Times of India / By TNN
RANCHI: Tribal rights activist Stan Swami and developmental economist known for labour rights activism Jean Dreze, along with representatives of civil society organisations, released a people’s manifesto under the Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha banner here on Monday.
Immediate and Complete Withdrawal of all Charges against Dr. Anand Teltumbde
We the undersigned demand the immediate withdrawal of the fabricated charges by the Pune police against Dr. Anand Teltumbde, Senior Professor and Chair, Big Data Analytics at the Goa Institute of Management. Dr. Teltumbde is one of India’s leading contemporary public intellectuals and an internationally known scholar.
The Wire / By Sukanya Shantha
Facing imminent arrest, Teltumbde and his defenders say the case against him and nine other activists and lawyers stands on ‘flimsy’ grounds and is a ‘clear conspiracy to defame anti-caste political leaders’.
The Citizen / By Anand Teltumbde
You may have learnt from the media that my appeal for quashing the false FIR against me filed by the Pune Police was rejected yesterday (14 January) by the Supreme Court. Fortunately, it gave me to four weeks to seek pre-arrest bail from the competent court.
Scroll.in / By Mridula Chari
Defying unprecedented attacks on them last year and expectations of a low turnout this year, around 20 lakh Ambedkarites paid their respects at a memorial pillar at Bhima Koregaon near Pune on Tuesday.
Hindustan Times / By Yogesh Joshi
Rural police named two Hindu leaders in FIR but never filed a charge sheet. Urban police arrested 10 activists, blamed Maoists for violence
Statement by Frontline Defenders
Following the arrest of human rights defender Sudha Bharadwaj and four others on 26 October 2018, there is an imminent threat of false charges being brought against Dalit activist and human rights defender, Degree Prasad Chouhan. The police have already implicated the defender by name in a fake letter produced by them on 31 August 2018, which they claim was written by advocate Sudha Bharadwaj. There is a clear attempt by the police to smear the human rights defender as a Maoist militant and draw a false link between Degree Prasad Chouhan and the Bhima Koregaon violence which took place in January 2018.
JACOBIN / By Anand Teltumbde
Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party are carrying out an audacious campaign to arrest left activists and silence dissent in India. The country is on a path toward fascism.