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Maharashtra home minister seeks report on case against activists

Maharashtra home minister seeks report on case against activists

Scroll.in / by Scroll staff

Anil Deshmukh criticised the BJP for labelling its critics and dissidents ‘urban Naxals’, and said it was unacceptable.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday said he had asked for a detailed report on the Bhima Koregaon case, including its current status, PTI reported.
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MAHARASHTRA HOME MINISTER SEEKS PROBE REPORT ON BHIMA KOREGAON CASE

08/01/2020

NDTV / by PTI

In a swipe at the erstwhile BJP government, the newly-appointed home minister said that labelling people “urban naxals” for holding a different view is a wrong practice.
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At Bhima Koregaon event, visitors say CAA-NRC undermines Constitution

At Bhima Koregaon event, visitors say CAA-NRC undermines Constitution


Pic: Vijayta Lalwani / Scroll.in

Scroll.in / by Vijayta Lalwani

As lakhs of Ambedkarites gathered in Bhima Koregaon village near Pune on Wednesday to commemorate a battle fought in 1818, the police kept strict watch. With crowds congregating from across the country over past fortnight to express their opposition to the new Citizenship Amendment Act, the authorities wanted to ensure that this mammoth event passed off smoothly.
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Jharkhand withdraws Pathalgadi sedition case, all eyes on Maharashtra now

Jharkhand withdraws Pathalgadi sedition case, all eyes on Maharashtra now

National Herald / by Arun Srivastava

While Hemant Soren, just after assuming the office of the chief minister of Jharkhand, withdrew the Pathalgadi sedition case in the maiden cabinet decision, the Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, even after being in office for some time, has so far not initiated the process to withdraw the Koregaon sedition case.
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Letters from prison ‘sing solidarity’ from heartland of resistance

Letters from prison ‘sing solidarity’ from heartland of resistance

Counterview / by Aviral Anand

A leading newspaper recently published sections from letters that the Elgaar-Parishad accused have written to family members and acquaintances from their current state of incarceration. The letters pulsate with various emotions of those behind bars, but one element that does seem to shine through is a continued concern for their less-fortunate fellow-beings.
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CAA-NRC-NPR Modi and Shah’s trishul against people: Brinda Karat

CAA-NRC-NPR Modi and Shah’s trishul against people: Brinda Karat

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

Addressing the 12th conclave of All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) at Byculla, Karat accused the Centre of undermining the Constitution and dividing the people in name of caste, creed and religion to serve its “devious larger agenda of (setting up) a theocratic state”. …
“The basic principle of a secular country must be separation of religion from politics… Even today, men and women who fought for the rights of the oppressed and marginalised, like (activist) Sudha Bharadwaj, are in jail in the name of being urban naxals. The state government should withdraw all (Elgaar Parishad) cases,” she added.
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Public Meeting Report: Still We Resist – Rise in Defense of Human Rights (Dec 20)

Public Meeting Report: Still We Resist – Rise in Defense of Human Rights (Dec 20)

By Mumbai Rises to Save Democracy

Press Release

20th December, 2019: A Public Meeting titled, “STILL WE RESIST: Rise in Defense of Human Rights” was held at the Dadar – Matunga Cultural Centre, Dadar (West). The program marked the International Human Rights Day, bringing together activists from various walks of life to talk about the attacks on human rights and human rights defenders by the current political regime.

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Sharad Pawar bats for Bhima-Koregaon violence accused

Sharad Pawar bats for Bhima-Koregaon violence accused

Hundustan Times / by Yogesh Joshi

Nearly two years after the Pune police conducted investigations into the Bhima Koregaon violence and named several activists and lawyers as the prime accused, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, on Saturday, sought a fresh probe into the case.
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ACTIVISTS’ ARREST IN ELGAR PARISHAD CASE WRONG, FORM SIT TO PROBE POLICE ACTION: SHARAD PAWAR

21 / 12 / 2019

The Econimic Times / by PTI

PUNE: Terming the arrest of activists in the Elgar Parishad case “wrong” and “vengeful”, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday demanded that a Special Investigation Team be set up under a retired judge to probe the action taken by Pune police.
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