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Protests at Pune District Collectorate: Activists demand release of Kabir Kala Manch members

Protests at Pune District Collectorate: Activists demand release of Kabir Kala Manch members

Pune, Sep 14, pics shared via fb by Kabir Kala Manch

Bhima Koregaon Shauryadin Prerna Abhiyaan demands release of Kabir Kala Manch members, seeks SIT probe

14/09/2020

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

Members of the Bhima Koregaon Shauryadin Prerna Abhiyaan held protests at the Pune District Collectorate on Monday against the arrests of Kabir Kala Manch (KKM) members and demanded that a special investigation team (SIT) be formed to probe the issue.
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Kolkata and Bhilai: Solidarity With All Falsely Implicated in the Bhima Koregaon Case (pictures)

Kolkata and Bhilai: Solidarity With All Falsely Implicated in the Bhima Koregaon Case (pictures)

By Concerned Citizens

Pictures from yesterday’s rally in Kolkata which said:
Stand With Partha Sarathi Roy and all others who were falsely implicated in the Bhima Koregaon case!
Release all political prisoners now!


Pictures from yesterday’s rally in Bhilai which said:
Release Sudha Bharadwaj!
Stand with Kabir Kala Manch activists and all others accused in the Bhima Koregaon case!

Activists protest arrest of rights defenders, say: Centre plans majoritarian rule in India

Activists protest arrest of rights defenders, say: Centre plans majoritarian rule in India

Jharkhand, Sep 5, 2020

Counterview / by Counterview Representative

Culminating into mass protests across the state against “growing attacks” on civil liberties, the Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha (JJM)-supported eight-day long campaign which ended on September 5 has seen activists carrying out several activities, including distributing parcha, social media campaign, public action, submitting memorandum to the President and so on.
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Background: Organizations from All Over India Issue a call for a Protest Week, Aug 28 — Sep 5

Over 70 organizations and several individuals from around the country endorsed the call initiated by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties to conduct protest actions from August 28 to September 5, considering the deterioration in Civil Liberties in the recent past. This call was given marking August 28 as the day when two years ago, 5 human rights activists — Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferriera and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested in the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case.
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Solidarity Program in Chhattisgarh: Stand Up for Civil Liberties (pictures)

Solidarity Program in Chhattisgarh: Stand Up for Civil Liberties (pictures)

Click to enlarge pictures. Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) Sep 5, 2020

#FreeSudhaBharadwaj /#FreeBhimaKoregaon12

Bilaspur: Organizations demand the release of advocate and human rights activist Sudha Bhardwaj – The voice of the poor in Chhattisgarh.
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Video: Workers in Chhattisgarh demand the release of Sudha Bhardwaj and all political prisoners

28/08/2020

By India Crisis

Slogans in hindi | 1:10min | 2020


Background: Organizations from All Over India Issue a call for a Protest Week, Aug 28 — Sep 5

Over 70 organizations and several individuals from around the country endorsed the call initiated by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties to conduct protest actions from August 28 to September 5, considering the deterioration in Civil Liberties in the recent past. This call was given marking August 28 as the day when two years ago, 5 human rights activists — Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferriera and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested in the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case.
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Video: DISSIDENT STUDENTS ON ROAD! For their beloved dissidents imprisoned!

Video: DISSIDENT STUDENTS ON ROAD! For their beloved dissidents imprisoned!

By Release The Poet

bengali song | 4:19min | 2020
THE VOICE OF DISSIDENCE!
For the dissidents imprisoned! The ‘Release BK-12’ Protest at Jadavpur, Kolkata
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Organised by
RELEASE THE POET COMMITTEE & CRPP
Supported by
RSF, APDR, PUCL, BMC, BHIM ARMY, PFI, IFTU, NAREE CHETONA, GANATANTRIK SANGRAMI UDYOG, AIPF & NO NRC MOVEMENT
LAL-ON, LAL LANTHAN, JANOGANOMANO, PRATISARAN, EBONG JALARKA, UBUDASH & UNIT THEATER
Delhi Police Register Case Against Students Protesting Hany Babu’s Arrest

Delhi Police Register Case Against Students Protesting Hany Babu’s Arrest


Pic shared by “Students With Prof. Hany Babu”

