Pic: Spolidarity program in Delhi (2019)
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Ajit Pawar and Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh held a review meeting with the Pune Police on Thursday.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar told the Pune Police that a letter recovered from Delhi-based activist Rona Wilson last year, allegedly showing a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to be a spoof obtained from suspicious sources, The Hindu reported on Friday.
Times Now Digtal / by Times Now Staff
Pune: Maharashtra minister Nitin Raut on Thursday called for an enquiry in the arrest of lawyers and activists in January 1, 2018, Koregaon-Bhima violence case. He also wondered how someone who worked for the upliftment of poor slum dwellers was dubbed as “Naxals”.
The Hindu / by Shoumojit Banerjee
The Congress leader says ‘the previous govt. nearly framed me as an ‘urban Naxal’ in the Bhima-Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad case, which only proves that it was a managed case where good activists are still behind bars’
The Hindu / by Sharad Vyas
Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mahendranath Pandey on Thursday hit out at the Maharashtra government for attempting to withdraw cases related to the Bhima-Koregaon violence and ‘urban Naxals’ responsible for allegedly plotting to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Anil Deshmukh criticised the BJP for labelling its critics and dissidents ‘urban Naxals’, and said it was unacceptable.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday said he had asked for a detailed report on the Bhima Koregaon case, including its current status, PTI reported.
MAHARASHTRA HOME MINISTER SEEKS PROBE REPORT ON BHIMA KOREGAON CASE
NDTV / by PTI
In a swipe at the erstwhile BJP government, the newly-appointed home minister said that labelling people “urban naxals” for holding a different view is a wrong practice.
The Print / by Dilip Mandal
Mainstream Indian historiography has a problem dealing with the battle of Bhima Koregaon. It doesn’t fit into the narrative of Hindu nationalism or the classic anti-colonialism frame. This historical dilemma is the reason why it is easy for the BJP and the Narendra Modi government to dub an anti-caste battle commemoration as the handiwork of ‘Urban Naxals’ and dangerous.
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.
Reporters Without Borders / by Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) firmly condemns a recent increase in attempts in several Indian states to prosecute journalists for allegedly participating in “revolutionary” activities, and calls on the courts to dismiss these absurd charges.
Hindustan Times / by HT Correspondent
Union home minister Amit Shah, on his maiden visit to the CRPF headquarters on Friday, asked the force to carry out an effective and decisive campaign against left wing extremism (LWE) in the next six months while stressing that “action needs to be taken against urban Naxals and their facilitators”.
Millenniumpost / by Editorial Board
Maoism has been a persistent threat to India’s internal security and any effort to contain the menace is more than necessary. But recent times, however, have seen an apparent evolution of this idea to include unsuitable rebels and questioning voices that are boldly directed at the establishment. The Bhima Koregaon case comes back to highlight with the September 10 incident when a team of Pune police raided the home of Delhi University Associate Professor Hany Babu M T in Noida for more than six hours in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case.