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The Wire / By The Wire Staff
The nature of the latest raid closely mimics that of the first one on the priest’s house on August 28, 2018.
An eight-member team of the Pune city police raided the Ranchi residence of rights activist Father Stan Swamy in the early hours of June 12, the second such abrupt raid on the 83-year-old’s house since August 2018.
CGbasket / By PUCL
PUCL strongly condemns the early morning raid today (12th June) by Maharashtra – Pune police in the residence of 83 year old Father Stan Swamy at Bagaicha Campus in Namkum, Ranchi, Jharkhand. The Maharashtra police allegedly conducted the raid and search without obtaining judicial search warrant and seized his computer’s hard disk, internet modem and other storage devices and forced him to give his gmail and Facebook passwords.
By Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha
Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha’s condemnation of repeated raids on Stan Swamy and arrest of other human rights activists.
Though perplexed by the repeated raids, Stan says that he is ready for any investigation as per due legal process. He also endorses Mahasabha’s statement against the raid.
Read full statement (Raid_Jun12)
First published: Oct 21, 2013
Rediff.com / By Neeta Kolhatkar
A rare interview with Vernon Gonsalves, who was jailed for six years on the charge of being a Naxalite.
KAFLIA / By Nivedita Menon
We, the undersigned students, faculty and others from IIT Kharagpur are shocked with the treatment that the police forces have meted out to our ex-colleague, Prof. Anand Teltumbde and other intellectuals. His residence in Goa, where he is working as a Senior Professor and Chair, Big Data Analytics at Goa Institute of Management (GIM), was intruded by the police forces without permission in his absence. This police action was part of the large scale raids and arrests of eminent scholars, intellectuals and lawyers across the country on Tuesday.
Outlook India / By Neerja Sasikumar
Under the pretext of ‘#urbannaxals’, police barged into a central university campus, raided Dalit intellectual Prof Satyanarayana’s house, and seized all his academic work. A student recounts the ordeal.
People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) strongly condemns and denounces the arrests under the draconian UAPA of:
1. Sudha Bharadwaj, PUCL National Secretary
2. Gautam Navalakha of PUDR,
3. Prof. Anand Teltumbde of CPDR,
4. Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, advocates, and
5. VaraVara Rao, noted poet and rights activist.
PUCL also denounces the simultaneous multi-city raids conducted today, 28th August 2018 in a concerted and pre-meditated manner across the country at the premises of other eminent human rights activists.
The Indian Express / By Anand Teltumbde
“The harassment I have faced is meant to terrorise intellectuals, subdue dissent.”
Statement by Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS)
WSS condemns the wave of state repression following the peaceful commemoration of the Ambedkarite community on the 200th anniversary of the battle of Bhima Koregaon. The most recent wave of repression is a set of raids without a warrant conducted simultaneously at 6 am on 17 April, 2018, upon the homes of Kabir Kala Manch activists Rupali Jadhav, Jyoti Jagtap, Ramesh Gaichor, Sagar Gorkhe and Dhawala Dhengle in Pune; Republican Panther activists Sudhir Dhavale and Harshali Potdar in Mumbai; and Nagpur-based lawyer Surendra Gadling and Delhi-based CRPP activist Rona Wilson.
Statement by Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights (CPDR)
While Dalits have been still struggling to get the culprits who engineered attack on the peaceful congregation of Dalits on 1 January 2018, the Maharashtra Police under the instruction of the BJP Government has taken a shameful step to raid the houses of the activists who organized the peaceful Elgar Conference at Shaniwarwada, Pune on 31 December 2018 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Koregaonof 1818. As a matter of fact, the convenors of the Conference were Justice P B Sawant and Justice B G Kolse Patil, the respected names in the state of Maharashtra. And more than 250 Ambedkarite and progressive organizations were its organizers. In this context to target a few select activists is utterly condemnable.