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2-Min Phone Calls To Family For Jailed Bhima Koregaon Activists

2-Min Phone Calls To Family For Jailed Bhima Koregaon Activists

Huffpost / by Piyasree Dasgupta

The national lockdown enforced due to the coronavirus outbreak has prevented the families from meeting the imprisoned activists.
A couple of weeks ago, Koel Sen received a call from a constable at the Byculla Jail in Mumbai, informing her that the facility to meet prisoners would be suspended soon, in view of the coronavirus outbreak in India.
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Anand Teltumbde: “Plot to kill PM” was a deliberate ploy to sensationalise the case

Anand Teltumbde: “Plot to kill PM” was a deliberate ploy to sensationalise the case

Asiavillennews.com / by Amit Bhardwaj

Teltumbde, accused in the Bhima-Koregaon case under the UAPA, claims that the entire case against him is fabricated. On March 16, the SC gave him three weeks to surrender. In conversation with Asiaville, the noted scholar said that the Bhima-Koregaon arrests are a deliberate attempt to trap noted civil rights activists opposed to the BJP’s ideology.
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Arun Ferreira: Our situation worse after NIA took over case

Arun Ferreira: Our situation worse after NIA took over case


Drawing by Arun Ferreira

Free Press Journal / by Bhavna Uchil

Says they’re holed up in Taloja jail barracks with no space even for chargesheets.
Mumbai: Activist Arun Ferreira, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case, told a National Investigation Agency (NIA) special court that the situation (of the accused) has worsened after NIA took over the case.
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Ambedkar Family on Anand Teltumbde: Extremely Concerned For His Life [Read Statement]

Ambedkar Family on Anand Teltumbde: Extremely Concerned For His Life [Read Statement]

Newsclick / by Newsclick

In a statement, the family expressed their solidarity with Dr. Anand Teltumbde, saying he was being hounded through the Elgar Parishad case.
The family of Babasaheb Ambedkar has issued a statement expressing concern regarding the “hounding” of Dr. Anand Teltumbde, saying that they are “extremely concerned for his life, and the suffering of his family if he is arrested and incarcerated like others.”
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Sagar Abraham-Gonsalves: I had a premonition of the long struggle ahead

Sagar Abraham-Gonsalves: I had a premonition of the long struggle ahead


Photo (centre) taken minutes before Vernon was taken away from the Police in 2018

fb/ by Sagar Abraham-Gonsalves

Today the Bhima Koregaon arrestees were brought to the Sessions Court in Mumbai.
As I made my way to the court along with the daughter of another arrestee, I couldn’t help but notice a feeling of gloom come over me. Even as we spoke to each other in the cab, I had a premonition of the long struggle ahead for both our parents and us. In spite of it being more than a year and a half since these arrests happened, the end seems nowhere in sight. The proceedings in court further reinforced these feelings.
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Stan Swamy: Six months of being hunted, yet not vanquished

Stan Swamy: Six months of being hunted, yet not vanquished

Counter Currents / by Stan Swamy

The second half of 2019 was both a very trying but sobering experience for me. Jharkhand police was after me and I was after the police! The difference was the police acted illegally and I acted legally …
An enduring pain within me has been whereas I have been privileged to have so many contacts where I could go, be protected and take on the State govt in court and get legal protection, whereas so many innocent persons who have been unjustly imprisoned and are still languishing in jails. And when I think of Bhima-Koregaon case, in which also I’m implicated as a “suspected accused”, so many eminent intellectuals, lawyers, poets, human rights defenders are still behind bars.
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Notice to extern VBA leader for Koregaon Bhima linked violence

Notice to extern VBA leader for Koregaon Bhima linked violence

The Times of India / by TNN

Kolhapur: Two years after violence erupted in Kolhapur in Kolhapur in the wake of the Koregaon Bhima incident, police have served externment notice to Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi (VBA) leader Anil Mhamane. Police said the notice was served on the basis intelligence report.
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Pawar Vs Uddhav, NIA Vs Maharashtra Police: What’s Going On In The Bhima Koregaon Case?

Pawar Vs Uddhav, NIA Vs Maharashtra Police: What’s Going On In The Bhima Koregaon Case?

Huffpost / by Pavan Dahat

The Maharashtra government’s flip-flop over giving the Bhima Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency suggests Union Home Minister Amit Shah has a lot of hide in this case.
Pune: The Maharashtra government refused to hand over the Bhima Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency, until it did. The state home ministry under the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)’s Anil Deshmukh was opposed to the NIA, but the Shiv Sena Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray wasn’t.
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Will Investigation into Phone Tapping in Maharashtra Open Pandora’s Box?

Will Investigation into Phone Tapping in Maharashtra Open Pandora’s Box?

Newsclick / by Amey Tirodkar

Maharashtra government has constituted a two-member committee on Monday to probe into the complaints of phone tapping made by a number of political leaders including Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut. They have alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) used police machinery to keep a watch on political opponents especially during the formation of the new three-party government in state.
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