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In Solidarity with Varavara Rao: Statements & Visuals

In Solidarity with Varavara Rao: Statements & Visuals


+++ Udpate: VV Rao has been moved to the JJ Hospital in Mumbai +++

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The PUDR said that it had become a standard procedure for the NIA to refuse bail to the poet as he did not suffer from a life-threatening disease.
The People’s Union for Democratic Rights on Monday expressed shock at the deteriorating health condition of poet Varavara Rao, and called for him to immediately be released. Rao, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case, is lodged in Taloja jail in Mumbai and his family has accused the authorities of neglecting his condition.
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AN APPEAL FROM PEN INTERNATIONAL AND PEN DELHI

By Pen International and Pen Delhi

Poet Varavara Rao has been held in jail since 2018 and has been consistently denied bail. Varavara Rao is 81 years old. His health is deteriorating. He is old. He is frail. He is ill. When he speaks with his loved ones what he says does not make much sense. Those taking care of him are concerned. At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is raging and the government has ordered the decongestion of jails to prevent the infection from spreading, there is an even greater risk to Varavara Rao’s health.
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Video: Statement by Meena Kandasamy


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RELEASE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS

By Communist Party of India (Marxist)

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses grave concern over the deteriorating health condition of several jailed political and human rights activists. Some of them have been reported to have contracted Covid-19 in jail. The deplorable conditions in the overcrowded jails, which lack even basic facilities has contributed immensely to their deteriorating health condition. Many of them have co-morbidities and have been on medications since long.
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Letter by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury – Leader of Congress Party in the Lok Sabha

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Public Meeting Report: Still We Resist – Rise in Defense of Human Rights (Dec 20)

Public Meeting Report: Still We Resist – Rise in Defense of Human Rights (Dec 20)

By Mumbai Rises to Save Democracy

Press Release

20th December, 2019: A Public Meeting titled, “STILL WE RESIST: Rise in Defense of Human Rights” was held at the Dadar – Matunga Cultural Centre, Dadar (West). The program marked the International Human Rights Day, bringing together activists from various walks of life to talk about the attacks on human rights and human rights defenders by the current political regime.

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Organisations demand release of 9 activists in Koregaon Bhima violence case

Organisations demand release of 9 activists in Koregaon Bhima violence case

Pic: Mumbai Rises To Save Democracy

The Business Standard / by Press Trust of India

Noted journalist Nikhil Wagle, who was present at the press conference, said, “These cases were foisted by the previous Devendra Fadnavis government.
Several organisations under the banner ‘Mumbai Rises to Save Democracy’ on Monday demanded that the Maharashtra government drop charges against nine activists arrested in the Koragoan Bhima caste violence case.
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DEMAND TO RELEASE ARRESTED ACTIVISTS

10 / 12 / 2019

The Hindu / by Ajeet Mahale

Principles of bail apply to UAPA cases too, says lawyer; the law has no place in a democratic country, says journalist.
Activists, lawyers and literary figures on Monday demanded the release of the nine human rights activists arrested in the Bhima Koregaon conspiracy case, calling the charges and case false and an act of political vendetta.
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DUTA condemns the raid on DU Professor Hany Babu [pics]

DUTA condemns the raid on DU Professor Hany Babu [pics]

Protest by students and faculty at Arts Faculty, Delhi University
Pic: Mumbai Rises To Save Democracy and Students Islamic Organisation

Statement by Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA)

Today morning at 6:30 am, the house of Dr. Hany Babu who lives in Noida, was raided by a contingent of Pune Police for six hours without a search warrant. They searched the entire house and took away all electronic devices, laptops, pen drives, mobile phone, etc. At the end of the search, the Pune Police claimed that the raid was in connection with the Bhima Koreagaon case.
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Jan Sabha Report: Kis Kis Ko Qaid Karoge …

Jan Sabha Report: Kis Kis Ko Qaid Karoge …

#RepealUAPA #FreeBK9

Kractivist / By Kractivist.org

Program in Delhi by Kis Kis Ko Qaid Karoge

The completion of a year since the arrest of academics, activists, artists and lawyers; Mahesh Raut, Rona Wilson, Shoma Sen, Sudhir Dhawale and Surendra Gadling, framed for violence caused by right wing elements at Bhima Koregoan on 1 January 2018 was successfully marked by a Jan Sabha and Cultural Programme held in Jantar Mantar, New Delhi at 11 am on 8 June 2019.
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