
The Bhima Koregaon Commission of Inquiry has summoned two of the nine activists arrested last year in connection with the eponymous riots in Pune district on January 1, 2018.
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Accused to be examined in inquiry panel’s courtroom at old Zilla Parishad premises

Accused to be examined in inquiry panel’s courtroom at old Zilla Parishad premises

The Indian Express / by By Express News Service

Both Dhawale and Gadling are currently lodged in Yerawada jail and had filed affidavits before the commission, headed by retired Justice J N Patel.
After discussions with officials of Yerawada Central Prison, the Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday decided to examine two accused in the Elgaar Parishad case, Sudhir Dhawale and lawyer Surendra Gadling, in the same courtroom at the premises of the old Zilla Parishad where the hearings are currently underway.
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The UAPA Amendment And The Future Of Civil Liberties In A Constitutional Democracy

The UAPA Amendment And The Future Of Civil Liberties In A Constitutional Democracy

Youth Ki Awaas / by Nikhil Jois

Recently, the Home Minister Amit Shah introduced a legislation in the “people’s house” termed as the UAPA or Unauthorized Activities Prevention Act Amendment Bill 2019. The major change in the already existing law adds to the draconian characteristic which is carried by the law. The government intends to designate an individual as a “terrorist.” What’s more? The bill aims to designate an individual terrorist even before the accused be presented to the court for “due process” to prove someone a terrorist.
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Koregaon Bhima Inquiry Commission plans to examine Dhawale and Gadling in Yerwada jail

Koregaon Bhima Inquiry Commission plans to examine Dhawale and Gadling in Yerwada jail

The Indian Express / by Chandan Haygunde

Dhawale and Gadling had earlier filed affidavits before the Commission of Inquiry, which is looking into the sequence of events that led to the violence in Koregaon Bhima on January 1 last year, in which one person died and several others were injured.
The Commission of Inquiry intends to examine Sudhir Dhawale and Surendra Gadling, two of the nine arrested accused in the Elgaar Parishad case, in the first week of September. Both Dhawale, an activist, and Gadling, a lawyer, are currently lodged in Yerwada Central Prison.
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Analysis | UAPA: Updated anti-terror law is likely to weaken Indian democracy

Analysis | UAPA: Updated anti-terror law is likely to weaken Indian democracy

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The Leaflet / by Nivedhitha K

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Parliament despite searing opposition to the inclusion of new provisions in the existing law. The Bill drew flak on two accounts. One, the new changes undermine human rights. Secondly, the amendments undermine the structure of Indian federalism.
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UAPA Amendment 2019: Petition challenges unilateral power to declare Individuals as Terrorists

UAPA Amendment 2019: Petition challenges unilateral power to declare Individuals as Terrorists

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sabrangindia.in / by Sabrangindia

Just a week after the amendments to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 was notified giving the Central Government power unilateral to designate an individual as “terrorist”, a Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court praying that it be declared unconstitutional.
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Bombay HC Allows Sudha Bharadwaj To Attend Her Father’s Post-Funeral Rituals

Bombay HC Allows Sudha Bharadwaj To Attend Her Father’s Post-Funeral Rituals

Live Law / by Nitish Kashyap

Lawyer and civil rights activist Sudha Bharadwaj has been granted temporary bail by the Bombay High Court to attend her father’s post-funeral rituals and rites at Bangalore for a couple of days. Bharadwaj has been in Pune’s Yerwada Central Jail since last October in relation to allegations for inciting the caste-based violence that took place at Bhima Koregaon on January 1, 2018.
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Activist Sudha Bharadwaj Out On Bail To Attend Late Father’s Final Rites

She The People / by Poorvi Gupta

The Bombay High Court permitted civil rights activist and lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj to visit her family in Bengaluru to attend post-funeral rites after her father’s death. Bharadwaj was arrested by Pune Police about a year ago for alleged links with Maoists in Elgar Parishad- Bhima Koregaon case.
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Dissecting the ‘Maoist document’ about Gautam Navlakha

Dissecting the ‘Maoist document’ about Gautam Navlakha

Newslaundry / by Prateek Goyal

Rather than establish Navlakha’s ‘connections’ with Hizbul Mujahideen, the document highlights his government connections and is vehemently critical of the Maoist party and movement.
On July 24, the Pune police told the Mumbai High Court that activist Gautam Navlakha had connections with militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen. Sections of the media were quick to brand him a “terrorist” in primetime shows and reports. Tagging these as “exclusive” reports, the stories were based solely on what the police said and images of a “documents” linking Navlakha with Hizbul.
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