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Bail plea of six activists rejected, court says their acts ‘against democracy’

Bail plea of six activists rejected, court says their acts ‘against democracy’

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

A special UAPA court in Pune Wednesday rejected the bail pleas of six of the nine arrested accused – Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, Varavara Rao, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut and Surendra Gadling – in the Elgaar Parishad case. The court also said that it could now move for trial if both the parties were ready.
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Whatsapp Spyware Attack: Bhima-Koregaon activists being spied on by the Centre?

Whatsapp Spyware Attack: Bhima-Koregaon activists being spied on by the Centre?

Sabrangindia / by Sabrangindia

The Whatsapp Snoopgate issue that spread like wildfire, not only had the general public under its attack, but lawyers defending the human rights activists arrested under the controversial Bhima Koregaon case have also confirmed that their phones were being targeted by Pegasus, a the surveillance software developed by Israeli company NSO group that came to be in question, The Huffington Post report.
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District Government Pleader: Accused were helping Maoists

District Government Pleader: Accused were helping Maoists

Times of India / by Vishwas Kothari

PUNE: District government pleader Ujjwala Pawar on Wednesday argued that the acts attributed to the accused arrested in the Elgar Parishad case should be seen with the objectives, strategies and tactics of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) outfit.
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Court can’t take cognisance of seized e-data now: Activists

Court can’t take cognisance of seized e-data now: Activists

The Times of India / by Vishwas Kothari

Pune: Defence lawyer Shahid Akhtar and activist-accused Surendra Gadling argued on Friday that the special UAPA court cannot draw any presumption about the authenticity and integrity of the electronic evidence the city police seized in the Elgar Parishad case, before recording of evidence during the trial.
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Allowing the State to Designate Someone as a ‘Terrorist’ Without Trial is Dangerous

Allowing the State to Designate Someone as a ‘Terrorist’ Without Trial is Dangerous

The Wire / by Siddharth Varadarajan

The UAPA Amendment Bill is the single most dangerous piece of legislation the country has ever seen.
Should government officials and politicians – even upstanding democrats with a long record of respecting the rule of law like home minister Amit Shah – be trusted with the power to designate an individual as a “terrorist”, that too, without that person being tried and convicted?
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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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