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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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Video: UAPA Amendment: Why Giving Govt Power to Declare Individuals `Terrorits´ is Problematic?

Video: UAPA Amendment: Why Giving Govt Power to Declare Individuals `Terrorits´ is Problematic?


en | 26:22 min | 2019

By The Polis Project

Suchitra Vijayan speaks to lawyer Darshna Mitra about the UAPA act, its long and violent history of weaponizing National security concerns to crush dissent, and what the recent amendments mean for the future of India as a constitutional republic.
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Bombay HC reserves verdict on activist Gautam Navlakha’s plea seeking to quash FIR

Bombay HC reserves verdict on activist Gautam Navlakha’s plea seeking to quash FIR


pic: Wikimedia Commons/Siddeeq

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The Bombay High Court on Friday reserved its verdict on activist Gautam Navlakha’s plea seeking to quash a first information report filed against him for alleged links with Maoists. Navlakha was among five activists arrested last August in connection with the Elgar Parishad and Bhima Koregaon case.
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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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RSS circulates booklet targeting ‘Urban Naxals’

RSS circulates booklet targeting ‘Urban Naxals’

Sabrangindia.in / by Deborah Grey

A common characteristic of right wing supremacists in India appears to be their extremely limited and rather vapid imagination. This is best illustrated in a booklet published by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The booklet is an out and out smear campaign against some of India’s most respected intellectuals and human rights activists. However this sinister agenda is driven by a rather banal set of stories.
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Video: NIA (Amendment) Bill Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Video: NIA (Amendment) Bill Sets a Dangerous Precedent


en | 16 min | 2019

Newsclick / By Newsclick

On 18th of July the Rajya Sabha unanimously passed the NIA Bill. The bill proposes three major amendments to the NIA Bill of 2008, giving the agency enormous powers. Gautam Navlakha discusses with Newsclick the BJP’s national security push and the implications of the amendment.
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Bhima Koregaon undertrials write to Governor, seek release

Bhima Koregaon undertrials write to Governor, seek release

The Hindu / by Sonam Saigal Mumbai

`If we want democracy to function as per Constitution political prisoners must be released’

All nine activists arrested and booked for cases related to the Bhima Koregaon violence have written to Maharashtra’s Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao appealing, “if we really want democracy to function as per the Indian Constitution then all political prisoners should be released.“
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Bombay HC Finds Nothing Against Navlakha, Extends Protection From Arrest

Bombay HC Finds Nothing Against Navlakha, Extends Protection From Arrest

The Wire / By PTI

A division bench was hearing a petition filed by Navlakha seeking to quash the case lodged against him by Pune police in connection the the violence at Bhima Koregaon in December 2017.
Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Wednesday observed that it prima facie found nothing against civil liberties activist Gautam Navlakha, who is accused of having Maoist links.
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