Maharashtra Govt Ponders SIT in Bhima Koregaon Case: What Message Is It Sending?
Newsclick / by Amey Tirodkar
JV Pawar, senior author, activist and one of the founders of the Dalit Panthers movement, however, questioned the timing of this move.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and kingmaker of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, Sharad Pawar, on Thursday held a high-level meeting with ministers from NCP, Congress, and senior officers from the home department. Pawar took stock of progress of the probe in the Bhima Koregaon case. Read more
Dr Raut, who was at the meeting called by Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar to consider formation of a special investigation team to probe the Bhima Koregaon violence, reveals to Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com what was discussed at the meeting. Read more
Sharad Pawar Once Again Considers Setting Up an SIT in the Elgar Parishad Case
The Wire / by Sukanya Shantha
The Nationalist Congress Party chief had convened an urgent meeting on the matter in Mumbai on September 10.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra state government is once again mulling over the possibility of setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the violence that broke at Bhima Koregaon on January 1, 2018. Read more
Judicial probe into Bhima Koregaon caste violence stalls, while NIA makes arrests in conspiracy case
The Maharashtra government has not renewed the tenure of a judicial commission examining the riots of January 1, 2018.
A raging pandemic and nationwide lockdown this year did not stop the National Investigation Agency from making more arrests in the controversial Bhima Koregaon case of 2018. Academic Anand Teltumbde and journalist Gautam Navlakha were arrested in April, and Delhi University professor MT Hany Babu was arrested in July. Read more
NAPM stands in solidarity against state repression of activists, lawyers and progressive persons
Release all political prisoners, including Sudha Bharadwaj who has been imprisoned for 2 years!
Arrest the real criminals of ‘Bhima Koregaon’!
Repeal the UAPA Law!
28th August 2020: In India’s dark history of human rights violations, 28th August 2018 has become a very important day. On this day, Sudha Bharadwaj was arrested by Pune police from her home in Faridabad. On the same day, Gautam Navlakha from Delhi, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves from Mumbai and Varavara Rao from Hyderabad were also arrested. Although Gautam Navlakha was granted relief from arrest for a while by the Delhi High Court, he was also arrested a few months ago. In the ‘Bhima Koregaon case’, baseless and false facts have been used to fabricate a criminal case. …
Some of India’s most prominent rights activists remain in jail, most without formal charges, all without trial. We spoke to some of their families. Our story for @AJEnglish as the UN calls for the release of rights defenders Watch video
Koregaon Bhima inquiry commission needs another six months
While the state government has allowed the judicial commission inquiring into the 2018 Koregaon Bhima violence a month pursuant to the lockdown to wind up its process, the lawyers arguing before the commission as well as its members have demanded a minimum of additional six months to complete the inquiry, examining and cross-examining all witnesses, so all facts are taken on record. Read more
The Bhima Koregaon Commission’s tenure has expired two month. This has left the state government red faced which had promised a fresh probe in the violence. Sources in the home department said that the commission would get only one month’s extension before winding up. Read more
Though there is a mountain of evidence to prove their innocence, the 9 activists arrested, allegedly for their role in the Bhima Koregaon violence still remain in jail. And the witch-hunt only continues, resulting in the arrests of Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde, also charged with UAPA for the same case. While it is very evident that the case against Anand Teltumbde is fabricated, he was asked to surrender amidst the deadly pandemic along with Gautam Navlakha. We demand the immediate release of all the 11 activists. Watch video
On the History and Memory of the Battle of Koregaon
The site and its associated meanings have thus only further cemented their reputation as a source of resistance to a Brahminical order.
A range of views characterise recent discourse concerning Mahar involvement in the famed Battle of Koregaon of 1818 that brought to an end Peshwa rule in western India and led to the rise of the East India company-state’s rule in the region. Read more
Delhi Communal Violence Case: Jail for Pregnant Safoora, Bail for ‘Gun Supplier’ Sirohi
How can a person who was found in possession of illegal arms during a riot be granted bail in a riots case when others from whom nothing was recovered are still behind bars?
New Delhi: Consider the case of two people arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the Delhi riots of February 2020. Read more
Shoma Sen & Sudha Bharadwaj are in Byculla jail where an inmate has been tested positive for #COVID19. The Indian Government must stop punishing them for speaking truth to power and release them immediately.
AI UK: FREE THE BHIMA KOREGAON 11
By Amnesty International UK
Eleven prominent activists are locked up in India after false accusations by the government.
The Bhima Koregaon 11 (BK11) have fought bravely for the rights of the poorest and most marginalised communities in the country. Far from being anti-national, the ‘Bhima Koregaon 11’ are for many, national heroes.
They should be celebrated, not treated like criminals. Email India’s Home Minister demanding their immediate release. Send instant e-mail here