The Hindustan Times / by Surendra P Gangan
The government, however, clarified that the cases it is considering withdrawing are non-serious in nature and that some, such as those registered for anti-state activities against the Elgar Parishad organisers will not be reviewed.
The Economic Times / by By Rashmi Rajput
A report prepared during the time of the Devendra Fadnavis govt lists only 56 out of a total 641 cases as serious. The list does not include cases linking prominent activists to the Elgaar Parishad event.
Mumbai: The new Maha Vikas Aghadi government has promised to review cases registered in the wake of the Koregaon Bhima violence and the Maratha quota stir, but a report on this filed by the Maharashtra police is already pending before the state home department.
Times of India / by Prafulla Marpakwar & Swati Deshpande
MUMBAI: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday assured a delegation of NCP leaders that criminal cases filed against Dalit activists in connection with the violence at Bhima-Koregaon on January 2 and 3, 2018 would be withdrawn as early as possible …
The Bhima-Koregaon cases are different from the ones related to the Elgar Parishad rally held before the January violence. Nine activists held in the Elgar Parishad case have been accused of having links with the banned CPI (Maoist), which Pune police claim supported and funded the Elgar Parishad in Pune on December 31, 2017.
Poster: Solidarity program Nov 2018
Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff
They claimed the youngsters were falsely implicated.
A delegation of the Nationalist Congress Party on Tuesday met Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to demand that the new state government withdraws cases against all Dalit protesters in connection with the violence at Bhima Koregaon in January 2018, reported The Times of India. The NCP is part of the Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition government led by Thackeray.
Pic: Solidarity banner, 2018
Hindustan Times / by Shalaka Shinde
Last extension ended on Nov 9; current extension to end in Feb 2020.
After 21 months and four extensions, the two-member Bhima Koregaon Inquiry Commission set up by the previous Devendra Fadnavis Government is nowhere close to submitting its findings into the causes of the caste riots that shook up Maharashtra in January 2018.
The Hindu / by Shoumojit Banerjee
Commission receives 500 affidavits; Ambedkarite parties question tardy progress.
The two-member commission set up by the State government to probe the causes of the Bhima-Koregaon clash that occurred on January 1, 2018, and identify those responsible for it has received another extension for a period of three months.
Pune Mirror / by Shruti Ganapa
The Bhima Koregaon Commission’s future has been left hanging in the balance due to the delay in the formation of the Maharashtra government. The panel’s tenure ends on November 8, and the new chief minister needs to approve any extension.
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The Wire / #BeyondTheHeadlines with Siddharth Varadarajan
Thanks to WhatsApp taking on the Israeli firm NSO for installing the ‘Pegasus’ malware on rights activists around the world, India’s dirty surveillance secrets are slowly tumbling out. In this episode of Beyond the Headlines, Siddharth Varadarajan looks at the manner in which individuals connected to the Bhima Koregaon case have been targeted and asks what the legal basis for this snooping is?
The Wire / by Sukanya Shantha
Nihalsing Rathod says he was first contacted by CitizenLab researchers, who have done work on Pegasus, and then later by WhatsApp about his phone being compromised.
Mumbai: Over the last two years, Nagpur-based human rights lawyer Nihalsing Rathod has received receiving calls on WhatsApp from unknown numbers. These calls would be made from international numbers, and would invariably turn out to be a group call.
Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff
Nihalsing Rathod and Adivasi rights activist Bela Bhatia were among the targets of the security breach notified about the problem by the messaging platform.
The incriminatory letters cited as evidence in the Bhima Koregaon case may have been planted by government agencies through a spyware that targeted Indian journalists and human rights activists on WhatsApp, Nagpur-based advocate Nihalsing Rathod told Scroll.in on Thursday.