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Police grants permission to Elgar Parishad to be held on January 30

Police grants permission to Elgar Parishad to be held on January 30

Free Press Journal / by FPJ Web Desk

Pune police have granted permission to the Elgar Parishad which is slated to be held on January 30, reported Maharashtra Times.
As per the Facebook post on January 22, the event will be held at the Ganesh Krida Kala Manch in Pune’s Swargate area. “Organizers of Elgar have met Pune Commissioner of Police IPS Amitabh Gupta and Pune Police has given permission for the Elgar Parishad 2021,” reads the post.
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Videos: Persecution by Prosecution – PUCL and 100 Organisations demand: Repeal UAPA / Session Reports

Videos: Persecution by Prosecution – PUCL and 100 Organisations demand: Repeal UAPA / Session Reports

en | 2h 17min | 2021

The Leaflet / by People’s Union for Civil Liberties

PUCL India and over hundred organisations present:

Repeal UAPA – Persecution by Prosecution

Three Day consultation on 20th, 21st and 22nd January, 2021
► Repeal UAPA – Day Three (en + … | 2h 51min | Jan 2021)
► Repeal UAPA – Day Two (en +… | 2h 22min | Jan 2021)
► Repeal UAPA – Day One (en + … | 2h 17min | Jan 2021)


Also watch:
► Why is the state afraid of Sudha Bharadwaj? (en + hindi | 2h 53min | Jan 2021)
► 100 Days of the incarceration of Fr. Stan Swamy (en + hindi | 3h | Jan 2021)


Session Report: Under UAPA, anything can be an offence based on flimsy evidence

22/01/2021

The Leaflet / by Megha Katheria

Bringing together lawyers, activists, and victims of UAPA, the second day of PUCL’s national consultation on repealing UAPA was packed with heart-wrenching stories of abuse and torture by the law. This underpinned the passionate launch of the campaign to repeal UAPA by PUCL and 100 other organisations. It is similar to the cohesive action by human rights organisations against TADA in 1990s and POTA in the early 2000s.
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Session Report: PUCL and 100 Organisations demand the repeal of the UAPA

21/01/2021

The Leaflet / by Parvathi Sjiv

In a session packed with human stories of abuse and misuse of law where activists and commoners were abused, the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)  began a three-day session on January 20th with over 100 other organisations comprising advocates, activists and others who spoke about the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
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Guilty by association – A profile of Hany Babu

Guilty by association – A profile of Hany Babu

Solidarity poster, Aug 28, 2020

The Polis Project / by The Polis Project and maraa

… Hany Babu Musaliyarveettil Tharayil, 54, is an associate professor of Linguistics in Delhi University (DU). He is also a linguist, an anti-caste scholar, and a social activist. His work as an activist has been largely related to the pro-reservation movement in Indian universities. He is the coordinator of the Alliance of Social Justice, a member of the Joint Action Front for Democratic Education and, until his arrest, he was leading the Defense Committee for GN Saibaba, a professor convicted for alleged links with the Maoist movement.
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Casteist forces cannot digest success of a Dalit scholar: Anand Teltumbde in his bail plea

Casteist forces cannot digest success of a Dalit scholar: Anand Teltumbde in his bail plea

Casteist forces cannot digest success of a Dalit scholar: Anand Teltumbde in his bail plea

17/01/2021

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

Dalit activist Anand Teltumbde, accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, has sought release on bail before the Special NIA Court, Mumbai. He is presently detained in Taloja jail since April 2020.
Casteist forces cannot digest his success and his implication in the Bhima Koregaon violence is an attempt to belittle his achievements and humiliate Dalits, activist and scholar Anand Teltumbde told the Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court at Mumbai in his application seeking bail.
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Anand Teltumbde files bail plea before Special court

15/01/2021

Sabrang / by Sabrang India

In his plea, he has completely denied his Maoist connections and has stated that he has instead been critical of the ideology.
Anand Teltumbde, former Professor at IIT and academic, has once again sought bail from Special NIA court, Mumbai as he has been in the agency’s custody since April 2020. The hearing is likely to take place on January 27 at the special NIA Court. He was earlier denied bail by the court in July 2020.
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Anand Teltumbde didn’t attend Elgar Parishad, says bail plea

14/01/2021

The Times of India / by Rebecca Samervel

Refuting allegations that he was one of the conveners of of Elgar Parishad, arrested activist and academic, Anand Teltumbde, in his bail plea said he had made a brief visit to Shanirwada on December 31, 2017, to meet his wife’s nephew and sister-in-law and that he was in Pune to attend the wedding of his former classmate’s son.
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Have always been critical of Maoist ideology, says Anand Teltumbde in bail plea

14/01/2021

India Today / by Vidya

Anand Teltumbde, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon violence case, filed a bail application before a special NIA court on Wednesday and argued that investigators have no evidence about his alleged association with the Maoists.
In his 64-page bail plea, Teltumbde said contrary to the allegations levelled against him, he has always been critical of the Maoist ideology and even a written a book on the subject.
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Activist Anand Teltumbde Files New Bail Plea

12/01/2021

Outlook / by Outlook Web Bureau

Months after a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai refused to grant “default” bail to academician-activist Anand Teltumbde, he moved a fresh bail plea before court on Tuesday.
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Sudhir Dhawale – We´re lightiing up the candels for you, tonight

Sudhir Dhawale – We´re lightiing up the candels for you, tonight

By Release the Poet

Sudhir Dhawale, a Dalit activist, writer, journalist, and editor of a Marathi magazine called ‘Vidrohi’, was arrested by Pune police on 6 June 2018. He was arrested previously in 2011 for 40 months, for the same reason he has been arrested this time – purported links with the Maoists. Dhawale, previously an activist of the Republican Panthers Jaatiya Antachi Chalwal, was involved in planning and execution of the Elgar Parishad, where he tried to bring activists and leaders from across political spectrum together to speak out against the Hindutva fascist regime.
Today, he spends his birthday in the infamous Taloja Jail of Mumbai.
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Dalit group demands action against Sambhaji Bhide / Casting a Veil

