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DU Professors P.K. Vijayan, Rakesh Ranjan to be interrogated by NIA in Bhima Koregaon Case

DU Professors P.K. Vijayan, Rakesh Ranjan to be interrogated by NIA in Bhima Koregaon Case

Gauri Lankesh News / by Gauri Lankesh News Desk

Witchhunt of Professors and intellectuals continues. Both Vijayan and Ranjan have made important intellectual contributions to anti-caste and democratic thought.
P.K. Vijayan and Rakesh Ranjan were summoned for interrogation by the NIA in connection to the Bhima Koregaon case. The summon, which was dated August 13, has asked him to appear at the NIA headquarters in New Delhi on August 14. Vijayan and Ranjan are both professors at Delhi University and have been teaching for years. They have made important intellectual contributions to anti-caste and democratic thought.
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NIA Summons Two DU Teachers for Questioning

14/08/2020

The Wire / by Sukanya Shantha

One the faculty members being questioned, P.K. Vijayan, had been targeted in an alleged surveillance conspiracy last year.
Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA), investigating the Elgar Parishad case, has issued summons to Prem Kumar Vijayan, who teaches English at Hindu College, Delhi University. Vijayan has been summoned to the agency’s Delhi office on August 14.
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DU professor PK Vijayan summoned by NIA in Delhi for questioning

14/08/2020

Scroll.in / by Scroll staff

He is the second professor from the university to be questioned in the case in less than a month.
The National Investigation Agency on Friday summoned Prem Kumar Vijayan, a professor at the English department at Delhi University, in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, The Times of India reported. He is the second professor from the university to be questioned in the case in less than a month.
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PK Vijayan is summoned by NIA to appear on Aug 14 in Bhima Koregaon case

13/08/2020

Asianspeaks.com / Statement by DSU_ Democratic Students’ Union – DU Unit

Stand in Solidarity with Prof. PK Vijayan, resist attack on our teachers
Prof. PK Vijayan, faculty at English Department in Hindu College, Delhi University is summoned by NIA under Amit Shah’s Home Ministry to appear before them on 14 August, in relation to Bhima Koregaon case. Recently, Prof. Hany Babu of DU was arrested in the case after an year of his witch hunting. Bhima Koregaon unveils the fascist face of the BJP-RSS state with all progressive voices being criminalized.
PK Vijayan is an eminent Marxist scholar and one of the foremost democratic voices in Delhi University. He have stood with the student movement all throughout. It is the duty of student movement to unite and resist the attack on our teachers and university spaces.
Stand with PK Vijayan, Resist fascist attack by Hindutva Brahminical forces!

State to re-verify after medical reports of Anand Teltumbde, Mahesh Raut show identical details

State to re-verify after medical reports of Anand Teltumbde, Mahesh Raut show identical details

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

Vijay Hiremath had pointed out that the health parameters mentioned on Mahesh Raut’s report were identical to the medical report of activist Anand Teltumbde (68), a co-accused in the case, who is also lodged in the Taloja jail.
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HC wants to know how Anand Teltumbde, Mahesh Raut have same BP, pulse and O2 levels, weight, height in jail reports

08/08/2020

Mumbai Mirror / by Sharmeen Hakim

HC seeks explanation after Taloja jail’s medical reports say hey are also identical in height, weight.
The Bombay High Court has sought an explanation from Taloja Prison officials following revelations that certain portions of academic Anand Teltumbde and activist Mahesh Raut’s medical reports, both accused in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case, are exactly the same. The two approached the HC after co-accused Telugu poet Varavara Rao tested positive for the coronavirus last month.
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NIA Interrogates Father Stan Swamy in Bhima Koregaon Case

NIA Interrogates Father Stan Swamy in Bhima Koregaon Case

Gauri Lankesh News / by Rupesh Kumar Singh

Father Stan Swamy has been fighting for the issues of Adivasis and Mulnivasis in Jharkhand for almost 50 years.
On 6th August 2020, the NIA interrogated Father Stan Swamy, a prominent human rights activist from Jharkhand, for nearly two and a half hours in relation to the Bhima Koregaon case. This interrogation took place at his Ranchi residence in Bagaicha, Namkum.
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NIA questions social activist Stan Swami in Jharkhand

The Hindu / by pti

In 2018, a police team from Maharashtra had raided his residence and seized his computer in connection with the probe.
The NIA on Thursday questioned social activist Stan Swami at his residence in Ranchi in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence, an official said.
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Commercial mining – not a boon but a curse

23/06/2020

Gaon Connection / by Stan Swamy

On June 18, 2020, the central government released a list of 41 coal blocks from all over the country to be auctioned to private companies. Most of these mines are located in the predominantly Adivasi-inhabited areas. About 40 per cent of the 60 million people displaced by development projects in the past decades are Adivasis.
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NIA Court extends Hany Babu’s custody till Aug 7 / Mumbai HC hearings

