Newslaundry / by Prateek Goyal
Rather than establish Navlakha’s ‘connections’ with Hizbul Mujahideen, the document highlights his government connections and is vehemently critical of the Maoist party and movement.
On July 24, the Pune police told the Mumbai High Court that activist Gautam Navlakha had connections with militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen. Sections of the media were quick to brand him a “terrorist” in primetime shows and reports. Tagging these as “exclusive” reports, the stories were based solely on what the police said and images of a “documents” linking Navlakha with Hizbul.
Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff
The Pune Police on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that activist Gautam Navlakha and the Maoist groups he was allegedly associated with were in touch with militant group Hizbul Mujahideen and Kashmiri separatist leaders, PTI reported. The court was hearing Navlakha’s plea seeking to quash a first information report filed against him for alleged links with Maoist.
pic: The Leaflet
The Leaflet / by Abdul Wahid Shaikh
“When tyranny rises in a country, the rulers of that country are bound to be destroyed,
their generations are bound to be destroyed. Remember that”
On April 17, 2018, The Pune Police raided the homes of several intellectuals and activists in Nagpur, Mumbai and Delhi for their involvement in the Bhima Koregaon riots. At the Elgar Parishad protest organized against the arrests in Mumbai on May 3, 2018, advocate Abdul Wahid Shaikh made a spontaneous and moving speech.
Part 1 of the speech
The Hindu / By Shoumoji Banerjee
Stating that there was nothing seditious about the speeches made by participants at the Elgar Parishad of December 2017, human rights lawyer Surendra Gadling on Friday accused the prosecution of conducting a media trial in the case.
Advocate Gadling, conducting his own defence, was replying to public prosecutor Ujjwala Pawar’s arguments that sought to deny bail to him and the other activists arrested in the case.
The Times of India / By PTI
MUMBAI: Opposing the interim protection from arrest granted to activist Gautam Navlakha by the Bombay High Court, the Maharashtra government on Thursday invoked the Naxal attack in Gadchiroli, saying he is accused of being a member of “such a group“.
Sanhati / By Revolutionary Writer’s Association
An Open Letter to the Contesting Political Parties
An Appeal from Poets, Writers, Artists, Journalists, Intellectuals and Different Democratic Organisations
The gradual shrinking of democratic space day by day, the voice of the people and the intellectuals being muffled is distressing us a lot.
The Siasat Daily / Posted by Tanveer
Respected Chief Minister of Telangana Sri K Chandrashekar Rao,
I am writing this letter to you in the context of your comments during the recent election campaign against the lies and improprieties of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This letter is to bring to your notice some more lies and fabricated cases indulged in by Modi’s government, Maharashtra government of his own party and Maharashtra police. I would like you to openly state your position and opinion on these lies and cases also.
The Wire / By Mahtab Alam
Numerous people, especially from marginalised communities, have had to spend time in jail despite being innocent. Despite this, political parties are unwilling to tackle the issue of wrongful prosecution.
Change.org / By Venugopal Rao N
The 79-year old renowned poet and public intellectual Varavara Rao, along with four others, was arrested by police on August 28, 2018 on fabricated charges and Supreme Court of India intervened and directed the police to keep all the arrested under ‘house arrest’, pending legal reliefs. Finally he was arrested on November 17, 2018 and imprisoned in Yerawada Central Prison, Pune since then.
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The Hindu / By Shoumojit Banerjee
“It is unjust to hold him [Mr. Rao] in custody on the basis of such thin evidence without a trial,” said advocate Nahar.
The reported Maoist communications produced by the Pune police during their investigation into the ‘Elgaar Parishad’ and the subsequent Bhima-Koregaon clashes had nothing to incriminate poet-activist P. Varavara Rao, submitted the defence counsel for the jailed activist.