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Dissecting the ‘Maoist document’ about Gautam Navlakha

Dissecting the ‘Maoist document’ about Gautam Navlakha

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.
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Gautam Navlakha had links with Hizbul Mujahideen and Kashmiri separatists, allege Pune Police

Gautam Navlakha had links with Hizbul Mujahideen and Kashmiri separatists, allege Pune Police

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.
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Caste and religion and the role of the judiciary – Part 1

Caste and religion and the role of the judiciary – Part 1

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

Bail plea hearings in Elgar Parishad case conclude

Bail plea hearings in Elgar Parishad case conclude

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.
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Open Letter: Give an assurance for the Release of Prof. Saibaba, Varavara Rao and other Intellectuals

Open Letter: Give an assurance for the Release of Prof. Saibaba, Varavara Rao and other Intellectuals

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.
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Open Letter to KCR from Varavara Rao’s wife

Open Letter to KCR from Varavara Rao’s wife

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.
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Online Petition: Release Varavara Rao Immediately

Online Petition: Release Varavara Rao Immediately

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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Police has no case to incriminate Varavara Rao: defence

Police has no case to incriminate Varavara Rao: defence

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.
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