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Month: September 2019

Maharashtra government files caveat in Bhima Koregaon case

Maharashtra government files caveat in Bhima Koregaon case

The New Indian Express / by By IANS

A caveat means that the party urge the court to not pass any order without hearing it.
New Delhi: The Maharashtra government on Tuesday filed a caveat in the Supreme Court anticipating Gautam Navlakha’s appeal against the Bombay High Court’s refusal to quash an FIR filed against him by the state police in the Bhima Koregoan case.
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HC directs police to file report on Sambhaji Bhide’s role in violence

HC directs police to file report on Sambhaji Bhide’s role in violence

Hindustan Times / by KAY Dodhiya

The octogenarian, along with others, had been booked for inciting violence at Bhima-Koregaon on January 1, 2018, which resulted in the death of one.
The Bombay high court (HC) on Monday directed the Pune Police to complete its investigation into the alleged involvement of 85-year-old activist Sambhaji Bhide in the Bhima-Koregaon riots and submit its report in a month.
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‘Knowledge Deemed Crime Against the State’: Students, Professors Stand With Hany Babu

‘Knowledge Deemed Crime Against the State’: Students, Professors Stand With Hany Babu


Protest at Delhi University

The Wire / by The Wire Staff

The signatories expressed shock at the Pune police raiding the DU professor’s house without a warrant.
New Delhi: Close to 400 teachers from various institutes and universities, and more than 500 students – mostly from the Delhi University (DU) – have expressed shock at the “illegal raid” at the residence of DU associate professor Hany Babu.
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Bombay HC Dismisses Gautam Navlakha’s Petition for Quashing FIR

Bombay HC Dismisses Gautam Navlakha’s Petition for Quashing FIR

Livelaw / by Nitish Kashyap

The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed a writ petition filed by human rights activist and journalist Gautam Navlakha seeking quashing of an FIR registered against him by Pune police alleging his involvement in inciting the violence at Koregaon Bhima in Pune on January 1, 2018. The Court observed that there was prima facie material against the 65-year-old referring to the document submitted in a sealed envelope by Additional Public Prosecutor Aruna Pai. The said document allegedly contained additional material against Navlakha.
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A grim situation

A grim situation

Millenniumpost / by Editorial Board

Maoism has been a persistent threat to India’s internal security and any effort to contain the menace is more than necessary. But recent times, however, have seen an apparent evolution of this idea to include unsuitable rebels and questioning voices that are boldly directed at the establishment. The Bhima Koregaon case comes back to highlight with the September 10 incident when a team of Pune police raided the home of Delhi University Associate Professor Hany Babu M T in Noida for more than six hours in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case.
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IDR Interviews Stan Swamy

IDR Interviews Stan Swamy

India Development Review (IDR) / by Sneha Philip and Smarinita Shetty

Stan Swamy [one of accused in the Bhima Koregaon case] is an activist, a social worker and a Jesuit priest who has spent many decades fighting for the rights of Adivasis in Jharkhand.
In this interview with IDR, Stan discusses the emergence and growth of people’s movements, his work with young Adivasi undertrials who are falsely accused of being Naxalites and the difficult choices that confront young Adivasis today.
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Hany Babu is Our Professor: Students in DU, JNU, UoH to protest raids on DU teacher’s house

Hany Babu is Our Professor: Students in DU, JNU, UoH to protest raids on DU teacher’s house

Exdexlive / by Johanna Deeksha

Ever since the raid at Delhi University professor Hany Babu’s house, there has been an outpouring of support from the academic and activist circles. Various student groups have also issued statements condemning the raid and rendering full support to the teacher. The students from his own department have also come out in support.
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Sign/read statement by students in solidarity with professor Hany Babu