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Video: Bhima Koregaon `Cover Up´

Video: Bhima Koregaon `Cover Up´


en | 10:34 min | 2020

By Pedesterian Pictures

Though there is a mountain of evidence to prove their innocence, the 9 activists arrested, allegedly for their role in the Bhima Koregaon violence still remain in jail. And the witch-hunt only continues, resulting in the arrests of Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde, also charged with UAPA for the same case. While it is very evident that the case against Anand Teltumbde is fabricated, he was asked to surrender amidst the deadly pandemic along with Gautam Navlakha.
We demand the immediate release of all the 11 activists.
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Two years of Bhima Koregaon Arrests – The Beginning of Urban Naxal: Concoctions of the State

Two years of Bhima Koregaon Arrests – The Beginning of Urban Naxal: Concoctions of the State

The Leaflet / by Nihalsing B Rathod

In the following article, Advocate Nihal Singh Rathod recounts the beginning of this witch-hunt before abusing law became a norm.
JUNE 6, 2018, shall remain a day deeply engraved on my psyche forever, for it changed my life and life of many I know. It shook me to the core. It is not as if I was not at all prepared for it, given its foundation was laid much prior.
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Amid Demands For Fresh Probe, A Hard Look at the Case’s Discrepancies

Amid Demands For Fresh Probe, A Hard Look at the Case’s Discrepancies

Pic: Banners for solidarity program in Mumbai

The Wire / by Sukanya Shantha

With Sharad Pawar calling for an investigation, The Wire accessed digital evidence that was finally made available to the accused after persistent court fights which reveals several discrepancies on the part of the Pune police.
Mumbai: Nearly two years after the Pune police conducted investigations into the Bhima Koregaon violence and named several rights activists and lawyers as the prime accused while branding them as “urban Naxals”, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar today sought a fresh probe in the case.
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Teltumbde: What happened to me can happen to anyone

Teltumbde: What happened to me can happen to anyone

Denton Daily / by Denton Staff Contributor

Author and scholar Professor Anand Teltumbde is one of the activists charged with sedition in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case …
“I have already listed out all the evidence that they produced in their affidavit before the high court. The court had specifically asked them to say all that they had to say against me and that is what they submitted. If one has to fabricate, there is no end to do that,” Professor Teltumbde, below, tells‘s Syed Fridaus Ashraf in an e-mail interview.
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If you are in a university and oppose state policy, you can be targeted: Hany Babu, DU professor

If you are in a university and oppose state policy, you can be targeted: Hany Babu, DU professor

The Caravan / by Shaheen Ahmed & Maya Palit

In the early hours of 10 September 2019, a team of police officials, including personnel from the Pune Police, turned up at the doorstep of Hany Babu MT, an associate professor in the University of Delhi’s English department. … The police informed Babu that the search was conducted in connection with the Elgar Parishad and Bhima Koregaon case. …
Shaheen Ahmed and Maya Palit, the multimedia and books editors at The Caravan, respectively, spoke to Babu about the raid at his house and its aftermath.
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Amnesty India raided by CBI in Bengaluru, says there is a ‘pattern of harassment’

Amnesty India raided by CBI in Bengaluru, says there is a ‘pattern of harassment’


AI-India Campaign: #FREEBK9

Hindustan Times / by HT Correspondent

The CBI raid comes a year after the Enforcement Directorate had carried out investigations into charges that the rights group had attempted to bypass the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act by floating a commercial entity, Amnesty International India Pvt Ltd.
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Assets of Ranchi activist priest seized

Assets of Ranchi activist priest seized

Asia News / by by Nirmala Carvalho

Fr Stan Swamy, 83, is a Jesuit who is fighting for the rights of tribals and against the expropriation of their forests. The confiscation order was justified for his absence at the hearing of the trial against him. Activists: “The government wants to quell dissent”.
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JJM condemns attachment of Stan Swamy’s belongings by Jharkhand police

JJM condemns attachment of Stan Swamy’s belongings by Jharkhand police

Sabrangindia / by Sabrangindia

The Jharkand Janadhikar Morcha (JJM) has condemned the incessant harassment of human rights defender, Stan Swamy by the Jharkand police
On October 21, a team of Khunti police attached the belongings of 83-year old Stan Swamy, a well-known activist of Jharkhand, from his residence at the Bagaicha campus in Namkum, near Ranchi.
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‘Knowledge Deemed Crime Against the State’: Students, Professors Stand With Hany Babu

‘Knowledge Deemed Crime Against the State’: Students, Professors Stand With Hany Babu


Protest at Delhi University

The Wire / by The Wire Staff

The signatories expressed shock at the Pune police raiding the DU professor’s house without a warrant.
New Delhi: Close to 400 teachers from various institutes and universities, and more than 500 students – mostly from the Delhi University (DU) – have expressed shock at the “illegal raid” at the residence of DU associate professor Hany Babu.
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Campaign Against State Repression stands in complete solidarity with Hany Babu

Campaign Against State Repression stands in complete solidarity with Hany Babu

Via facebook by Campaign Against State Repression (CASR)

At 6:30 AM on 11 September 2019, the Maharashtra police without warrant illegally raided Prof. Babu’s residence. Calling him a suspect in the Bhima Koregoan case, the police detained Prof. Babu, and his partner Prof. Jenny Rowena for over six hours while searching the premises. They left having seized a variety of Prof. Babu’s personal belongings; some books, a laptop, some pen-drives, hard-drives, etc. Thankfully, Prof. Babu and Prof. Rowena are safe and unharmed but nonetheless deeply disturbed by the morning’s developments and what may follow.
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