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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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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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‘Arrested activists were mobilising Dalits to overthrow Centre,’ claim police

‘Arrested activists were mobilising Dalits to overthrow Centre,’ claim police

Scroll.in / By Scroll Staff

The Maharashtra Police on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that the activists who were arrested in connection with the 2018 Bhima Koregaon violence were mobilising Dalits in a bid to “overthrow the government”, PTI reported. The police claimed the coup was planned by the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
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