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Bhima-Koregaon: 2-member panel gets fourth extension

Bhima-Koregaon: 2-member panel gets fourth extension

The Hindu / by Shoumojit Banerjee

Commission receives 500 affidavits; Ambedkarite parties question tardy progress.
The two-member commission set up by the State government to probe the causes of the Bhima-Koregaon clash that occurred on January 1, 2018, and identify those responsible for it has received another extension for a period of three months.
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Israeli Spyware: India Turns to WhatsApp For Answers, But What Should We Really Be Asking?

Israeli Spyware: India Turns to WhatsApp For Answers, But What Should We Really Be Asking?

The Wire / by The Wire Analysis

While the home ministry says reports have attempted to malign the Centre, we need to know who wanted to snoop on Indian targets and how successful they were.
New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday sought a detailed response from WhatsApp over the issue of an Israeli spyware allegedly being used to target Indian journalists and human rights activists through its platform.
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Bhima Koregaon panel faces uncertain future

Bhima Koregaon panel faces uncertain future

Pune Mirror / by Shruti Ganapa

The Bhima Koregaon Commission’s future has been left hanging in the balance due to the delay in the formation of the Maharashtra government. The panel’s tenure ends on November 8, and the new chief minister needs to approve any extension.
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Mockery being made of right to privacy: Kabir Kala Manch activist

Mockery being made of right to privacy: Kabir Kala Manch activist

The Hindu / by Shoumojit Banerjee

Canada-based Citizen Lab advised Kabir Kala Manch activist Rupali Jadhav to change Android phone.
Rupali Jadhav (32), an activist of the Kabir Kala Manch (KKM) – a predominantly Dalit and working class troupe using protest music — was contacted through WhatsApp by the Canada-based Citizen Lab on October 28.
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Video: WhatsApp, Big Brother And Bhima Koregaon

Video: WhatsApp, Big Brother And Bhima Koregaon


en | 22 min | 2019

The Wire / #BeyondTheHeadlines with Siddharth Varadarajan

Thanks to WhatsApp taking on the Israeli firm NSO for installing the ‘Pegasus’ malware on rights activists around the world, India’s dirty surveillance secrets are slowly tumbling out. In this episode of Beyond the Headlines, Siddharth Varadarajan looks at the manner in which individuals connected to the Bhima Koregaon case have been targeted and asks what the legal basis for this snooping is?
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Bela Bhatia, Anand Teltumbde, Shalini Gera among Indians snooped on using Israeli spyware

Bela Bhatia, Anand Teltumbde, Shalini Gera among Indians snooped on using Israeli spyware

Newslaundry / by Prateek Goyal

WhatsApp has revealed that the messaging app was used to spy on at least two dozen journalists and human rights activists, likely by the Indian government.
In a bombshell revelation, WhatsApp has revealed that the messaging app was used to spy on at least two dozen Indian journalists and human rights activists earlier this year, The Indian Express reported on Thursday.
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Pegasus Spyware: Lawyer Defending Bhima-Koregaon Activists Received Warning from WhatsApp

Pegasus Spyware: Lawyer Defending Bhima-Koregaon Activists Received Warning from WhatsApp

The Wire / by Sukanya Shantha

Nihalsing Rathod says he was first contacted by CitizenLab researchers, who have done work on Pegasus, and then later by WhatsApp about his phone being compromised.
Mumbai: Over the last two years, Nagpur-based human rights lawyer Nihalsing Rathod has received receiving calls on WhatsApp from unknown numbers. These calls would be made from international numbers, and would invariably turn out to be a group call.
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Interview with Justice Sawant: Trappings of a fascist regime

Interview with Justice Sawant: Trappings of a fascist regime

Frontline / interview with P.B. Sawant by Lyla Bavadam

Justice (retired) P.B. Sawant served as a judge of the Supreme Court of India from 1989 to 1995. He also served as a judge in the Bombay High Court, before which he was an advocate practising all branches of law. Deeply involved in social activism after retirement, he is known to take an unequivocal position on human rights and civil rights and against communal forces.
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HC directs police to file report on Sambhaji Bhide’s role in violence

HC directs police to file report on Sambhaji Bhide’s role in violence

Hindustan Times / by KAY Dodhiya

The octogenarian, along with others, had been booked for inciting violence at Bhima-Koregaon on January 1, 2018, which resulted in the death of one.
The Bombay high court (HC) on Monday directed the Pune Police to complete its investigation into the alleged involvement of 85-year-old activist Sambhaji Bhide in the Bhima-Koregaon riots and submit its report in a month.
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