The Hindu / by Staff Reporter
“COVID-19 outbreak an occasion to look at overcrowded prisons in country.”
A group of activists and intellectuals has sought bail or parole for political prisoners lodged in various jails.
In a letter to the Central and State governments, eminent persons such as writers Arundhati Roy, K. Satchidanandan and Meena Kandasamy, journalist B.R.P. Bhaskar and academics Dilip Menon and Benjamin Zachariah pointed out that the COVID-19 outbreak was also an occasion to look at the overcrowded prisons in the country.
INTELLECTUALS APPEAL FOR RELEASE OF PRISONERS
Kashimr Times / by KT News Service
New Delhi: About two dozen intellectuals, writers and academics of the country have made an urgent appeal to the government to ease the over-crowded prisons in view of the outbreak of Covid19 and also in keeping with the recent Supreme Court directive. They have sought release on bail or parole of at least some of the prisoners including political detenues from across the country.
ACADEMICS SEND OPEN LETTER SEEKING BAIL FOR VARAVARA RAO, SUDHA BHARADWAJ
The New Indian Express / by Prajanma Das
The Supreme Court has already directed the state governments to consider granting bail to remand prisoners, accused of committing crimes punishable with a maximum of seven years imprisonment.
Former Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba, Poet Varavara Rao, Dr Shoma Sen, Sudha Bharadwaj and several others including Padma and Veeramony in Tamil Nadu are in prison — either awaiting trial or are political prisoners of the state.
The Wire / by Sukanya Shantha
Mumbai: It was not just Israeli spyware Pegasus that was used to digitally spy on human rights defenders and journalists in India.
A clear pattern of another well-coordinated and effectively designed digital attack has now emerged – this time through emails. These emails, all tailor-made to suit the interests of the individual receiver, were sent out between September and October 2019.
The Caravan / by Shaheen Ahmed & Maya Palit
In the early hours of 10 September 2019, a team of police officials, including personnel from the Pune Police, turned up at the doorstep of Hany Babu MT, an associate professor in the University of Delhi’s English department. … The police informed Babu that the search was conducted in connection with the Elgar Parishad and Bhima Koregaon case. …
Shaheen Ahmed and Maya Palit, the multimedia and books editors at The Caravan, respectively, spoke to Babu about the raid at his house and its aftermath.
Hindustan Times / by Shalaka Shinde
PUNE: The activists and lawyers accused in the Elgar Parishad case were in touch with each other for at least a year before they were arrested, according to the call records presented in the court by Ujjwala Pawar, district government pleader (DGP) of Pune.
The Wire / by Sukanya Shantha
Babu told ‘The Wire’ that police did not seem to have a search warrant.
Mumbai: A team of Pune police conducted raids on Delhi University associate professor Hany Babu M.T’s residence for more than six hours in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case on Tuesday, September 10. The police team, comprising more than 12 personnel, reached Babu’s Noida house at around 6 am.
DU PROFESSOR’S HOUSE SEARCHED BY PUNE POLICE; LAPTOPS, BOOKS SEIZED
Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff
Pune Police on Tuesday searched the home of Delhi University professor Hany Babu in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, in connection with the Elgar Parishad case, PTI reported. Assistant Commissioner of Police Shivaji Pawar, however, said that no arrest had been made.
Foto: New Indian Express
The New Indian Express / By Epress News Service
HYDERABAD: Condemning the arrests of Delhi University professor GN Saibaba and revolutionary writer Varavara Rao, members of Revolutionary Writers Association (Virasam) demanded their immediate and unconditional release.
Sanhati / By Revolutionary Writer’s Association
An Open Letter to the Contesting Political Parties
An Appeal from Poets, Writers, Artists, Journalists, Intellectuals and Different Democratic Organisations
The gradual shrinking of democratic space day by day, the voice of the people and the intellectuals being muffled is distressing us a lot.
Letter By Lídia Senra Rodríguez
Dear Ms Federica MOGHERINI
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
I call on you once again regarding your responsibility as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in order to ask for your much-appreciated reaction about the dramatic situation of Professor GN Saibaba. …
I also demand the immediate release of the lawyer of Professor GN Saibaba, Surendra Gadling, as well as human rights activists Varavara Rao, Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, Shoma Sen, Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson and Mahesh Raut.
To read full letter see pdf file: Letter to HR Ms. Mogherini regarding the worrying situation of Indian professor GN Saibaba_050419.pdf
Live Law India / By Mehal Jain
The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice D. Y. Chandrachud and Justice A. M. Khanwilkar adjourned to Monday the hearing on the PIL by historian Romila Thapar and four other eminent persons over the arrest of five activists in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence.
First published: Jan 11, 2016
Sanhati / By Anjani Kumar
Already in 2011, Sudhir Dhawale was arrested under several sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and then spent nearly four years in jail. He was acquitted of all the charges filed against him in court. Over the four years that he spent in jail, he was denied nearly every basic human right. On the 23rd of May 2015, he spoke at the ‘Convention against Silencing Democracy & Criminalizing Dissent’ organized by the Committee for the Defence and Release of Dr. GN Saibaba in Delhi. Anjani Kumar spoke to him on the 24th of May on various issues.