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Liberties Are At An End

Liberties Are At An End

Live Law / by Santosh Paul

… From June 2018, ten of the most brilliant minds in the country pursuing the rights of man, found themselves in the tragicomic situation of the six men arrested in the Stalin cigar joke. Unfortunately for them this was a Kafkaesque reality which stared them in the face.
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Of 230 Required Copies of Evidence, Only 4 Made in 2 Months

Of 230 Required Copies of Evidence, Only 4 Made in 2 Months

The Wire / by Sukanya Shantha

The defence is alleging that this is the police’s latest tactic to delay the bail hearings and ensure that the rights activists stay in jail.
Mumbai: Over a year since the nine arrested lawyers and activists in the Bhima Koregaon case filed for bail, and after 60-odd hearings on their applications, the court has now stalled the hearings for an indefinite time. The proceedings will resume only after the prosecution hands over electronic evidence, which they have been relying on all along, to the accused persons.
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Activists file default bail plea before magisterial court in Elgar Parishad case

Activists file default bail plea before magisterial court in Elgar Parishad case

The Times of India / by Asseem Shaikh

PUNE: The nine activists arrested in the Elgar Parishad case on Saturday filed a plea before a magisterial court seeking default bail citing that the city police had failed to submit chargesheets against them under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act within 180 days.
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A year on, the arrestees continue to languish in jail, denied basic necessities

A year on, the arrestees continue to languish in jail, denied basic necessities

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.
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Accused not produced in court despite order, lawyers ask why

Accused not produced in court despite order, lawyers ask why

The Indian Express / By Express News Service

The lawyers representing the various accused in the Elgaar Parishad case on Tuesday sought to know why the activists arrested in connection with the case were not being produced in court during hearings, in spite of a court order to do so.
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Prosecutor cites letters, booklet to oppose bail pleas of six accused

Prosecutor cites letters, booklet to oppose bail pleas of six accused

Scroll.in / By Scroll Staff

District Government Pleader Ujjwala Pawar said the documents showed that there was a conspiracy to wage a war against the country.
The prosecutor in the Elgaar Parishad case on Thursday opposed the bail pleas of six accused. District Government Pleader Ujjwala Pawar cited letters and a booklet to argue that there was a conspiracy to wage a war against the country, reported The Indian Express.
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Elgar Parishad Case: Sudha Bharadwaj’s Bail Order To Be Pronounced

Elgar Parishad Case: Sudha Bharadwaj’s Bail Order To Be Pronounced

The Quint / by Ankita Sinha

The Bombay High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on the bail hearing of activist and lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj on Monday, 11 March. This comes about five months after the Pune High Court rejected her bail. Bharadwaj was first put on house arrest in August 2018 and then arrested by the Pune police in October 2018 in connection with the Elgar Parishad case.
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