The Wire / by The Wire Staff

The police said that the students were charged for flouting prohibitory orders under Section 144.
New Delhi: The Delhi Police has registered a case against members of various student organisations for flouting prohibitory orders while protesting the arrest of Delhi University professor Hany Babu by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case, officials said on Wednesday.
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Delhi Police book students for protesting DU professor Hany Babu’s arrest

13/08/2020

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The police said the students were defying prohibitory orders and physical distancing norms.
The Delhi Police on Wednesday booked six students for protesting against the arrest of Delhi University professor MT Hany Babu and defying prohibitory orders, PTI reported. Babu was arrested by the National Investigation Agency on July 28 in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case. Babu is an associate professor of English at Delhi University and a well-known anti-caste activist.
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Activists Protesting Against Arrest Of Hany Babu Detained By Police

12/08/2020


+++ SFI Delhi / by @SfiDelhi: SFI along with other organizations protested at Arts Faculty, DU against the arrest of Prof Hany Babu in Fabricated Bhima Koregaon Case. Protesters have been detained at Maurice Nagar Police Station. It was a peaceful protest which was met with hostility by the Delhi police. +++



+++ AISA – N Sai Balaji / @nsaibalaji: AISA condemns the Delhi Police’s registering of FIR against protesting students of Delhi university Several orgs including AISA today protested at arts faculty gate no 4 against arrest of Prof Hany Babu who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case. +++ The protesting students including AISA’s Abhigyan and some students from DSU and BSCEM were detained and later FIR was filed against them under 58/20, 188/34 IPC. +++

BK12 Solidarity in Kolkata + New York / Fast by Purogamana Kala Sahitya Sangham in Kerela

BK12 Solidarity in Kolkata + New York / Fast by Purogamana Kala Sahitya Sangham in Kerela


Fast by Purogamana Kala Sahitya Sangham in Kerela

05/08/2020


Pic Credit: Siddhesh Gautam

Dalit Camera / by Dalit Bahujans for Hany Babu

1000 cultural activists would fast under the banner of the Thrissur District Committee of the Purogamana Kala Sahitya Sangham (Pu.Ka.Sa. – Progressive Association of Art and Literature) on Thursday, 6th of August, demanding that the life of revolutionary poet Varavara Rao be saved, and that he be released from jail immediately.
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KOLKATA: LET THE RAIN BE THERE! WE WILL SHIELD THE FIRE!

04/08/2020

By Release The Poet

SO, by the drizzling afternoon
On Central Kolkata road, WE uttered out loud …
“Varavara’s Comrade! Let’s build Barricade!”
“Soma’s Comrade! Build up Barricade!
“Sudha’s Comrade! Let’s build Barricade!”
“Rona’s Comrade! Build up Barricade!”
“Hanybabu’s Comrade! Let’s build Barricade!”
“GN’s Comrade! Build up Barricade!”

“Join Us Comrade! Let’s build Barricade!”

PUCL • CRPP • AIPF • FOD • PYL • BHIM ARMY • IFTU • AISA • NO NRC MOVEMENT • SANGHATI UDYOG • RSF •
BANDI MUKTI COMMITTEE • SARA BANGLA GANAPRATIRODH MANCHA •
RELEASE THE POET
Press Release by VV Rao´s Family / Academics & Activists Demand: Release Varavara Rao and Others

Press Release by VV Rao´s Family / Academics & Activists Demand: Release Varavara Rao and Others

Press Release by Varavara´s Wife and Daughters

By Hemalatha, P Sahaja, P Anala, P Pavana

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146 Academics From Across the World Demand Varavara Rao’s Release

The Wire / by The Wire Staff

New Delhi: A group of 146 scholars from across the world have come together to ask the Indian government to release 80-year-old Telugu poet Varavara Rao from prison. Rao is currently in Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital for neurological and urological treatment. He has also tested positive for COVID-19.
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Protests in Punjab Demanding Release of Varavara Rao and Other Activists

Gauri Lankesh News / by Gauri Lankesh News Desk

The protesters said that the current government is harassing those who are fighting for people’s rights. They condemned the actions of the government and the indifference of the courts.
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