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JJM condemns attachment of Stan Swamy’s belongings by Jharkhand police

JJM condemns attachment of Stan Swamy’s belongings by Jharkhand police

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.
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Procession and Assembly in Chhattisgarh

Procession and Assembly in Chhattisgarh

Cgbasket.in / by Anuj Shrivastava

Today thousands of laborers of Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha-Mazdoor Karyakarta Committee (CMM-MKC) and Pragatisheel Cement Shramik Sangh (PCSS) came out on the streets of Bhilai (Chhattisgarh).
Speakers in the meeting said that nowadays the right of the workers to speak up is being taken away and that this is an attack on the right of freedom of expression. They also said that they stand in solidarity with advocate Sudha Bhardwaj who spoke on the rights of workers and who was arrested under UAPA. They criticised that she has not been released on bail even after one year and that this directly violates democratic values.
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Bail Applications of three social activists rejected by Bombay High Court

Bail Applications of three social activists rejected by Bombay High Court

Sabrangindia / by Sabrangindia

After the Special Court in Pune rejected the bail applications of Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj and Vernon Gonsalves, the Bombay High Court upheld the same and rejected their bail pleas, giving a major blow to the case of social activists, who have argued that they had no direct connection with the Elgar Parishad which took place in Pune in January 2018. While the perpetrators of the violence remain at large, the apparent “instigators” of the attack languish in jails.
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‘Knowledge Deemed Crime Against the State’: Students, Professors Stand With Hany Babu

‘Knowledge Deemed Crime Against the State’: Students, Professors Stand With Hany Babu


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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Campaign Against State Repression stands in complete solidarity with Hany Babu

Campaign Against State Repression stands in complete solidarity with Hany Babu

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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Hany Babu is Our Professor: Students in DU, JNU, UoH to protest raids on DU teacher’s house

Hany Babu is Our Professor: Students in DU, JNU, UoH to protest raids on DU teacher’s house

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.
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Sign/read statement by students in solidarity with professor Hany Babu

Stop the McCarthy style witch hunt of Academics and Human Rights Defenders!

Stop the McCarthy style witch hunt of Academics and Human Rights Defenders!


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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.
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The Hounding of a Committed Anti-Caste Intellectual

The Hounding of a Committed Anti-Caste Intellectual

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.
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