Expressing surprise at the comments of NCP chief Sharad Pawar on the arrests of activists in the Elgaar Parishad case, former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said many of these activists had been arrested and charged for similar offences when the Congress-NCP government was in power in the state and the Centre. Read more
‘Plot to Kill PM’, ‘Waging War’ in Draft Charges in ‘Elgar Parishad’ Case
On Wednesday, the prosecution had submitted draft charges against the 19 accused named in the case, including several rights activists.
Pune: Conspiracy to “assassinate” Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “overthrow” the government besides “waging war” against the Government of India are among the charges brought against all 19 accused by the prosecution in the Elgar Parishad-Koregaon Bhima case of Maharashtra. Read more
PUNE: The state prosecution has proposed the charges of ‘waging a war against the country’ and ‘conspiracy to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ as well as other terrorism acts in the draft charges submitted to the special UAPA court here on Wednesday against 19 accused named in the Elgar Parishad case. Read more
According to the draft charges, the accused allegedly conspired “to incite people and create violence and to spread disaffection towards government established by law”.
PUNE city police on Wednesday submitted before special judge S R Navandar “draft charges” against 19 out of the 23 accused booked in the Elgar Parishad case under sections of the IPC and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for their alleged links with the banned CPI (Maoist). Read more
Bhima-Koregaon Inquiry Commission: No sight of final report after 21 months
Last extension ended on Nov 9; current extension to end in Feb 2020.
After 21 months and four extensions, the two-member Bhima Koregaon Inquiry Commission set up by the previous Devendra Fadnavis Government is nowhere close to submitting its findings into the causes of the caste riots that shook up Maharashtra in January 2018. Read more
Mockery being made of right to privacy: Kabir Kala Manch activist
Canada-based Citizen Lab advised Kabir Kala Manch activist Rupali Jadhav to change Android phone.
Rupali Jadhav (32), an activist of the Kabir Kala Manch (KKM) – a predominantly Dalit and working class troupe using protest music — was contacted through WhatsApp by the Canada-based Citizen Lab on October 28. Read more
Bela Bhatia, Anand Teltumbde, Shalini Gera among Indians snooped on using Israeli spyware
WhatsApp has revealed that the messaging app was used to spy on at least two dozen journalists and human rights activists, likely by the Indian government.
In a bombshell revelation, WhatsApp has revealed that the messaging app was used to spy on at least two dozen Indian journalists and human rights activists earlier this year, The Indian Express reported on Thursday. Read more
Pegasus Spyware: Lawyer Defending Bhima-Koregaon Activists Received Warning from WhatsApp
Nihalsing Rathod says he was first contacted by CitizenLab researchers, who have done work on Pegasus, and then later by WhatsApp about his phone being compromised.
Mumbai: Over the last two years, Nagpur-based human rights lawyer Nihalsing Rathod has received receiving calls on WhatsApp from unknown numbers. These calls would be made from international numbers, and would invariably turn out to be a group call. Read more
Reasons Cited By Bombay HC For Denial Of Bail To Activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves & Arun Ferreira [Read Judgment]
Rejecting bail applications by activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, Justice SV Kotwal observed that there was prima facie evidence that all three-applicant accused were active members of CPI(Maoist), a banned organisation, which attracts Section 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Read more
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. Read more