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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Daily Maverick / by Mark Heywood
The democratic space for human rights activism in India is rapidly being closed down by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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.