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Why is Right to Health denied to political dissidents?

Why is Right to Health denied to political dissidents?

rediff.com / by Jyoti Punwani

The callousness with which these political dissidents are being treated goes against the Supreme Court’s directive, given right at the beginning of the lockdown.
The last few days have shown that the Right to Health, defined by the Supreme Court in more than one judgment as an integral part of the Right to Life, is being denied to the jailed intellectuals awaiting trial in the Bhima Koregaon case.
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Video: Revisiting the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case

Video: Revisiting the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case

TWO YEARS AND COUNTING…
Revisiting the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case

SESSSIONS AND SPEAKERS
Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case: Mihir Desai • Vrinda Grover
Views from the Movements • Dr. Ravikumar • Aruna Roy • Nikhil Dey • Ulka Mahajan
Crushing Dissent Through Laws: Rebecca John • Prashant Bhushan
Cultural Performance: Relaa • Yalgaar
REMEMBRANCES
Family Members and Colleagues of: Sudha Bharadwaj, Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut, Arun Ferriera, Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhawale, Vernon Gonsalves, Hany Babu, Rona Wilson, Varavara Rao.

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Mahesh Raut: The Beloved Brother of Adivasis in Gadchiroli

Mahesh Raut: The Beloved Brother of Adivasis in Gadchiroli

Gauri Lankesh News / By Gauri Lanksh News Desk

Mahesh’s incarceration is a standing testament of the State’s repression of Rights’ activists who protect the values of the Constitution which the same State is trampling upon.
Hailing from Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, Mahesh Raut is a young prominent activist working for the rights of Adivasi communities in his district … He has tirelessly advocated for laws like The Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act and Forest Rights Act which protect the democratic rights of indigenous communities against unlawful land grabbing by large corporations.
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State to re-verify after medical reports of Anand Teltumbde, Mahesh Raut show identical details

State to re-verify after medical reports of Anand Teltumbde, Mahesh Raut show identical details

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

Vijay Hiremath had pointed out that the health parameters mentioned on Mahesh Raut’s report were identical to the medical report of activist Anand Teltumbde (68), a co-accused in the case, who is also lodged in the Taloja jail.
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HC wants to know how Anand Teltumbde, Mahesh Raut have same BP, pulse and O2 levels, weight, height in jail reports

08/08/2020

Mumbai Mirror / by Sharmeen Hakim

HC seeks explanation after Taloja jail’s medical reports say hey are also identical in height, weight.
The Bombay High Court has sought an explanation from Taloja Prison officials following revelations that certain portions of academic Anand Teltumbde and activist Mahesh Raut’s medical reports, both accused in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case, are exactly the same. The two approached the HC after co-accused Telugu poet Varavara Rao tested positive for the coronavirus last month.
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NIA Court extends Hany Babu’s custody till Aug 7 / Mumbai HC hearings

NIA Court extends Hany Babu’s custody till Aug 7 / Mumbai HC hearings

NIA court extends Hany Babu’s custody till Aug 7

04/08/2020

Hindustan Times / by Charul Shah

The NIA claimed that Tharayil was in touch with those connected to Manipur-based insurgent group Kangleipak Communist Party –Military Council (KCP – MC), a banned outfit.
The special National Investigation (NIA) court on Tuesday extended the custody of Hany Babu Musaliyarveettil Tharayil (54), an associate professor in the department of English with the Delhi University (DU) and accused in the Elgar Parishad/ Bhima Koregaon case, to the central probe agency until August 7 (Friday).
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Mumbai High Court Hearings

+++ Update Aug 6, by The Hindu-Mumbai: Bombay HC suspends hearing of all matters today due to acute shortage of staff owing to disruption in train services due to heavy rains +++


+++ Update Aug 5: Sudha Bharadwaj´s bail plea could not be heard today. Next hearing scheduled for Aug 7 +++


+++ Update Aug 4, by The Hindu Mumbai: All video conference hearings suspended today at Bombay HC due to acute shortage of staff because of heavy rain. Matters will be taken up tomorrow +++


1.000 Taloja Jail inmates, including some BK case prisoners, have COVID-like symptoms, say families

1.000 Taloja Jail inmates, including some BK case prisoners, have COVID-like symptoms, say families


Drawing by Arun Ferreira

COVID-19, Political Prisoners, and the Overcrowding of Prisons

03/08/2020

Jurist / by Abhishek Chakravarty and Abhijit Rajkhowa

Barely a few months after news broke about a novel virus with the potential for a global pandemic, COVID-19 brought the entire world to a grinding halt … The virus has mercilessly affected all sections of our society whether rich or poor, young or old. Now the virus knocks at the door of a highly vulnerable group of people whose choices are limited – prisoners.
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1.000 Taloja Jail inmates, including some BK case prisoners, have COVID-like symptoms, say families

02/08/2020

Firstpost / by Parth MN

Anand Teltumbde’s family is anxiously awaiting his test results. The high court directed the state to inform the family on 1 August.
When Monali Raut spoke to her imprisoned brother Mahesh last week, it got her a bit worried. “He said almost half the prisoners in Taloja Central Prison have been suffering from flu, cough or cold in the past week,” she said.
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Mahesh Raut moves Bombay High Court for COVID-19 test

Mahesh Raut moves Bombay High Court for COVID-19 test

The Hindu / by Sonam Saigal

The youngest accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, Mahesh Raut, 33, moved the Bombay High Court on Tuesday seeking that he be tested for COVID-19 as he has all the symptoms. Mr. Raut was arrested on June 6, 2018 and is lodged at Taloja Central jail.
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Another Birthday In Jail For Youngest Bhima-Koregaon Accused

Another Birthday In Jail For Youngest Bhima-Koregaon Accused

Article 14 / by Chitrangada Choudhury

Adivasi rights defender, a former fellow of a prestigious prime ministerial programme, and son of a police official, Mahesh Raut is the youngest of the ‘Bhima-Koregaon 11’, accused of spreading Maoist ideology and encouraging ‘unlawful activities’. He’s been in jail without trial for two years.
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