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. Read more
Amnesty India raided by CBI in Bengaluru, says there is a ‘pattern of harassment’
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. Read more
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”. Read more
JJM condemns attachment of Stan Swamy’s belongings by Jharkhand police
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. Read more
‘Knowledge Deemed Crime Against the State’: Students, Professors Stand With Hany Babu
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. Read more / read full statements
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. Read full statement
Hany Babu is Our Professor: Students in DU, JNU, UoH to protest raids on DU teacher’s house
Ever since the raid at Delhi University professor Hany Babu’s house, there has been an outpouring of support from the academic and activist circles. Various student groups have also issued statements condemning the raid and rendering full support to the teacher. The students from his own department have also come out in support. Read more
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association (JNUTA) on Wednesday condemned the raid conducted by Pune Police at the Noida residence of Dr Hany Babu of the English Department, University of Delhi, in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case. Read more
Stop the McCarthy style witch hunt of Academics and Human Rights Defenders!
The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) condemns the raid on DU professor, Dr Hany Babu’s residence in Noida, Delhi, by the Pune police earlier today (10 September 2019).
The unending trial of democracy and unremitting assault on the Constitution and rule of law, in the name of Bhima-Koregaon, and the McCarthy-style With-hunt and victimisation of constitutionally minded academics and citizens questioning anti-democratic actions of the government in the Bhima Koregaon case continues unabated. Read more
The Hounding of a Committed Anti-Caste Intellectual
Two genuine intellectuals, academicians and crusaders for justice and truth, from EFLU to University of Delhi … Stay strong … more power to you Hany and Jenny. …
I am highly indebted to Hany. He taught me research methodology and because of him, today I’m excelling as a scholar. Read more