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Medha Patkar slams govt for ‘framing Sudha Bharadwaj, others as urban Naxals’

Medha Patkar slams govt for ‘framing Sudha Bharadwaj, others as urban Naxals’


Women’s March, Delhi April 4

The Indian Express / By Epress News Service

Patkar had visited Shivajinagar Court to meet Sudha Bharadwaj, arrested in connection with the Elgaar Parishad case for her alleged links with the banned CPI-Maoist, but was unable to meet her as none of the accused in this case was produced before the court.
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Telangana Police detain academics at meeting to protest arrest of Varavara Rao

Telangana Police detain academics at meeting to protest arrest of Varavara Rao


File photo of Varavara Rao | IANS

Scroll.in / By Scroll Staff

The Revolutionary Writers’ Association claimed hundreds of teachers were detained and the police even blocked the road leading to the meeting hall. The Telangana Police on Saturday detained several academics protesting against the arrest of activist Varavara Rao in Hyderabad.
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Prosecutor cites letters, booklet to oppose bail pleas of six accused

Prosecutor cites letters, booklet to oppose bail pleas of six accused

Scroll.in / By Scroll Staff

District Government Pleader Ujjwala Pawar said the documents showed that there was a conspiracy to wage a war against the country.
The prosecutor in the Elgaar Parishad case on Thursday opposed the bail pleas of six accused. District Government Pleader Ujjwala Pawar cited letters and a booklet to argue that there was a conspiracy to wage a war against the country, reported The Indian Express.
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Bombay high court to hear bail plea of 2 activists accused in Bhima Koregaon violence

Bombay high court to hear bail plea of 2 activists accused in Bhima Koregaon violence

Hindustan Times / K A Y Dodhiya

The hearing on the bail applications of activist Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira – arrested in connection with the 2018 Bhima Koregaon violence – has been adjourned to April 16, after the Bombay high court (HC), on Friday, said it would hear all matters pertaining to the incident together.
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Police has no case to incriminate Varavara Rao: defence

Police has no case to incriminate Varavara Rao: defence

The Hindu / By Shoumojit Banerjee

“It is unjust to hold him [Mr. Rao] in custody on the basis of such thin evidence without a trial,” said advocate Nahar.
The reported Maoist communications produced by the Pune police during their investigation into the ‘Elgaar Parishad’ and the subsequent Bhima-Koregaon clashes had nothing to incriminate poet-activist P. Varavara Rao, submitted the defence counsel for the jailed activist.
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Telangana authors and poets express solidarity with Rao

Telangana authors and poets express solidarity with Rao

Times of India / By TNN

PUNE: A group of 25 authors, poets and activists from Telangana were in the special UAPA court here on Tuesday to express their solidarity with veteran activist-writer P Varavara Rao, facing prosecution in the Elgar Parishad case, but police could not produce him and six other arrested activists before the judge in the absence of adequate number of escorts.
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