Mumbai: After spending around 10 days in the National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) custody, Kabir Kala Manch members Sagar Gorkhe, Ramesh Gaichor and Jyoti Jagtap have been remanded in judicial custody by a special court on Saturday till 3 October. Read more
Update by Kabir Kala Manch: Next court date 3rd October. Sagar Gorkhe, Ramesh Gaichore will be shifted to Taloja jail and Jyoti Jagtap to Byculla jail.
Statement by Culture Workers Support Trust: Attempt to quell voices who speak out through art
The Culture Workers’ Support Trust (CWST) condemns the harassment of members of the creative community. Statement Against State Repression of Culture Workers:
In Solidarity with Rahul Roy, Saba Dewan, Kabir Kala Manch, and Art Students facing harassment and false charges by the state, who are being targeted for exercising their democratic right to raise their voice against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, the National Register of Citizens, the National Population Register and state-sponsored brutality during the anti-CAA protests. Read more / Full statement
UAPA – Governments Avoid Due Process by Declaring Groups as ‘Front Organisations’
Legal experts say loopholes in UAPA allow enforcement agencies to misuse the law to target dissenters by branding them as ‘fronts’ for banned organisations.
KKM – a 20-year-old cultural troupe with an anti-caste legacy – was first named in a criminal case in 2011, when the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested several individuals for their alleged link with the banned Maoist group… In the nine years since KKM was first criminalised, neither the state government nor the Centre have made any efforts to notify the organisation as either a banned organisation or an unlawful association, a process laid down in the UAPA. Read more
Protests at Pune District Collectorate: Activists demand release of Kabir Kala Manch members
Bhima Koregaon Shauryadin Prerna Abhiyaan demands release of Kabir Kala Manch members, seeks SIT probe
The Indian Express / by Express News Service
Members of the Bhima Koregaon Shauryadin Prerna Abhiyaan held protests at the Pune District Collectorate on Monday against the arrests of Kabir Kala Manch (KKM) members and demanded that a special investigation team (SIT) be formed to probe the issue. Read more
Maharashtra Govt Considers Setting Up an SIT in Bhima Koregaon Case
Maharashtra Govt Ponders SIT in Bhima Koregaon Case: What Message Is It Sending?
Newsclick / by Amey Tirodkar
JV Pawar, senior author, activist and one of the founders of the Dalit Panthers movement, however, questioned the timing of this move.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and kingmaker of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, Sharad Pawar, on Thursday held a high-level meeting with ministers from NCP, Congress, and senior officers from the home department. Pawar took stock of progress of the probe in the Bhima Koregaon case. Read more
Dr Raut, who was at the meeting called by Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar to consider formation of a special investigation team to probe the Bhima Koregaon violence, reveals to Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com what was discussed at the meeting. Read more
Sharad Pawar Once Again Considers Setting Up an SIT in the Elgar Parishad Case
The Wire / by Sukanya Shantha
The Nationalist Congress Party chief had convened an urgent meeting on the matter in Mumbai on September 10.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra state government is once again mulling over the possibility of setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the violence that broke at Bhima Koregaon on January 1, 2018. Read more
Who are the three Kabir Kala Manch artistes arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case this week?
The National Investigation Agency arrested Sagar Gorkhe, Ramesh Gaichor and Jyoti Jagtap from Pune on Monday and Tuesday.
In 2002, as a 19-year-old student in Pune’s Wadia College, Ramesh Gaichor was disturbed by the deadly communal violence in Gujarat that had claimed over 1,000 lives. Passionate about poetry and theatre, he soon found an outlet for expressing his anxieties: the Kabir Kala Manch, a cultural organisation founded by artiste Amarnath Chautaliya in response to the Gujarat riots. Read more
NIA Court Extends Police Custody Of 3 Kabir Kala Manch Members Till Sep 19
A special court in Mumbai on Friday extended till September 19 the NIA remand of three members of Kabir Kala Manch arrested in connection with the Koregaon Bhima – Elgar Parishad case.
Sagar Tatyaram Gorkhe (32), Ramesh Murlidhar Gaichor (36) and Jyoti Raghoba Jagtap (33), who were arrested earlier this week, were produced before special NIA Judge D E Kothalikar on Friday after their first remand period of four days ended. Read more
KKM arrests raise a question on democracy, says Sagar Gorkhe’s partner Rupali Jadhav
Free Press Journal / by Bhavna Uchil
In a video recorded just before they were arrested by the National Investigation Agency on Monday, Sagar Gorkhe can be heard saying that the agency had asked him and fellow Kabir Kala Manch member Ramesh Gaichor to give confessions that they are linked with Maoists and if they do so, they will be spared arrests. They said they refused it. Read more
Kolkata and Bhilai: Solidarity With All Falsely Implicated in the Bhima Koregaon Case (pictures)
Today, at Wellington Square, Kolkata. Street play going on at the protest against the latest arrest of 3 Kabir Kala Manch activists along with BK-12 and summoning up scientist Dr. Parthasarathi Ray by NIA. Watch 40 sec video
Artiste Jyoti Jagtap remanded to NIA custody till September 11
Ms. Jagtap from Kondhwa was arrested on September 8 by the NIA and was represented by advocate Susan Abraham in court on Wednesday.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Wednesday remanded Pune-based cultural group Kabir Kala Manch’s (KKM) artiste Jyoti Jagtap to NIA custody till September 11 in the Bhima Koregaon violence case. Read more