NIA Court extends Hany Babu’s custody till Aug 7 / Mumbai HC hearings

NIA court extends Hany Babu’s custody till Aug 7

04/08/2020

Hindustan Times / by Charul Shah

The NIA claimed that Tharayil was in touch with those connected to Manipur-based insurgent group Kangleipak Communist Party –Military Council (KCP – MC), a banned outfit.
The special National Investigation (NIA) court on Tuesday extended the custody of Hany Babu Musaliyarveettil Tharayil (54), an associate professor in the department of English with the Delhi University (DU) and accused in the Elgar Parishad/ Bhima Koregaon case, to the central probe agency until August 7 (Friday).
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Mumbai High Court Hearings

+++ Update Aug 6, by The Hindu-Mumbai: Bombay HC suspends hearing of all matters today due to acute shortage of staff owing to disruption in train services due to heavy rains +++


+++ Update Aug 5: Sudha Bharadwaj´s bail plea could not be heard today. Next hearing scheduled for Aug 7 +++


+++ Update Aug 4, by The Hindu Mumbai: All video conference hearings suspended today at Bombay HC due to acute shortage of staff because of heavy rain. Matters will be taken up tomorrow +++


Inform Anand Teltumbde’s family about his Covid-19 test results: Bombay HC

Inform Anand Teltumbde’s family about his Covid-19 test results: Bombay HC


Solidarity program, 2020

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

Vernon Gonsalves back in Taloja jail after testing negative for Covid-19.
A Division Bench of Justices R D Dhanuka and V G Bisht on Friday heard a petition by activist Vernon Gonsalves (61) and professor Teltumbde (68), who were co-accused Varavara Rao’s co-inmates at Taloja Central Jail, seeking they should be tested for Covid-19 for being in close contact with Rao.
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9 dates in 48 days – Covid bail plea of Sudha Bharadwaj

9 dates in 48 days – Covid bail plea of Sudha Bharadwaj

The Print / by Bhadra Sinha

New Delhi:It’s been 48 days since advocate Sudha Bharadwaj, one of 11 activists arrested in connection with the 2018 Bhima-Koregaon violence in Pune, approached the Bombay High Court for bail on medical grounds…
Since she filed it on 10 June, her bail petition has been listed for hearing nine times. On five of these occasions, the petition was not heard at all because the court hours were up before its chance came.
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Solidarity with Hany Babu – Various Statements

Solidarity with Hany Babu – Various Statements

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If we do not speak up now against the arrest of Professor Hany Babu, we may lose India forever

30/07/2020

The Wire / by Apoorvanand

The Constitution give us the right to think and express ourselves in our own way. It cannot be criminalised so casually.
Hany Babu has been arrested. Even though the news was not surprising, it shocked me. It is unsettling to think that we will no longer walk past a class overflowing with students with Hany Babu inside, that we do not know how long it will take to bump into him again in the corridors of Delhi University’s Arts Faculty.
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Statement by Federation of Central Universities Teachers´ Associations (FEDCUTA)

29/07/2020

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Statement by Birsa Amedkar Phule Students Association

29/07/2020

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Statement by All India Democratic Students´ Organisation

29/07/2020

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Hany Babu Is Guilty – of Helping Students Develop an Interest in Language, Region and Culture

29/07/2020

The Wire / by Jyotirmoy Talukdar

When I was an MA student, the Delhi University professor taught me how linguistic purism operates and is intrinsically connected to the construction and maintenance of a national identity.
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Student outfits, teachers condemn arrest of DU professor Hany Babu

29/07/2020

Outlook / by pti & updating with statements of students

New Delhi, Jul 28 (PTI) A section of the Delhi University fraternity and some student outfits condemned the arrest of professor Hany Babu MT by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday, saying it was “a blatant attempt to silence dissent”.
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Prof. Hany Babu’s arrest is a blatant silencing of dissent

29/07/2020

India Resists / by Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association & Campaign against the witch hunt of anti-CAA Activists

Our colleague from Delhi University, Hany Babu, has become the 12th person to be arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case. The die had been cast perhaps when in September 2019 the Pune Police conducted an unlawful raid on his home, seizing his electronic devices and books, without even deigning to follow requisite procedure. For the past two and a half years, the Pune police first, and now the NIA, have been conducting a blatant witch hunt in the name of investigations in the Bhima Koregaon Elgar Parishad case – raiding and arresting activists, academics and even lawyers who have stood with the most marginalised.
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From Setting the Syllabus to Doing Ground Work, Hany Babu Has Been Devoted to Social Change

29/07/2020

The Wire / by Indradeep Bhattacharyya

Fellow academics describe the professor as someone committed to lifting the downtrodden and one who considers the law his ally, not adversary.
The arrest of Delhi University professor Hany Babu M.T. sent shockwaves across the academic fraternity on Tuesday even as his former and present students vociferously objected to his arrest by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) in Mumbai where he was being interrogated since July 23.
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Condemn The Arbitary Arrest Of Prof. Hany Babu!

28/07/2020

By Campaign Against State Repression

28/07/2020
Stop the witch-hunt of human rights defenders by the NIA!
Immediately release all political prisoners!

July 28th 2020: The Campaign Against State Repression (CASR) condemns the arrest of Professor Hany Babu MT at Mumbai by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the Bhima Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad case. Despite the surging cases of COVID-19 in both Delhi and Mumbai, Prof. Babu of the Department of English in Delhi University was summoned as a witness and forced by the NIA to travel to Mumbai after being denied the option of video conferencing.
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Statement by students of Miranda House

28/07/2020

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