The National Investigation Agency inquiring into the Bhima Koregaon case in Maharashtra has summoned Delhi University associate professor MT Hany Babu to appear before it in Mumbai on July 15. The summons were delivered to him by an officer on Saturday. Babu described the agency’s move as “harassment”. Read more
The case comes up for hearing on Tuesday.
A pan-India rights group for education and Ambedkarite scholars from across the world on Monday urged the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to deny anticipatory bail to Anand Teltumbde, an academic accused of involvement with the 2018 Bhima Koregaon violence in Pune. Read more
New Delhi: Members of the All India Forum for Right to Education (AIFRTE) on Monday called the charges against academic Anand Teltumbde in the Bhima Koregaon violence case “vague and based on no concrete evidence”, criticising the Supreme Court’s decision to deny him anticipatory bail. Read more
If you are in a university and oppose state policy, you can be targeted: Hany Babu, DU professor
In the early hours of 10 September 2019, a team of police officials, including personnel from the Pune Police, turned up at the doorstep of Hany Babu MT, an associate professor in the University of Delhi’s English department. … The police informed Babu that the search was conducted in connection with the Elgar Parishad and Bhima Koregaon case. …
Shaheen Ahmed and Maya Palit, the multimedia and books editors at The Caravan, respectively, spoke to Babu about the raid at his house and its aftermath. Read more
Prosecution gives cloned copies of ‘seized electronic data’ to three accused
Police have so far booked 23 people and arrested nine persons in connection with the case; all the arrested accused are activists and lawyers.
The nine activists and lawyers arrested in the Elgaar Parishad case were produced before a special court in Pune on Wednesday and three of them were given cloned copies of the data purportedly recovered from the electronic devices seized by the investigators from the accused. Read more
Conspiracy around Bhima Koregaon incident: To silence the dissent emerging from universities
People like Hany Babu, with the confidence of their scholarship and the integrity of their profession, can talk to the state with their heads held high. Statism cannot succeed as long as they are free. Read more
‘Knowledge Deemed Crime Against the State’: Students, Professors Stand With Hany Babu
The signatories expressed shock at the Pune police raiding the DU professor’s house without a warrant.
New Delhi: Close to 400 teachers from various institutes and universities, and more than 500 students – mostly from the Delhi University (DU) – have expressed shock at the “illegal raid” at the residence of DU associate professor Hany Babu. Read more / read full statements
Maoism has been a persistent threat to India’s internal security and any effort to contain the menace is more than necessary. But recent times, however, have seen an apparent evolution of this idea to include unsuitable rebels and questioning voices that are boldly directed at the establishment. The Bhima Koregaon case comes back to highlight with the September 10 incident when a team of Pune police raided the home of Delhi University Associate Professor Hany Babu M T in Noida for more than six hours in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case. Read more
Campaign Against State Repression stands in complete solidarity with Hany Babu
Via facebook by Campaign Against State Repression (CASR)
At 6:30 AM on 11 September 2019, the Maharashtra police without warrant illegally raided Prof. Babu’s residence. Calling him a suspect in the Bhima Koregoan case, the police detained Prof. Babu, and his partner Prof. Jenny Rowena for over six hours while searching the premises. They left having seized a variety of Prof. Babu’s personal belongings; some books, a laptop, some pen-drives, hard-drives, etc. Thankfully, Prof. Babu and Prof. Rowena are safe and unharmed but nonetheless deeply disturbed by the morning’s developments and what may follow. Read full statement
Hany Babu is Our Professor: Students in DU, JNU, UoH to protest raids on DU teacher’s house
Ever since the raid at Delhi University professor Hany Babu’s house, there has been an outpouring of support from the academic and activist circles. Various student groups have also issued statements condemning the raid and rendering full support to the teacher. The students from his own department have also come out in support. Read more
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association (JNUTA) on Wednesday condemned the raid conducted by Pune Police at the Noida residence of Dr Hany Babu of the English Department, University of Delhi, in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case. Read more