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A letter to Anand Teltumbde, on his way to jail

A letter to Anand Teltumbde, on his way to jail

The Wire / by Vijay Prashad & Sudhanva Deshpande

‘You are being sent to jail because you are part of a tidal wave of dissent against this government and what it has done to Indian democracy.’

Dear Anand,
On Monday, there will probably be a knock on your door. Police officers are likely to arrive to arrest you. They will carry with them a range of papers, a file overflowing with notes that refer to the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and the Indian Penal Code.
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IIMA students, faculty start signature campaign for prof Anand Teltumbde

IIMA students, faculty start signature campaign for prof Anand Teltumbde

Drawing by Arun Fereirra

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

Over 250 students, faculty and alumni of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) on Friday started a signature campaign seeking extension of date for surrendering issued to Professor Anand Teltumbde, in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
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‘AT LEAST DELAY THE ARREST OF TETUMBDE, NAVLAKHA’

03/04/2020

The Hindu / by Special Corresponent

More than 5,000 individuals and over 15 organisations around the world have pleaded that the impending arrest of activist-academics Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha be delayed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Sign statement: Global Solidarity Statement for Dr. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha

Social organisations express concern over rejecting bail

Social organisations express concern over rejecting bail

Mumbai Mirror /by Mumbai Mirror

Mumbai Rises to Save Democracy (MRSD) is deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s rejection of the plea by Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha seeking anticipatory bail in the cases registered against them in relation to the violence at Bhima Koregaon on January 1, 2018.
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Dalit victim deposes before Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry

Dalit victim deposes before Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

The two-member Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry, headed by retired Justice J N Patel, is probing the causes of the violence, in which one person died and several others were injured.
Ashok Athavale, a Dalit man whose house and shop in Sanaswadi village were torched during the Koregaon Bhima violence on January 1, 2018, deposed before the Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry on Thursday.
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Ambedkar Family on Anand Teltumbde: Extremely Concerned For His Life [Read Statement]

Ambedkar Family on Anand Teltumbde: Extremely Concerned For His Life [Read Statement]

Newsclick / by Newsclick

In a statement, the family expressed their solidarity with Dr. Anand Teltumbde, saying he was being hounded through the Elgar Parishad case.
The family of Babasaheb Ambedkar has issued a statement expressing concern regarding the “hounding” of Dr. Anand Teltumbde, saying that they are “extremely concerned for his life, and the suffering of his family if he is arrested and incarcerated like others.”
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Role Of Maharashtra Police Under Scanner

Role Of Maharashtra Police Under Scanner

Huffpost.in / by By Pavan Dahat

Sharad Pawar’s sharp criticism of senior police officials indicates that home minister Amit Shah will face a tough fight as the NIA tries to investigate the case.
NAGPUR, Maharashtra — The role of senior Maharashtra police officials who handled the Bhima Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad cases is under scrutiny after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar once again took direct aim at them on Tuesday.
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Notice to extern VBA leader for Koregaon Bhima linked violence

Notice to extern VBA leader for Koregaon Bhima linked violence

The Times of India / by TNN

Kolhapur: Two years after violence erupted in Kolhapur in Kolhapur in the wake of the Koregaon Bhima incident, police have served externment notice to Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi (VBA) leader Anil Mhamane. Police said the notice was served on the basis intelligence report.
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Pawar Vs Uddhav, NIA Vs Maharashtra Police: What’s Going On In The Bhima Koregaon Case?

Pawar Vs Uddhav, NIA Vs Maharashtra Police: What’s Going On In The Bhima Koregaon Case?

Huffpost / by Pavan Dahat

The Maharashtra government’s flip-flop over giving the Bhima Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency suggests Union Home Minister Amit Shah has a lot of hide in this case.
Pune: The Maharashtra government refused to hand over the Bhima Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency, until it did. The state home ministry under the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)’s Anil Deshmukh was opposed to the NIA, but the Shiv Sena Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray wasn’t.
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Republican Yuva Morcha: Appoint separate SIT to probe clashes

Republican Yuva Morcha: Appoint separate SIT to probe clashes

The Hindu / by Shoumojit Banerjee

Ambedkarite outfit demands time-bound report as Bhima-Koregaon commission gets fifth extension.
Even as the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government granted yet another extension to the two-member commission set up to probe the causes behind the Bhima-Koregaon clashes, Ambedkarite outfits like the city-based Republican Yuva Morcha (RYM) have demanded that the State constitute a separate special investigation team (SIT) to probe afresh the riots that rocked Maharashtra on January 1, 2018.
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Koregaon Bhima commission points at funds crunch, says cannot function

Koregaon Bhima commission points at funds crunch, says cannot function

Pune Mirror / by Pune Mirror

Members write to CM, asking him to take corrective measures, claim salaries are due since November last year.
With the state state government not being able to provide funds and salaries to the members of Koregaon Bhima commission, the body has stated that it will not be able to function in such a scenario. Dalit activists have written to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackery, , demanding that the government immediately take steps to rectify this and have alleged that this lapse makes it clear that the commission was constituted as just an eyewash by the previous government.
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