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SC Sets Aside Bombay HC Judgment Which Refused Additional Time To File Chargesheet Under UAPA

SC Sets Aside Bombay HC Judgment Which Refused Additional Time To File Chargesheet Under UAPA

Live Law / By Live Law News Network

The Supreme Court today set aside the Bombay High Court judgment which had refused to grant additional time beyond 90 days under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for filing the charge sheet against lawyer Surendra Gadling and four other activists arrested in Bhima Koregaon case.
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Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on Bhima Koregaon activists’ statutory bail tomorrow

Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on Bhima Koregaon activists’ statutory bail tomorrow

The Leaflet / By Nihalsing B Rahod

Judgment is to be pronounced tomorrow, February 13, 2019, by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the Supreme Court, which will pronounce judgment on the appeal file by Maharashtra government against the Bombay High Court decision refusing the cops a 90-day extension to file a chargesheet against the Bhima Koregaon arrestees, including Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut, Rona Wilson, Professor Shoma Sen and Sudhir Dhawale.
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Why Modi Government’s Persecution of Intellectuals Should Worry Us All

Why Modi Government’s Persecution of Intellectuals Should Worry Us All

The Wire / By Rohit Kumar

Intellectuals are imperative to a democracy and are connected closely with our right to think freely – which is why they figure high on an authoritarian regime’s list of targets.
The Assamese Sahitya Akademi awardee, Hiren Gohain has been charged with sedition, and Dalit scholar Anil Teltumbde is facing a prison sentence on charges of being part of an ‘urban Maoist’ plot to incite violence at Bhima Koregaon. Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Gautam Navlakha and Vernon Gonsalves – some of the most respected voices in the field of tribal rights activism – were arrested last year on similar charges.
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How one of five activists the Pune police sought to arrest in August avoided custody

How one of five activists the Pune police sought to arrest in August avoided custody

Scroll.in / By Sruthisagar Yamunan

The Delhi High Court acted almost immediately when Gautam Navlakha challenged his transit remand.
As the four weeks of protection given to Anand Teltumbde by the Supreme Court run out on Monday, the senior professor at the Goa Institute of Management faces the possibility of arrest in the Bhima Koregaon case.
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Bombay High Court Grants Anand Teltumbde Protection From Arrest Till February 22

Bombay High Court Grants Anand Teltumbde Protection From Arrest Till February 22

The Wire / By The Wire Staff

Teltumbde has also been directed to appear before the investigating officer of the case on February 14 and 18.
The Bombay high court on Monday extended the interim protection granted to scholar Anand Teltumbde from February 11 to February 22 – the date it has set for the next hearing.
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Hearing of Gadling’s cloned copies plea on February 15

Hearing of Gadling’s cloned copies plea on February 15

Times of India / By Vishwas Kothari TNN

PUNE: A special UAPA court in the city will hear on February 15 a miscellaneous matter arising from activist-lawyer Surendra Gadling’s plea to provide cloned copies of the 25 terabyte (TB) data, recovered by Pune police from the seized electronic devices of the activists held in the Elgar Parishad case, to all the accused.
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Bhima Koregaon Case – Pune court remand hearing proceedings

Bhima Koregaon Case – Pune court remand hearing proceedings

Kractivist.org/ By Kavita Srivastava

The court today was attended by a large number of friends from Pune and the rest of the country. From distinguished senior counsel Indira Jaising to law college students, the group included several representatives from unions, Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha and NTUI including its president Com. Vasudev, representatives from the PUCL, Bahujan Aghadi, and of other women and environmental were present in the court. All the lawyers including Siddharth Patil, Prakash, Nihal Singh Rathod, Shalini Gera, Barun Kumar, Sadiq, Sanobar Kishtewar were present.
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From toilet breaks to cancer tests, Bhima Koregaon accused in Pune prison forced to fight for basics

From toilet breaks to cancer tests, Bhima Koregaon accused in Pune prison forced to fight for basics

Scroll.in / By Mridula Chari

Yerawada Central Jail, Maharashtra’s largest prison, is notorious for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
Eighty-year-old Varavara Rao asked for a mattress to sleep on inside Pune’s Yerawada Central Jail last month. He was given extra blankets instead. When his lawyer challenged this in court, the authorities took back the blankets.
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The forgotten of Bhima-Koregaon arrests: Ordeals of Dalit advocate Surendra Gadling and revolutionary poet Varavara Rao

The forgotten of Bhima-Koregaon arrests: Ordeals of Dalit advocate Surendra Gadling and revolutionary poet Varavara Rao

The Leaflet / By Nihalsing B Rathod

While there are many lapses, the malafide intentions of the police machinery at the behest of their political masters are writ large. Justice D Y Chandrachud was not at all mistaken to call Maharashtra police “untrustworthy” in this landmark dissenting judgment in the Bhima-Koregaon case.
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Sudha Bhardwaj moves HC to seek bail

Sudha Bhardwaj moves HC to seek bail

Business Standard / By Press Trust of India

Human rights activist and lawyer Sudha Bhardwaj, arrested in connection with the Elgar Parishad case, has moved the Bombay High Court to seek bail.
The plea was taken up for hearing on Wednesday by Justice N W Sambre.
Bhardwaj, through her lawyer Yug Chaudhary, challenged the decision of a Pune court that had rejected her bail plea in October last year.
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