The Wire / By Sukanya Shantha
The statement attached to the chargesheet claims Sawant was not aware of the event’s agenda and that it was organised without the police’s permission.
Retired Supreme Court justice P.B. Sawant has alleged that the Pune rural police falsely attributed a statement to him in the recently filed chargesheet against five persons arrested in the Bhima Koregaon violence case.
JACOBIN / By Anand Teltumbde
Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party are carrying out an audacious campaign to arrest left activists and silence dissent in India. The country is on a path toward fascism.
The Wire / By Akhil Vasudevan
The Bhima Koregaon link is helping the police in three ways – it is delegitimising a people’s movement by accusing it of having Maoist links, covering up for the real perpetrators while targeting those who are fighting for the marginalised in the country.
Letter of Mumbai Electric Employees Union to the Chief Minister regarding arrest of four of their members and on behalf of the other workers.
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The Leaflet / By KRITIKA A
Advocate Susan Abraham was one among the rights activists whose house was raided on the morning of August 28. She talks to The Leaflet about the raids, their connection to the Bhima Koregaon chain of events and the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act which has been used to incarcerate the rights activists.
The Wire / Sukanya Shantha
Victims of the violence have alleged that the commission is treating them like criminals rather than witnesses.
The Caravan / By Tusha Mittal
The Caravan publishes report of police-appointed committee, headed by Dhende, that finds Hindutva outfits “pre-planned” the Bhima Koregaon violence
The Leaflet / By Kritika A
The arrests of human rights activists and lawyers on August 28 and earlier on June 6, 2018 are all part of a wider theatre of Hindutva’s state-sponsored repression on those demanding democratic rights and freedoms for the most marginalised of Indian citizens. What began with Bhima-Koregaon had actually begun long back, with the atrocities against Dalits and Adivasis crossing the political threshold, such as those in Una and Saharanpur, as well as the ‘institutional murder’ of Rohith Vemula in January 2016.
Sanhati / By Stan Swamy
Maharashtra police held a press conference in Mumbai on August 31, 2018. Additional Director-General (law and order) of Maharashtra police Mr. Parambir Singh told the media that in relation to the incident of Bhima-Koregaon, initially a FIR was lodged on January 8, 2018. According to him the name of Stan Swamy was added in the aforesaid FIR on August 23 along with the names of Arun Fereira, Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalvez, Sudha Bhardwaj, Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde.
Youth Ki Awaaz / By Varsha Torgalkar
On June 6, six months after the FIR with regards to violence at Bhima Koregaon was filed, Pune police arrested five activists – Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut and Surendra Gadling from Nagpur, Sudhir Dhawale from Mumbai and Rona Wilson from Delhi – stating alleged links of the Elgar Parishad with Maoists. However, Ravindra Kadam, Joint Commissioner of Police, Pune, said, “Whether speeches made at Elgar caused violence or not is yet to be investigated.”
Scroll.in / By Aarefa Johari
Five months after the caste-based violence in Maharashtra’s Bhima Koregaon town, the state police has shifted the focus of its investigation from Hindutva leaders Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide to a group of five social activists working with Dalits, Adivasis and political prisoners.