Pic: Solidarity banner, 2018
Hindustan Times / by Shalaka Shinde
Last extension ended on Nov 9; current extension to end in Feb 2020.
After 21 months and four extensions, the two-member Bhima Koregaon Inquiry Commission set up by the previous Devendra Fadnavis Government is nowhere close to submitting its findings into the causes of the caste riots that shook up Maharashtra in January 2018.
The Leaflet / By Nihalsing B Rathod
BHIMA KOREGAON PART IV
January 2019 was expected to offer some respite to the first set of arrestees in the Bhima Koregaon case relating to the caste violence that broke out in Bhima Koregaon village on January 1, 2018. The prosecution demand for the extension of time to file a charge sheet against the first set of arrestees was found to be illegal, perverse and contrary to the law of the land. While most of the population had fallen for a media trial, a single bench of the Bombay High Court mustered the courage to call a spade a spade. However, it was soon to be overruled by the Apex Court, crushing all hopes and sending a wave of shock across the legal fraternity.
By Peoples Dispatch
en | 5:45 min | 2019
One year has passed since 5 activists and human rights defenders were arrested in India on trumped up charges in what was largely seen as a crackdown on dissent
The Leaflet / By Nihal Singh Rathod
All the activists arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case are left-leaning lawyers, academics and organic intellectuals who are extremely popular among the Dalit-Bahujan communities in Maharashtra and also in other states, because of the stellar work they have been doing over the years. The two sets of arrests — on June 6, 2018 and on August 28, 2018 — were based on one FIR filed on January 8, 2018.
en | 6:12 min | 2019
The Leaflet / By the Leaflet
What led to the arrests of activists in the Bhima-Koregaon case? What was Elgar Parishad celebrating on December 31, 2017? What happened on January 1, 1818 and why is the Battle of Bhima-Koregaon so significant for the Dalit and Bahujan communities? The Leaflet brings you an in-depth peek into one of the defining legal-political cases of contemporary India.
The Leaflet / By N Venugopal
The moot question is whether it is possible to reconcile individual liberties and state’s interests. The bigger question would be what would be the responsibility of the courts if individual liberties and state’s interests are at loggerheads and state uses illegal means to curtail individual liberties.
en | 15 min | 2018
The Leaflet / By KRITIKA A
Advocate Susan Abraham was one among the rights activists whose house was raided on the morning of August 28. She talks to The Leaflet about the raids, their connection to the Bhima Koregaon chain of events and the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act which has been used to incarcerate the rights activists.