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
Webinar: Law, Democracy and Dissent: Understanding UAPA
UAPA is a tool that has been used to stifle dissent, by illegal picking up activists in Bhima -Koregaon, Anti- CAA protests. What is this law, why does it exist, shouldn’t it repealed?
Find out more in our webinar on Mon, Jun 15, 5pm, join on zoom or Youtube.
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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
This panel, featuring Susan Abraham, Prabodhan Pol, Mihir Desai and Nihalsing Rathod, takes a closer look at the arrests of and cases against the 11 activists detained after Bhima Koregaon, and places the events within the context of caste, community and Maharashtra political dynamics. This is part 1 of a two-part series on UAPA and state suppression of dissent. Watch Video
Why Is Anand Teltumbde So Dangerous for the Narendra Modi Government?
He is one of the followers of Babasaheb Ambedkar who has continuously highlighted the need to fight Hindutva on both the social and economic front.
Why is Anand Teltumbde being targeted in this vicious manner? Why have the powers-that-be decided that he, along with Gautam Navlakha must go to jail even as the Supreme Court wants prisoners to be released so as to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic? Read more
The commission had to delay the hearing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the the state, the Bhima Koregaon commission has postponed its hearing scheduled from March 30. Read more
The commission on Monday wrote a letter to the state chief secretary seeking an extension, citing the lockdown of the state in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mumbai: The two-member judicial commission inquiring into the 2018 Bhima Koregaon violence case on Monday sought a six-month extension from the Maharashtra government as it has postponed its hearing in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak and resultant lockdown. Read more