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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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Mounting international concern over detention of civil rights activists in India in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

Mounting international concern over detention of civil rights activists in India in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

The Caravan / by The Caravan Staff

Over 5,000 Individuals and 15 Organizations Sign Global Statement of Support for Dr. Anand Teltumbde and Mr. Gautam Navlakha.
Various democratic rights and social rights organizations such as European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH), International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), Paris, Ambedkar International Center, USA, All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA), India and many more have signed the petition. 
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Sign statement: Global Solidarity Statement for Dr. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha

‘Don’t jail Teltumbde and Navlakha amid Covid-19 crisis,’ global scholars urge India

‘Don’t jail Teltumbde and Navlakha amid Covid-19 crisis,’ global scholars urge India

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The two civil rights activists are expecting to be arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case by April 6 following a Supreme Court order last month.
More than 15 social rights organisation and over 5,000 individuals across the world have signed a statement in solidarity with activists Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha, urging the Centre to delay their arrest in the Bhima Koregaon violence case in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Sign statement: Global Solidarity Statement for Dr. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha

CJI Urged to Change SC Orders on Teltumbde, Navlakha Amid COVID-19

CJI Urged to Change SC Orders on Teltumbde, Navlakha Amid COVID-19


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The Quint / by The Quint

… Teltumbde and Navlakha are among those academics, activists, and lawyers who have been accused of involvement in the Bhima Koregaon violence, and being Maoists.
Others who have been accused and arrested for this under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) include Sudha Bhardwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudhir Dhawale, Barbara Rao and Surendra Gadling.
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Sign Global Solidarity Statement for Dr. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha

Sign Global Solidarity Statement for Dr. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha

By India Civil Watch

Signatories include eminent public figures such as Noam Chomsky, Gayatri Spivak, Sukhadeo Thorat, Cornel West, Angela Davis, Kshama Sawant, Ramachandra Guha, Prakash Ambedkar and Arundhati Roy.
Sign statement here

Statement for Dr. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha:
We, the undersigned (organizations and individuals) protest the impending arrest of Professor Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha and strongly condemn the attempt to malign their status as two of India’s foremost civil rights activists and public intellectuals today.

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Writers and Activists Express Solidarity: Stand with Anand Teltumbde & Gautam Navlakha

Writers and Activists Express Solidarity: Stand with Anand Teltumbde & Gautam Navlakha

Documented by kractivist.org

In August 2018, the Pune Police implicated Prof. Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha with other human right activists and lawyers in the now-infamous fabricated Elgar Parishad case. The police presented concocted theories since day one and these theories have not an iota of truth in them. Although the judiciary granted interim protection to Prof. Anand and Gautam, the supreme court on 16th March, 2020 rejected the pre-arrest bail and asked them to surrender by three weeks.

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An ‘Anthem’ for Our Troubled Times

An ‘Anthem’ for Our Troubled Times


Poster by Kabir Kala Manch

The Wire / by Monobina Gupta

… Last Monday, human and civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha reminded us of Cohen’s song. “Do please listen to Leonard Cohen sing the ‘Anthem’ and remember to: Ring the Bell/Which still can ring/Forget your perfect/ Offering/There is a crack/A crack in everything/ That’s how light gets in,” wrote Navlakha in a statement after the Supreme Court turned down the anticipatory bail petitions he had filed along with well-known academic, Anand Teltumbde, in the Bhima Koregaon case.
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SFI: Stand With Gautam Navlakha & Anand Teltumbde

SFI: Stand With Gautam Navlakha & Anand Teltumbde

Statement by Students’ Federation of India (Delhi)

SFI-Delhi stands against the wrongful persecution of Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha and the nine other activists:
Stop State Repression on Academics, Public intellectuals & Activists,
Repeal UAPA & Other Draconian Laws,
Resist The Fascist Regime & Fight Against Fabricated Bhima Koregaon Case,
Release All Arrested Activists in Fabricated B K Case!

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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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