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Misleading, fallacious medical report led to Sudha Bharadwaj bail denial: Relatives

Misleading, fallacious medical report led to Sudha Bharadwaj bail denial: Relatives


Chhattisgarh, Aug 28, 2020

Counterview / by Counterview Representative

The family members and friends* of Sudha Bharadwaj, who was arrested two years ago in the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case, have described the denial of bail to the top human rights lawyer and labour leader by a division bench of the Bombay High Court on August 28 “as gross injustice.”
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Bombay HC denies bail to Sudha Bhardwaj on medical grounds [read order]

Bombay HC denies bail to Sudha Bhardwaj on medical grounds [read order]


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The Leaflet / by The Leaflet

The Bombay High Court Friday refused to grant bail to activist Sudha Bharadwaj on medical grounds.
A division bench of Justices V G Bisht and RD Dhanuka accepted the statement made by the Public Prosecutor that as and when any further treatment, medication and hospitalization is required to Bharadwaj as may be advised by the concerned Medical Officer, it would be provided to the Appellant.
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Bombay HC Rejects Sudha Bharadwaj’s Petition Seeking Bail On Medical Grounds

28/08/2020

Live Law / by Nitish Kashyap

The Bombay High Court on Friday rejected Sudha Bharadwaj’s writ petition seeking bail on medical grounds and challenging an order passed by a Special NIA Court rejecting her bail on medical grounds. Court noted that prison authorities will continue providing her medical aid for her chronic ailments and rejected her plea.
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Bombay HC denies bail to activist Sudha Bharadwaj in Elgar Parishad case

28/08/2020

The Print / by pti

Bharadwaj sought bail on grounds that she suffered from chronic conditions which put her at higher risk of contracting Covid-19, which the NIA refuted.
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday refused to grant bail to lawyer and activist Sudha Bharadwaj, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Koregaon Bhima case being probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
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Ludwig Lewisohn’s 1927 Book Has Lessons for Indian Minorities Today: A Review From Jail

Ludwig Lewisohn’s 1927 Book Has Lessons for Indian Minorities Today: A Review From Jail

The Wire / by Sudha Bharadwaj

An exploration of Jewishness written long before the Holocaust shows how fraternity and solidarity are required to overcome majoritarianism and fascism.
A month ago, Sudha Bharadwaj wrote the following review by hand in Mumbai’s Byculla Jail. While her friends and family typed the text for possible publication, Bharadwaj was diagnosed with a heart disease. As she remains incarcerated in an overcrowded prison on the basis of contentious charges for her alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case, appeals for her bail are ongoing.
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Video: Revisiting the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case

Video: Revisiting the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case

TWO YEARS AND COUNTING…
Revisiting the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case

SESSSIONS AND SPEAKERS
Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case: Mihir Desai • Vrinda Grover
Views from the Movements • Dr. Ravikumar • Aruna Roy • Nikhil Dey • Ulka Mahajan
Crushing Dissent Through Laws: Rebecca John • Prashant Bhushan
Cultural Performance: Relaa • Yalgaar
REMEMBRANCES
Family Members and Colleagues of: Sudha Bharadwaj, Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut, Arun Ferriera, Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhawale, Vernon Gonsalves, Hany Babu, Rona Wilson, Varavara Rao.

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Denial of Bail by Bombay HC is Gross Injustice: Kin and Colleagues of Sudha Bharadwaj

Denial of Bail by Bombay HC is Gross Injustice: Kin and Colleagues of Sudha Bharadwaj

Chhattisgarh August 28, 2020

Kractivist / by Kin and Colleagues of Sudha Bharadwaj

Exactly two years after her arrest in the infamous Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case, on Friday 28 August, a Division Bench of the Bombay High Court turned down the medical bail application of Sudha Bharadwaj, a well-known trade unionist and lawyer from Chhattisgarh.
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PUCL and other National Organizations Call for a Week of Protest

PUCL and other National Organizations Call for a Week of Protest

Mainstream Weekly / by Mainstream

Organizations from All Over India Issue a call for a Protest Week (Aug 28 – Sep 5), Urging People to Stand Up for Civil Liberties
Over 70 organizations and several individuals from around the country endorsed the call initiated by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties to conduct protest actions from August 28 to September 5, considering the deterioration in Civil Liberties in the recent past. This call was given marking August 28 as the day when two years ago, 5 human rights activists — Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferriera and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested in the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case.
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Rights Bodies Urge President Kovind to Note Several Blatant Human Rights Violations

The Wire / by The Wire Staff

New Delhi: The PUCL (People’s Union for Civil Liberties), Janhastakshep and Citizens for Democracy have collectively authored a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, urging the release of intellectuals, writers, professors, students, anti-CAA activists implicated in the Elgar Parishad case and for the February Delhi violence. The signatories have also requested the repeal of the Citizenship Amendment Act and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, along with the restoration of Articles 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir.
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Incarcerated, ‘erudite’ scholar Rona Wilson worked for release of political prisoners

Incarcerated, ‘erudite’ scholar Rona Wilson worked for release of political prisoners

Counterview / by Atul, Sandeep Pandey

Rona Wilson is a prison rights activist who has been in jail since April 2018 and denied bail several times. The Pune Police raided his home in Delhi on April 17, 2018, and arrested him subsequently for his alleged role in the Bhima Koregaon violence in January that year. A few months later, the agencies also accused him of being part of a larger naxal plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a Rajeev Gandhi style and overthrow the current government.
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