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Month: July 2020

Inform Anand Teltumbde’s family about his Covid-19 test results: Bombay HC

Inform Anand Teltumbde’s family about his Covid-19 test results: Bombay HC


Solidarity program, 2020

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

Vernon Gonsalves back in Taloja jail after testing negative for Covid-19.
A Division Bench of Justices R D Dhanuka and V G Bisht on Friday heard a petition by activist Vernon Gonsalves (61) and professor Teltumbde (68), who were co-accused Varavara Rao’s co-inmates at Taloja Central Jail, seeking they should be tested for Covid-19 for being in close contact with Rao.
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We Demand VV Rao’s Immediate Release – More So As We spoke to him today

We Demand VV Rao’s Immediate Release – More So As We spoke to him today


Family members in May 2020

By VV Rao´s family members P Hemalata, P Sahaja, P Anala, P Pavana

Press Release, July 31, 2020

As per the Bombay High Court’s direction to Nanavati Hospital on July 28 to permit Varavara Rao’s family to visit him, subject to Hospital protocols and Government’s norms in respect of Covid patients, we, the family members were allowed to speak to him in a video conference, as protocols do not permit personal visits.
Thus through video conference we interacted with Varavara Rao for about twenty minutes in the afternoon of Friday, July 31. He looked much more frail and weak and his physical condition did not seem to be well.

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Students’ Statement of Solidarity: Release Prof. Hany Babu

Students’ Statement of Solidarity: Release Prof. Hany Babu


Solidarity at Delhi University in 2019

By Students in Solidarity With Prof. Hany Babu / @WithHanyBabu

We, the 322 undersigned former and current students of Prof Hany Babu M.T., condemn his arrest by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday and stand in firm solidarity with him.

We, the undersigned former and current students of Prof Hany Babu M.T., condemn his arrest by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday and stand in firm solidarity with him.

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9 dates in 48 days – Covid bail plea of Sudha Bharadwaj

9 dates in 48 days – Covid bail plea of Sudha Bharadwaj

The Print / by Bhadra Sinha

New Delhi:It’s been 48 days since advocate Sudha Bharadwaj, one of 11 activists arrested in connection with the 2018 Bhima-Koregaon violence in Pune, approached the Bombay High Court for bail on medical grounds…
Since she filed it on 10 June, her bail petition has been listed for hearing nine times. On five of these occasions, the petition was not heard at all because the court hours were up before its chance came.
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Solidarity with Hany Babu – Various Statements

Solidarity with Hany Babu – Various Statements

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If we do not speak up now against the arrest of Professor Hany Babu, we may lose India forever

30/07/2020

The Wire / by Apoorvanand

The Constitution give us the right to think and express ourselves in our own way. It cannot be criminalised so casually.
Hany Babu has been arrested. Even though the news was not surprising, it shocked me. It is unsettling to think that we will no longer walk past a class overflowing with students with Hany Babu inside, that we do not know how long it will take to bump into him again in the corridors of Delhi University’s Arts Faculty.
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Statement by Federation of Central Universities Teachers´ Associations (FEDCUTA)

29/07/2020

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Statement by Birsa Amedkar Phule Students Association

29/07/2020

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Statement by All India Democratic Students´ Organisation

29/07/2020

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Hany Babu Is Guilty – of Helping Students Develop an Interest in Language, Region and Culture

29/07/2020

The Wire / by Jyotirmoy Talukdar

When I was an MA student, the Delhi University professor taught me how linguistic purism operates and is intrinsically connected to the construction and maintenance of a national identity.
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Student outfits, teachers condemn arrest of DU professor Hany Babu

29/07/2020

Outlook / by pti & updating with statements of students

New Delhi, Jul 28 (PTI) A section of the Delhi University fraternity and some student outfits condemned the arrest of professor Hany Babu MT by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday, saying it was “a blatant attempt to silence dissent”.
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Prof. Hany Babu’s arrest is a blatant silencing of dissent

29/07/2020

India Resists / by Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association & Campaign against the witch hunt of anti-CAA Activists

