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”.
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.
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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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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Exdexlive / by Johanna Deeksha
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.
Sign/read statement by students in solidarity with professor Hany Babu
The Smikhsya / by Smikhsya
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.
Sabrang.in / by PUCL
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.
Round Table India / by Vinayakala Korvi
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.
Statement by Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA)
Today morning at 6:30 am, the house of Dr. Hany Babu who lives in Noida, was raided by a contingent of Pune Police for six hours without a search warrant. They searched the entire house and took away all electronic devices, laptops, pen drives, mobile phone, etc. At the end of the search, the Pune Police claimed that the raid was in connection with the Bhima Koreagaon case.
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The Wire / by Sukanya Shantha
Babu told ‘The Wire’ that police did not seem to have a search warrant.
Mumbai: A team of Pune police conducted raids on Delhi University associate professor Hany Babu M.T’s residence for more than six hours in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case on Tuesday, September 10. The police team, comprising more than 12 personnel, reached Babu’s Noida house at around 6 am.
DU PROFESSOR’S HOUSE SEARCHED BY PUNE POLICE; LAPTOPS, BOOKS SEIZED
Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff
Pune Police on Tuesday searched the home of Delhi University professor Hany Babu in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, in connection with the Elgar Parishad case, PTI reported. Assistant Commissioner of Police Shivaji Pawar, however, said that no arrest had been made.