Dalit group demands action against Sambhaji Bhide / Casting a Veil

Dalit group demands action against Sambhaji Bhide

11/01/2021

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

One person was killed and several others left injured in the violence at Koregaon Bhima on January 1, 2018, when lakhs of Dalits, mainly from the Ambedkarite Mahar community, gathered at the Jaystambh in Perne village for the 200th commemoration of Battle of Koregaon Bhima.
Members of the Republican Yuva Morcha on Monday demanded action against Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide in the Koregaon Bhima violence case.
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Proposal to Chargesheet Hindutva Leaders in Bhima Koregaon Violence

02/01/2021

Gauri Lankesh News / by Savitha Ganesh

Hindutva leaders, Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide are named accused in the chargesheet.
The Maharashtra Government has received a proposal from the police to receive sanction for filing the official chargesheet relating to the violence that took place at Bhima Koregaon on January 1st, 2018. Hindutva leaders, Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide are named accused in the chargesheet. The decision to sanction the charge sheet is yet to be made.
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Govt gets proposal seeking sanction to file chargesheet in case accusing Hindutva leaders

02/01/2021

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

State government has received a proposal from the police seeking sanction for filing the chargesheet in the case related to Koregaon Bhima violence of January 1, 2018, in which Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide are named as accused.
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Casting a Veil

31/12/2020

The Caravan / by Pramod Mandade, Fridaus Soni

What we miss by ignoring Maratha caste politics in the Bhima Koregaon case
Three years ago on 1 January 2018, an annual gathering of largely Dalit visitors to the memorial of Bhima Koregaon, near Pune, was attacked by mobs led by Hindu-nationalist organisations. For several weeks, these organisations had been trying to rouse the area’s Maratha population against the Dalit Buddhist community. A day after the violence, Anita Sawale, an anti-caste activist who was present at the gathering, filed a first-information report identifying the mobs as followers of the Hindutva leaders Manohar Bhide – who calls himself Sambhaji Bhide – and Milind Ekbote.
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Stories of Dissent – The BK16

Stories of Dissent – The BK16

By The London Story

Born in America, Sudha Bhardwaj is a human rights lawyer practising in the Chhattisgarh High Court. She renounced her American citizenship at the age of 18, in order to join the Indian civil liberties movement. Bhardwaj has lived in Chhattisgarh, a state with a large tribal population, for more than 29 years of her life. She has been helping tribals against the illegal acquisition of their land by the government and private companies.
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Organisers of the Elgaar Parishad say the event will be held on Jan 30 / COVID-19 Dampens Celebration

Organisers of the Elgaar Parishad say the event will be held on Jan 30 / COVID-19 Dampens Celebration

Organisers of the Elgaar Parishad say the event will be held on January 30

02/01/2021

Frontline / by Anupama Katakam

After the Pune Police refused permission for the Elgaar Parishad this year, retired judge B.G. Kolse-Patil, who is one of the main organisers, said they would go ahead and hold the event. Until 2017, the Elgaar Parishad was an annual gathering of primarily Dalit rights activists in Pune. The event was not held for two years since then because of a relentless witch-hunt and subsequent arrest of activists who are reportedly connected to the event.
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COVID-19 Dampens Jan 1 Celebration at Bhima Koregaon, Few Hundreds Attend with Limited Passes

02/01/2021

Newsclick / by Varsha Torgalkar

The Pune Police had also closed all the roads going towards Bhima Koregoan, with only those with passes being allowed to proceed. However, many who had travelled from other cities complained that they were not aware of the concept of passes.
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Denied permission, ex-judge Kolse-Patil says he will hold ‘Elgaar Parishad’ on Jan 30

01/01/2021

The Hindu / by Shoumojit Banerjee

He accuses govt. of directing police to keep a watch on him.
With the Pune police denying permission to hold another ‘Elgaar Parishad’ on December 31, retired Bombay High Court judge B. G. Kolse-Patil — who was among the chief organisers of the original and controversial ‘Elgaar Parishad’ held in December 2017 — has announced his resolve to hold the event on January 30, 2021, on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary.
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Denied December 31 nod, Elgaar Parishad organisers say will hold event on Jan 30

01/01/2021

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

Justice (retd) Kolse Patil said, “We will now hold it on January 30, at the Ganesh Kala Krida Manch in Pune. And if not there, we will hold it on the streets. If not allowed to do that, we will fill the jails.”
Organisers of Elgaar Parishad, who were denied permission by Pune City Police to hold the conference on December 31, have said they will hold it in Pune on January 30. They also said that if police deny permission for the conference again, they will hold the conference “on the streets”.
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Elgar Parishad organisers ask Sharad Pawar to ensure SIT probe

01/01/2021

Free Press Journal / by pti

Organizers of the Elgar Parishad demanded on Thursday that NCP chief Sharad Pawar should fulfil his `assurance’ of an SIT probe into the case related to the 2017 conclave.
The Pune district administration denied permission for the annual Elgar Parishad – which is held on December 31 – this year citing the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Police issue notices to 530 social media groups ahead of Bhima Koregaon anniversary

31/12/2020

Hindustan Times/ by Nadeem Inamdar

The Pune rural police have served notices to as many as 530 social media group administrators, warning them not to allow posts pertaining to inflammatory messages in the wake of January 1 anniversary of the battle of Bhima Koregaon.
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