Our colleague from Delhi University, Hany Babu, has become the 12th person to be arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case. The die had been cast perhaps when in September 2019 the Pune Police conducted an unlawful raid on his home, seizing his electronic devices and books, without even deigning to follow requisite procedure. For the past two and a half years, the Pune police first, and now the NIA, have been conducting a blatant witch hunt in the name of investigations in the Bhima Koregaon Elgar Parishad case – raiding and arresting activists, academics and even lawyers who have stood with the most marginalised.
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From Setting the Syllabus to Doing Ground Work, Hany Babu Has Been Devoted to Social Change

29/07/2020

The Wire / by Indradeep Bhattacharyya

Fellow academics describe the professor as someone committed to lifting the downtrodden and one who considers the law his ally, not adversary.
The arrest of Delhi University professor Hany Babu M.T. sent shockwaves across the academic fraternity on Tuesday even as his former and present students vociferously objected to his arrest by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) in Mumbai where he was being interrogated since July 23.
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Condemn The Arbitary Arrest Of Prof. Hany Babu!

28/07/2020

By Campaign Against State Repression

28/07/2020
Stop the witch-hunt of human rights defenders by the NIA!
Immediately release all political prisoners!

July 28th 2020: The Campaign Against State Repression (CASR) condemns the arrest of Professor Hany Babu MT at Mumbai by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the Bhima Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad case. Despite the surging cases of COVID-19 in both Delhi and Mumbai, Prof. Babu of the Department of English in Delhi University was summoned as a witness and forced by the NIA to travel to Mumbai after being denied the option of video conferencing.
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Statement by students of Miranda House

28/07/2020

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DU professor Hany Babu sent to NIA custody until August 4

DU professor Hany Babu sent to NIA custody until August 4

The Times of India / by Rebecca Samervel

Granting the week-long custody, special judge AT Wankhede said that looking at the nature of the offences and allegations levelled against Babu, the demand of police custody remand by the investigating officer was well founded. “The allegations made against the accused are of serious nature. It is alleged that the accused is having connections and links with banned outfit CPI (M). The investigating officer wants to confront him with various facts established from the other accused,” the court said.
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Who Is Anand Teltumbde?

Who Is Anand Teltumbde?

The Struggle Against Dalit Oppression in India

31/07/2020

Jacobin / by Kunal Chattopadhyay

The Indian state has imprisoned the Dalit intellectual Anand Teltumbde on trumped-up charges of terrorism and subversion. His activism and writing on caste and class are needed more than ever in the struggle against both casteism and capitalism.
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Who’s Afraid of Anand Teltumbde?

24/01/2020

The Wire / by N. Balmurli

Teltumbde’s writing has exposed the hypocrisy of the votaries of neo-liberal capitalism, caste deniers and Hindutva triumphalists. It is they who seek to silence him today.
… A consummate polymath, Anand Teltumbde is at once comfortable with hard-nosed political-economic analyses of globalisation, as with the cultural-politics of caste identities and caste-class dialectics, or with the techno-business strategic policy formulations that figure in trade journals.
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Gonsalves’s Covid report negative, yet to get Teltumbde’s result

Gonsalves’s Covid report negative, yet to get Teltumbde’s result

Hindustan Times / by K A Q Dodhiya

The state has informed the Bombay high court (HC) that the Covid-19 report of Elgar Parishad accused, activist Vernon Gonsalves, has come negative, while the test result of another accused, Dr Anand Teltumbde, is awaited.
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Maharashtra govt seeks time to know if Teltumbde is tested for COVID-19

The Hindu / by Sonam Saigal

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday sought time to find out if COVID-19 test has been done on Anand Teltumbde lodged at the Taloja central jail.
A division bench of justices RD Dhanuka and VG Bisht was hearing two petitions filed by Vernon Gonsalves, 61, and Mr. Teltumbde, 68, urging the court to conduct a swab test on them too as they were in close proximity with Varavara Rao inside the jail.
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