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Crying for Justice – Implications for Keeping Political Prisoners Locked During a Pandemic

Crying for Justice – Implications for Keeping Political Prisoners Locked During a Pandemic

The Leaflet / by Megha Katheria

From the senior activists and lawyers to younger activists like Safoora Zargar, the state has walked at turtle space in granting bail or even protecting the health of the political prisoners during a pandemic. The state of our prisons and the necessity to decongest them is well known. The author explores the democratic and constitutional implications on keeping political prisoners, with comorbidities, locked during a pandemic.
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Bhima Koregaon inmates can barely communicate, worried about their health: Families

Bhima Koregaon inmates can barely communicate, worried about their health: Families

The Caravan / by Nileena MS

On the evening of 11 July, the 81-year-old poet Varavara Rao called his wife, Hemalatha, from the overcrowded Taloja Central Prison in Maharashtra, sounding incoherent and delirious, according to a press release circulated by his family …
Families and lawyers of others who have been imprisoned in connection to the Bhima Koregaon case have pointed out they are barely able to communicate with the inmates during the pandemic. At least four of the 11 undertrial prisoners have pre-existing medical conditions that make them vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
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HC Directs NIA & State To Inform About Conditions In Byculla Jail Where Sudha Bharadwaj Is Lodged

HC Directs NIA & State To Inform About Conditions In Byculla Jail Where Sudha Bharadwaj Is Lodged

Live Law / by Nitish Kashyap

The Bombay High Court on Friday while hearing an appeal filed by lawyer and tribal rights activist Sudha Bharadwaj directed the National Investigation Agency and state government to take instructions regarding the prevailing conditions in Byculla jail and the social distancing measures being implemented in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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HC SEEKS DETAILS OF JAIL WHERE SUDHA BHARADWAJ IS LODGED

Hindustan Times / by KAY Dohiya

On Friday, while hearing the application of Bharadwaj, the bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice Madhav Jamdar was informed by senior advocate Yug Choudhary that the conditions in Byculla women’s prison were deplorable due to congestion and as Bharadwaj suffered from co-morbidities there was a threat to her well-being and hence should be granted interim bail… The court directed the prison authorities and state to submit an affidavit regarding enlisting the condition of inmates in Byculla women’s prison and posted the matter for hearing on July 17.
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Sudha Bharadwaj Denied Basic Right of Phone Calls in Jail / Interview with Maaysha

Sudha Bharadwaj Denied Basic Right of Phone Calls in Jail / Interview with Maaysha


Sudha Bharadwaj, pic: karinscheidegger.ch

The Wire / by Sukanya Shantha

Mumbai: Maaysha saw her mother, Sudha Bharadwaj, last on February 22. It was a day after Maaysha’s birthday; she turned 23 this year. In the mulaqaat (meeting) at Yerwada prison in Pune, Bharadwaj – an academic and human rights activist – was barely given five minutes to talk to her daughter who had travelled from Delhi just for this meeting.
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MAASHA FEELS PM NARENDRA MODI WON´T LISTEN TO HER PRAYERS OF RELEASING HER INNOCENT MOTHER

06/07/2020


Maaysha and Sudha Bharadwaj

News 21 / by Santoshee Gulabkali Mishra

In a lengthy telephonic interview with Santoshee Gulabkali Mishra, Special Correspondent of TheNews21, Maaysha describes her pain and struggle within and outside the system, her process of learning to cope with the situation in the entire two-year journey minus mother.
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With no new evidence, NIA relies on Pune police case to oppose bail to Bhima-Koregaon accused

With no new evidence, NIA relies on Pune police case to oppose bail to Bhima-Koregaon accused

The Print / by Bhardra Sinha

NIA affidavits opposing the bail petitions of rights activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao and Shoma Sen had content similar to Pune Police’s findings in 2018 & 2019.
New Delhi: Six months after the National Investigative Agency (NIA) took over the probe in the Bhima-Koregaon violence, it does not seem to have made much headway in its investigation
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NIA opposes Sudha Bharadwaj´s bail plea [read NIA reply]

NIA opposes Sudha Bharadwaj´s bail plea [read NIA reply]

The Leaflet / by The Leaflet

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) has filed an affidavit challenging the bail application filed by lawyer and former professor Sudha Bharadwaj in the Elgaar Parishad case, at the Bombay High Court. It argues that she is “taking undue benefit” of the Covid-19 pandemic in seeking interim bail on medical grounds.
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NIA OPPOSES INTERIM BAIL SOUGHT BY SUDHA BHARADWAJ ON MEDIACL GROUNDS

