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The Wire / By The Wire Staff
The nature of the latest raid closely mimics that of the first one on the priest’s house on August 28, 2018.
An eight-member team of the Pune city police raided the Ranchi residence of rights activist Father Stan Swamy in the early hours of June 12, the second such abrupt raid on the 83-year-old’s house since August 2018.
CGbasket / By PUCL
PUCL strongly condemns the early morning raid today (12th June) by Maharashtra – Pune police in the residence of 83 year old Father Stan Swamy at Bagaicha Campus in Namkum, Ranchi, Jharkhand. The Maharashtra police allegedly conducted the raid and search without obtaining judicial search warrant and seized his computer’s hard disk, internet modem and other storage devices and forced him to give his gmail and Facebook passwords.
By Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha
Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha’s condemnation of repeated raids on Stan Swamy and arrest of other human rights activists.
Though perplexed by the repeated raids, Stan says that he is ready for any investigation as per due legal process. He also endorses Mahasabha’s statement against the raid.
Read full statement (Raid_Jun12)
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.
KAFILA / By Aditya Nigam
The following is a statement signed by 143 teachers of Hyderabad, released by the University Teachers’ Forum Hyderabad, condemning the police raid at the residence of Prof K. Satyanarayana recently.
Scroll.in / By Scroll Staff
The 83-year-old was among the activists raided by the Pune Police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence last week.
The Caravan Magazine / By Chitrangada Choudhury
On 28 August, the Pune Police raided the homes of nine prominent human-rights activists and intellectuals across the country. … In an interview over the phone, the journalist Chitrangada Choudhury spoke to Swamy about the police’s action against him, and his work in the Adivasi areas of Jharkhand over several decades. “We directly confront the government in the courts on issues of Adivasis,” Swamy said. “Because we ask questions, we are being harassed.”
Sanhati / By Stan Swamy
Maharashtra police held a press conference in Mumbai on August 31, 2018. Additional Director-General (law and order) of Maharashtra police Mr. Parambir Singh told the media that in relation to the incident of Bhima-Koregaon, initially a FIR was lodged on January 8, 2018. According to him the name of Stan Swamy was added in the aforesaid FIR on August 23 along with the names of Arun Fereira, Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalvez, Sudha Bhardwaj, Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde.
KAFLIA / By Nivedita Menon
We, the undersigned students, faculty and others from IIT Kharagpur are shocked with the treatment that the police forces have meted out to our ex-colleague, Prof. Anand Teltumbde and other intellectuals. His residence in Goa, where he is working as a Senior Professor and Chair, Big Data Analytics at Goa Institute of Management (GIM), was intruded by the police forces without permission in his absence. This police action was part of the large scale raids and arrests of eminent scholars, intellectuals and lawyers across the country on Tuesday.
Outlook India / By Neerja Sasikumar
Under the pretext of ‘#urbannaxals’, police barged into a central university campus, raided Dalit intellectual Prof Satyanarayana’s house, and seized all his academic work. A student recounts the ordeal.