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Telangana Police detain academics at meeting to protest arrest of Varavara Rao

Telangana Police detain academics at meeting to protest arrest of Varavara Rao


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.
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If you raise questions, you are anti-government, anti-national: Adivasi-rights activist Stan Swamy on the Bhima-Koregaon crackdown

If you raise questions, you are anti-government, anti-national: Adivasi-rights activist Stan Swamy on the Bhima-Koregaon crackdown

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.”
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Case against me is nothing but an absolute fabrication

Case against me is nothing but an absolute fabrication

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.
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Statement against police action on Prof. Anand Teltumbde and others – Students, Faculty and Alumni of IIT Kharagpur

Statement against police action on Prof. Anand Teltumbde and others – Students, Faculty and Alumni of IIT Kharagpur

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.
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How the State hounded Stan Swamy, the Man who made People his Religion

How the State hounded Stan Swamy, the Man who made People his Religion

Sabrang Indina / By Sushmita

On the morning of August 28 just as the people of Ranchi city were waking up to a clear sky after heavy downpours in the previous days, and preparing themselves for the day’s chores, they were taken aback by the abrupt raid on the home of Father Stan Swamy, a Jesuit Priest and one of the city’s most prominent social and political activists.
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Who Is Vernon Gonsalves, the Activist Held for ‘Naxalite’ Links

Who Is Vernon Gonsalves, the Activist Held for ‘Naxalite’ Links

The Quint / By Mythreyee Ramesh


“Any form of freedom of expression and dissent is only tokenism. If you have ideals and they question you and your authority, then you will be arrested.”
These are the words of Sagar, who is still coming to terms with his father Vernon Gonsalves’ arrest from their residence in Mumbai on Tuesday, 28 August.
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