01/07/2020

LiveLaw / by Nitish Kashyap

The National Investigation Agency filed an affidavit before the Bombay High Court on Friday, June 26, opposing the bail plea of advocate and activist Sudha Bharadwaj contending that the accused is trying to take undue advantage of the current situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic and seeking bail on medical grounds.
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ON BHARADWAJ´S BAIL PLEA, NIA SAID – TAKING UNDUE BENEFIT OF PANDEMIC

01/07/2020

The Indian Express/ by Express News Service

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) last week opposed the bail application of lawyer and former professor Sudha Bharadwaj, arrested in the Elgaar Parishad case, before the special NIA court stating that she is “taking undue benefit” of the Covid-19 pandemic in seeking interim bail on medical grounds … The matter was listed on Tuesday but did not come up for hearing.
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Mumbai Court Again Refuses Bail To Varavara Rao & Shoma Sen On Medical Grounds

Mumbai Court Again Refuses Bail To Varavara Rao & Shoma Sen On Medical Grounds

LiveLaw / by Nitish Kashyap

A special court in Mumbai on Friday for the second time rejected the interim bail pleas filed by 81-year-old activist and poet Varavara Rao and academic 61-year-old Shoma Sen on medical grounds as they were suffering from multiple ailments or or comorbidities. The detailed order is yet to be made available.
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+++ Varavara Rao and Shoma Sen will now have to proceed to Bombay High Court +++

Chhattisgarh PUCL Calls for the Immediate Roll Back of the Undeclared Emergency

Chhattisgarh PUCL Calls for the Immediate Roll Back of the Undeclared Emergency


Drawing by Arun Ferreira

By People’s Union for Civil Liberties – Chhattisgarh

Release All Political Prisoners!
Repeal Draconian Laws!
Stop Gagging the Media!

June 25th, 2020: On this day in 1975, the then-Indian Government imposed the State of Emergency in India, suspending all fundamental rights and commencing one of the darkest periods of Indian democracy. Today, after a span of forty-five years, we the people of India find ourselves in a similar situation, living in a de facto state of emergency, which has not been officially declared, where scores of ordinary citizens to who dared to criticize the government are being arbitrarily arrested under draconian laws meant only for rarest cases of international terror. The Chhattisgarh chapter of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties is observing this day as the Anti-Emergency Day –to demand the release of arrested human rights workers, and to renew our pledge to uphold the Constitution of India, with all its promises of freedom and equality, in its true spirit.

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Petition On Case Transfer By Bhima Koregaon Accused: Centre Seeks Time To File Reply

Petition On Case Transfer By Bhima Koregaon Accused: Centre Seeks Time To File Reply

Live Law / by Nitish Kashyap

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing in petition filed by two accused in the Bhima Koregaon case challenging transfer of investigation to the National Investigation Agency, after the Centre sought time to file a reply to the contentions raised.
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Elgar Case Transfer: HC Seeks NIA, Centre and Maha Govt Response Before July 14

23/06/2020

Newslick / by pti

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday sought responses from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Central and Maharashtra governments on a petition filed by the two accused, Surendra Gadling and Sudhir Dhawale, challenging transfer of the Elgar Parishad case probe from the Pune police to the NIA.
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Sudha Bharadwaj files interim bail application before Bombay HC

Sudha Bharadwaj files interim bail application before Bombay HC

The Leaflet / by The Leaflet

A petition was filed by Advocates Yug Chaudhury and Ragini Ahuja, before the Bombay High Court, seeking interim bail for Activist and Lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj on medical grounds. Earlier, the bail application of Sudha Bharadwaj was rejected by the Special Judge, National Investigative Agency in Mumbai on May 29, 2020.
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HC TO HEAR ON FRIDAY SUDHA BHARADWAJ’S BAIL APPLICATION

23/06/2020

Outlook – The News Scroll / by pti

Mumbai, Jun 23 (PTI): The Bombay High Court will hear on Friday a bail application filed by activist Sudha Bharadwaj, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case.
Bharadwaj, who was arrested in August 2018, moved the HC last week against the order of the NIA court in Mumbai that rejected her interim bail plea on May 29.
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