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‘This too shall pass’: Sudha Bharadwaj’s daughter writes to her on her birthday

‘This too shall pass’: Sudha Bharadwaj’s daughter writes to her on her birthday

The Hindu / by Sonam Saigal

It was the second time, on Friday, that trade unionist and human rights lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj, lodged at Pune’s Yerwada jail for her alleged involvement in the Bhima Koregaon violence, spent her birthday away from home. In an emotional letter, her 22-year-old daughter, Maaysha, expressed how proud she is of her mother, and assured her that this too shall pass.
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Procession and Assembly in Chhattisgarh

Procession and Assembly in Chhattisgarh

Cgbasket.in / by Anuj Shrivastava

Today thousands of laborers of Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha-Mazdoor Karyakarta Committee (CMM-MKC) and Pragatisheel Cement Shramik Sangh (PCSS) came out on the streets of Bhilai (Chhattisgarh).
Speakers in the meeting said that nowadays the right of the workers to speak up is being taken away and that this is an attack on the right of freedom of expression. They also said that they stand in solidarity with advocate Sudha Bhardwaj who spoke on the rights of workers and who was arrested under UAPA. They criticised that she has not been released on bail even after one year and that this directly violates democratic values.
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‘Knowledge Deemed Crime Against the State’: Students, Professors Stand With Hany Babu

‘Knowledge Deemed Crime Against the State’: Students, Professors Stand With Hany Babu


Protest at Delhi University

The Wire / by The Wire Staff

The signatories expressed shock at the Pune police raiding the DU professor’s house without a warrant.
New Delhi: Close to 400 teachers from various institutes and universities, and more than 500 students – mostly from the Delhi University (DU) – have expressed shock at the “illegal raid” at the residence of DU associate professor Hany Babu.
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Campaign Against State Repression stands in complete solidarity with Hany Babu

Campaign Against State Repression stands in complete solidarity with Hany Babu

Via facebook by Campaign Against State Repression (CASR)

At 6:30 AM on 11 September 2019, the Maharashtra police without warrant illegally raided Prof. Babu’s residence. Calling him a suspect in the Bhima Koregoan case, the police detained Prof. Babu, and his partner Prof. Jenny Rowena for over six hours while searching the premises. They left having seized a variety of Prof. Babu’s personal belongings; some books, a laptop, some pen-drives, hard-drives, etc. Thankfully, Prof. Babu and Prof. Rowena are safe and unharmed but nonetheless deeply disturbed by the morning’s developments and what may follow.
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Hany Babu is Our Professor: Students in DU, JNU, UoH to protest raids on DU teacher’s house

Hany Babu is Our Professor: Students in DU, JNU, UoH to protest raids on DU teacher’s house

Exdexlive / by Johanna Deeksha

Ever since the raid at Delhi University professor Hany Babu’s house, there has been an outpouring of support from the academic and activist circles. Various student groups have also issued statements condemning the raid and rendering full support to the teacher. The students from his own department have also come out in support.
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Sign/read statement by students in solidarity with professor Hany Babu

Stop the McCarthy style witch hunt of Academics and Human Rights Defenders!

Stop the McCarthy style witch hunt of Academics and Human Rights Defenders!


Pic: Sabrang.in

Sabrang.in / by PUCL

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) condemns the raid on DU professor, Dr Hany Babu’s residence in Noida, Delhi, by the Pune police earlier today (10 September 2019).
The unending trial of democracy and unremitting assault on the Constitution and rule of law, in the name of Bhima-Koregaon, and the McCarthy-style With-hunt and victimisation of constitutionally minded academics and citizens questioning anti-democratic actions of the government in the Bhima Koregaon case continues unabated.
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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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