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‘Police Attributed False Statement to Me in Bhima Koregaon Chargesheet’: Justice Sawant

‘Police Attributed False Statement to Me in Bhima Koregaon Chargesheet’: Justice Sawant

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.
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McCarthyism in Modi’s India

McCarthyism in Modi’s India

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.
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Bhima Koregaon Has Become a Pretext to Arrest Innocent Workers

Bhima Koregaon Has Become a Pretext to Arrest Innocent Workers

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.
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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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Video: Advocate Susan Abraham on #BhimaKoregaonArrests, UAPA

Video: Advocate Susan Abraham on #BhimaKoregaonArrests, UAPA

en | 15 min | 2018

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.
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Anatomy of a clampdown and the history of a long oppression

Anatomy of a clampdown and the history of a long oppression

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.
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Case against me is nothing but an absolute fabrication

Case against me is nothing but an absolute fabrication

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.
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By Arresting Dalit Activists For Bhima Koregaon Violence, Govt. Wants To Brand Them As Maoists

By Arresting Dalit Activists For Bhima Koregaon Violence, Govt. Wants To Brand Them As Maoists

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.”
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A poet, a lawyer, a professor: These are the five activists held for sparking Bhima Koregaon clashes

A poet, a lawyer, a professor: These are the five activists held for sparking Bhima Koregaon clashes

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.
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