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Bombay HC Allows Sudha Bharadwaj To Attend Her Father’s Post-Funeral Rituals

Bombay HC Allows Sudha Bharadwaj To Attend Her Father’s Post-Funeral Rituals

Live Law / by Nitish Kashyap

Lawyer and civil rights activist Sudha Bharadwaj has been granted temporary bail by the Bombay High Court to attend her father’s post-funeral rituals and rites at Bangalore for a couple of days. Bharadwaj has been in Pune’s Yerwada Central Jail since last October in relation to allegations for inciting the caste-based violence that took place at Bhima Koregaon on January 1, 2018.
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Activist Sudha Bharadwaj Out On Bail To Attend Late Father’s Final Rites

She The People / by Poorvi Gupta

The Bombay High Court permitted civil rights activist and lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj to visit her family in Bengaluru to attend post-funeral rites after her father’s death. Bharadwaj was arrested by Pune Police about a year ago for alleged links with Maoists in Elgar Parishad- Bhima Koregaon case.
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Sudha Bharadwaj urges court to stop harassment of her visitors

Sudha Bharadwaj urges court to stop harassment of her visitors


pic: Sudha Bharadwaj addressing a program in Chhattisgarh (CMM archive)

Hindustan Times / by Shalaka Shinde

Pune: A lawyer and civil rights activist, Sudha Bhardwaj was arrested from her house in Faridabad in August 2018 on charges of being an ‘urban Maoist’.
Sudha Bhardwaj, 58, one of the nine people arrested in the Elgar Parishad case, appealed to a court here on Monday to direct the police to stop “harassing” her visitors.
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Allowing the State to Designate Someone as a ‘Terrorist’ Without Trial is Dangerous

Allowing the State to Designate Someone as a ‘Terrorist’ Without Trial is Dangerous

The Wire / by Siddharth Varadarajan

The UAPA Amendment Bill is the single most dangerous piece of legislation the country has ever seen.
Should government officials and politicians – even upstanding democrats with a long record of respecting the rule of law like home minister Amit Shah – be trusted with the power to designate an individual as a “terrorist”, that too, without that person being tried and convicted?
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Video: UAPA Amendment: Why Giving Govt Power to Declare Individuals `Terrorits´ is Problematic?

Video: UAPA Amendment: Why Giving Govt Power to Declare Individuals `Terrorits´ is Problematic?


en | 26:22 min | 2019

By The Polis Project

Suchitra Vijayan speaks to lawyer Darshna Mitra about the UAPA act, its long and violent history of weaponizing National security concerns to crush dissent, and what the recent amendments mean for the future of India as a constitutional republic.
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Video: UAPA Bill: India’s Most Dangerous Law Yet

Video: UAPA Bill: India’s Most Dangerous Law Yet


en | 8:21 min | 2019
The Wire / By Beyond The Headlines with Siddharth Varadarajan
The new Bill will allow the NIA to wreak havoc on India’s federal system. But what’s most dangerous is the amendment that will allow the government to declare not just organisations as terrorists – but individuals as well.
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Speak against Modi govt’s revenge on activists before there is no one left to speak for us

Speak against Modi govt’s revenge on activists before there is no one left to speak for us

The Print / by Shashi Tharoor

Human rights defenders keep the flame of our Constitution alive. Right now, it is flickering, writes Shashi Tharoor.
The Lok Sabha has debated and passed the Protection of Human Rights Amendment Bill 2019 last week, which the Narendra Modi government claims will strengthen the human rights in our country. Sadly, as I pointed out in the Lok Sabha, it falls considerably short of this objective – and this may be by design.
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Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan: “Fascist Forces behind the Detention of Sudha Bhardwaj, To Silence the Voices of Dissent & For Justice”

Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan: “Fascist Forces behind the Detention of Sudha Bhardwaj, To Silence the Voices of Dissent & For Justice”

CG Basket / by CG Basket

A Protest Demonstration was organized today on 15th July 2019 at Budha Talab, Raipur against the illegal detention of Sudha Bhardwaj demanding her immediate release. Organized under the banner of Chhattsigarh Bachao Andolan, the day-long Dharna ended by submitting a Memorandum to the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh demanding the State Government to clarify their stand on the entire episode, and their positive intervention.
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Sleepless in New Bharat: A Guide to Combatting Insomnia

Sleepless in New Bharat: A Guide to Combatting Insomnia

The Wire / by Rohit Kumar

What, indeed, does one do in these dark times which threaten democracy?
I have never had a problem with insomnia, but over the last month or so, sleep – “sore labour’s bath, balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, and chief nourisher in life’s feast” – seems to have forsaken me. I find myself anxious and awake till the wee hours of the morning, thinking about the violence that is spreading across India.
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