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Month: October 2019

JJM condemns attachment of Stan Swamy’s belongings by Jharkhand police

JJM condemns attachment of Stan Swamy’s belongings by Jharkhand police

Sabrangindia / by Sabrangindia

The Jharkand Janadhikar Morcha (JJM) has condemned the incessant harassment of human rights defender, Stan Swamy by the Jharkand police
On October 21, a team of Khunti police attached the belongings of 83-year old Stan Swamy, a well-known activist of Jharkhand, from his residence at the Bagaicha campus in Namkum, near Ranchi.
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Father Stan Swamy’s property attached

Father Stan Swamy’s property attached

The Telegraph / by Raj Kumar

Ranchi: Police had to contend with a table, a steel almirah, three chairs and a bed
The police on Monday attached the property of priest-activist Father Stan Swamy at his Namkum home, as he had not appeared in court over a case concerning a Facebook post last year that upheld the demand of Sarna tribals for their own code in the Census.
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Court can’t take cognisance of seized e-data now: Activists

Court can’t take cognisance of seized e-data now: Activists

The Times of India / by Vishwas Kothari

Pune: Defence lawyer Shahid Akhtar and activist-accused Surendra Gadling argued on Friday that the special UAPA court cannot draw any presumption about the authenticity and integrity of the electronic evidence the city police seized in the Elgar Parishad case, before recording of evidence during the trial.
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State: Probe to unearth deep-rooted conspiracy

State: Probe to unearth deep-rooted conspiracy

The Times of India / by Vishwas Kothari

Pune: District government pleader Ujjwala Pawar, while initiating her counter-submissions to the bail pleas, argued that the Supreme Court and the Bombay high court had concluded in successive rulings since the September 28, 2018, judgment in the Romila Thapar petition that the ongoing investigation was to unearth a deep-rooted conspiracy that went beyond Elgar Parishad and the subsequent caste clashes at Koregaon Bhima.
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Procession and Assembly in Chhattisgarh

Procession and Assembly in Chhattisgarh

Cgbasket.in / by Anuj Shrivastava

Today thousands of laborers of Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha-Mazdoor Karyakarta Committee (CMM-MKC) and Pragatisheel Cement Shramik Sangh (PCSS) came out on the streets of Bhilai (Chhattisgarh).
Speakers in the meeting said that nowadays the right of the workers to speak up is being taken away and that this is an attack on the right of freedom of expression. They also said that they stand in solidarity with advocate Sudha Bhardwaj who spoke on the rights of workers and who was arrested under UAPA. They criticised that she has not been released on bail even after one year and that this directly violates democratic values.
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Bail Applications of three social activists rejected by Bombay High Court

Bail Applications of three social activists rejected by Bombay High Court

Sabrangindia / by Sabrangindia

After the Special Court in Pune rejected the bail applications of Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj and Vernon Gonsalves, the Bombay High Court upheld the same and rejected their bail pleas, giving a major blow to the case of social activists, who have argued that they had no direct connection with the Elgar Parishad which took place in Pune in January 2018. While the perpetrators of the violence remain at large, the apparent “instigators” of the attack languish in jails.
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Reasons Cited By Bombay HC For Denial Of Bail To Activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves & Arun Ferreira [Read Judgment]

Reasons Cited By Bombay HC For Denial Of Bail To Activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves & Arun Ferreira [Read Judgment]

Livelaw.in / by Nitish Kshyap

Rejecting bail applications by activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, Justice SV Kotwal observed that there was prima facie evidence that all three-applicant accused were active members of CPI(Maoist), a banned organisation, which attracts Section 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
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Activist Gautam Navlakha’s interim protection from arrest extended by 4 weeks

Activist Gautam Navlakha’s interim protection from arrest extended by 4 weeks

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The Supreme Court also granted Navlakha permission to approach an appropriate court for pre-arrest bail.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended by four weeks the interim protection from arrest granted to activist Gautam Navlakha in the Bhima Koregaon case, Bar and Bench reported. It also granted Navlakha permission to approach an appropriate court seeking pre-arrest bail.
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Bombay HC rejects bail plea of Sudha Bhardwaj, two others

Bombay HC rejects bail plea of Sudha Bhardwaj, two others

The Indian Express / by Express Web Desk

The Bombay High Court Tuesday rejected the bail application of activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves in connection with the Elgaar Parishad case for their alleged links with the banned CPI-Maoist.
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