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Koregaon Bhima Inquiry Commission plans to examine Dhawale and Gadling in Yerwada jail

Koregaon Bhima Inquiry Commission plans to examine Dhawale and Gadling in Yerwada jail

The Indian Express / by Chandan Haygunde

Dhawale and Gadling had earlier filed affidavits before the Commission of Inquiry, which is looking into the sequence of events that led to the violence in Koregaon Bhima on January 1 last year, in which one person died and several others were injured.
The Commission of Inquiry intends to examine Sudhir Dhawale and Surendra Gadling, two of the nine arrested accused in the Elgaar Parishad case, in the first week of September. Both Dhawale, an activist, and Gadling, a lawyer, are currently lodged in Yerwada Central Prison.
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Bombay HC Allows Sudha Bharadwaj To Attend Her Father’s Post-Funeral Rituals

Bombay HC Allows Sudha Bharadwaj To Attend Her Father’s Post-Funeral Rituals

Live Law / by Nitish Kashyap

Lawyer and civil rights activist Sudha Bharadwaj has been granted temporary bail by the Bombay High Court to attend her father’s post-funeral rituals and rites at Bangalore for a couple of days. Bharadwaj has been in Pune’s Yerwada Central Jail since last October in relation to allegations for inciting the caste-based violence that took place at Bhima Koregaon on January 1, 2018.
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Activist Sudha Bharadwaj Out On Bail To Attend Late Father’s Final Rites

She The People / by Poorvi Gupta

The Bombay High Court permitted civil rights activist and lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj to visit her family in Bengaluru to attend post-funeral rites after her father’s death. Bharadwaj was arrested by Pune Police about a year ago for alleged links with Maoists in Elgar Parishad- Bhima Koregaon case.
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Dissecting the ‘Maoist document’ about Gautam Navlakha

Dissecting the ‘Maoist document’ about Gautam Navlakha

Newslaundry / by Prateek Goyal

Rather than establish Navlakha’s ‘connections’ with Hizbul Mujahideen, the document highlights his government connections and is vehemently critical of the Maoist party and movement.
On July 24, the Pune police told the Mumbai High Court that activist Gautam Navlakha had connections with militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen. Sections of the media were quick to brand him a “terrorist” in primetime shows and reports. Tagging these as “exclusive” reports, the stories were based solely on what the police said and images of a “documents” linking Navlakha with Hizbul.
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Sudha Bharadwaj urges court to stop harassment of her visitors

Sudha Bharadwaj urges court to stop harassment of her visitors


pic: Sudha Bharadwaj addressing a program in Chhattisgarh (CMM archive)

Hindustan Times / by Shalaka Shinde

Pune: A lawyer and civil rights activist, Sudha Bhardwaj was arrested from her house in Faridabad in August 2018 on charges of being an ‘urban Maoist’.
Sudha Bhardwaj, 58, one of the nine people arrested in the Elgar Parishad case, appealed to a court here on Monday to direct the police to stop “harassing” her visitors.
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Front Line Defenders expresses concern on “Imminent arrest” of Fr. Stan Swamy and other Jharkhand activists

Front Line Defenders expresses concern on “Imminent arrest” of Fr. Stan Swamy and other Jharkhand activists

Sabrang India / by Sabrang India

On Tuesday, while hearing a petition filed by human rights defender, Jharkhand activist and a Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy, the Ranchi High Court refused to grant him and others protection from arrest and scheduled the next hearing for August 7.
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Video: UAPA Amendment: Why Giving Govt Power to Declare Individuals `Terrorits´ is Problematic?

Video: UAPA Amendment: Why Giving Govt Power to Declare Individuals `Terrorits´ is Problematic?


en | 26:22 min | 2019

By The Polis Project

Suchitra Vijayan speaks to lawyer Darshna Mitra about the UAPA act, its long and violent history of weaponizing National security concerns to crush dissent, and what the recent amendments mean for the future of India as a constitutional republic.
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Bombay HC reserves verdict on activist Gautam Navlakha’s plea seeking to quash FIR

Bombay HC reserves verdict on activist Gautam Navlakha’s plea seeking to quash FIR


pic: Wikimedia Commons/Siddeeq

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The Bombay High Court on Friday reserved its verdict on activist Gautam Navlakha’s plea seeking to quash a first information report filed against him for alleged links with Maoists. Navlakha was among five activists arrested last August in connection with the Elgar Parishad and Bhima Koregaon case.
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Be afraid, be very afraid: Why amendments to UAPA are deeply wrong

Be afraid, be very afraid: Why amendments to UAPA are deeply wrong

Mumbai Mirror / by Invitation Chitranshul Sinha

The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 (UAPA) was enacted by the Indira Gandhi government as a statute to prevent, curb and punish any ‘unlawful activity’. Such activities were, loosely speaking, seditious activities or such other activities against the territorial integrity and sovereignty of India.
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Lok Sabha passes UAPA Bill: Home minister Amit Shah sends strong message against ‘urban Naxals’, Maoists

Lok Sabha passes UAPA Bill: Home minister Amit Shah sends strong message against ‘urban Naxals’, Maoists

Firstpost / by Debobrat Ghose

Home Minister Amit Shah gave a strong message in the Lok Sabha on Thursday: Under the garb of ‘social activism’ and ‘ideological movement’, Maoism — especially ‘urban Naxalism’ and violence against common man, villagers and tribals under its pretext — won’t be tolerated at any cost.
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Urban Naxals, a tag by probe agencies, says Konnath Muralidharan

Urban Naxals, a tag by probe agencies, says Konnath Muralidharan

Pune Mirror / by Archana More

Two months after the Supreme Court upheld the Bombay High Court order granting him bail, Konnath Muralidharan, … was released from Yerwada Central Jail on Tuesday. In a free-wheeling conversation with Mirror, the man who was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad on May 8, 2019, along with along with his alleged courier — Ismail Hamzaa (29), delved into country’s judicial system, his stay at Yerwada and experience with the jail administration, the new-found obsession with “urban Naxalism” and the government’s efforts to silence his voice.
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